Sports

Team lends a hand to help Reading Heroes

Texas State athletics made an impact on the San Marcos community when two softball players gave back their time to local fans.

Kortney Koroll, former Texas State softball player, and Kelli Baker, senior second baseman, volunteered at the Reading Heroes summer camp for young children with reading disabilities.

“It’s pretty much a summer program that helps the kids improve their reading skills and develop confidence for the school year,” Koroll said. “Kelli and I read them a story or two and talked a lot about our softball careers and what type of work ethic is required to achieve their goals.”

Secondary players to watch this fall

[Editor's note: For the last summer issue, The University Star sports staff will provide you with breakdowns of the 2015 Texas State football team—from the skill players to the front seven to the secondary to everything in between.]

David Mims II, senior cornerback

Whatacatch: Burger chain holding fundraiser to help San Marcos Bombers

By: 

The players on the San Marcos Bombers 12U youth baseball team will be traveling to New York to compete in the Cooperstown Hall of Fame tournament.

Whataburger will be holding a fundraiser Thursday for the San Marcos Bombers to help cover the trip costs. Whataburger is donating 20 percent of their sales that occur between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to the Bombers. The first 100 people in attendance will receive a free Whataburger prize.

Along with donation of sales, Whataburger is offering multiple prizes, including their most popular giveaway where one customer may win a free Whataburger each week for a year.

Sun Belt Conference Media Day: Football gearing up for 2015 season

Coach Dennis Franchione announced Monday that the Texas State athletics program will offer a full cost of attendance stipend for all student-athletes next year.

Starting August 2016, each athlete will receive $3,040 per year, according to reports from the San Marcos Daily Record

The cost of attendance stipend is intended to cover food, personal travel and other related expenses. 

“It’s a big decision for us,” Franchione said. “It’s going to be huge.”

For recruiting purposes, Franchione views the cost of attendance stipend as an important equalizer against more established football programs.

Football announces non-conference opponent in 2017

The Texas State football team has added another Power-5 conference team to their future football schedule.

In the 2017 season, Texas State will travel to Boulder, Colorado to take on the Colorado Buffaloes,  a member of the Pac-12 conference.

This will be the first time in program history the Bobcats have played a team from the Pac-12 conference. With this game scheduled, by 2017 Texas State will have played at least one team from every Power-5 conference: Big Ten (Illinois), Big 12 (Texas Tech), ACC (Florida State), SEC (Arkansas) and Pac-12 (Colorado).

The game against Colorado is the second game scheduled for the 2017 season thus far. The Bobcats are scheduled to host UTSA that year.

Bobcat News and Notes

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS TO COACHING STAFF

Coach Zenarae Antoine and the Texas State women’s basketball team announced the addition of a new assistant coach Wednesday. Laura Terry joins the Bobcats after one season as assistant coach at Weber State last year.

Terry’s responsibilities involved on-court coaching, recruiting, scouting, player development and community service involvement. With a focus on post players, Terry produced the leading scorer for the Weber State offense, Jalen Carpenter, and another athlete recognized for All-American honors, Zakiyyah Shahid-Martin.

SIMMS’ HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES $1,000 FOR HER PERFORMANCE

Football: Analyzing the skills

[Editor's note: For the next few summer issues, The University Star sports staff will provide you with breakdowns of the 2015 Texas State football team—from the skill players to the front seven to the secondary to everything in between.]

QUARTERBACK

Tyler Jones, junior quarterback, returns as the third-year incumbent starter. Jones will be the go-to leader for this Bobcat offense. As a dual threat, Jones adds to the Bobcats’ running game. Jones rushed for 718 yards last season, the third best mark on the team. His improvement needs to come from being an impact passer.

Seven key players to watch this fall

[Editor's note: For the next few summer issues, The University Star sports staff will provide you with breakdowns of the 2015 Texas State football team—from the skill players to the front seven to the secondary to everything in between.] 

Trey McGowan, senior linebacker 

Sign of inspiration: Football player performs first-ever sign language concert

On July 6 Brian Guendling, junior defensive end, posted a YouTube video of himself performing a sign language concert alongside friends and teammates—the first of its kind.

Overnight, the video received over 2,000 views. There is more to this story than a viral video, however. 

Guendling has spent his life around the special needs community. Guendling’s two 55- and 51-year-old uncles are blind, mentally challenged and have been in wheelchairs their entire lives. 

An early look at the Texas State football team

OFFENSE

Despite the Bobcats' run-oriented spread offense, all eyes will be on the development and maturation of Tyler Jones, junior quarterback, who is entering his second consecutive season as the incumbent starter. Jones contributed to the Bobcats’ running game by rushing for 539 yards last season, which was third-best on the team.

The question is whether Jones developed to be a more impactful passer. While he has indeed grown more efficient, completing 65.4 percent of his passes and a 22:7 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 2014, Jones averaged 222.5 passing yards per game.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Sports