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Softball looks ahead after the coronavirus cuts season short

The Texas State softball team rushes to home plate to congratulate teammate Christiana McDowell for hitting a home run in the sixth inning against Saint Louis, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Bobcat Softball Stadium. Photo credit: Kate Connors

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

The Texas State softball team was shaking themselves off from a 2-1 loss to Texas A&M when sports organizations around the world began to cancel their seasons. As the Bobcats loaded up their bus on the way back to San Marcos on Wednesday, March 11, the news broke that the NBA had canceled their...

COVID-19 outbreak halts seniors’ historic seasons

Texas State players and their families pose for a photo.

Claire Partain and Cade Andrews

March 22, 2020

When seniors Nijal Pearson and Eric Terry took on Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Championship Tournament March 11, they thought it would be their final game in Strahan Arena. They didn’t know it would be the last game of their collegiate careers. As the Bobcats were clinching...

Texas State spring sports cut short after Sun Belt cancels seasons

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Claire Partain, Sports Editor

March 16, 2020

After postponing spring sports seasons and closing the Sun Belt Championship Tournaments on Thursday, the Sun Belt announced on Monday that spring sports will not resume for the 2020 season. According to a tweet from the official Sun Belt Twitter account, all conference sports activities are canceled...

Sun Belt Tournament canceled due to coronavirus concerns

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Andrew Zimmel and Claire Partain

March 12, 2020

UPDATE-The Sun Belt Conference announced early Thursday afternoon that the semifinal and final rounds of the men's and women's Sun Belt Conference Championship, held Saturday-Sunday, will be canceled due to a growing coronavirus concern. The cancellation comes after multiple professional leagues have...

Texas State advances to semifinals with final home win

Texas State advances to semifinals with final home win

Dedrick Johnson, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2020

In front of the second-largest crowd in Strahan Arena history, the No.3 Bobcats took care of business with an important 85-68 victory over Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Championship Tournament on Wednesday. The Bobcats' efficient offense and scrappy defense led them to an ...

Bobcats beat the odds to qualify for postseason play

March 11, 2020

With an eight-game losing drought to begin Sun Belt play and only one returning starter, the Texas State women's basketball team faced tough obstacles as they looked to qualify for postseason play. The 'Cats proved they were ready to fight, however, as they went 5-2 to finish the regular season and...

Softball splits Georgia State with hot-and-cold performances

The Texas State softball team warms up before a game.

Damien Bartonek, Sports Reporter

March 7, 2020

Texas State kicked off their Sun Belt Conference schedule with an impressive win, dominating rivals Georgia State with a 16-0 blowout at Atlanta's "Heck Complex" on Friday before losing 3-1 on Saturday. SATURDAY The second game of the polarizing series saw the Bobcats fall 3-1 in a low-scoring...

Holles win big as Bobcats topple Warhawks

The Texas State women's basketball team celebrate with senior players during senior night.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Texas State women’s basketball team (13-15, 6-11 Sun Belt) defeated Louisiana-Monroe (3-25, 1-16) 59-53 Thursday night at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Senior guards Brooke and Bailey Holle each had stellar nights, with Brooke surpassing 1,000 career points, becoming the 19th player in program history...

Bobcats knock off Islanders in final nonconference game

Texas State's starting lineup gathers on the mound before the start of an inning against Saint Louis, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Bobcat Softball Stadium.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

March 4, 2020

Texas State softball took their field against Texas A&M Corpus Christi Wednesday evening, winning 4-1 to knock off the Islanders and mark the last of a 20-game non-conference schedule. In their four-weekend preseason, the Bobcats found victories from coast to coast, playing in three states and...

Softball wraps up tournament play with three wins

The Texas State softball team rushes to home plate to congratulate teammate Christiana McDowell for hitting a home run in the sixth inning against Saint Louis, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Bobcat Softball Stadium. Photo credit: Kate Connors

Colton McWilliams, Assistant Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

The Texas State softball team competed in the Capital Classic over the weekend, winning three games and losing two in Sacramento and Davis, California. The Bobcats improve their record to 12-7 overall with one game left to go before conference play. although Head Softball Coach Ricci Woodard was...

Texas State takes third seed going into Championship Tournament

Sophomore guard Mason Harrell dribbles down the court in the final regular-season game against South Alabama on Wednesday, March 3, 2020. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

March 4, 2020

Texas State (20-11, 13-7) took a loss to close the regular season as they fell to South Alabama (20-11, 13-7) 58-54 Tuesday night at the Mitchell Center. With the loss, the Bobcats are now in third place in the Sun Belt Conference, while South Alabama is the second seed going into the Sun Belt Championship...

Bobcats overcome Houston for first road series win

Junior infielder Wesley Faison steps up to bat against Rice on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Damien Bartonek and Claire Partain

March 1, 2020

After a Rice victory on Wednesday, Texas State baseball took the road to face fellow Houston team University of Houston over the weekend, going 2-1 to win the series. The Texas State Bobcats took a quick two and a half-hour drive down IH-10 to Houston for the Texas baseball battle. The 'Cats record...

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