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Athletes voice their support for the Black Lives Matter movement

Tyeranee Scott and her friend Cameron Flores hold up signs during a protest

Claire Partain, Sports Reporter

July 8, 2020

Growing up in a Black household, Tyeranee Scott was taught that if she was ever stopped and questioned by police, she needed to put her hands on the steering wheel, make eye contact with the officer and have her license and registration ready to go. “[My mother taught me that if] I were to get pu...

Black pioneers reflect on racial experiences in Texas State Athletics

The Texas State basketball team poses for their team picture.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

July 6, 2020

Walking into a sporting event in Strahan Coliseum, Bobcat Stadium or the Bobcat Track & Field Complex, it is normal to see Black athletes in-play, in huddles and on benches, giving fans a reason to be proud. However, for many decades past at Texas State, witnessing Black athletes and coaches on campus...

Texas State alumnus competes in NBC’s “The Titan Games”

Blake Wright holds onto an obstacle.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

June 1, 2020

Blake Wright, former football player for the Bobcats and founder of Texas State's powerlifting club, has made his TV debut on season two of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s NBC reality sports competition show “The Titan Games". Wright, a middle school coach, was going through a rough patch in 2019...

Nijal Pearson prepares for unknown after signing abroad

Texas State basketball alumnus Nijal Pearson signed to Chorale Roanne, a member of France's premier professional league, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, after a historic season with the Bobcats. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Claire Partain, Sports Reporter

May 18, 2020

Texas State men's basketball alumnus Nijal Pearson never traveled outside of the U.S. Now, Pearson is not only moving abroad but also fulfilling his lifelong dream, a bittersweet feeling as he reaches professional status but also moves away from the place he calls home. Pearson will begin his professional...

Revisiting Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Dance’ at Texas State

Michael Jordan walks down the Strahan Coliseum basketball court, while drenched in sweat.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

May 11, 2020

While the sports world tunes in to ESPN’s 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” covering NBA legend Michael Jordan’s basketball career with the Chicago Bulls, the Texas State community remembers its own piece of sweaty, trash-talking Jordan history that took place at Strahan Coliseum. On June...

Recreation Center begins online classes for at-home fitness

Photo credit: Kate Connors

Claire Partain

April 14, 2020

While all of the gyms in San Marcos are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas State Recreation Center is still up and running virtually with a modified online group fitness schedule.Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness Mitzie Rojas and Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at the Rec Josep...

“Voice of the Bobcats” retires after 27 years

Texas State's sports broadcaster Bill Culhane announced that he would retire after 27 years on Thursday, March 9, 2020.

Andrew Zimmel

April 13, 2020

Texas State’s iconic sports broadcaster Bill Culhane, who served as “The Voice of the Bobcats” for 27 years, officially retired from his position on Thursday.Culhane will be leaving a big hole in the program and said that he left the position to spend more time with his three kids.R...

Sprinter earns co-women’s top scorer, breaks school record

After a clock issue caused a redo in the 60-meter dash, sophomore Sadi Giles wins again with a school record of 7.38 on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

Claire Partain

March 3, 2020

Texas State's track and field teams each took third place in the Sun Belt Indoor Championship Meet on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and sophomore Sadi Giles did her part for the team by winning the 60-meter dash—twice.Giles took her lane, got in her blocks and easily won the 60-meter race on Friday. It is her...

China’s Olympic team rows through San Marcos

The Chinese rowing team in row boat after win

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

December 14, 2019

As fall and winter sports programs pack their bags for break, the Chinese Olympic Rowing team settles into San Marcos. The National Rowing Team of China landed in San Marcos Nov. 20 and have made the Texas State Recreation Center their pit stop in a series of destinations en route to the Tokyo 2020...

“The voice of Texas State” Bill Culhane celebrates 25 years as broadcaster

Bill Culhane, image courtesy of Texas State Athletics

Sean Anchondo, Sports Reporter

April 30, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, Bill Culhane called his first game as a broadcaster for Texas State University. With countless unforgettable calls, ranging from the playoff football teams in the early 2000s to the game-winning shots from Nijal Pearson, Culhane has become an unforgettable icon to the university. Troy...

Deep in the heart of Texas

Sean Yip Yip

Claire Partain

April 22, 2019

International athletes' journeys to Texas State Three years ago, Sean Yi Yip was dead set on packing her bags and enrolling at a law school in London. Now, she plays golf at Texas State. The Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia native is no stranger to travel and spent her high school years at the Presb...

Women’s track team three-peats at Sun Belt indoor championships

The Texas State women's track team and coaches following the sun belt Conference Championship win.
Courtesy photo by Texas State Athletics.

Claire Partain

February 25, 2019

Texas State women’s track and field team pulled off a three-peat conference win at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships Feb. 18 and 19 at the Southern Alabama track. The men’s team racked up 119 total points for a third place finish overall. The two-day meet was kicked off by junior transfer Leslie...

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