Homecoming Saturday Smorgasboard!
Sports menu is chocked full for Lions fans
Football Lions kickoff at 2:00pm on SAGU Sports Live
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- A weekend full of festivities will cap Homecoming 2013 at Southwestern Assemblies of God University on Saturday. Six athletic events are on tap for students, fans and SAGU alumni.
The first item on the Purple and Gold smorgasboard takes place in southern Kansas.
The newest sport, the Cross Country women's and men's teams, will compete in the NAIA Mid-States XC Classic in Winfield, Kansas.
Their meet begins between 10:00-11:00am.
SOCCER DH at HOME
A Soccer doubleheader is slated for SAGU's campus pitch.
The Lady Lions play host to St. Gregory's University (Okla) at 1:00pm. At stake is an escape from the cellar in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Both SAGU and the Drovers are 0-6 against the league.
Following that match is the men's game between SAGU and SGU at approximately 3:00pm. Similarly, the Drovers, 1-4-1 in the SAC, and the Lions, 0-6, can bust a move out of the basement with a victory.
SAGU has traveled to northwest Arkansas (Siloam Springs) for a key clash with John Brown University at 1:00pm.
The Lady Lions are 14-12 overall and 7-5 in the SAC. The Golden Eagles are 12-16 and 6-5 after edging Texas Wesleyan University on Friday.
SAGU can move back into third place with a road win over JBU. A loss could drop them into sixth.
The Lady Lions, with four matches remaining, need to win twice to clinch a ninth straight winning record in the regular season.
Their final home match is set for Tuesday, October 29. Oklahoma City University comes to town for a 5:00pm start.
It's the last chance to see a quintet of seniors on the home court. SAGU Sports Live will broadcast the match and the Senior Day ceremonies.
The headline event of the day takes place at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium at 2:00pm (CST).
SAGU is 2-4 overall and are 1-1 in the Central States Football League. On the opposite sideline will be Oklahoma Panhandle State University. The 3-5 Aggies are members in the NCAA's Division 2.
A year ago the Lions came away with a 28-27 overtime win at OPSU.
Both teams are comparable and each has struggled with turnovers. SAGU has made 16 (12 fumbles, 4 interceptions) in six games. The Aggies have coughed it up 26 times (15 fumbles, 11 INT) in eight contests.
Weather could play a large role in the game.
Forecasters are calling for a 60% chance of scattered thundershowers with temps around 72. Eight mph winds out of the south will contribute to 58% humidity.
The Lions' senior QB Reid Golson (pictured, above left, at Austin College last Saturday) can become the school's all-time leader in total offense with a big game.
Should he rack up 476 yards in the wet environs he will eclipse the mark of 5,676 yards by former QB Ryan Smith.
Fans can view the game in High Definition video by SAGU Sports Live. Click on WATCH SAGU TV on the website's home page. There is no charge for this service.
The pre-game show, with host Rob Price, begins at 1:45pm.
SAGU will be on the road the next two weeks (at Wayland Baptist University and Texas College) before closing the season on Saturday, November 16, against nationally ranked Bacone College (5-2).
ALUMNI vs VARSITY BASKETBALL GAMES
Fans have two great options on Saturday night in the Sheaffer Center.
The Lady Lions will go against a team of former SAGU standouts at 7:00pm. Don't miss it!
Afterwards, at 8:30pm, the Lions will meet the Alumni Hoopsters in the annual event. It has been moved from its regular time (Saturday morning) to prime time.
A review of the day's athletic events will be posted on-line during Sunday and Monday.