“Basketball Tipoff Bonanza”

The 2019-2020 Angelina College Roadrunner men’s basketball team would like to introduce itself to the community, and to do so, the players and coaches are inviting the public to the “Basketball Tipoff Bonanza” as part of the ‘Runners’ season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Shands Gymnasium.

The Roadrunners, picked in pre-season polls to finish first in the conference’s South Zone, will host McLennan College in the regular-season opener for both teams. Along with what promises to be an exciting game, the Bonanza will begin at 5:30 p.m. and offer free food and drinks to fans while supplies last. In addition, there will be bounce houses and other activities outside AC’s Activity Center, with food trucks such as Holy Smoke BBQ, among others.

At half time, the college will honor long-time supporter and sponsor Brookshire Brothers.

The Roadrunners and Highlanders will tip off at 7 p.m. The game will be live streamed at angelinaathletics.com.

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

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Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.