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BJ Laudermilk

Content Producer/Operations Assistant

Benjamin, “BJ” Laudermilk, an aspiring play-by-play announcer, is a graduate of Rockwall High School and a current Radio and Television student at Texas A&M-Commerce.  He began his sports broadcasting career as an on-air personality with his high school’s broadcasting team.  He has been the walk-up announcer for his high school baseball team, the announcer and clock operator for middle school football teams, and most recently, was the “voice” of the Rockwall High School Orange Wave band.

 BJ was a recipient of one of the Texas Broadcast Education Foundation’s scholarships and is a 2016 South Central Broadcasting Society grand prize award winner.  He has been with 88.9 KETR since November, 2015.  He lives in Rockwall where he enjoys watching baseball and football and spending time with his family.

Ways to Connect

KETR/Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's come from behind, five-set victories over West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico last weekend, while also previewing two huge home matchups this weekend. Manck then visits with head football coach Colby Carthel about the Lions thrilling victory over Midwestern State and the logistic nightmares that weather caused.

KETR/Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's road wins over UT Permian Basin and Western New Mexico last weekend. Manck also chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about the Lions dominant win over Lock Haven. Manck concludes the show by visiting with Alicia Currin, Vice President for Business and Administration.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

KETR/Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's sweeps of Cameron and Midwestern State last week to close out their homestand. Manck also chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about the end of the Lions' winning streak last weekend. Manck concludes the show with head golf coach Matt Ward, who talks about how the teams are doing to start off their season.

KETR/Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's victories at home last week. Manck also chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about the win over Eastern New Mexico last week, and the upcoming home matchup with Colorado State-Pueblo. Manck concludes the show with a visit from the Associate Athletics Director for Development Taylor Phelps.

KETR/Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with assistant cross country coach Luke Scribner about the team's first meet being cancelled by weather, and looking forward to their first road meet this weekend. Manck also chats with head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's tough start to conference play against quality opponents, and their matchups to start their home schedule, as well as head football coach Colby Carthel about the team's road win over William Jewell.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with head soccer coach Neil Piper about the team's first two games of the season. Manck also chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about the double overtime thriller vs Texas A&M-Kingsville, as well as head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's first ranking since 1989, and their three top-ten upsets last weekend. Manck concludes the episode with a visit from athletic director Tim McMurray.

The 2017 National Champions of NCAA Division II return to action at Memorial Stadium tonight.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce begins its defense of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Football Championship tonight. The Lions kick off against traditional rival Texas A&M University-Kingsville at 7 p.m. Pregame coverage on KETR begins at 6 p.m.

KETR/Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's victories to begin the season. Manck also chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about the upcoming season opener vs Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

BJ Laudermilk

For the third straight year, the A&M-Commerce Lions football team was the preseason favorite to take the Lone Star Conference Championship as announced Tuesday in San Antonio. But what about the rest of the conference? Which team(s) will the Lions have to contend with in 2018?

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head golf coach Ron Macosko about the Lone Star Conference Tournament  and the men's team qualifying for the NCAA Super Regionals. Manck also talks with head softball coach Richie Bruister about the team's conclusion to the regular season, and getting ready for the conference tournament.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Marcus Jensen guest hosts and chats with Lions head track and field coach George Pincock about his squad's performance in the past few races and preparing for the end of the regular season. Jensen also visits with head softball coach Richie Bruister as the team concludes the regular season, as well as with freshman pitcher Emily Otto about her freshman season and her no-hitter a few weeks ago.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head track and field coach George Pincock about hosting the East Texas Invitational last weekend, and getting ready to travel to California this weekend. Manck also visits with head golf coach Ron Macosko about the last tournaments to close out the regular season as they get ready to compete for the conference championship next week.

