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This school year’s top moments: No. 6 – Texas State loses to U.S. Olympic team, Osterman starting pitcher

Cat Osterman embraces her team after beating them as part of Team USA.

Sports Team

May 31, 2020

Editor’s Note: From May 25-29 and May 31-June 4, The University Star’s sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. On Feb. 9, the Bobcat softball team lost 5-2 to their own assistant coach Cat Osterman and the U.S. Olympic team. The game s...

Softball assistant coach Cat Osterman moves on from Texas State

Cat Osterman smiles while holding to softball on a sunny day, at a Texas State softball practice.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

May 11, 2020

Texas State softball assistant coach Cat Osterman is stepping down from the Bobcat softball program to pursue future personal endeavors, the team announced this morning. Osterman, a former three-time National Player of the Year, four-time All-American and two-time Olympic medalist, arrived at Texas...

Softball looks ahead after the coronavirus cuts season short

The Texas State softball team rushes to home plate to congratulate teammate Christiana McDowell for hitting a home run in the sixth inning against Saint Louis, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Bobcat Softball Stadium. Photo credit: Kate Connors

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

The Texas State softball team was shaking themselves off from a 2-1 loss to Texas A&M when sports organizations around the world began to cancel their seasons. As the Bobcats loaded up their bus on the way back to San Marcos on Wednesday, March 11, the news broke that the NBA had canceled their...

Softball splits Georgia State with hot-and-cold performances

The Texas State softball team warms up before a game.

Damien Bartonek, Sports Reporter

March 7, 2020

Texas State kicked off their Sun Belt Conference schedule with an impressive win, dominating rivals Georgia State with a 16-0 blowout at Atlanta's "Heck Complex" on Friday before losing 3-1 on Saturday. SATURDAY The second game of the polarizing series saw the Bobcats fall 3-1 in a low-scoring...

(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’...

Bobcats knock off Islanders in final nonconference game

Texas State's starting lineup gathers on the mound before the start of an inning against Saint Louis, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Bobcat Softball Stadium.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

March 4, 2020

Texas State softball took their field against Texas A&M Corpus Christi Wednesday evening, winning 4-1 to knock off the Islanders and mark the last of a 20-game non-conference schedule. In their four-weekend preseason, the Bobcats found victories from coast to coast, playing in three states and...

Softball wraps up tournament play with three wins

The Texas State softball team rushes to home plate to congratulate teammate Christiana McDowell for hitting a home run in the sixth inning against Saint Louis, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Bobcat Softball Stadium. Photo credit: Kate Connors

Colton McWilliams, Assistant Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

The Texas State softball team competed in the Capital Classic over the weekend, winning three games and losing two in Sacramento and Davis, California. The Bobcats improve their record to 12-7 overall with one game left to go before conference play. although Head Softball Coach Ricci Woodard was...

(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...

Bobcats knock down No. 17 Minnesota, Tulsa at Baylor Invitational

The Texas State softball team rushes to home plate to congratulate teammate Christiana McDowell for hitting a home run in the sixth inning against Saint Louis, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Bobcat Softball Stadium. Photo credit: Kate Connors

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

Texas State softball went 2-3 in the Baylor Invitational Friday-Sunday against Big 10 and Big 12 opponents, including a win over No. 17 Minnesota to kick off the tournament on Friday. Following Friday's win, the 'Cats took a 1-0 loss to Illinois to conclude the doubleheader and went winless against...

(Video) From the Prez: Basketball senior night, Baylor Classic and baseball vs. Lamar

(Video) From the Prez: Basketball senior night, Baylor Classic and baseball vs. Lamar

Andrew Zimmel, Kate Connors, and Katelyn Lester

February 22, 2020

The Prez Andrew Zimmel is back to give you hot takes and tell you why you should attend all of the events happening across Texas State athletics this weekend: Hosted by Andrew Zimmel Video by Kate Connors and Katelyn Lester Edited by Kate Connors and Katelyn Lester From the Prez Intro b...

(Podcast) ‘Cats Got Our Tongues, Ep. 33

A graphic of a mouth without a tongue.

Claire Partain, Colton McWilliams, and Cade Andrews

February 20, 2020

Sports Editor Claire Partain and assistant sports editor Colton McWillams return to talk about Texas State's baseball success vs. Stony Brook, softball's tournament success and more. Cade Andrews stops by to talk basketball. https://soundcloud.com/the-university-star/cat...

‘Cats crush Bobcat Classic

The Texas State softball team rushes to home plate to congratulate teammate Christiana McDowell for hitting a home run in the sixth inning against Saint Louis, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Bobcat Softball Stadium. Photo credit: Kate Connors

Andrew Zimmel

February 18, 2020

In the first homestand for Texas State softball this season, the Bobcats came out on top, sweeping their own Bobcat Classic over the weekend, raising their record to 7-2.The Bobcats faced Wichita State on Sunday to finish the tournament, nearly shutting them out with a 9-1 victory after beating them in t...

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