Students who often play a pick-up game of basketball may be able to take their hobby to a more competitive level this summer.
Texas State is opening its first summer intramural basketball league in three years. Shea Qualls, intramural sports graduate assistant, had the idea of starting the league. She sent out a survey to random students via email to seek interest of a summer league’s possibility.
“I saw so many people coming in (the Rec) to play pick-up basketball, so I thought starting this league would be good,” Qualls said.
It seems every sports fan is well aware of the buzz about the possible shifts among athletic conferences in the Big 12, the Big Ten and the Pac-10. The most recent reports have Nebraska saying it will move to the Big Ten from the Big 12. There's been talk about the Oklahoma and Texas teams (with the exception of Baylor) leaving to join the Pac-10.
Texas State is not the only institution facing space shortages for its intensive English program.
Growing state universities are facing similar challenges searching for classrooms to utilize for international students learning English.
A task force will decide the fate of Texas State’s Intensive English Program. One of the factors the group will consider is Provost’s call to utilize the program’s four classrooms the College of Education faculty offices.
Similar concerns can be found down Interstate 35.
Karrington Bush, junior running back, was arrested March 3 for assault causing injury/family violence.
Bush had an argument with his girlfriend at their apartment after she viewed messages on his cell phone, according to a March 4 article in the San Marcos Daily Record. The girlfriend allegedly attempted to hit Bush, but he pushed her onto a bed. She then “rolled off and bumped her head,” according to San Marcos Police Department Corporal Wayne Casteel.
Hoots and hollers greeted Gov. Rick Perry as he stepped to the podium Tuesday night after accepting a concession from rival Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
Perry, the incumbent who will face Democrat Bill White in November’s general election, held a watch party at the Salt Lick Barbecue in Driftwood. His supporters drank beer and wine, smiled and chatted around a campfire as they watched Perry hold a steady lead throughout the night.
The governor consistently maintained the 51 percentage points needed to avoid a run-off throughout the night.
James Robert “Jim Bob” Helduser, former Texas State head football coach, was a man admired by his colleagues.
“Coach Helduser was as fine a man as I’ve ever been around,” said Bob Bellard, Bryan High School head football coach. “He’s a tremendous person who’s a great leader of kids. He’s one of the guys you draw from, no matter if you’re a colleague working with him or a kid playing for him.”
Helduser died Friday at home in College Station at the age of 52 after battling stage four of colon cancer.
Skating, hitting and having more than 1,500 people watch women get into a pillow fight are aspects associated with the growing sport of roller derby.
The Texas Roller Derby Lonestar Girls league in Austin features these characteristics in its weekly practices and matches held during the weekends.
Marsha Kelley, psychology senior, has been a member of the roller derby league since June 2009. Kelley said the sport shows women’s empowerment, despite its brutality.
Texas State signed a nationally-ranked quarterback Wednesday as part of a recruiting class Coach Brad Wright considered the best he has seen under his leadership.
“Considering that we only had 12 scholarships, we had to be dead-on,” Wright said. “We couldn’t make a mistake. You miss on two of them and that’s a pretty high percentage.”
Jeff Howe, Texas State alumnus, is more than a top recruiting reporter for ESPN affiliate Insidetexas.com. He is a 2009 graduate with more sports media experience under his belt than most 26-year-old men.
Texas State football head coach Brad Wright signed a three-year contract extension Monday, according to athletic director Larry Teis.
The extension comes after a dispute in November before the Bobcats’ game against McNeese State. Wright expressed his frustration about not being offered a new contract at that time. However, Teis confirmed he “fully intended” to re-sign Wright at the end of the season.