A student referendum passes for Texas State to increase athletic fees by $10 every credit hour in $2 increments over a five-year period. Students will have paid more than $10 million per year to Bobcat athletics by 2013.
Texas State alumnus and San Antonio businessman Darren B. Casey makes the biggest donation – $1 million – in the history of Texas State athletics. His name is displayed on the Darren B. Casey Administration Complex that houses athletics department employees and the Texas State ticket office.
Bids are awarded to the baseball and softball teams for renovations to both complexes. Demolition began in October 2008.
The Bobcat football team wins the Southland Conference Championship and makes the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Texas State, however, fell to Montana in the first round. The women’s soccer team also wins the SLC Tournament, but drops to Texas A&M in the first round. The Bobcats ended the season 13-4-4 overall.
Construction to the $8 million Bobcat Baseball and Softball Complex is completed. Both programs set attendance records in home openers at the new complex.
Texas State alumni Jerry and Linda Fields make a $1 million donation to Texas State Athletics. Their names are featured on the Jerry and Linda Gregg Fields West Side Complex of Bobcat Stadium
The Texas State baseball team receives an at-large bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament. The Bobcats lost, however, to Boston College and Army but ended the season with a 41-17 overall record. Texas State softball also reaches the NCAA Regional in which it defeated Northwestern, but dropped to Baylor and Louisiana-Lafayette. The Bobcats ended their season with a 40-18 overall record.
The West Side Complex construction is completed. The $17 million expansion to Bobcat Stadium features 15 suites, 450 club seats and a new press box. Jerry and Linda Fields make a record-setting $6 million donation to athletics at the grand opening of the complex.
The Texas State volleyball team wins the SLC Tournament, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Texas State fell to No. 2-ranked Texas and ended the season 22-13 overall.
The baseball and softball teams repeat SLC Championship titles.
The groundbreaking of the new track and field facility, as well as the announcement of construction to Bobcat Stadium’s North End Zone expansion, takes place. The stadium expansion will cost an estimated $32 million and will commence construction at the beginning of the 2011 football season.
Athletics Director Larry Teis meets with WAC officials in Dallas to give a presentation alongside Texas-San Antonio, Denver and Seattle.
The WAC announces it extension of invitations to Texas State, Texas-San Antonio and Denver for the 2012 season. The universities will join Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, San Jose State and Utah State.