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Bobcat baseball alumnus grand slams battle with cancer

Kyle Livingstone rings a bell in a hospital room after completing his cancer treatment.

Ernesto Diaz, Sports Contributor

August 7, 2020

In early 2020, Kyle Livingstone sat in a hospital room thinking about how he had just been diagnosed with cancer. “There was a mass underneath my right armpit the weekend of the alumni game, and it just kept getting bigger,” said Livingstone, a 2009 Texas State baseball alumnus. “Once they took...

Texas State baseball players use ‘hairy’ offseason to prepare for spring

Texas State senior Jacob Little holds the ball as he moves forward to throw the ball off the pitchers' mound to the player at-bat.

Kate Connors, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2020

Itching to get back to action after a promising season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Texas State baseball players have chosen to play summer ball to stay in shape for the upcoming school year. Bobcat pitchers Wes Engle, Jacob Little and Otto Wofford joined the Round Rock Hairy Men a...

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...

This school year’s top sports moments: No. 10 – Baseball run-rules Baylor

A Texas State player, with a white helmet, maroon jersey and white gloves, holds a baseball bat and readies himself at the plate.

Sports Team

May 25, 2020

Editor's Note: Over the next two weeks, The University Star's sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. It is not often that a program like Baylor loses based on the run-rule. But on March 3, that is exactly what happened as the Bobcats routed t...

How COVID-19 changed the game for me

University Star multimedia reporter Kate Connors sits on concrete with a face mask and her camera in her hand, while staring at the camera.

Kate Connors, Multimedia Reporter

May 13, 2020

Never in life did I think I would have to temporarily say goodbye to sports due to a global pandemic. Before March 12, my life was jam-packed with social and sporting events and nights of editing photos. Now, with classes moved online, stores and restaurants closed, college students forced to move...

(Video) From the Prez: Women’s and men’s basketballs’ final performances and coronavirus advice

(Video) From the Prez: Women's and men's basketballs' final performances and coronavirus advice

Andrew Zimmel and Kate Connors

March 13, 2020

In the midst of cancellations across the sports world, Sports Prez Andrew Zimmel discusses men's basketball's matchup this past Wednesday and his hope for a (highly unlikely) future matchup in New Orleans, advice for coronavirus and more: Video by Kate Connors Photos by Kate Connors From ...

(Video) From the Prez: Basketball’s White Out Wednesday, Holle scores 1000th point and baseball vs. Bethune

Video from the prez.

Andrew Zimmel and Katelyn Lester

March 8, 2020

Ahead of Texas State men's basketball's matchup on Wednesday, Sports Prez Andrew Zimmel gives you his takes for the game and reminders about everything else happening across athletics: Hosted by Andrew Zimmel Video by Katelyn Lester Music by For more content, visit our ...

(Podcast) ‘Cats Got Our Tongues, Ep. 35

A graphic of a mouth without a tongue.

Claire Partain, Colton Mcwilliams, and Cade Andrews

March 7, 2020

Sports Editor Claire Partain, Assistant Sports Editor Colton McWilliams and sports reporter Cade Andrews have a roundtable discussion about men’s basketball’s triple-overtime thriller against UTA, women’s basketball’s weekend sweep, softball heading into Sun Belt play and baseball’...

Texas State shocks Baylor with 12-2 blowout

The Texas State baseball team huddles prior to a game.

Colton McWilliams, Assistant Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

The Texas State Bobcats made a shocking statement win on the road Tuesday afternoon, racking up 14 hits in eight innings to run-rule the Baylor Bears 12-2. Texas State improves their record to 9-4 while Baylor drops to 8-4. Despite trailing 2-0 in the fourth inning, the Bobcats scored four times...

Texas State defeats Houston for weekend series win

A Texas State baseball player hits a ball that leads to a home run.

Colton Mcwilliams, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

The Texas State baseball team defeated the Houston Cougars 12-4 to win the weekend road series. Texas State improves its record to 8-4 overall and have won their third consecutive series. It was break outperformance for junior first baseman Wesley Faison who was perfect at the plate going 4-4 including...

Bobcats overcome Houston for first road series win

Junior infielder Wesley Faison steps up to bat against Rice on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Damien Bartonek and Claire Partain

March 1, 2020

After a Rice victory on Wednesday, Texas State baseball took the road to face fellow Houston team University of Houston over the weekend, going 2-1 to win the series. The Texas State Bobcats took a quick two and a half-hour drive down IH-10 to Houston for the Texas baseball battle. The 'Cats record...

(Video) From the Prez: Men’s basketball on ESPN2, Holle twins finale, baseball in Houston and more

Texas state sports prez Andrew Zimmel.

Kate Connors and Katelyn Lester

February 29, 2020

With big games happening across Texas State athletics this weekend, Sports Prez Andrew Zimmel is back to give you reminders, hot takes and everything else you love about sports! Video by Kate Connors and Katelyn Lester From the Prez Intro by Jaden Edison For more content, follow us on so...

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