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What: Texas State Bobcat Club football watch party
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5
Where: Louie’s San Marcos, 119 E. Hutchison St.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Texas State Bobcat Club has named Louie’s Oyster House & Beer Garden in downtown San Marcos as host venue for six regular season football watch parties.

The season’s away games will be shown on a 100-square-foot projector screen as well as the venue’s flatscreen TVs. Bobcat alumni and fans are invited to join the festivities and enter raffles each game to win prizes.

Here is the football team’s road schedule:

Texas State Football Away Games | 2015

Saturday, Sept. 57 p.m.

@ Florida State

Saturday, Sept. 26TBD

@ Houston

Saturday, Oct. 10TBD

@ Louisiana-Lafayette

Thursday, Oct. 296:30 p.m.

@ Georgia Southern

Saturday, Nov. 28TBD

@ Idaho

Saturday, Dec. 5TBD

@ Arkansas State

Founded as the Bobcat Athletic Foundation in 1971, the Bobcat Club is the primary fundraising apparatus for Texas State University Athletics. In 2014, 1,121 members contributed about $1.2 million to the university, about a fifth of the $6.5 million cost of providing scholarships for 396 intercollegiate student-athletes.

Annual contributions have increased more than four fold over $215,000 raised by the foundation in 2009, three years before Texas State’s football program graduated to NCAA Division I-A.

Depending on one’s level of buy-in, members enjoy perks that range from car decals and email newsletters to premium parking and luxury suite-level seating at Bobcat Stadium. Dues start at $100.

The Texas State Alumni Association also sponsors football watch parties in other Texas cities. For Saturday’s season opener against the Florida State Seminoles, alumni chapters are hosting game day gathering in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Kerrville.

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