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Sun Belt to begin football season Labor Day weekend

A Texas State football quarterback, Tyler Vitt, looks down the football field with the ball in his hands, as a teammate lays on the ground behind him, and a defender is on top.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

August 4, 2020

Football teams in the Sun Belt Conference will begin conference play during Labor Day weekend, the conference announced. In the Aug. 4 announcement, the Sun Belt says the season will be comprised of an eight conference game schedule with an option for each team to add as many as four non-conference...

Texas State football season opener moves to earlier date

Texas State junior wide receiver Caleb Twyford weaves between the SMU defense

Colton McWilliams, Sports Reporter

August 3, 2020

Texas State Athletic Director Larry Teis announced Aug. 3 that the football team's season opener against SMU will take place during the first weekend of the fall semester. The game will now take place Aug. 29 instead of Sept. 5. The move allows both teams to be more flexible with their schedules while...

Sun Belt Conference delays start of fall season

A Texas State soccer player kicks a ball.

Colton McWilliams, Sports Reporter

July 23, 2020

The Sun Belt Conference announced the delay of the fall 2020 season until Sept. 4. In an official statement, the Sun Belt says the delay will help conference establish protocols due to the lingering COVID-19 outbreak. “The Sun Belt Conference and each member institution will continue to lean...

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...

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...

This school year’s top moments: No. 5 – Bryan London becomes Texas State’s all-time leading tackler

Bryan London celebrates a play on the football field, with a maroon jersey on.

Sports Team

June 1, 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 another 3-9 season, one of the few highlights of Texas State's football season was linebacker Bryan London marking his...

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...

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...

Bobcats sign NFL contracts

Linebacker Frankie Griffin celebrates his last senior home game.

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

Three former Texas State athletes saw their professional hopes come to reality over the past week with former linebacker Bryan London II signing to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday. On Saturday, former offensive lineman Aaron Brewer signed to the Tennessee Titans and former linebacker Frankie Griffin...

Spavital, staff push football recruitment online

Head Coach Jake Spavital listens to the school song after the Texas State football game vs. Troy football game Nov. 16 at Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcats lost the matchup 63-27. Photo credit: Jamie Dorsey

Andrew Zimmel

April 20, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic halted the Texas State football program and second year head coach Jake Spavital in the middle of spring practices. Now, like every other program in the country, the Bobcats are figuring out how to recruit with technology they have not had to rely on before.While the Texas State cam...

(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’...

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