Daniel McCants, a senior running back from Killeen, Texas, has been the Texans’ most explosive runner in recent memory. McCants has over 1,000 yards this season in only eight games. He is already on pace to break his season rushing numbers from last season and has seen several improvements from last year.
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Tarleton officially signed with the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) today, finalizing the move to Division I. Texan A&M Chancellor John Sharp, as well as several U.S. Representatives, joined Tarleton President James Hurley to accept the invitation from WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd.
James Dearth came to Tarleton in 1996 after leaving the University of Tulsa to marry his wife. In his time as a Texan he was able to snag 77 receptions for 992 yards and nine touchdowns, according to Tarleton Sports. Tarleton left the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 1994 to join the Lonestar Conference (LSC) in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). Until Dearth, Tarleton had yet to produce an NCAA All-American. Dearth was named to the NCAA Division II All-American team and received first team All-LSC South Division honors in both 1997 and 1998. In 1998, Dearth received the LSC Offensive Lineman of the Year award.
Tarleton State University President James Hurley announced Thursday evening that Tarleton students voted to pass a resolution which increases the student athletic fee to $35 per semester credit hour, thus enabling Tarleton to go Division I.
“We are recommending that we increase the fee from $22 per semester credit hour to $35 per semester credit hour…We cap that at 13 semester credit hours, so if you take 15, 16, 17, 18 semester credit hours in any given semester you only pay 13 semester credit hours of the athletics fee…and that will not change,” Beaty said.
“The WAC didn’t break it, we didn’t break it, it came from the Lone Star Conference because they are upset we are leaving,” Hurley said. “They are losing their flagship institution, and what’s going to happen is there are more institutions…that want to go with us, really good institutions. I think they are starting to panic a little.”
Fans in the 100 and 200 level seating areas will no longer be able to bring bags into the stadium that are not clear. Fans can carry one large clear bag that is 14 inches by 6 inches by 14 inches or small clutch bags. Fans sitting in the Club Level and Suites will have their bags screened prior to entry.