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Senior trying to lead the Bobcats to a ring

Senior trying to lead the Bobcats to a ring

Orlando Williams

October 31, 2017

From the YMCA to Texas State, Jaliyah Bolden, senior middle blocker, has been continuously perfecting her craft on the volleyball court. “I was in third grade and a bunch of my friends were talking about the YMCA league. It was called GBA then,” Bolden said. “They were all doing it, so I wanted...

Women’s ultimate frisbee team hopes to grow team as sport gains popularity

Women’s ultimate frisbee team hopes to grow team as sport gains popularity

Anthony Flores

October 27, 2017

The argument over what constitutes a legitimate sport has been a heated topic of conversation for as long as most sports fans can remember: one that seems to be getting hotter as various alternative sports arise. Sport is defined as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an...

From age five to year four of college, always working toward the next level

From age five to year four of college, always working toward the next level

Brooke Phillips

October 26, 2017

Pushing themselves to the next step is something that many athletes strive to do whether it is either on or off of the court or field. One Texas State student, has been pushing herself ever since she laid hands on her first basketball. Senior guard Taeler Deer has been playing basketball ever since...

Transfer soccer player makes impact at Texas State

Transfer soccer player makes impact at Texas State

Orlando Williams

October 25, 2017

Athletes aren't born knowing what sport they want to play. Life intervenes and eventually, athletes come to find their passions. This was the case for Kaylee Davis, sophomore forward. With the help of her mother, it didn’t take the Bobcat long to figure out soccer was the sport for her. “My mom...

Correlation between fan support and team performance: An empty stadium’s impact

Correlation between fan support and team performance: An empty stadium’s impact

Brooke Phillips

October 24, 2017

At Texas State, it is no secret that every Saturday when cleats run across the turf and helmets knock against pads at Bobcat Stadium, rows of bleachers in the stands noticeably reflect the sun. Bobcat Stadium has the capacity to hold a little more than 30,000 people, but attendance rarely ever reaches...

Houston native takes volleyball season by storm

Houston native takes volleyball season by storm

Melea Polk

October 24, 2017

Freshman middle blocker Tyeranee Scott graduated from Jersey Village High School in 2017 and moved to San Marcos the same summer. In high school, Scott lettered all four years and also served as team captain. She was named to the All Cy-Fair District team all four years and was also featured in VYPE...

Transfer student making an impact on the team

Transfer student making an impact on the team

Brooke Phillips

October 20, 2017

Transferring schools is never easy, especially for college athletes, which to them means having to continue studies while adjusting to a new court or field. Deris Duncan, senior guard, is an Indiana native who has played basketball since the age of 9. Although he has played basketball ever since he...

Defensive tackle steps up this fall season

Defensive tackle steps up this fall season

Melea Polk

October 19, 2017

A defensive tackle is redefining stereotypes about football players by seeking to take on the world of finance. Jordan Mittie, redshirt sophomore defensive tackle, came to Texas State by way of the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island in 2015. Originally, Mittie made plans to attend...

Runner finishing out the season on top

Runner finishing out the season on top

Anthony Flores

October 18, 2017

Underestimated due to his smaller size, Joseph Meade, redshirt junior for the cross country team, is the embodiment of the underdog story. “I love comeback stories and underdog stories,” Meade said. “Because I feel like I was the underdog at one point in that everybody was always like 'Hey,...

Senior players look forward to upcoming season

Senior players look forward to upcoming season

Andrew Zimmel

October 17, 2017

Last year, the Texas State women's basketball team exceeded expectations, going 16-15 before an upset in the Sun Belt Conference tournament by Louisiana in a game that went down to the wire. Now, the Bobcats look to rebound and continue to improve from last season with many returning players and the...

Senior soccer player takes game to next level in final year

Senior soccer player takes game to next level in final year

Anthony Flores

October 13, 2017

Often in sports when an athlete reaches the end of their career, they refuse to leave the sport they’ve dedicated much of their lives to without leaving a lasting impression. Kassi Hormuth looks to do just that in her final season with the women’s soccer team. “I give it my all in every game,...

The Sun Belt Conference keeps growing

The Sun Belt Conference keeps growing

Andrew Zimmel

October 13, 2017

Texas State has been a member of the Sun Belt Conference since 2013, but in the last five years, the conference has grown. With growth comes stronger opponents and better competition. This is especially true when it comes to the conference's football division, with six teams gaining eligibility for...

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