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Eyes on the prize: Keenen Brown sets his sights on the NFL

Eyes on the prize: Keenen Brown sets his sights on the NFL

Dedrick Johnson

April 24, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

The Bobcats' superstar tight end Keenen Brown was one of the only bright spots for the Bobcat offense under Everett Withers in the 2018 season. The graduate transfer now has his sights set on the National Football League. Despite the Bobcats losing season, Brown managed to be a reliable target and a co...

By land, air and Spavital

By land, air and Spavital

Sean Anchondo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

The Bobcats ring in the Spavital era with glimpses of offensive firepower. The Bobcats' spring game, a peek into the year's upcoming team, was held Sunday, making it Jake Spavital's first game as head coach. The forthcoming team and staff displayed a mixture of deep passes and creativity. ...

Football team races in heels to support #Notonmycampus

Football team races in heels to support #Notonmycampus

Cade Andrews

April 17, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

Editor's note: This article was updated April 20 to better reflect the event an the organizations involved. Texas State kicked off its second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Sunday at Strahan Coliseum. Despite the rainy morning, the activities went on around Sewell as the sun eventually came...

Algorithims and analytics project bright future for Texas State football

Algorithims and analytics project bright future for Texas State football

Colton McWilliams

April 12, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

When Texas State hired head football coach Jake Spavital in late November of last year, the Bobcats were in need of a spark. The past four years have seen the football team go a combined 10-38 and cycle between three football coaches. In football-crazed Texas, those records are not going to cut it....

Texas State spring game preview

Texas State spring game preview

Jordan Drake

April 12, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

Editor's note: Nearly time for the annual Texas State Spring football game that pits home team against home team in an intra-squad matchup. This year should prove to be more exciting than years past as it gives fans a first glimpse at what new head coach Jake Spavital’s team might end up looking l...

Coach Bob Stitt brings innovation to Bobcat offense this fall

Coach Bob Stitt brings innovation to Bobcat offense this fall

Sean Anchondo

March 12, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

A giant dry erase board hugged the walls of coach Bob Stitt's office. Covered in X's, O's, Z's and Y's, the board looked like a scene from "A Beautiful Mind," but for football plays. Stitt, the new offensive coordinator at Texas State, was the architect of the "fly sweep" play that is used by some...

Spavital fills staff and inks signees for 2019 campaign

Spavital fills staff and inks signees for 2019 campaign

Sean Anchondo

February 12, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

As soon as Jake Spavital, one of the youngest head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision, took over one of the youngest rosters in the nation, a new headline surfaced almost daily about his new coaching staff. Spavital was hired as the 20th head coach of the Bobcats after inking a five-year deal...

Texas State Football inks 14 players for 2019 season

Texas State Football inks 14 players for 2019 season

Jakob Rodriguez

February 6, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

Texas State Athletics and Head Football Coach Jake Spavital announced that 14 players have signed national letters of intent to play for the Bobcats in 2019. Spavital and his staff were able to sign 10 players during the early signing period and added four more this morning on national signing day....

Car crash kills former Bobcat linebacker

Car crash kills former Bobcat linebacker

Cade Andrews

January 22, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports - featured

Former Texas State student-athlete Stephen Smith, 25, died Jan. 12 in a car crash east of Austin, the Texas State Athletic Department confirmed. Smith graduated in December 2016 with a degree in economics. He was a linebacker for the Texas State football team from 2012-16. Smith was involved in a...

Texas State hires Jake Spavital as new head football coach

Texas State hires Jake Spavital as new head football coach

Jakob Rodriguez

November 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports - featured

Prior to the end of a 3-9 football season, head coach Everett Withers was dismissed Nov. 18 from the team and university. In his place, Texas State hired former West Virginia University offensive coordinator Jake Spavital. Spavital is the 20th head coach of the Bobcats. Previously, he was the offensive...

Texas State dismisses head football coach Everett Withers

Texas State dismisses head football coach Everett Withers

Sean Anchondo

November 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest, Sports

Head football coach Everett Withers was fired Nov. 18, with one game left in the season. As head coach, Withers had an overall record of 7-28. University President Denise Trauth and Athletic Director Larry Teis announced Withers' immediate dismissal in a press release. Defensive coordinator Chris...

Bowl dreams shattered at Bobcat Stadium

Bowl dreams shattered at Bobcat Stadium

Sean Anchondo

November 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest, Sports

Following a two-game win streak, the Bobcats fell to the Appalachian State Mountaineers 38-7 Saturday afternoon, eliminating the team from bowl contention. After what seemed like a promising first drive, quarterback Willie Jones III was sidelined on the fifth play of the game. During the opening drive,...

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