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

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

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

China’s Olympic team rows through San Marcos

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...

Deep in the heart of Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas

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

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

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...

Sports life: Jakob tries out for an arena football league team

Sports life: Jakob tries out for an arena football league team

Jakob Rodriguez

February 12, 2019

Many people dream of becoming professional athletes, few people ever get the opportunity. Which is why when I saw that the Rio Grande Valley Dorados, an International Arena Football League team, was having open tryouts, I jumped at the opportunity. Backing up a little, I’m 5’7,” 165 pounds and my ...

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

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...

Societal norms? This Bobcat doesn’t give a puck!

Societal norms? This Bobcat doesn’t give a puck!

Atkyn Garza

January 29, 2019

Most nursing majors dream of changing someone's life, but most probably don't do so armored with hockey gear. Enter nursing sophomore Courtney Weeks, Texas State's hockey goalie and the only woman on the team. Inspired by The Mighty Ducks film franchise, Weeks knew she wanted to be an ice hockey pla...

Car crash kills former Bobcat linebacker

Car crash kills former Bobcat linebacker

Cade Andrews

January 22, 2019

Former Texas State student-athlete Stephen Smith, 25, died Jan. 12 in a car crash east of Austin, the Texas State Athletic Department confirmed. Smith graduated in December 2016 with a degree in economics. He was a linebacker for the Texas State football team from 2012-16. Smith was involved in a...

Cat Osterman: She’s baaaaaaack

Cat Osterman: She’s baaaaaaack

Andrew Zimmel

January 22, 2019

Texas State’s assistant softball coach Cat Osterman is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games after making the women’s national team this month. In a 2015 Sports Illustrated interview after her last game in the National Pro Fastpitch league for the USSSA Pride, Osterman said that winnin...

Men’s basketball extends win streak to five after 69-68 victory over UTSA

Men’s basketball extends win streak to five after 69-68 victory over UTSA

Cade Andrews

December 2, 2018

Texas State men’s basketball team defeated the University of Texas at San Antonio 69-68 Saturday afternoon at the UTSA Convocation Center. Nijal Pearson led the way for the Bobcats with a game-high of 26 points. Despite trailing the majority of the first half, Texas State claimed a 28-27 lead after...

Texas State hires Jake Spavital as new head football coach

Texas State hires Jake Spavital as new head football coach

Jakob Rodriguez

November 30, 2018

Prior to the end of a 3-9 football season, head coach Everett Withers was dismissed Nov. 18 from the team and university. In his place, Texas State hired former West Virginia University offensive coordinator Jake Spavital. Spavital is the 20th head coach of the Bobcats. Previously, he was the offensive...

Following #FireTeis, athletics donors pull support

Following #FireTeis, athletics donors pull support

Andrew Zimmel

November 27, 2018

Alumni, fans and other donors have pulled athletics donations, citing mismanagement, hostility and complacency from the athletic department. In the wake of the #FireTeis banner that flew at the Oct. 27 homecoming game that called for the firing of Atheltic Director Larry Teis, current and former donors have spoken out against the program's compla...

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