 

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head track and field coach George Pincock and sprinter Ro'Nisha Simpson as the team gets ready to host the East Texas Invitational Saturday. Manck also visits with head softball coach Richie Bruister about the team's series with West Texas A&M and about the no-hitter thrown by freshman Emily Otto.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head softball coach Richie Bruister and catcher Mariah Jameyson about the team's 15-game winning streak, their No. 6 national ranking, and learning more about the standout senior (Jameyson). Manck also visits with head track and field coach George Pincock coming off their performance at the Texas Relays in Austin and getting ready to compete in San Angelo last weekend.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head track and field coach George Pincock about the beginning of the outdoor track season. McMurray also visits with head golf coach Ron Macosko and sophomore Blake Hartford, as they discuss the recent successes on the golf course.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Marcus Jensen guest hosts and chats with Lions head softball coach Richie Bruister about his squad's performance in the past few weeks and the team's feelings on moving up to No. 11 in the country. Jensen also visits with head track and field coach George Pincock about the beginning of outdoor track and field season, as well as with Florian Obst of the track and field team, as he talks about getting used to the Northeast Texas area after coming from Germany.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head track and field coach George Pincock about the indoor team's performance at the national championships, and preparing for the outdoor track and field season. McMurray also visits with the head basketball coaches Jaret von Rosenberg and Jason Burton, as they discuss the end of their seasons and how they went as a whole.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head track and field coach George Pincock about his squad's performance in the indoor track and field conference championships. Manck also visits with both basketball head coaches Jason Burton and Jaret von Rosenberg as their teams prepared for the conference championship last weekend.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with women's basketball forward Brianna Wise. McMurray also visits with the head basketball coaches Jaret von Rosenberg and Jason Burton, as they discuss their regular season finales this weekend and preview the Lone Star Conference Tournament next week.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head track and field coach George Pincock about his squad's preparations for the indoor track and field championships coming up in the next two weeks. Manck also visits with Lions softball head coach Richie Bruister and junior outfielder Ciera Nunez about the team's 7-1 start to the season, as well as previewing their weekend matchup to start conference play against Tarleton State.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with men's basketball forward Joseph Williams-Powell. McMurray also visits with men's head basketball coach Jaret von Rosenberg about the road trip to San Angelo and Kingsville, as well as head softball coach Richie Bruister, as his team gets ready for the North Texas Softball Bash.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head women's basketball coach Jason Burton about the 2-1 week and getting revenge on Midwestern State while previewing their trip to New Mexico later in the week. McMurray also visits with head track and field coach George Pincock after some new school records were set the previous weekend as well as head softball coach Richie Bruister as the team begins their season in New Mexico as well.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On Thursday morning, the University Interscholastic League announced new district competition for every high school athletic team in the state of Texas, a rite of passage that takes place every two years. For the Commerce Tigers, their slate of district competition includes some familiar faces, including reigniting a rivalry with Bonham's Purple Warriors.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with women's basketball guard Princess Davis. McMurray also visits with the head basketball coaches Jaret von Rosenberg and Jason Burton, talking with them both about their roadtrip out west the previous weekend, and looking forward to this weekend's games with Midwestern State and Cameron.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head women's basketball coach Jason Burton about the team's sweep of A&M-Kingsville and Angelo State, as well as looking ahead to Burton's 100th game with the Lions later that night. McMurray also visits with head men's basketball coach Jaret von Rosenberg and women's basketball guard Melanie Ransom.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

BJ Laudermilk

FORT WORTH- For the second straight year, the winner of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl was not decided until the final 20 seconds of the game. Unlike last year, this time the service academies got the last laugh as Army’s Darnell Woolfolk capped off a 15-play drive with a touchdown from a yard out with 18 seconds remaining to lead Army to a 42-35 win over San Diego State.

The Black Knights (10-3) still trailed 35-34 after the score, but knew they were going to go for a two-point conversion if they scored a touchdown before the drive began.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, the final edition for the fall 2017 semester, Texas A&M University-Commerce Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head men's basketball coach Jaret von Rosenberg about the team's undefeated start to the season. Manck also visits with Lions women's basketball head coach Jason Burton about the games with the New Mexico schools, as well as head football coach Colby Carthel about his team's National Semifinal win over Harding and the National Championship preview against West Florida.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about their Super Region Championship, as well as looking ahead to hosting the National Semifinal in Commerce. McMurray also visits with the head basketball coaches Jaret von Rosenberg and Jason Burton.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head football coach Colby Carthel about the team's exciting overtime win over Central Washington and this week's regional final matchup against Minnesota State-Mankato. Manck also visits with Lions men's basketball senior Daquane Willford, and with junior football linebacker Brucks Saathoff.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about their upcoming playoff matchup, and wrapping up the regular season with a win. McMurray also visits with forward junior defensive back Chris Smith, and head volleyball coach Craig Case.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

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