The University Star

Leaving a team better than it was found

Leaving a team better than it was found

Melea Polk

April 24, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

With his senior year coming to a close, pitcher Cam Baird chose to open up about himself and the legacy he plans to leave. Baird came to Texas State in the fall of 2017 after transferring from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado. He played two seasons with the Trinidad Trojans before moving...

Breakfast Winner: Dos Gatos

Breakfast Winner: Dos Gatos

Melea Polk

April 12, 2018


Filed under San Marcos Stars

The students of Texas State have spoken and one restaurant in San Marcos reigns supreme in the breakfast category: Dos Gatos Kolache Bakery. The kolache bakery has been serving the people of San Marcos since opening in 2009 across the street from campus on N. LBJ Drive. Dos Gatos offers a variety...

The man behind the big screen

The man behind the big screen

Melea Polk

April 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

One person and his team stand in the shadows to create the athletics' video content that is seen on game day. This includes everything from the introduction videos to the Whataburger giveaways. Mark Anthony Osmena, video production coordinator of Texas State Athletics, is the man taking on all of...

Baseball team looks to build on early season momentum

Baseball team looks to build on early season momentum

Melea Polk

March 27, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Texas State baseball team is at the beginning of its season and one thought continues to run through the minds of the team leaders: keep improving The Bobcats welcomed 14 newcomers to the baseball team in the new season, but the team is far from reaching its full potential. Before the season...

Bobcats continues win streak after weekend series

Melea Polk

March 19, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Texas State baseball team extended its winning streak after sweeping Appalachian State in a three-game series March 16-18 at Bobcat Ballpark. The Bobcats are now 3-0 in the Sun Belt Conference and 13-4-1 overall. The Mountaineers dropped to 0-3 in conference play and 5-12 on the season. “They...

A baseball player’s new route on the intramural field

A baseball player’s new route on the intramural field

Melea Polk

March 12, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Six concussions and three slipped disks could not stop one intramural softball player from gaining experience to pursue his life-long dream; becoming a high school baseball coach. Ever since Garrett Wisdom, kinesiology and exercise sports science freshman, could swing a bat, he has wanted to follow...

Bobcats top Owls 6-2 before California road-trip

Bobcats top Owls 6-2 before California road-trip

Melea Polk

March 9, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Texas State baseball team topped the Rice Owls 6-2 Tuesday, March 6 at the Bobcat Ballpark before heading out on its first road-trip of the season to California. The Bobcats improved to 7-4 on the season, while the Owls dropped to 5-7 overall. “We are a better offensive team than we played,”...

Baseball player starts fresh for new season

Baseball player starts fresh for new season

Melea Polk

February 26, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

For one Texas State baseball player, he is using the new season as a fresh start to his collegiate baseball career. Jaylen Hubbard, junior third baseman, is currently in his fourth season with the Bobcats, and has been named to the 2018 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team. “I appreciate the...

Bobcats continue losing streak after Georgia State loss

Bobcats continue losing streak after Georgia State loss

Melea Polk

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State men’s basketball team is now on a seven-game losing streak after falling to Georgia State 77-50 Feb. 22. The Bobcats are now 14-15 on the season and 7-9 in the Sun Belt Conference after the matchup at Strahan Coliseum. Georgia State improved to 20-8 overall and 11-4 in the conference. “I...

A starter’s journey that began at 2 years old

A starter’s journey that began at 2 years old

Melea Polk

February 19, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

One Texas State starter has held onto the basketball that was placed in his hands at the age of 2. Alex Peacock, junior forward, had his first glimpse of the game of basketball when his father, Turhan Peacock, gave him his first basketball. Years later, he began to understand the overall concept...

Texas State finishes Louisiana road trip 0-2

Texas State finishes Louisiana road trip 0-2

Melea Polk

February 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State men’s basketball team finished its Louisiana road trip 0-2 after falling 79-71 to the University of Louisiana Monroe Feb. 17. The Bobcats are now 14-14 for the season and 7-8 in the Sun Belt Conference. "This is obviously a very disappointing loss,” Head coach Danny Kaspar said....

Bobcats fall 73-63 to Louisiana

Melea Polk

February 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State men’s basketball team dropped 73-63 to Louisiana after a late comeback Feb. 15 at the Cajundome. The Bobcats are now 14-13 on the season and 7-7 in Sun Belt Conference play. On the other hand, Louisiana has improved to 22-4 overall and 12-1 in conference. "We probably played Louisiana...

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