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Jasmine Baker

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Lifelong sports fan, Jasmine Baker, has been covering sports for KETR 88.9 since 2016, under the tutelage of Mark Haslett. She's co-hosted the award-winning student produced program 'Lions After Dark' and produced online content covering Lion Athletics. As an undergraduate she began her journalism career writing for student-run campus newspaper The East Texan. Jasmine has covered high school basketball playoffs, college and professional sports in the Dallas Metroplex. Her experience has allowed her to be a guest on various sports talk shows, including guest play-by-play with Charlie Chitwood. In the 2018 WNBA season she covered the Dallas Wings for High Post Hoops

In February 2018, Jasmine won her first journalism award for covering A&M-Commerce students and their work contributing to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Austinite grew up playing sports ranging from golf to basketball, and made it to the AAU Junior Olympics in the javelin. She's pursuing her masters degree in marketing, loves sushi and enjoys sleeping when she can.

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Texas A&M-Commerce Lion football fans have endured a long offseason. Last fall when it was announced that Colby Carthel would accept the head coach position at Stephen F. Austin, fans knew that the next head coach had big boots to fill. It didn’t take long for the A&M-Commerce to announce David Bailiff as the next Lions head coach.

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No. 1 seed West Texas A&M (28-3) is back in the Lone Star Conference tournament final. Despite their best efforts after against the Lady Buffs, the Lions (20-10) couldn’t sustain the previous day’s momentum Saturday evening, losing 58-44.

The Lions’ best quarter was the first going on a 7-0 run but ended the quarter on a two-minute scoring drought with a 16-13 lead. The following three quarters the Lions shot a combined 9-40 from the field. WT outrebounded the Lions 29-40, while their bench contributed 27 points versus the Lions 7.

MIchelle Obama, left, and Rachel Ray in Austin, Thursday February 28.
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So it was, on the last day of Black History Month, at the sold-out Frank Erwin Center, that the former First Lady Michelle Obama descended upon Austin. It was her latest stop on her worldwide ‘Becoming’ book tour. No better way to go from one month of celebration to another, Women’s History Month.

Davis became a team leader as a freshman and has solidified her role on the team with each season.
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After Jason Burton’s first season as head coach of Texas A&M-Commerce women’s basketball team, he hit the recruiting trail to find a diamond in the rough. He eventually found a Princess. In 2014, Princess Davis signed to play for Burton’s first recruiting class, after a stellar career at Green Oaks Academy in Shreveport, La.

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Jason Osei walked into a local taco shop smiling and bragging about his beloved Philadelphia Eagles, who were playing on the TV screens. He assured me they’d mount a comeback against New Orleans. His swollen eye had gone down considerably since the day before. The former Texas A&M-Commerce all-conference offensive lineman fought and won his first amateur Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight fight the previous evening. XKO, the top MMA and Muay Thai promotion in Texas, hosted the event.

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Two days, two teams and two stadiums led to one A&M-Commerce (5-1,3-0) victory over Midwestern State (5-1,3-1) Sunday afternoon, 20-19. A weather delay stopped the Lions from exacting their revenge at Midwestern State Saturday night. It was the second one of the evening, the previous one delayed kickoff. At halftime a second weather delay was announced extending the break.

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KETR Sports takes you behind the scenes of the Lions’ season opener against Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Texas heat wasn't enough to match the fever pitch of Lion fans excited to cheer on their defending national champions. They enjoyed a revamped tailgating experience, live music, free Lions gear and a double overtime victory.

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SAN ANTONIO- Last season the Lions finished in Kansas City hoisting their first NCAA National title (14-1) over West Florida. Their lone loss came to conference foe Midwestern State, who finished three points shy of first in the preseason poll. The Lions not only start the season picked to finish first in conference but are riding a 10-game winning streak, the longest active in Division ll.

 

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Last month the Lions Football program hosted their third annual Lone Star Pro Day and Small College Combine. All-Americans Luis Perez, Jared Machorro and Yusef Sterling-Lowe were in attendance at Memorial Stadium. They were joined by several former Lions and smaller college draft prospects. Family and fans piled into Whitley Gym to check out testing and indoor workouts, before the final workouts at Memorial Stadium, March 31.

A&M-Commerce Lions 2017 NCAA Division II National Champions (PHOTOS)

Dec 18, 2017

The A&M-Commerce Lions football team did what 168 teams couldn’t do, winning the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship, its first in school history. The Lions finished its record-breaking season 14-1, second national championship in school history, after defeating West Florida 37-27 in Kansas City, Kan. 

KETR's first year student Drew Ivery captured the excitement of the Lions historic run from the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship.

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Senior defensive back Yusef Sterling-Lowe is noticeably pacing the aisle of the plane shortly before takeoff. He’s trying to figure out how to get seating in the first-class section of the team’s chartered flight. As you can imagine these coveted seats are especially popular but left tackle Jared Machorro is seated comfortably in the first row.

