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Volleyball crowned as regular season champions

Volleyball crowned as regular season champions

Jacob Sommers

November 2, 2018

Following Texas State soccer's championship win last week, Strahan Arena got it's own taste of ring season as volleyball claimed the Sun Belt Regular Season Championship over the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks. Players celebrated the 3-0 title win Sunday by displaying Ring Pops on their...

#FireTeis takes flight during homecoming game

#FireTeis takes flight during homecoming game

Andrew Zimmel

October 27, 2018

Following multiple losing football seasons, Texas State students, alumni and fans took to crowdsourcing to call for the firing of Athletic Director Larry Teis. A GoFundMe was set up Sept. 26 to get a banner flown over Bobcat Stadium an hour before the Oct. 27 homecoming game between the Bobcats and...

Softball coach to try out for U.S. Olympic team

Softball coach to try out for U.S. Olympic team

Anthony Flores

October 19, 2018

Softball associate head coach and former olympian pitcher Cat Osterman will be trying out for the U.S. National team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Osterman, 35, was originally recruited by Team USA to be a member of the national team’s coaching staff in 2020 but began to have doubts ...

Coach Withers after two-point loss against Eagles: “Life’s not fun if you’re not winning”

Coach Withers after two-point loss against Eagles: “Life’s not fun if you’re not winning”

Jakob Rodriguez

October 13, 2018

As the clock ticked down the final moments of the ESPN U-broadcasted game, the down-by-two Bobcat football team failed a critical two-point conversion against the Georgia Southern Eagles, ultimately costing the conference-winless team another game. The Bobcats lost the Thursday, Oct. 11 game 15-13...

Skaters flip skate scene on its head

Skaters flip skate scene on its head

Jacob Sommers

October 2, 2018

The 15th Annual Jonathan Broderick Skateboard Competition has grown from the ditches, quite literally, and now acts as a catalyst for local kids interested in skateboarding. Dating back to 2003, the competition is held in the memory of Jonathan Broderick, a local skateboarder who died after a motorcycle...

Cross country athlete races toward graduation

Cross country athlete races toward graduation

Daisy Colon

September 25, 2018

When redshirt senior Joseph Meade signed his letter of intent to run for Texas State's cross country team, he didn't expect to leave so much behind with each step forward. Joseph Meade, business management senior and Round Rock native, said his rise as a runner came as a surprise as he never expected...

Soccer coach sets goals for 19th year

Soccer coach sets goals for 19th year

Anthony Flores

September 7, 2018

Cultivating and nurturing an athletic program into a perennial championship contender is a tough task, but head coach Kat Conner has spent almost 19 years perfecting the formula. Heading into her 19th year, Conner has built the Bobcats women's soccer program into a success. Conner first came to Texas...

Team USA brings home the quidditch championship

Team USA brings home the quidditch championship

Sonia Garcia

July 13, 2018

They are neither witches nor wizards, but the Texas State Quidditch team has mastered the game, representing the U.S. in a globally loved sport. Two students and an alumnus went from playing quidditch together in San Marcos to representing the U.S. during the 2018 International Quidditch Association...

Bobcat Track and Field finishes successful season

Bobcat Track and Field finishes successful season

Michelle Joseph

June 22, 2018

The Track and Field team saw its 2018 season come to an end at the final NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The 2018 season proved to be a successful yet humbling year. The Bobcats started the season strong by claiming event titles at the Purple Tiger Invitational...

Senior outfielder reflects on her journey with softball team

Senior outfielder reflects on her journey with softball team

Anthony Flores

April 27, 2018

Senior softball outfielder Jacklyn Molenaar had a long, unique road to Texas State. As her college career nears its end, she reflects on the journey and looks toward the future. Molenaar began her collegiate softball career at Tyler Junior College, where she earned first team All-East Zone Conference...

Horizontal jumper turns pressure into success

Horizontal jumper turns pressure into success

Michelle Joseph

April 20, 2018

Senior year for some student-athletes is a bittersweet experience, especially for those who have been a part of athletics all four years of college. Alvin Chikaeze, senior horizontal jumper, has dedicated time and work to the track and field program. The athlete initially did not take any serious...

Cheerleader impacts teammates with positivity

Cheerleader impacts teammates with positivity

Daisy Colon

April 3, 2018

There is a team that is often overlooked. This team not only plays a vital role on the sidelines of the field and the court but also allows both men and women to find themselves as individuals. Alexis Marshall, marketing sophomore, is from Cibolo, Texas, and is a member of the Texas State cheerleading...

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