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February 10th, 2009
Texas State announces football schedule

STAFF REPORT

The unveiling of improvements to Bobcat Stadium will mark the start of the 2009 football season and Texas State, while a tough run of games through the last three weeks will mark the finish.

Texas State announced an 11-game season this week. The schedule will include six home games.

The season begins on Sept. 5 with a home game against Angelo State. The game will show of a variety of new features to Bobcat Stadium, including 15 luxury suites and nearly 250 club seats on the west side of the stadium.

Each suite includes 12 permanent seats and four bar stools at a cost of $30,000. The open-air covered club seats will go for $1,500 or $2,000 for the season, depending on the location.

The Bobcats won the Southland Conference in 2008 and went to the playoffs for the second time in four years, finishing 8-5.

“I am glad that we will play six of our 11 games at home and looking forward to another great season,” Texas State athletic director Larry Teis said. “I am also excited to have the new seating options with suites and club seats being added to Bobcat Stadium.”

Texas State will play four of its 11 Southland Conference games at home. Texas State will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Strutters dance team when it opens the league schedule at home against Southeastern Louisiana on Oct. 10. The homecoming game will take place on Oct. 31 against Stephen F. Austin.

The season will end with three straight challenging games as they try to drive for a second straight league title. On Nov. 7, the Bobcats will go to Central Arkansas, which finished ranked 14th last year in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). On Nov. 22, they return home against McNeese State, which finished 2008 ranked No. 22. On Nov. 21, they will end the regular season at Bobcat Stadium against arch rival Sam Houston State.

In addition, the Bobcats will also play road games at 11th-ranked TCU from the FBS’s Mountain West Conference, Southern Utah, as well as Southland Conference road games at Nicholls, Northwestern State and Central Arkansas.

The other home game will come on Sept. 26 against Texas Southerm. In other road games, Texas State will play Texas Christian (Sept. 12), Southern Utah (Oct. 3) Nicholls State (Oct. 17), and Northwestern State (Oct. 24).

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