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Smith announces departure from Bobcat volleyball

Texas State volleyball posing with a Sun Belt Champions sign.

January 1, 2020

After 18 seasons in San Marcos, former associate head volleyball coach Tracy Smith announced her decision to move on from the Bobcats in a tweet by the official Texas State Volleyball Twitter account on Tuesday. The tweet served as a goodbye to Smith, who said she will miss the San Marcos community...

Bobcats wrap up road nonconference schedule with Big 12 loss

forward Da-Nasia Hood goes in for a layup.

Sean Allen, Sports Reporter

December 22, 2019

Texas State women's basketball took on a Big 12 test for their final road nonconference match, falling 79-52 at Texas Christian University (9-1) on Sunday afternoon. The Bobcats fell on the bad side of a 17-0 run to start the match until senior Bailey Holle broke the streak at the 4:35 mark in the...

Texas State loses rematch against defending conference champions

Two basketball players face off.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 21, 2019

In their first rematch since losing in the Sun Belt Tournament semifinals last season, Texas State fell to defending conference champions Georgia State 81-69 Saturday afternoon at the GSU Sports Arena. The 'Cats move to 0-2 in conference and 7-6 overall after the two-game road trip. The Bobcats...

Bobcats fall just short in first conference battle

A Texas State basketball player attempts a layup.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 20, 2019

In their first Sun Belt Conference challenge, Texas State fell just short in a 67-64 battle at Georgia Southern on Thursday night. Despite kicking off the game with a 16-1 lead, the Bobcats trailed the Eagles 29-28 at the half. The second half was a back-and-forth battle as the Bobcats came back,...

Men’s basketball, Pearson hit season-highs with home win

A Texas State basketball player attempts a layup.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 16, 2019

For their last home game of the year, Texas State men's basketball dominated Bethany College with a season-high 117-65 victory over Bethany College on Sunday at Strahan Arena. The Bobcats will head into Sun Belt Conference play with a 7-4 season record. The Bobcats were led by senior guard Nijal...

Stout defense pushes Bobcats to fourth straight win

forward Da-Nasia Hood goes in for a layup.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 16, 2019

In their first-ever visit to New Hampshire, Texas State women's basketball secured their fourth consecutive win after defeating Dartmouth 61-51 Sunday afternoon at Leede Arena. The victory was the Bobcats' first road win and pushed the team's overall record to 6-2. Texas State held Dartmouth to...

Huiet promoted as head volleyball coach

Coach Sean Huiet speaking to a volleyball player.

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

Two days after 40-year head volleyball coach Karen Chisum announced her retirement, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director Kacey Shoemake announced former Associate Head Coach Sean Huiet as Chisum's successor on Wednesday. Huiet was most recently promoted to the associate head coaching position...

Chisum retires after 40 years

Karen Chisum, in a black suit, claps during a volleyball game.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

December 9, 2019

Head volleyball coach Karen Chisum announced her retirement on Monday after 40 seasons at Texas State. Chisum has been a San Marcos icon since her coaching career began in 1978 and made the record books as only the seventh NCAA volleyball coach to record 900 wins. Chisum said that retirement doesn’t...

Comeback efforts stopped by UCSB for first-round Bobcat loss

Texas State volleyball players celebrate a championship victory.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 6, 2019

Hopes for a second-round redemption match against Texas were cut short as Bobcat volleyball ended their season in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a 3-1 loss to UC Santa Barbara (21-25, 21-25, 25-20, 14-25). The Bobcats finished the season 24-9 with a 15-3 record in the Sun Belt. Texas...

Bobcats look to replicate success, make history in NCAA tournament

Texas State volleyball players celebrate a championship victory.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 4, 2019

For the second straight year, the Texas State volleyball team clinched a spot in the NCAA tournament. The Bobcats will face the Gauchos of U.C. Santa Barbara Thursday, Dec. 5th at Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, Texas. Texas State earned its spot in the playoffs after winning the Sun Belt Conference...

Basketball ups win streak to finish Southwestern Showdown

Quentin Scott dribbles around Jackson State players.

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 1, 2019

Texas State men's basketball finished the Southwestern Showdown undefeated and moved to a four-game win streak with a 69-55 victory over Hartford on Saturday at Strahan Arena. The win puts the Bobcats at 6-2 on the season. Senior guard Nijal Pearson led the team with 15 points, followed by sophomore...

Women’s basketball splits the week over Thanksgiving break

forward Da-Nasia Hood goes in for a layup.

Sean Allen and Cade Andrews

November 29, 2019

Texas State women’s basketball gave up some of their break to split the week, falling short of an upset against Big 12 opponent Kansas on Sunday before toppling New Orleans 51-49 on Wednesday night. In a game that came down to the wire, the team defeated the New Orleans Privateers 51-49 on Wednesday...

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