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Lions Playoffs Travel Journal: KETR's Jasmine Baker is following the Lions on their journey through the 2017 NCAA Division II Football Championship. Baker is following the experience of senior offensive lineman Jared Machorro and freshman running back Carandal Hale.

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Texas A&M-Commerce closed the inaugural 1525 Tournament with a tight loss to No. 5 Colorado St.-Pueblo Thunderwolves, 55-52. Despite the Lions coming out aggressively to start the game with a 14-0 run, it wasn’t able to finish the second half strong. Ultimately it was a tale of two halves.

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Despite their struggles early on offensively, Texas A&M-Commerce claimed their first victory to start their season against Metro State Friday, 70-67.

 

Forwards Artaejah Gay and Jenna Price picked up two fouls early in the first quarter.

The Lions came out flat offensively going 0-for-5 from the field until forward Brianna Wise put them on the board with an easy layup. Point guard Princess Davis quickly made her overdue presence felt by going off on a 7-0 run for the Lions.

 

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In 2014, Texas A&M-Commerce women’s basketball Head Coach Jason Burton accepted his first head coaching position. The former assistant under former Head Coach Sam Walker, just returned to Commerce from a short assistant stint at Texas State, when tragedy struck his program. Two of his players, Devin Oliver (#15) and Aubree Butts (#25), died tragically in a car accident on June 3, 2014 in Paris, Texas.

 

Hurricane Harvey was as storm scientists predicted. In August, federal meteorologists emphasized their prediction of an increasingly dangerous hurricane season. They indicated there was a 60 percent chance for storms more intense than usual. Southern states were warned to be especially prepared.

The fourth-seed Lions return to action March 3, as they play in the quarterfinal round and face No. 5 Tarleton State at 6 p.m. at the Allen Events Center.
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The women's bracket for the Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship March 2-5 at the Allen Event Center in Allen, was finalized Feb. 25 as the league's basketball teams wrapped up the regular season. The LSC Women’s Basketball Tournament Champion earns the league’s automatic qualification to the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Central Regional.

Head Coach Sam Walker and the Lions have their first Lone Star Conference road game tonight.
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Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team earned its first conference win on Dec. 3 with a 73-60 victory over Midwestern State University. The win brings the Lions to 7-1 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. A&M-Commerce is currently tied for fourth in the LSC standings. The Lions are currently 7-1, their best start to a season since 2013-14.

A&M-Commerce lost to Grand Valley State, 55-32.
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The NCAA Division II playoffs contest featuring the powerhouse Grand Valley State University Lakers hosting the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions Saturday was an offensive show from the Lakers. In front of 3,081 in attendance, including some Lions fans, A&M-Commerce couldn’t pull off the victory against one of the most successful teams in college football. The Lions lost 55-32.

Lions To Host Colorado Mesa In NCAA Playoffs

Nov 18, 2016
The Lions won the Lone Star Conference championship for the third consecutive season.
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The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is headed to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second consecutive season. And this year, the Lions are hosting a first-round game. A&M-Commerce will kick off against Colorado Mesa University at 2 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Pregame coverage on KETR will begin at 1:30 p.m. 

A&M-Commerce is coming off of a dominant 36-0 victory over West Texas A&M on Oct. 29.
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The No. 8 Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions play at first-year program University of Texas of the Permian Basin Saturday night at the historic Ratliff Stadium. It’s the stadium that was used during filming of the football action in the movie Friday Night Lights about Odessa's storied high school football team, the Permian Panthers.

Things can get wild when "Old E.T." lines up against Angelo State.
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We focus on the conference rivalry between the No. 9 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions and the Angelo State Rams this week. This will be the 48th time both teams meet on the field. The last six meetings between the schools have been exceptionally close, with none decided by more than five points.

Jason Osei prepares for his evening on-air shift at KETR.
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On any given day you can find Texas A&M University-Commerce senior offensive lineman Jason Osei with his trademark smile and 6’5”, 300-lb frame limping around campus. A native of London, England, Osei keeps his social media followers nothing short of entertained, whether he’s teaching his Texas friends and classmates about his hometown lingo like “dench” or joking around with teammates around Commerce.

The Lions and Mustangs have dominated the Lone Star Conference in recent years.
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When Texas A&M University-Commerce and Midwestern State University kick off against each other this Saturday, they'll be renewing a rivalry that's become one of the most heated in NCAA Division II football.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a new member of the Lone Star Conference.
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The No. 6 Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions hit the road again this week, traveling to Goodwell, Okla., for the Lions' first-ever meeting with Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

A&M-Commerce running backs Richard Cooper and Theo Wofford (21) combined for 287 yards during the Lions' 42-31 defeat of Eastern New Mexico in Commerce on Sept. 26, 2015.
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No. 7 Texas A&M University-Commerce (2-0) vs. Eastern New Mexico (1-1)

2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17; Greyhound Stadium, Portales, N.M.

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