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From walk-on freshman to starting safety

From walk-on freshman to starting safety

Brooke Phillips

October 12, 2017

Playing football at the collegiate level is an achievement young athletes dream about. However, getting to that level is not a guarantee. A.J. Krawczyk, junior safety, began his college football career at Texas State as a walk-on his freshman year. Krawczyk was not guaranteed a spot on the team, and...

Volleyball defeats Big 12 team TCU at annual Pink Out game

Volleyball defeats Big 12 team TCU at annual Pink Out game

Brooke Phillips

October 11, 2017

The Texas State volleyball team defeated Big 12 team Texas Christian University 3-1 on Oct. 10 at the Strahan Coliseum. In the 11th annual Pink Out match, the Bobcats were back at home after being away on the road for the past four matches. Although the Horned Frogs are not a part of the Sun Belt...

Volleyball player takes alternate route to Texas State

Volleyball player takes alternate route to Texas State

Melea Polk

October 11, 2017

Although sophomore outside hitter Amy Pflughaupt has taken a long road to get to the Texas State volleyball court, she plans to finish her last three years here. The story of how Pflughaupt began her volleyball career is by no means a fairy tale. “I started in junior high and began to really...

Soccer club hopeful for successful season

Soccer club hopeful for successful season

Anthony Flores

October 6, 2017

Texas State does not have a collegiate level soccer team for men, however the men's club team has lots to offer for interested players. For the male population of Texas State, joining a collegiate soccer team is not an option. In order to play soccer, they need to go to the men’s soccer club. Joseph...

Club volleyball looking to improve with new president

Club volleyball looking to improve with new president

Lisette Lopez

October 5, 2017

Many students stop playing sports once they come to college, but for one student, quitting volleyball was never an option. Jenny Berrong, marketing junior, started playing volleyball in middle school and loved the sport ever since. However, coming to college, she knew her sole focus was on her education. “College...

Long distance runner strides into a new year in two sports

Long distance runner strides into a new year in two sports

Melea Polk

October 4, 2017

As her third season as a Bobcat commences, junior runner Devina Schneider has new things in mind for the upcoming cross country and track season. Schneider began her running career in the second grade, and continued through high school, where she received the Most Valuable Player in both cross country...

Men’s basketball hopeful for rebound season

Men’s basketball hopeful for rebound season

Andrew Zimmel

October 3, 2017

Although the season doesn't begin until Nov. 12, the preparation for the men's basketball team is a year-round process. After going 22-14 last season, the Bobcats have added Alex Peacock, junior forward to the roster. Nijal Pearson, sophomore guard, said it's refreshing to add another shooter and...

Bobcats beat Mountaineers in 4-0 victory

Bobcats beat Mountaineers in 4-0 victory

Anthony Flores

October 2, 2017

After a rocky start to the 2017 season the Texas State women’s soccer team has found its rhythm, picking up a dominant 4-0 victory at home over the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Oct. 1. The Bobcats now have a three-game winning streak and improve their overall record to 6-4-1. Texas State sits...

Freshman soccer player making her debut

Freshman soccer player making her debut

Brooke Phillips

September 30, 2017

With two goals and 434 minutes already under her belt, Renny Moore, freshman midfielder, may be new to the college athlete life, but is all too familiar with the soccer field. Moore started playing soccer at the age of four. Although she tried playing other sports growing up, soccer is what she’s...

Football walk-on proves his worth on the field

Football walk-on proves his worth on the field

Melea Polk

September 29, 2017

Beginning his collegiate football career as a walk-on, Ishmael Davis, junior defensive-end, shows that it is not about how you start, but how you finish. Growing up, Davis moved all over the world because his parents were in the United States military. Early in his life, Davis lived in Germany. “I...

Assistant coach leading the way for offense

Assistant coach leading the way for offense

Andrew Zimmel

September 28, 2017

Every team needs players who are able to lead the way and push the team toward the finish line of games and seasons. On most teams, the quarterback is charged with leadership responsibility, but Parker Fleming, assistant coach and offensive coordinator, has taken over instead. After coaching wide...

Quidditch gaining momentum

Quidditch gaining momentum

Anthony Flores

September 27, 2017

Sports are often considered a microcosm of the larger world that surrounds it. With the growing popularity of pop culture, it was only a matter of time before it bled into modern sports culture in some form. Esports can be considered the prime example, but following closely and more quietly behind...

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