Texas-San Antonio head coach Larry Coker announced the hiring of now-former Texas State co-offensive coordinator Travis Bush for its new football program last week.
Bush has been part of the Bobcat football staff for the past six years — including the last three seasons as coordinator — and will take the same position at UTSA under Coker. The Roadrunners’ first season will begin in 2011.
Softball fans were reminded of past Bobcat teams during the first Texas State versus Southwest Texas State alumni game.
The Texas State team won the game 8-4 Saturday at Bobcat Field.
“We finally had enough Texas State alumni to make a team,” said Coach Ricci Woodard. “I’m going try and keep it around as long as I’m here. I think it’s more fun and competitive this way.”
The Texas State men’s basketball team defeated the best rebounding team in the Southland Conference — the Lamar Cardinals — Saturday night.
Cameron Johnson, junior forward, and Emmanuel Bidias a Moute, senior forward, combined for 32 rebounds of the team’s 47 to secure a 97-92 victory in overtime against the Lamar Cardinals.
“Anytime you have two guys at the same time playing like that around the basket, we’re a force to deal with,” said Coach Doug Davalos. “We’ve got some good interior players and we finally got a performance out of two them on the same game.”
The score was set at 14-11 in favor of the Bobcats during a timeout in the first half. The situation appeared as though the winless-in-conference Texas State women’s basketball team might give undefeated Lamar a fight to the finish.
The game got away from the Bobcats late in the first half and Texas State lost sight of its first conference win. The Bobcats lost 82-59 to Lamar.
Eight of the women’s tennis team’s 18 matches against Louisiana Tech and Southern Methodist Saturday could not be finished because of inclement weather conditions.
“We had to move inside on Saturday,”said Coach Tory Plunkett. “When changing location, it means the scoring system will change as well.
The team was able to easily adapt to the adverse conditions, hence the reason why we probably won the match.”
The Bobcats faced Louisiana Tech Saturday and defeated the Bulldogs 5-0.
Texas State traveled to Sam Houston State Wednesday in hopes of becoming the first team to defeat the Bearkats since conference play began.
The Bearkats made sure a victory in the Bobcats’ favor did not happen.
Sam Houston State remained unbeaten as it ran over the Bobcats on its way to a 95-64 victory. The Bearkats’ record improved to 3-0 in conference play.
Texas State is now in fifth place in the West Division of the Southland Conference standings after losing to Sam Houston State, which was voted to finish first in the coaches’ preseason polls.
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Diamond Ford, freshman guard, scored 28 points, had six rebounds and four steals in Wednesday’s game against Sam Houston State.
Victoria Davis, senior guard, had 22 points, three steals, four rebounds and three assists.
These statistics were not enough to give Texas State its first conference victory as the Bobcats fell to the Bearkats 85-81 in Strahan Coliseum.
The Texas State women’s tennis team will look to ace its first matches of the New Year this weekend.
The team travels to Dallas to compete against Louisiana Tech and Southern Methodist.
Coach Tory Plunkett said preseason play will be difficult because of the lack of practice the Bobcats will have coming into the match.
“We only have eight days to practice before our first dual match with SMU and Rice,” Plunkett said.
The Bobcats finished fall competition in October when they hosted the Texas State Play Day.
We all know the BCS causes some problems. It does not help college coaches who seem to be getting more dedicated to the money and not the coaching. Since when do college coaches and winning not go hand-in-hand as being the most important aspect?
Some coaches would argue it still is the most important idea, which has led to recruiting violations and fans losing hope for their school’s chance to “win.”
College coaches have lost their way, which is getting to the point of pathetic.
The Texas State men’s and women’s track and field teams began their season Saturday at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Katie Evans, international studies senior, placed third in the high jump with a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Valerie Hancock, applied sociology senior, placed fourth with a height of 5 feet 5 inches and Lisa Bingham, exercise and sports science freshman, placed eighth with a height of 5 feet 3 inches.
Hancock accomplished a personal best in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.07 seconds and placed eighth.