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By land, air and Spavital

By land, air and Spavital

Sean Anchondo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

The Bobcats ring in the Spavital era with glimpses of offensive firepower. The Bobcats' spring game, a peek into the year's upcoming team, was held Sunday, making it Jake Spavital's first game as head coach. The forthcoming team and staff displayed a mixture of deep passes and creativity. Des...

Coach Bob Stitt brings innovation to Bobcat offense this fall

Coach Bob Stitt brings innovation to Bobcat offense this fall

Sean Anchondo

March 12, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

A giant dry erase board hugged the walls of coach Bob Stitt's office. Covered in X's, O's, Z's and Y's, the board looked like a scene from "A Beautiful Mind," but for football plays. Stitt, the new offensive coordinator at Texas State, was the architect of the "fly sweep" play that is used by some...

Ragin’ Cajuns rage quelled by Bobcats on senior night

Ragin’ Cajuns rage quelled by Bobcats on senior night

Sean Anchondo

February 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With a just over a minute left in the game, Nijal Pearson did what he has done all year, came through in the clutch. Pearson hit the game winning go-ahead three-pointer that ended the 64-62 game on senior night against the University of Louisiana Ragin' Canjuns. "I'm not scared of nothing," Pearson...

Bobcat basketball wins big on Danny Kaspar Night

Bobcat basketball wins big on Danny Kaspar Night

Sean Anchondo

February 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Texas State Bobcats played championship-worthy basketball Saturday night against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the first half. The second half was a different story. The Bobcats beat the Chanticleers with a final score of 65-57. The team improved to 19-5 total and 8-3 in confer...

Spavital fills staff and inks signees for 2019 campaign

Spavital fills staff and inks signees for 2019 campaign

Sean Anchondo

February 12, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

As soon as Jake Spavital, one of the youngest head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision, took over one of the youngest rosters in the nation, a new headline surfaced almost daily about his new coaching staff. Spavital was hired as the 20th head coach of the Bobcats after inking a five-year deal...

Beyond #22: Beaumont-built Nijal Pearson takes Bobcats to new heights

Beyond #22: Beaumont-built Nijal Pearson takes Bobcats to new heights

Sean Anchondo

February 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports - featured

Equalizing the 1952-53 team with a 10-1 record start, Bobcat basketball has adopted a new mantra. As the #Takers moved into conference play, the success can largely be traced back to junior guard Nijal Pearson. Pearson rose to Texas State's top 10 lists in scoring, steals and 3-pointers made. Reflecting...

Mavericks stun Bobcats in double overtime thriller

Mavericks stun Bobcats in double overtime thriller

Sean Anchondo

February 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Bobcat basketball fell Feb. 2 to the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks in double overtime. In front of a record crowd at Strahan arena, the Mavericks were able to pull away with a final score of 84-77. With a crowd of 6,581, Strahan was electric. UTA was dealt with the hostile away-game environment...

Men’s basketball finds success over Rice Owls

Men’s basketball finds success over Rice Owls

Sean Anchondo

November 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Texas State mens's basketball team had their sixth win of the season against the Rice university Owls Wednesday night at Strahan Arena at the university events center. The 74-60 against the Owls marks the best start for the Bobcats since the 1980-81 season. All six of their wins have been made...

Men’s basketball second half comeback victory over Cal Poly

Sean Anchondo

November 22, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Nijal Pearson and the Texas State Bobcats dominated the second half against California Polytechnic State University Wednesday night to win 54-42 at the Portland Classic. Texas State trailed Cal Poly by seven points heading into halftime, but with a second half, the late surge was able to bring home...

Texas State dismisses head football coach Everett Withers

Texas State dismisses head football coach Everett Withers

Sean Anchondo

November 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest, Sports

Head football coach Everett Withers was fired Nov. 18, with one game left in the season. As head coach, Withers had an overall record of 7-28. University President Denise Trauth and Athletic Director Larry Teis announced Withers' immediate dismissal in a press release. Defensive coordinator Chris...

Bowl dreams shattered at Bobcat Stadium

Bowl dreams shattered at Bobcat Stadium

Sean Anchondo

November 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest, Sports

Following a two-game win streak, the Bobcats fell to the Appalachian State Mountaineers 38-7 Saturday afternoon, eliminating the team from bowl contention. After what seemed like a promising first drive, quarterback Willie Jones III was sidelined on the fifth play of the game. During the opening drive,...

Nationally ranked tight end expected to return for another season

Nationally ranked tight end expected to return for another season

Sean Anchondo

November 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest, Sports, Sports - featured

Nationally ranked tight end Keenen Brown plans on returning to Texas State next year for his final season. Heading into the end of the season, Brown has put up serious numbers and is being talked about as one of the best tight end players in the country. As of Nov. 5, CBS Sports ranked Brown as the...

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