Tag Archives: Texas State Bobcats

Happenings: Cat Camp

Cat Camp gives new students an inside track to Texas State life

By Mindy Green

Group picture of all of the Cat Camp Counselors

2013 Cat Camp Counselors

Instead of fearing the unknown about coming to college, freshmen can become acquainted with their peers and get ahead of the game when it comes to learning about being a Bobcat. Cat Camp, a two-day retreat offered every year, is Texas State University’s only spirit, pride and traditions summer camp.  Continue reading

Happenings: Rally on the Square

Local businesses promote Bobcat football fanfare with ‘Rally’

Rally event logo

Rally on the Square invites Bobcats and Red Raiders to enjoy San Marcos before the big football game.

By Amber Kahla

Local business are inviting the Texas State University community, Bobcat fans and our Red Raider guests to the first annual Rally on the Square, an evening of fanfare and fun before the big game.

In honor of the Texas State football team’s first home game on Sept. 8, Bobcat and Red Raider fans will gather for a common purpose before their respective teams face-off on the gridiron. The game will mark the first time the Bobcats play in the newly expanded Bobcat Stadium and the first game of the Western Athletic Conference. Continue reading

Around Campus: Bobcats move to FBS

Bobcats’ move to FBS advances university’s mission to excel

Bobcat football players entering field

Go, Cats, go!

By Andrew Osegi ’14

Texas State University has taken another step forward in its quest to be nationally recognized as a top tier institution by achieving Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) status in NCAA Division I athletic competition.

Alongside the university’s designation as an Emerging Research Institute in January 2012 and as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2011, Texas State’s move to the FBS — when the university joined the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) this summer — was a landmark achievement. Continue reading

Alumni: Kyle Harrell

Football, business, worms and volunteering: Harrell does it all

Kyle Harrell with wife and daughter

Kyle Harrell with his family

By Andrew Osegi ’14

Kyle Harrell’s connection to Texas State University began in 1993, when he signed a letter of intent to join the Bobcat football team. He graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science, and coached and taught biology in the Houston area.

Four years later, he returned to Texas State as a strength and conditioning coach for the football, baseball and women’s basketball teams. A man of many talents, Harrell then co-founded Pathagility, a web-based data management system for pathology labs. Harrell currently serves as the company’s director of business development.

As for his most recent venture? Well, let’s just say it might make you squirm. Continue reading

Around Campus: Baseball and Softball

Texas State athletics leads off
to a bright spring season

Two softball players high-five on fieldBy Billi London-Gray

The first pitch of the Texas State softball season will be thrown this morning as the Bobcats take on Syracuse University in the Kajikawa Classic at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. Texas State will play six games in the three-day meet, also facing Brigham Young University, the University of California, Arizona State, the University of Washington and the University of New Mexico.

According to the Texas State Athletics Department, Texas State opens the 2012 softball season as the favorite to win the Southland Conference Championship. Thirteen letterwinners will return to the field, including three-time all-conference and all-region selection Chandler Hall and the team’s two other pitchers from last year, junior Anne Marie Taylor and sophomore Crystal Alaniz. Continue reading

Around Campus: Tailgating

Tailgating makes football
games even more fun

Texas State's Tailgating Crew helps rev up spirit during game season.

Tailgating is the all-American way to prepare for a Texas State football game, with the ideal combination of sports, food and fun.

All Bobcats fans are encouraged to take part in all the activities. Due to construction around Bobcat Stadium, tailgating will take place in the Strahan Coliseum parking lot, west of Bobcat Stadium at the intersection of Charles Austin Drive and Aquarena Springs Drive, beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of home football games. There is no charge to participate.

The first home game of the season will kickoff at 6 p.m. on Satruday, Sept. 17, when the Bobcats host Tarleton State University. Continue reading

Spotlight: Bobcats Season Opener

Bobcats open football season
looking ahead to 2012 changes

The Texas State University Bobcats play their 2011 season opener against the Texas Tech Red Raiders this weekend. The game, scheduled to start at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Lubbock, will serve to whet the Bobcats’ appetite for top-level NCAA competition, as Texas State prepares to move to the Western Athletic Conference and the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012.

“My focus now is giving Texas State a good, solid foundation as we make this transition,” says head football coach Dennis Franchione. “We need to get ready to win the WAC, and we can do that here. I believe that.”

In the following Rising Stars video, Coach Fran along with Bobcats Steven Kenney, Darryl Morris and Adley Eshraghipour share their thoughts about Texas State’s move to the WAC and its significance for the players and the university:

For Bobcats fans heading to Lubbock this weekend, the Alumni Association and the “T” Association are sponsoring tailgating near the stadium. RSVP and find information about tickets, tailgating and maps here. For Bobcats fans following from home, Saturday’s game will be broadcast through multiple outlets. Continue reading