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Monday, June 25th, 2012

Texas State, Tech game won’t air on Longhorn Network

A Sept. 8 football game between Texas State and Texas Tech will air on ESPN3, Western Athletic Conference officials said today. The announcement seemingly sidesteps a threat from Texas Tech athletic brass, reported in the San Marcos Mercury and elsewhere, to cancel the game rather than have it air on the Longhorn Network.

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Bobcat pole vaulter falls short in national bid

Junior pole vaulter Logan Cunningham couldn't clear a height he'd completed with ease many times before on Friday in the National Collegiate Athletic Association outdoor track and field championship at Drake University.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Texas State to defect to Sun Belt as WAC unravels

Multiple sources have confirmed to and the San Marcos Mercury that Texas State University will join the Sun Belt Conference for the 2013 season after a brief layover with the Western Athletic Conference this fall.

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Full circle, Franchione lands at Texas State

Texas State went for the good story when it introduced Dennis Franchione as the new football coach Friday. As the man charged with leading the Bobcats into the Western Athletic Conference, Franchione will attempt to revive his...

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Bobcats to name football coach, reports say it's Franchione

Texas State has announced a Friday afternoon press conference to name a new football coach. Reports say it's Dennis Franchione, who coached at New Mexico, Texas Christian, Alabama and Texas A&M after posting winning records with the...

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

It's official: Texas State goes to the WAC in 2012

The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) formally invited Texas State to join its ranks Thursday, meaning the Bobcats are on their way to playing top level college football in 2012. "In two years, we'll be playing FBS football...

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Bobcats show renderings of track stadium

Texas State officials have released artistic renderings of a new track stadium, which would be located behind Bobcat Stadium. The removal of track from Bobcat Stadium will allow for a potential expansion of sideline seating for football.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Busted Longhorn pled ‘I play football’

Footage from Hays County Sheriff's Deputy Manuel Delarosa shows runningback D.J. Monroe asking 'Is there anything I can do?' after failing field sobriety test then vomitting in the cop car.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Longhorn Monroe reinstated after dropped DWI charge

University of Texas Longhorn running back D.J. Monroe was reinstated Monday and will be able to play in the Citi BCS National Championship game on Jan. 7 against Alabama after his driving while intoxicated charge was dropped,...

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Video: UT’s D.J. Monroe DWI arrest

Hays County Sheriff's Office deputy's dashboard camera footage of Longhorn running back D.J. Monroe's arrest Nov. 15 for driving while intoxicated.

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