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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...

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. 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 sports moments: No. 8 – Men’s basketball defeats Appalachian State in final game

A Texas State basketball player attempts a shot while an Appalachian State player jumps to attempt a block.

Sports Team

May 27, 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. Students and fans packed Strahan Coliseum in all white for a matchup against Appalachian State on March 11, bringing in the second-larg...

This school year’s top sports moments: No. 9 – Men’s basketball defeats UTA in triple overtime

Eric Terry shoots a free throw after being fouled by a UT Arlington player, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Strahan Coliseum. This game, prior the 2019-20 season and the Bobcats' triple overtime game against UTA, Texas State lost in double overtime.

Sports Team

May 26, 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. The Feb. 28 rematch of Texas State’s double-overtime loss against UT Arlington in 2019 did not disappoint. The game was decided in tri...

NCAA to allow on-campus workouts for football and basketball athletes

Trevis Graham Jr. holds a football in his left arms, while two defenders chase after him on the football field at Bobcat Stadium.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2020

The NCAA decided in a virtual meeting May 20 to allow Division I football and basketball student-athletes to participate in voluntary in-person athletic activities on campuses. Starting June 1, as long as all local, state and federal regulations are followed, the activities may be conducted. To accommodate...

Nijal Pearson prepares for unknown after signing abroad

Texas State basketball alumnus Nijal Pearson signed to Chorale Roanne, a member of France's premier professional league, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, after a historic season with the Bobcats. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Claire Partain, Sports Reporter

May 18, 2020

Texas State men's basketball alumnus Nijal Pearson never traveled outside of the U.S. Now, Pearson is not only moving abroad but also fulfilling his lifelong dream, a bittersweet feeling as he reaches professional status but also moves away from the place he calls home. Pearson will begin his professional...

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...

Revisiting Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Dance’ at Texas State

Michael Jordan walks down the Strahan Coliseum basketball court, while drenched in sweat.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

May 11, 2020

While the sports world tunes in to ESPN’s 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” covering NBA legend Michael Jordan’s basketball career with the Chicago Bulls, the Texas State community remembers its own piece of sweaty, trash-talking Jordan history that took place at Strahan Coliseum. On June...

Pearson goes pro with Chorale Roanne

Texas State basketball's Nijal Pearson attempts a layup while a defender tries to block the shot.

Claire Partain, Sports Reporter

May 6, 2020

Less than two months after his final Texas State victory, Sun Belt Player of the Year Nijal Pearson signed his first professional contract with a member of the LNB Pro A, France's premier professional basketball league, on Tuesday. Pearson officially secured his professional dreams with Chorale Roanne,...

Pearson gears up for athletic career after graduation and the ongoing pandemic

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

Damien Bartonek, Sports Reporter

April 29, 2020

With his final collegiate season behind him, basketball senior guard Nijal Pearson is continuing to put in work toward the G-League, overseas play and eventually the NBA in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. March 11, The Texas State Bobcats defeated Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the...

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