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Lions Release Updated 2018 Football Schedule

The defending national champions add the finishing touches to their 2018 schedule.
Texas A&M University-Commerce
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The defending national champions add the finishing touches to their 2018 schedule.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce football program has announced the addition of an 11th game in the 2018 season and a subsequent schedule change for the National Champion Lions. This addition gives the Lions a full slate of 11 NCAA Division II opponents for the first time since the 2010 season.
 
The Lions have added Lock Haven (Pa.) University to the schedule, welcoming the Bald Eagles to Commerce on Saturday, September 29, for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium. This will be the first meeting in football between the Lions and any school from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
 
As such, the Lions will now open the season on Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium with a Lone Star Conference matchup against perennial rival Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Chennault Cup game will be played on Thursday, August 30, at 7 p.m.. The long-time combatants mutually agreed to move the game to the opening weekend of the Division II season.
 
TICKETS
Season ticket prices will remain the same from the originally announced pricing structure. Fans who have already purchased season tickets will be contacted in regards to added values to reward their early purchase.
 
Chairback seats are still available in Sections C and E for $80. General admission seating is available for $65 for the season. Season tickets are available online at WeAreLionsTix.com or by calling Lion Sales and Service at (903) 468-8756.
 
All chairback season ticket holders are encouraged to consider philanthropic support of our 424 talented student-athletes with a gift to the Lion Champions Fund. For information on the LCF, please contact Taylor Phelps at (903) 886-5554.
 
Information on single game tickets will be released in June.
 
UPDATED 2018 LION FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (dates and times subject to change)

Aug. 30- Texas A&M-KingsvilleCommerce   7 p.m. (Student Appreciation Night)

Sept. 8-     at William Jewell              Liberty, Mo.   Noon

Sept. 15-   at Eastern New Mexico *   Portales, N.M.   7 p.m. MDT (8 p.m. CDT)

Sept. 22- Colorado State- Pueblo   Commerce  6 p.m. (CommUniverCity Day)

Sept. 29- Lock Haven                           Commerce  6 p.m.  (Hall of Fame Day)

Oct. 6-       at Midwestern State *        Wichita Falls  7 p.m.

Oct. 13-    Tarleton State *                   Commerce   4 p.m. (Youth Sports Day)

Oct. 20-     at Western New Mexico *  Silver City, N.M.  Noon MDT (1 p.m. CDT)

Oct. 27-    West Texas A&M *              Commerce   4 p.m. (Homecoming)

Nov. 3-       at UT Permian Basin *        Odessa             TBA

Nov. 10-   Angelo State *                       Commerce   4 p.m. (Military Appreciation Day/Senior Day)

*- Lone Star Conference game