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.

Find the game preview and football season schedule on On game day, go the schedule and click the “Details” link next to the Sept. 6 game to find links for live coverage, such as Live Stats provided by Texas Tech’s Gametracker.

The game will not be televised, but video streaming will be available through Raider Vision All-Access with a subscription. Fans can listen to Bill and Brant’s game-day coverage on 92.5 FM (Austin) or 89.9 FM (KTSW in San Marcos). ESPN Austin 1530 AM will carry the Texas Tech radio broadcast.

One response to “Spotlight: Bobcats Season Opener

  1. I’m excited to see how things go for coach fran this year… I would love to come back to SM for a game. Maybe me and my bobcat wife can figure out a way to make that happen….

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