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Happenings: Homecoming Week

Bobcat spirit roars at Texas State Homecoming events

By Catherine Harper

soapbox derby cars crossing finish line

Soap Box Derby

Year after year, Texas State University shines when its brightest alumni, faculty, staff, students and members of the public join in the tradition of Homecoming.

Starting the fourth week in October, Texas State will fire up a slate of Homecoming events including tailgating, Powderpuff Football, the annual Soap Box Derby and more, showcasing the ferocity of the Bobcats who keep the traditions alive. It all leads up to the Homecoming football game Oct. 29.

Check out some Homecoming history and upcoming events below:

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Rising Stars: Dennis Franchione

Franchione’s return to Texas State
readies Bobcat football for the WAC

By Billi London-Gray

From his roots in the small town of Girard, Kansas, to his leadership roles in some of NCAA football’s most prestigious programs, Dennis Franchione has spent his career shaping the lives of young men on the gridiron.

Starting his career as a high school football coach in the Midwest, Franchione moved to college coaching in 1978. From 1990-91, he led the Bobcats to two victorious seasons. Now, after a 20-year absence, “Coach Fran” has had a warm homecoming to Texas State University.

In January 2011, Franchione rejoined Bobcat athletics as head coach for the football program. He signed a five-year contract with the university, and says he plans “to culminate” his successful career — his overall record is 187-101-2 as a collegiate head coach — with a final run in San Marcos as the Bobcats move to the Western Athletic Conference and Football Bowl Subdivision competition in 2012. Continue reading

Texas State Updates: Football Game Day

Bobcats take on Southern Arkansas
in football home opener Saturday

Texas State Athletics

Updates for Saturday’s 6 p.m. kickoff at Bobcat Stadium

Game Day Shuttle to Bobcat Stadium
Don’t fight parking, ride the Bobcat Tram to the game. Three Bobcat Tram routes will run Saturday starting three hours prior to the game and one hour after the game. For routes, times and more details, visit Game Day Central.

Free parking is available at the Matthews Street Garage (202 Student Center Drive) with free shuttle service to Bobcat Stadium. For routes, times and more details visit Game Day Central.

Tailgating is one of the best Texas State traditions! Get to the game early and tailgate. This week’s featured concert is the Ben Danaher Band! For more information visit the Tailgating – Bobcat Alley page at TXStateBobcats.com.

Game Day Merchandise
Get your official game day merchandise including t-shirts, jerseys and hats at the University Bookstore, your on-campus bookstore. Click here to visit the fan shop.

Texas State Student Cash Giveaway
The Texas State Athletic Department wants to give you cash this football season! Arrive before kickoff to a Texas State home football game and by swiping in with your student ID to Bobcat Stadium, you automatically will be entered into a drawing for $500! (Remember you must get into Bobcat Stadium before kickoff to be eligible.) Don’t leave early because the announcement of the winner will take place during the third and fourth quarter. See you in the stands! Eat ‘Em Up, Cats!

Game Day Giveaway
2,500 cheer sticks will be handed out on the general admission/student side of Bobcat Stadium courtesy of Nutrishop and Saturday’s game sponsor, H-E-B

Students Get in FREE (with Texas State ID)
Students remember you get in FREE to all Texas State home games with your Texas State ID.

Live Video, Audio and Stats
Can’t make it to the game? Watch the game online live and follow along with live stats at TXStatebobcats.com.

Click for Live video including post game news conference
Click for Live audio
Click for Live Stats