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Texas State soccer announces schedule for upcoming 2020 season

Texas State soccer celebrates their seniors.

Colton McWilliams, Sports Reporter

June 25, 2020

Soccer Head Coach Kat Conner announced Texas State's soccer schedule for the 2020 season June 25. The season will consist of 16 games including seven at home. After last year's roller-coaster season which saw the Bobcat's season end with a disappointing first-round loss to Arkansas State in the...

Sports journalists reflect on sports in a COVID-19 world

An illustration of a sports reporter sitting with a notebook in an empty basketball arena.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

June 23, 2020

Journalists all over the world are busy churning out news about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; however, in a world void of sports to write about, we sports journalists have been forced to make adjustments and get creative with our content. In these times, there are only so many updates a journalist...

Texas State football players test positive for COVID-19

The San Marcos Bobcats club team allows University students to continue enjoying playing football in college.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

June 17, 2020

Texas State Athletics announced June 17 five football players tested positive for COVID-19. The players are believed to have contracted the virus outside of football activities. The five are in self-isolation for 14 days with their care managed by university health professionals, athletic trainers...

Texas State men’s golf welcomes Swedish player

Fabian Sunden, in a white cap and blue shirt, hits a golf ball on a golf course.

Roberto C. S. Kennard, Sports Contributor

June 16, 2020

After the University of Akron eliminated its men's golf program May 12 due to budget cuts, Texas State men's golf was able to acquire its newest transfer—Fabien Sunden. Men's golf coach Shane Howell announced June 13 the newest addition to the Bobcat team. Sunden, who hails from Sweden, now has an...

Continuity of Intercollegiate Athletics Group outlines plan for return of athletic activities

Jake Spavital holds up the Texas State hand sign while on the football field.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

June 12, 2020

Texas State Athletics began phase 1 of its plan to return to in-person activities June 1 with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During a webinar June 5, members of the committee went into detail and answered questions about the plan. The resocialization plan, developed by the Continuity...

Back-to-back protests: Texas State students and Athletics speak up for Black lives

Protestors stand out in front of the Hays County Historic Courthouse with signs and fists up, in solidarity.

Jaden Edison and Colton McWilliams

June 11, 2020

The San Marcos community held two protests June 10, one organized by Texas State students and the other by the university's Athletic Department, advocating for Black lives lost at the hands of police. The first, put together by Malina Sutton and Kyla Finchum, took place at the Hays County Historic...

Jericka Jenkins promoted to Texas State women’s basketball assistant coach

Jericka Jenkins poses with a basketball.

Ernesto Diaz, Sports Contributor

June 9, 2020

Graduate assistant for Texas State women's basketball Jericka Jenkins has been promoted to assistant coach, Head Coach Zenarae Antonie announced June 9. As a graduate assistant for two years and video coordinator, Jenkin’s prior role on the team was to manage and execute all video projects, assist...

This school year’s top moments: No. 1 – Cancellation of sports

A Texas State basketball player reacts after missing a potential game-winning shot.

Sports Team

June 5, 2020

Editor’s Note: From May 25-29 and May 31-June 5, The University Star’s sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. A move that disappointed many sports fans, the Sun Belt announced March 16 all spring sports and practices would be canc...

Former Texas State basketball player accuses Kaspar of making racist remarks

Danny Kaspar talks to players in a huddle during a timeout.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2020

Former Texas State basketball player Jaylen Shead posted to social media June 4 alleging Head Coach Danny Kaspar of making racist remarks to players on the team. Shead, who transferred to Washington State before his senior year, claims Kaspar abused his power "on a daily basis," to the point where the...

This school year’s top moments: No. 2 – 40-year Head Volleyball Coach Karen Chisum retires

Karen Chisum, in a black suit, claps during a volleyball game.

Sports Team

June 4, 2020

Editor’s Note: From May 25-29 and May 31-June 5, The University Star’s sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. After 40 years as a Bobcat, head volleyball coach and Texas State icon Karen Chisum officially retired following the 2019 ...

This school year’s top moments: No. 3 – Pearson becomes all-time scoring leader at Texas State against ULM

A Texas State senior talks to fans during his senior night.

Sports Team

June 3, 2020

    Editor’s Note: From May 25-29 and May 31-June 5, The University Star’s sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. On Jan. 16, senior guard Nijal Pearson was able to pass Charles Sharp (1,884) in career points scored with ...

This school year’s top moments: No. 4 – Volleyball wins second consecutive Sun Belt Tournament Championship

Texas State volleyball players celebrate a championship victory.

Sports Team

June 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: From May 25-29 and May 31-June 5, The University Star’s sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. For the second year in a row, Texas State volleyball clinched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament after winning both the Sun Bel...

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