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From age five to year four of college, always working toward the next level

From age five to year four of college, always working toward the next level

Brooke Phillips

October 26, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports - featured, Women's Basketball

Pushing themselves to the next step is something that many athletes strive to do whether it is either on or off of the court or field. One Texas State student, has been pushing herself ever since she laid hands on her first basketball. Senior guard Taeler Deer has been playing basketball ever since...

Correlation between fan support and team performance: An empty stadium’s impact

Correlation between fan support and team performance: An empty stadium’s impact

Brooke Phillips

October 24, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports - featured

At Texas State, it is no secret that every Saturday when cleats run across the turf and helmets knock against pads at Bobcat Stadium, rows of bleachers in the stands noticeably reflect the sun. Bobcat Stadium has the capacity to hold a little more than 30,000 people, but attendance rarely ever reaches...

Transfer student making an impact on the team

Transfer student making an impact on the team

Brooke Phillips

October 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports - featured

Transferring schools is never easy, especially for college athletes, which to them means having to continue studies while adjusting to a new court or field. Deris Duncan, senior guard, is an Indiana native who has played basketball since the age of 9. Although he has played basketball ever since he...

From walk-on freshman to starting safety

From walk-on freshman to starting safety

Brooke Phillips

October 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports - featured

Playing football at the collegiate level is an achievement young athletes dream about. However, getting to that level is not a guarantee. A.J. Krawczyk, junior safety, began his college football career at Texas State as a walk-on his freshman year. Krawczyk was not guaranteed a spot on the team, and...

Volleyball defeats Big 12 team TCU at annual Pink Out game

Volleyball defeats Big 12 team TCU at annual Pink Out game

Brooke Phillips

October 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports - featured, Volleyball

The Texas State volleyball team defeated Big 12 team Texas Christian University 3-1 on Oct. 10 at the Strahan Coliseum. In the 11th annual Pink Out match, the Bobcats were back at home after being away on the road for the past four matches. Although the Horned Frogs are not a part of the Sun Belt...

Volleyball wins fifth match in a row against Arkansas State

Volleyball wins fifth match in a row against Arkansas State

Brooke Phillips

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Texas State volleyball team won its fifth match in row on Oct. 7 in an away match against Arkansas State University. In all five of the matches, the Bobcats have swept every team 3-0. The Bobcats swept the Red Wolves 25-20, 25-22 and 26-24. After Saturday’s match, Texas State now has an overall...

Volleyball on three-game sweep streak after defeating Coastal Carolina

Volleyball on three-game sweep streak after defeating Coastal Carolina

Brooke Phillips

October 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Volleyball

The Texas State volleyball team is on a three-match winning streak after defeating Coastal Carolina University 3-0 on Oct. 1. The past three matches, the Bobcats have swept their competitors; Troy University and Appalachian State University—with two of those games being away. The Bobcats traveled...

Volleyball sweeps Appalachian State

Volleyball sweeps Appalachian State

Brooke Phillips

September 30, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After coming off of a win against Troy University, the Texas State volleyball team defeated Appalachian State on Sept. 29 in a 3-0 sweep. The Bobcats traveled to Boone, North Carolina to compete against the Mountaineers and played in the Holmes Center. While Appalachian State is in the same conference...

Freshman soccer player making her debut

Freshman soccer player making her debut

Brooke Phillips

September 30, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports - featured

With two goals and 434 minutes already under her belt, Renny Moore, freshman midfielder, may be new to the college athlete life, but is all too familiar with the soccer field. Moore started playing soccer at the age of four. Although she tried playing other sports growing up, soccer is what she’s...

Bobcats defeated by UTSA at HEB I-35 Showdown

Bobcats defeated by UTSA at HEB I-35 Showdown

Brooke Phillips

September 25, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports - featured

After a long-anticipated HEB I-35 Showdown game, the Texas State football team lost 44-14 against the University of Texas at San Antonio on Sept. 23 at Bobcat Stadium. The Roadrunners began on offense and started off on the scoreboard with a field goal, leading the Bobcats 3-0. Texas State started...

Bobcats swept by the University of South Alabama

Bobcats swept by the University of South Alabama

Brooke Phillips

September 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Texas State volleyball team was back home on Sept. 22 and took a 3-0 loss against the University of South Alabama. The Bobcats were coming off of a 3-0 tournament loss against Baylor University, the University of Texas San Antonio and St. John’s University at the Jason’s Deli Baylor Classic...

Sophomore starts first after a hardworking year

Sophomore starts first after a hardworking year

Brooke Phillips

September 21, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports - featured

College freshmen do not expect much playing time their first year, but the first year of Genesis Turman, sophomore defender, brought an unexpected opportunity. Turman has been playing soccer ever since she could walk, and focused on it and track and field growing up. However, after her sophomore year...

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