There will be plenty of exciting action in Stephenville this week as Tarleton gets set to host two of the biggest games of the basketball season in Wisdom Gym and the baseball and softball teams will make their home debut.
The NCAA regional polls, which will ultimately determine who gets to play for a national championship, are set to debut this week for the basketball teams and both the Texans and TexAnns are in the mix. Tarleton will play host to West Texas A&M, who will be among the top of the regional rankings in the men's and women's polls, and Eastern New Mexico, who will also be fighting for a place among the regional rankings, on Thursday and Saturday.
Tarleton will host West Texas A&M Thursday night in Wisdom Gym with a 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. doubleheader. Tarleton will host Eastern New Mexico Saturday afternoon with a 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. doubleheader.
Tickets for the LSC Championship Basketball Tournament are on sale now. Fans can save $15 off the regular price for all-session passes and avoid fees by making an on-campus advance purchase. The all-session ticket grants access to all seven sessions at a reduced rate of $45. The all-session price increases to $60 for those not purchased through LSC schools by March 5.
Tickets will be available at the Comerica Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
Thursday will be SPARD Night for Stephenville. All SPARD athletes will receive free admission to the game.
For Tarleton students, it will be Greek Night and Corps Night as the athletics department welcomes the Greek organizations and the Corps of Cadets to the games.
Saturday will be the annual Purple Blazer recognition ceremony at halftime, as well as senior day for the men and women.
The Tarleton Basketball Radio Shows will also continue this week. Misty Wilson will be in her usual location on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. live from First Financial Bank.
Chris Reisman will take to the airwaves on Friday from Bruner Motors on Lillian Street and the South Loop at 12 p.m. The Pizza Place will cater both shows.
Tarleton Softball continues to be among the top softball programs in the Lone Star Conference and the nation. The TexAnns went on the road to begin league play against Cameron last weekend and Tarleton took two of the three from the Aggies. Tarleton will make its home debut this weekend for a three-game series against Texas A&M-Kingsville, beginning Friday at 6 p.m.
Texan Baseball is 2-8 to begin the season under interim head coach Brennan Rogers. Tarleton won its second game of the year last Saturday on a near-no-hitter from Brian Archibald at UAFS. The Texans will make their home debut this weekend in a four-game series against UCCS, beginning Friday at 3 p.m. in Stephenville.