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Bobcats face Osterman on the mound in Olympic loss

Assistant softball coach Cat Osterman, who announced her leave this season to prepare for the 2020 Olympics, met her players on the mound at the NFCA Leadoff Classic on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Colton McWilliams, Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

Despite associate coach Cat Osterman departing from the Texas State softball team to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games this season, the two met again-this time in opposite dugouts. The team faced their own coach, who also starts as a pitcher for the Olympic team, in a 5-2 loss against the US...

Track and field earns 20 top Sun Belt marks before championships

Graduate student Julian Olivas cleared the high jump bar and placed in the top 25 of the NCAA Division 1 heptathlon event on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

Texas State Track and field took their final meet before the Sun Belt Indoor Championships by storm, earning 20 of the top 10 marks in the SBC at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Graduate student Julian Olivas now ranks in the top 25 in NCAA Division I track and field...

Bobcat softball faces Olympic team, Osterman in 5-2 loss

Texas State assistant coach Cat Osterman, pictured here in preseason play, faced the team she coaches, Bobcat softball, on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Photo courtesy of USA Softball.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2020

The Texas State softball team fell 5-2 to the USA Olympic Team to close out the NFCA Classic in Clearwater, Florida on Sunday. The Bobcats faced off against their assistant coach, Cat Osterman, on the mound as she pitched for the Olympic team. In the bottom of the first inning, USA took advantage...

Bobcats drop heartbreaker to split road trip

A Texas State basketball player looks for an open teammate.

Aidan Bea, Sports Reporter

February 8, 2020

Texas State (15-10, 8-6 in Sun Belt) split a road trip out east this week, winning against Coastal Carolina in dominating fashion but falling short against Appalachian State (14-11, 8-6 Sun Belt) in a 60-57 heartbreaker on Saturday. The Bobcats were without their leading scorer, senior guard Nijal...

Bobcat softball splits doubleheader to kick off season

Senior Hailey MacKay prepares to hit the ball in Texas State's first game against South Alabama on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Damien Bartonek, Sports Reporter

February 8, 2020

The Texas State Bobcats began their 2020 softball season at the NFCA Leadoff  Classic Friday afternoon, splitting the day with a win against Sun Belt foe South Alabama and a loss to the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats over 1,000 miles from San Marcos in Clearwater, Florida. Starting hours after their first...

Football announces recruits, new staff on National Signing Day

Head football coach Jake Spavital discussed the 18 new recruits and new coaching staff at a press conference for National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Colton Mcwilliams and Claire Partain

February 5, 2020

Texas State football appears to be starting the season anew and has signed 18 recruits alongside newly hired offensive coaches Brian Hamilton and offensive coordinator Jacob Peeler by the time National Signing Day rolled around on Wednesday. After losing 22 seniors from the 2019 season, including...

Former Texas State tight end coach fired for Hitler comments

Morris Berger

Jackson Short, Sports Reporter

February 5, 2020

Former Texas State tight end coach Morris Berger resigned from his job as the Grand Valley State University offensive coordinator due to his comment about Adolf Hitler on Saturday, Jan 30, only 10 days after accepting the job. Berger will receive $90,000 from the university- $80,000 for his salary...

Texas State football set to play UT in 2026

Senior Dakota Redmond celebrates a Bobcat touchdown.

Damien Bartonek, Sports Reporter

January 31, 2020

For the first time in 96 years, two of Texas’ most historic colleges will battle it out on the gridiron. The Texas State Bobcats finalized their agreement on January 23, 2020 to take on the Texas Longhorns in six years, on September 5, 2026. The announcement came as a surprise to Bobcat Nation as...

Bobcats win big after second-half comeback

Texas State guard  Caleb Asberry, (2), catches the ball after ULM attempted to score Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

January 31, 2020

After falling in a close game to the University of Texas at Arlington last Saturday, Texas State (13-9, 6-5 Sun Belt) managed to get back in the win column as they defeated the University of Louisiana-Monroe 71-51 Thursday night at Strahan Coliseum. Despite a rough first half, the Bobcats put together...

Track and field kicks off season with top marks

Senior Jaylon Jorge competes in men's weight throwing on Saturday, Jan 11, 2019 at the Vulcan Invitational. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Claire Partain, Sports Reporter

January 29, 2020

Texas State track and field combined to win two events and take home 14 top-ten Sun Belt performances at the Red Raider Invitational on Friday. The meet, which held competitors from the Big 12, Pac 12 and Conference USA, marked a trend of early-season top marks as they continue towards the Sun Belt Indoor...

Women’s basketball can’t finish in double-overtime heartbreaker

Junior Jayla Johnson goes in for a shot at the double-overtime loss to South Alabama on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2020. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

January 29, 2020

In a heartbreaking finish that has become formulaic for women's basketball this season, Texas State went 0-2 on the weekend in their Alabama road trip. The Bobcats fell to Troy 84-50 Thursday night and went to double overtime with South Alabama on Saturday before the 78-76 loss. Texas State remains...

Bobcats fall in rivalry game despite last-second comeback attempt

Danny Kaspar talks to players in a huddle during a timeout.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

January 26, 2020

Despite the highest attendance of the season and a chance to win the game at the buzzer, the Texas State men’s basketball team (12-9, 5-5 Sun Belt) fell to in-state rival University of Texas at Arlington (9-12, 5-5 Sun Belt) Saturday afternoon at Strahan Arena. The Bobcats got out to a quick start with an...

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