Angelo State season tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Rams football season. Reserved tickets are on sale for $50 with five regular-season home games, while an ASU All-Sports Season Pass is $150 which is for reserved seats for football and basketball games and general admission to all other ASU home events. For only $100, ASU fans can purchase an All-Sports Season Pass for general admission tickets throughout the year. Find out more at angelosports.com
Odessa Permian head football coach Blake Feldt has resigned with the season only six weeks away and Feldt will take the athletic director job at Midland ISD. Feldt went 38-18 in five years at Permian including a 9-2 season last year. Odessa Permian does not have a head football coach and an athletic director at the moment after Ector County athletic director Todd Vesely left for Fort Worth ISD in June. San Angelo ISD assistant athletic director, Mark Baker, is one of four finalists for the athletic director position at Ector County ISD.
The University of Texas at Tyler has been accepted into the NCAA Division II and will join the Lone Star Conference starting in 2019. During a three-year transitional period, UT Tyler teams are not eligible to compete for NCAA championships. With the addition of UT-Tyler, the Lone Star Conference will now have 20 members starting in the fall of 2019. The Lone Star Conference will be the largest conference in NCAA Division I, II, or III in the country with 20 schools. UT-Tyler does not have football, but their president has said UT-Tyler will add football once they become a NCAA Division II institution.
College football weekend kicks off on Saturday, September 1st. The Angelo State Rams will play Division II school, Western Oregon, at 3pm on September 1st. The Rams made a bowl game last season and face a Western Oregon team who was 3-8 last year. 101-9 the Fire will be the radio home of Angelo State football again this season. Texas will for revenge after losing at home last season to Maryland and will travel to Maryland to play the Terrapins at 11am on September 1st. Las Vegas predicts the Horns to win 8-9 games this season. Texas Tech will battle Ole Miss at NRG Stadium in Houston at 11am. This will be a big game for Kliff Kingsbury as his job could be on the line this fall. Texas A&M opens their season on Thursday, August 30th at 7:30pm versus Northwestern State. Baylor will battle Abilene Christian in Waco at 7pm on September 1st. Finally, there are a couple inter-city rivals on opening day: North Texas will take on SMU in Denton and Houston faces Rice from Rice Stadium.
The high school football season kicks off on Friday, August 31st. The Central Bobcats host Killeen Shoemaker on Friday, August 31st at 7pm at San Angelo Stadium. The Bobcats won a wild game last year over Shoemaker 52-42 in Killeen. Most publications have Central picked to finish second in their new district behind Euless Trinity. The Lake View Chiefs start their season on Friday, August 31st at 7pm at Tornado Stadium in Lamesa. Lake View hasn’t played Lamesa since 1997. For the 15th year in a row, 94.7 KIXY-FM will be the radio home of the Central Bobcats on Friday nights and 101-9 the Fire will be the home for the Lake View Chiefs. The best HS football game in the Concho Valley on opening weekend might be down the road in a game of perennial state powers as the Wall Hawks will host the Mason Punchers on August 31st.