From South Plains College:
The 2012-13 Texan and Lady Texan basketball schedule is less than a month from being underway and South Plains College will kickoff the start to another season with their annual ‘Meet the Texans' barbecue cookoff on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the SPC Texan Dome.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. and barbecue will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Music performed by students from the SPC Creative Arts department will entertain fans while they eat until the program gets underway at 6 p.m.
"Meet the Texans is a great way to introduce our athletic teams to the Levelland community," said SPC Director of Athletics Joe Tubb. "It is always a lot of fun as we typically have around 15 cooking teams that will prepare some of the finest barbecue that will be served at a bargain price."
Tubb added that the community has a lot to brag about as South Plains brought home four national championships last season and was also well represented in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Anyone wishing to enter a cooking team may contact the SPC athletic department at 806-716-2221 for details.
Admission for fans will be $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-11.
The Texan and Lady Texan basketball teams will kickoff their seasons the following weekend when the defending NJCAA champion Texans travel to Odessa for the Wrangler Classic Nov. 2-3 and the Lady Texans go to Thatcher, Ariz. for a three game classic Nov. 1-3.
The Texans will host their first home game at the Texan Dome when they welcome Western Nebraska to town on Nov. 6. The Texan and Lady Texan Classic Nov. 9-10 will give SPC fans a chance to catch both teams in the Dome for a weekend of games.
All home games will be broadcast live over the internet at www.spctexans.com as well as many Texan and Lady Texan road games as well.
Conference play for the Texans begins Jan. 7 in Roswell versus the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos. The Lady Texans open Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) play when both the SPC men and women host Midland College Jan. 10.
A full schedule for all SPC athletic teams can be found at www.spctexans.com.
Texans tabbed to win WJCAC
The South Plains College Texans - which last year became only the sixth team in NJCAA history to cap off an undefeated season with a victory in the NJCAA Championship game - were recently picked to win a second consecutive WJCAC championship by coaches within the conference. Coming off a 36-0 season, the Texans return four players from last year's squad including NJCAA tournament MVP Yanick Moreira and Devonte Smith, recipient of the ‘Small Man' award at the NJCAA tournament.
Looking to rebound from a disappointing 9-20 season a year ago, the Lady Texans are picked to finish fifth in the WJCAC. Only four teams make the Region 5 tournament so being picked fifth may put a chip on the shoulders of the Lady Texans who have not missed post season play since the end of the 2004 season.