The University Star

Women’s basketball loses close contest to Oral Roberts

forward Da-Nasia Hood goes in for a layup.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

November 14, 2019

Coming home after a tough road loss to Oral Roberts, Texas State women's basketball looks to face off agains The University of Texas of the Permian Basin on Saturday at Strahan Arena. After outscoring Oral Roberts in the first quarter but falling behind for the rest of the game, Texas State lost to...

Texas State offense comes alive in shootout win

Wide receiver Lincoln Warren celebrates Texas State's homecoming victory.

Colton McWilliams, Sports Reporter

November 14, 2019

After two devastating performances against Arkansas State and Louisiana Lafayette, the Texas State offense took it home and lit a fire under the team for a 30-28 Homecoming victory over Sun Belt foe South Alabama on Saturday. Behind 373 yards passing and three touchdowns from sophomore quarterback...

High shooting efficiency leads Bobcats to first win

Nijal Pearson throws a free-throw.

Caleb Howell, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

Just after the women’s blowout win and days after an easy victory over Cameron in an exhibition match, the Texas State men’s basketball team kicked off their season with a high-scoring 103-45 win over Texas Lutheran at home on Tuesday night. The Bobcats moved to a 1-0 overall record as they head...

Women’s basketball cruises through home opener with first win

Jaeda Reed prepares to shoot as she gets past a Texas Lutheran defender.

Caleb Howell, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

In the first regular season game played on Bobcat turf this season, the Texas State women’s basketball team handily defeated Texas Lutheran 72-31 on Tuesday night. The win gives the Bobcats a 1-0 record to kick off the season. Texas State’s pesky defense caused the Bulldogs to commit 32 turnovers...

Soccer falls in double overtime in first round of Sun Belt Championship

Texas State soccer celebrates their seniors.

Jackson Short, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

In their first and final game of the Sun Belt Championship Tournament, Texas State soccer held to a scoreless draw before falling to penalty kicks against Arkansas State on Wednesday in Foley, Alabama. The 'Cats fell 4-1 in the penalty kick portion of overtime, ending the season for key seniors such...

Soccer faces tough opposition going into championship tournament

Texas State forward Kaylee Davis keeps the ball away from the opposition.

Jackson Short, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

After one of the most challenging and unpredictable seasons in recent Texas State soccer history, the Bobcats have secured their playoff berth in the Sun Belt tournament for the 2019 season with a three-way tie for fourth place. After several tie breakers, the team will go into the tournament as the...

Texas State dominates Cameron in exhibition match

Deshawn Davidson prepares to pass the basketball.

Aidan Bea, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

In their first test of the season, Texas State defeated Cameron University 91-54 in an exhibition match at home Friday night behind a suffocating defense and efficient offense. Texas State played disruptive team defense, accumulating 10 steals and four blocks which led to 23 points off of turnovers....

Cross country closes season with fourth and fifth place finishes

Johen DeLeon crosses the finish line at a cross country meet.

Zach Lopez, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

The Texas State women’s cross country team placed fourth and the men’s finished fifth at the 2019 Sun Belt Cross County Championships on Saturday in Hampton, Georgia. The women tallied 112 points and the men totaled 92 points. True freshman Riley McGrath was named the Sun Belt Freshman and Newcomer...

Volleyball splits the weekend in Louisiana

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

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

After completing their final away games of the season, the Texas State volleyball team split the weekend in Louisiana. The team completed the sweep against Monroe on Friday but fell short to Lafayette in five sets the following Sunday. The Bobcats improved to 19-8 and 11-2 in the conference and maintain...

Chaotic third quarter dooms Bobcats in loss

quarterback Tyler Vitt pushes his way through Warhawk defenders.

Colton McWilliams, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

In a turn of events that has become routine for many Bobcat fans, the Texas State offense failed to show up and battle in a 31-3 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in Lafayette on Saturday. Despite trailing 10-3 at halftime, the Cajuns scored 21 unanswered points in the second half while the Texas State...

Bobcats picked as favorites for Homecoming Week

Head coach Jake Spavital celebrates and runs to the field.

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

The stakes have never been higher this season for Bobcat football as they head into Homecoming Week. Despite three straight losses and a nosedive in their offensive performance, the ‘Cats are back at home and favored to win this Saturday as they face off against South Alabama for a last-ditch effort...

Women’s tennis makes strides at Bearkat Invitational

Rishona Israel-Lewis plays tennis at the Bearkat invitational.

Sean Allen, Sports Reporter

November 2, 2019

Texas State women’s tennis competed in the Bearkat Invitational at Sam Houston on Saturday and Sunday, sweeping 3-0 in the doubles round-robin flights while finishing with two third-place finishes in the singles brackets. In singles, junior Rischona Israel-Lewis started the tournament with a 6-3,...

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