The University Star

Hard work in the offseason pays off

Melea Polk

February 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

From one start last season to a starting position this season, one player’s hard work in the offseason has paid off. Tyler Blount, senior guard, came to Texas State by way of New Mexico Junior College. There, Blount was named First Team All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference with 25 starts...

Bobcats fall short 70-68 in overtime

Bobcats fall short 70-68 in overtime

Melea Polk

February 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State men’s basketball team lost 70-68 in overtime to the University of Texas Arlington Feb. 10 at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. The Bobcats are now 14-12 on the season and 7-6 in Sun Belt Conference play. UTA improved to 16-10 overall and 7-6 in the conference. "This...

Junior pushes through a career-ending injury

Junior pushes through a career-ending injury

Melea Polk

February 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

After suffering what was thought to be a career-ending injury, one Texas State athlete has made a remarkable recovery to get back in the pit and defend the conference title. Lauren Brogger, junior multis participant, began her Texas State journey in the fall of 2015. “Texas State was my second...

Men’s basketball moves to third place after 54-50 loss

Men’s basketball moves to third place after 54-50 loss

Melea Polk

January 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State Men’s basketball team dropped to third place in the Sun Belt Conference standings after a 54-50 loss to Georgia State snapped the Bobcats’ five-game road conference winning streak. The Bobcats are now 14-9 overall and 7-3 in the Sun Belt Conference after the Jan. 27 loss in Atlanta,...

Bobcats ease by Eagles 62-61 with failed last second shot

Bobcats ease by Eagles 62-61 with failed last second shot

Melea Polk

January 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State Men’s basketball team topped the Georgia Southern Eagles 62-61 after a missed Georgia three-pointer at the buzzard. The Bobcats have improved to 14-8 on the season after the win in the Hanner Fieldhouse Jan. 25. In Sun Belt Conference play, the Bobcats are now 7-2 while the Eagles...

Preparation for upcoming SBC Indoor Championships for men’s track and field

Preparation for upcoming SBC Indoor Championships for men’s track and field

Melea Polk

January 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports - featured, Track and Field

The Texas State men’s indoor track and field team is hard at work in preparation for upcoming Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships after falling short of first place last season. The Bobcats finished in second place behind the University of Texas – Arlington. Texas State took home five first-place...

The hunt for a second title for women’s track and field

The hunt for a second title for women’s track and field

Melea Polk

January 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports - featured, Track and Field

Texas State women’s indoor track and field team sets their sight on improving before an upcoming Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championship meet in Birmingham, Alabama Feb. 19. The Bobcats’ dominating performance last year earned them the 2017 SBC Indoor title with 166 points and seven gold medals. Returning...

Men’s basketball winning streak ends after 80-55 decision

Men’s basketball winning streak ends after 80-55 decision

Melea Polk

January 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Texas State men’s basketball team ended their six-game winning streak after falling to Louisiana in a 80-55 decision at Strahan Coliseum Jan. 20. “I am very disappointed that we didn’t show more fight in the game,” head coach Danny Kaspar said. “Many of them let their offense dictate...

Men’s basketball finishes 10-7 over winter break

Men’s basketball finishes 10-7 over winter break

Melea Polk

January 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team ended the winter break with an overall record of 10-7 and a Sun Belt Conference record of 3-1. During the month-long break, the Bobcats went 5-2 and began conference play. The Bobcats started the break with a road game against Colorado State Dec. 17 and lost to the Rams...

Women’s basketball continues winning season over winter break

Women’s basketball continues winning season over winter break

Melea Polk

January 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports - featured, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team improved their winning season over winter break with an overall 10-5 record. The Bobcats went 4-3 during the break along with jumping to a 3-1 start in Sun Belt Conference play. Texas State competed in five back-to-back away games before starting the new year. The...

Texas State doubles up on McMurry in 100-50 decision

Texas State doubles up on McMurry in 100-50 decision

Melea Polk

December 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports - featured

The Texas State men’s basketball team scored 100 points for the first time since Dec. 2011 in a 100-50 win over McMurry at Strahan Coliseum on Dec. 6. The Bobcats improved to 5-4 for the season as they await Sun Belt Conference play on Dec. 29 against Appalachian State. McMurry took their only...

Texas State rolls past TAMUCC 66-53

Melea Polk

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports - featured

The Texas State men’s basketball team rolled past the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Islanders 66-53 at Strahan Coliseum Nov. 29. The Bobcats are now on a two-game win streak after beating Pacific on the road Nov. 25. For the season, the Bobcats now hold a record of 4-3. The Islanders...

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