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New year brings new semiprofessional soccer team to San Marcos community

New year brings new semiprofessional soccer team to San Marcos community

Colton Mcwilliams

January 22, 2020

As Texas's soccer culture grows exponentially, adding 28 soccer clubs across six leagues forming throughout the state since 2015, San Marcos has decided to join the trend. For the first time in the city's history, San Marcos will enter the new decade with a semiprofessional team of its own—River...

Women’s basketball continues losing streak despite strong performances

Women’s basketball continues losing streak despite strong performances

Claire Partain

January 21, 2020

After leading by as many as 18 points in the third period, Texas State women’s basketball fell just short of their first conference win in a 73-67 loss to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday afternoon at Strahan Arena.The Bobcats were just six points away from slashing their five-game...

Bobcats reach four-game win streak before rivalry game

Bobcats reach four-game win streak before rivalry game

Cade Andrews

January 20, 2020

The Texas State men's basketball team picked up two crucial victories this weekend, defeating the University of Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday and Louisiana- Lafayette on Saturday to sweep the weekend and continue their four-game winning streak. After starting 1-4 in conference, the Bobcats have managed t...

Bobcats sweep Louisiana road trip with fourth straight win

Bobcats sweep Louisiana road trip with fourth straight win

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

January 19, 2020

The Texas State men’s basketball team (12-8, 5-4 Sun Belt) picked up their fourth consecutive win as they defeated Louisiana 68-59 (7-13, 2-7 Sun Belt) Saturday night at the Cajundome. This was the Bobcats' first win in Lafayette as they swept both the Ragin' Cajuns and ULM in their Louisiana road...

Bobcats just fall to Ragin’ Cajuns despite dominating first half

Bobcats just fall to Ragin’ Cajuns despite dominating first half

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

After leading by as many as 18 points in the third period, Texas State women's basketball fell just short of their first conference win in a 73-67 loss to the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday afternoon at Strahan Arena. The Bobcats were just six points away from slashing their five-game losing...

Holle twins’ efforts not enough for tight conference loss

Holle twins’ efforts not enough for tight conference loss

Sean Allen, Sports Reporter

January 17, 2020

After leading by as many as nine points in the first half, Texas State women's basketball was unable to hold their five-point lead in the final minutes of play and suffered their fifth-straight conference loss to the University of Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday at Strahan Arena. With the 58-55 loss,...

Pearson breaks all-time scoring record in comeback win

Pearson breaks all-time scoring record in comeback win

Cade Andrews

January 17, 2020

Despite trailing for most of the game, the Texas State Bobcats men’s basketball team (11-8, 4-4) defeated ULM 64-63 (6-11, 2-6) in a thriller that saw senior Nijal Pearson break the program's all-time scoring record. The 'Cats have now broken even (4-4) in the Sun Belt after a slow start to conference...

Texas State turns around conference play with two straight wins

Texas State turns around conference play with two straight wins

Andrew Zimmel and Claire Partain

January 12, 2020

After some tough losses and a slow start in conference, Texas State took it home with two straight wins at Strahan Arena, coming back with a 78-66 win over Coastal Carolina on Thursday and pulling off a convincing 82-57 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday. The Bobcats dominated the Mountaineers...

Spavital hires new tight ends coach

Spavital hires new tight ends coach

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

January 10, 2020

Head Football Coach Jake Spavital shortened his list of coaching staff vacancies with the hire of new tight ends coach Brian Hamilton on Friday. Hamilton, a former head football coach at Concord High School in California, leaves Murray State where he served as the offensive line and assistant head ...

(Photo Gallery) Texas State football: Model Edition

(Photo Gallery) Texas State football: Model Edition

Jamie Dorsey, Multimedia Journalist

January 8, 2020

Editor's Note: The photojournalist reached out to and asked several members of the 2019 Texas State football team to partake in the photoshoot. The players that responded are the individuals on display. 

Trojan Horse topples Bobcats

Trojan Horse topples Bobcats

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 6, 2020

In a game that felt predictable after the Bobcats' slow start to the season, the Texas State men's basketball team fell 71-63 to the Troy Trojans in their conference home opener on Monday night. The 'Cats' struggled to get a foothold at the start of the game, trailing for most of the first half until...

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