The University Star

Bobcat basketball quick on its paws, but still can’t dance

 Freshman guard Mason Harrell attacks the FIU defense March 23. <em><strong> Photo by Jakob Rodriguez </strong></em>

Andrew Zimmel

April 17, 2019

After an 87-81 loss to the Florida International Panthers, the Bobcat’s season came to a disappointing close March 23. Despite the loss, the Bobcats had one of the best seasons in school history, staying hot with the second 20-win season in three years and having two players make the All-conference...

The all-time greats of women’s basketball

Jerseys of the starting five players mentioned in the University Star's all-time great players list.

Andrew Zimmel

March 29, 2019

Editor's note: In accordance with Women’s History Month, The University Star recognizes the following team as some of the most important and impactful women in sports on campus. Texas State Athletics did not have headshots of several of the women named in this article following the 2003-2004 cam...

Panthers pounce on Bobcat’s postseason dreams

Florida International University sophomore guard Isaiah Banks dunks the ball over the Texas State Bobcats' Eric Terry, March 23, 2019, at Strahan Arena. The FIU Panthers defeated the Bobcats 87-81.
<strong> Photo by Jakob Rodriguez. </strong>

Andrew Zimmel

March 24, 2019

The Texas State men's basketball team played host to the Florida International University basketball team and were bounced out of the first round of the postseason tournament with a final score of 87-81. After finishing fourth in the Sun Belt Conference and third in the Sun Belt Tournament with a...

Texas State rims out against Georgia State

Mason Harrell guards a Georgia State player moving down the court.<strong>Photo by Kate Connors.</strong>

Andrew Zimmel

March 17, 2019

One of the best seasons in Texas State history came to an end Saturday as the Bobcats fell to the Georgia State Panthers 59-46. The Bobcats struggled all night with their shots, shooting a Texas State tournament low 21 percent from the floor and 17 percent in the first half. The ball movement for...

Texas State looks to face Georgia State in semifinals of SBC tournament

Alex Peacock celebrates along with his team after beating South Alabama 79-67 on March 15. <strong>Photo by Kate Connors.</strong>

Andrew Zimmel

March 16, 2019

Texas State showed that they deserved to be at the top of the Sun Belt Conference tournament rankings after a 79-67 victory over the South Alabama Jaguars. The Bobcats came into the SBC tournament as a four seed after losing back to back games to South Alabama and the University of Texas at Arlington,...

Cat Osterman: She’s baaaaaaack

Cat Osterman throwing for USA softball 
Photo courtesy of USA Softball. Photo by Jade Hewitt

Andrew Zimmel

January 22, 2019

Texas State’s assistant softball coach Cat Osterman is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games after making the women’s national team this month. In a 2015 Sports Illustrated interview after her last game in the National Pro Fastpitch league for the USSSA Pride, Osterman said that winnin...

Following #FireTeis, athletics donors pull support

Texas State cheerleaders throw the Texas State hand sign in the air Nov. 11 during the last home game of the season.

Andrew Zimmel

November 27, 2018

Alumni, fans and other donors have pulled athletics donations, citing mismanagement, hostility and complacency from the athletic department. In the wake of the #FireTeis banner that flew at the Oct. 27 homecoming game that called for the firing of Atheltic Director Larry Teis, current and former donors have spoken out against the program's compla...

Basketball senior has professional dreams

Toshua Levitt and a University of Texas at Arlington Maverick square off Aug. 1 2017.
Photo by Bill Spiller.

Andrew Zimmel

November 15, 2018

Most basketball sharpshooters are born with it, and Toshua Leavitt without a doubt has the long-range gene. Since her time at Nixa High School, Leavitt has been a lights out shooter. Jennifer Perryman, one of Leavitt's high school coaches, said one of her favorite memories of Levitt dates back to...

#FireTeis takes flight during homecoming game

The FIRETEIS.COM banner flew over Bobcat stadium and surrounding areas Oct. 27 before kickoff. 
</br> <strong>Photo courtesy of Keff Ciardello </strong>

Andrew Zimmel

October 27, 2018

Following multiple losing football seasons, Texas State students, alumni and fans took to crowdsourcing to call for the firing of Athletic Director Larry Teis. A GoFundMe was set up Sept. 26 to get a banner flown over Bobcat Stadium an hour before the Oct. 27 homecoming game between the Bobcats and...

Soccer gains success after a 2016 losing season

Renny Moore, freshman midfielder

Andrew Zimmel

November 4, 2017

The Texas State women's soccer team has been one of the most successful Bobcat teams this season. After a rough start of the pre-season and regular season, the Bobcats capitalized when the Sun Belt Conference games rolled around, winning eight of their 10 conference games. That 8-2 record not only...

Bobcats up to a nine-game win streak after sweeping Georgia State

Bobcats celebrate a score against UT Arlington on Oct. 13.

Andrew Zimmel

October 22, 2017

For the second time in two nights the Bobcats were able to roll to a win against a Sun Belt opponent, dismantling the Georgia State Panthers in three sets (25-10, 25-17, 25-8) to cruise to their ninth straight victory. The Bobcats improve their conference record to 8-1 going into the second half of...

Bobcats sweep Georgia Southern and are now on an eight-game win streak

<strong> Photo by <a href= Victor Rodriguez | Staff Photographer" />

Andrew Zimmel

October 21, 2017

The Bobcats were able to secure their eighth straight win Oct. 20 sweeping the Georgia Southern Eagles in three straight sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-19). The win puts the Texas State volleyball team one win closer to securing the Sun Belt Conference one seed before going into the tournament and competing...

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