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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: 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

Around Campus: Bobcat Club

Bobcat Club rallies athletes to the
finish line with member support

By Catherine Harper

From the yells of cheerleaders to the fighting chants from fans, Texas State student-athletes receive encouragement from all sides during the game. Outside of games, Bobcat athletes receive encouragement and support from Texas State’s Bobcat Club, a scholarship organization that helps student-athletes pursue their goals.

The Bobcat Club brings together Texas State alumni, fans, former student-athletes, coaches and friends to provide current student-athletes with athletic and academic support. Through fundraising for academic scholarships, the Bobcat Club strengthens opportunities for student-athletes and the Texas State Athletics Department, as well as for the next generation of Bobcat athletes.

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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

Around Campus: Fall Sports Preview

Eat ’em up! Bobcats ready for final
fall season in Southland Conference

Texas State’s final fall sports season in the Southland Conference will give Bobcats fans a taste of what’s in store for 2012, when the university joins the Western Athletic Conference.

On the football field, Texas State will launch home-and-home series with Football Bowl Subdivision teams Texas Tech and Wyoming in 2011. The volleyball team will play in four major tournaments against opponents from coast to coast. And the soccer team has matches scheduled against programs from the Big 12, Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference. Continue reading