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Sept. 28 Evening Newscast

  • The Texas A&M University-Commerce athletics program will join the Southland Conference and NCAA Division I in summer 2022.
  • The move means that Lions football will compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. That is a mid-major level that determines a national champion by tournament.
  • The Southland Conference, headquartered in Frisco, is composed of schools in Louisiana and Texas.
  • The Lions' departure from the Lone Star Conference ends a 90-year run. East Texas State College was one of five Lone Star Conference charter members in 1931.
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