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Bobcats defeated by UTSA at HEB I-35 Showdown

Bobcats defeated by UTSA at HEB I-35 Showdown

Brooke Phillips

September 25, 2017

After a long-anticipated HEB I-35 Showdown game, the Texas State football team lost 44-14 against the University of Texas at San Antonio on Sept. 23 at Bobcat Stadium. The Roadrunners began on offense and started off on the scoreboard with a field goal, leading the Bobcats 3-0. Texas State started...

Line-backer bounces back from injury

Line-backer bounces back from injury

Melea Polk

September 23, 2017

After putting on a defensive show during the season opener against Houston Baptist, Easy Anyama, junior line-backer, plans to make a major comeback in his final season as a team-captain. Anyama and the Bobcats began their season with a 20-11 win at Bobcat Stadium against the Huskies on Sept. 2. This...

Junior player wraps up final year of tennis

Junior player wraps up final year of tennis

Anthony Flores

September 22, 2017

It can be a difficult choice for a young adult to leave his or her home country to study abroad. Alex Jones, junior tennis player, made that difficult decision, leaving her home in Essex, England to study in the United States. Jones first arrived to America in 2015, attending Long Beach State in...

Sophomore starts first after a hardworking year

Sophomore starts first after a hardworking year

Brooke Phillips

September 21, 2017

College freshmen do not expect much playing time their first year, but the first year of Genesis Turman, sophomore defender, brought an unexpected opportunity. Turman has been playing soccer ever since she could walk, and focused on it and track and field growing up. However, after her sophomore year...

Former high school MVP ready to compete

Former high school MVP ready to compete

Andrew Zimmel

September 20, 2017

Brooke Johnson, freshman setter, has come to Texas State looking to make a real impact on this year’s volleyball team. Growing up in Tomball, Texas, a city of almost 11,000 in the Houston Metropolitan area, Johnson had sports in her blood. Her father, Clint Johnson, was an All-American golfer...

Bobcats fall short to Appalachian State 20-13

Bobcats fall short to Appalachian State 20-13

Melea Polk

September 18, 2017

The Texas State football team fell short 20-13 to the 2016 Sun Belt Conference champions, Appalachian State on Sept. 16 at Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcats are now 1-2 for the 2017 football season, and 0-1 in the Sun Belt Conference. Appalachian State improved to 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in the SBC....

Sophomore sets example on and off court 

Sophomore sets example on and off court 

Andrew Zimmel

September 16, 2017

SAN MARCOS, Texas – After the season that sophomore outside hitter Megan Porter had, some might have asked whether or not the freshman could get to the next level. This year, Porter has already made leaps and strides as a leader. Growing up in Southlake, Texas, Porter had a lot of influence from...

Senior midfielder advances toward the future

Senior midfielder advances toward the future

Brooke Phillips

September 15, 2017

As her time as a college athlete is approaching its end, Rachel Grout, senior midfielder, reminisces her years as a Bobcat while also looking ahead to an anticipated future. Grout started playing soccer in kindergarten, initially inspired by her sister. “It was the one sport that interested me...

Senior cross country star approaching finish line 

Senior cross country star approaching finish line 

Anthony Flores

September 14, 2017

Part of transitioning into adult life is leaving one’s comfort zone. Leaving home and the people you’ve relied on for so long, to take a gamble on yourself. Jose Angel Gonzalez, a senior on the cross-country team, understood that concept and took the first step toward achieving greater things. Gonzalez...

Football player’s journey beyond the field 

Football player’s journey beyond the field 

Melea Polk

September 13, 2017

Scheduled to graduate this December, senior inside linebacker Gabe Loyd opens up about his experience as a football player and his personal life. Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Loyd had a normal childhood experience that included going outside and playing with his four siblings and the neighborhood...

Texas State takes 37-3 loss in Colorado

Texas State takes 37-3 loss in Colorado

Melea Polk

September 11, 2017

The Texas State football team lost their first game of the season to the Colorado Buffaloes 37-3 in Boulder, Colorado Sept. 9 giving them a 1-1 record for the season. Texas State had the opportunity to have an early lead with redshirt sophomore running back Anthony Taylor’s opening drive of 55-yards....

Men’s cross country team fighting for a  comeback season

Lisette Lopez

September 9, 2017

With a new school year comes a new season, and the men’s cross country team members are showing a greater commitment to one another. The men’s team had a historic 2016 season all around. At the beginning of the season, the team reached its highest region ranking from the U.S. Track & Field...

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