The University Star

Senior forward succeeds in face of adversity

Senior forward succeeds in face of adversity

Anthony Flores

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports - featured

One of the core beliefs of American society and a pillar in the world of sports is hard work and determination pay off. One basketball player is an embodiment of that ideal. Ti’Aira Pitts, senior forward, began her athletic career in middle school and while her interests were varied, it soon became...

Bobcats pick up 19th win in record-breaking game

Bobcats pick up 19th win in record-breaking game

Anthony Flores

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State Women’s basketball team continued its dominant 2017-18 campaign with another blowout win, this time downing the Georgia State Panthers 62-40. After picking up another blowout win, the Bobcats now have 10 wins by 20 or more points this season, the most ever in Texas State history. Despite...

Texas State star pitcher makes history

Texas State star pitcher makes history

Anthony Flores

February 19, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Texas State softball team pulled out a close win against the San Diego State Toreros in what proved to be a historic afternoon for senior pitcher Randi Rupp. In her seventh complete game of the season the star pitcher notched ten strikeouts, making her Texas State’s all-time leader in strikeouts...

Bobcats earn 18th win of the season in ULM blowout

Bobcats earn 18th win of the season in ULM blowout

Anthony Flores

February 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State women’s basketball team earned its 18th victory of the season Saturday, Feb. 17, with an 81-45 blowout win against the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks This is Texas State’s eighth win by 20 or more points this season, giving the Bobcats an overall record of 18-8. Another victory ag...

Bobcats pick up 17th win of the season

Anthony Flores

February 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State women’s basketball team defeated the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns 56-53 Thursday afternoon to earn its 17th win of the season, matching last season’s win total. The close victory gives the Bobcats a 17-8 record overall and are 8-2 at home with an away record of 9-5. Texas State is r...

Junior infielder aims to take team to next level

Junior infielder aims to take team to next level

Anthony Flores

February 17, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports - featured

An athlete’s success in sports relies heavily on a balance of natural ability and determination to be the best. Jonathan Ortega, junior infielder, is a prime example of this balance and has been a force for Texas State baseball since his arrival in 2016. Ortega began playing sports at an early...

Bobcats pick up first win of the season

Bobcats pick up first win of the season

Anthony Flores

February 10, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Texas State softball team opened the 2018 season at home with a 3-0 victory over the Sam Houston State University Bearkats. Entering the 2018 season, Texas State was considered the favorite to win the Sun Belt Conference title. The team made a deep run during the 2017 postseason, eventually falling...

Senior infielder aims to finish career on top

Senior infielder aims to finish career on top

Anthony Flores

February 7, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports - featured

Reaching the end of the college journey can be difficult and intimidating. For senior infielder Ariel Ortiz, the feeling of intimidation is dwarfed by the excitement of entering the next phase of life. “It’s kind of exciting to see what’s next,” Ortiz said. “I’ve done softball ever since...

Bobcats blowout Mountaineers 92-50

Bobcats blowout Mountaineers 92-50

Anthony Flores

February 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State Women’s basketball team scored its 16th win of the season, extending its current win streak to four games with a 92-50 blowout victory over the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The 42-point blowout is the Bobcat’s eighth win of 20-plus points this season. Texas State is 16-7 on...

Women’s basketball pick up 15th win

Women’s basketball pick up 15th win

Anthony Flores

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State Women’s basketball team picked up its 15th win of the season with a 78-69 victory over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Texas State has partnered with the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center and during the game both coaching staffs wore orange ribbons in honor of Dating Violence Awareness....

Sophomore aims to take the game to the next level

Sophomore aims to take the game to the next level

Anthony Flores

January 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Athletic success relies heavily on various factors, but the key is to be very committed in order to improve. Sophomore guard Nijal Pearson exemplifies his commitment to excellence. Pearson has been playing basketball since a young age. The sport runs deep in his family; his mother and two older bro...

Women’s basketball downs Georgia State 83-63

Women’s basketball downs Georgia State 83-63

Anthony Flores

January 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State Women’s basketball team picked up its 14th victory of the season in a 20-point 83-63 rout of the Georgia State Panthers.   The blowout marks the seventh time the Bobcats have won by 20 or more points and the 13th time they have won by double digits this season.   ...

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