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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, 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, February 4th, 2011

Bobcats ineligible for Southland title, playoffs

Entering its final football season in the Southland Conference, Texas State will be ineligible for the league title or the Football Championship Series (FCS) playoffs in 2011. The Bobcats, who are transitioning to a higher limit of...

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Texas State announces 2011 football schedule

Texas State has announced its 2011 football schedule, which might make no one regret the move to the Western Athletic Conference in 2012. The 2011 home schedule is made of Tarleton State, Prairie View A&M and four...

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

Texas State taps Franchione as football head coach, again

Returning to a school he left in 1991, former Alabama and Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione will be Texas State University's head football coach, officials announced today.

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...

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Bobcats schedule Navy, Wyoming

Texas State announced Tuesday that it has scheduled home-and-home football series against Navy and Wyoming. The first of those teams to appear at Bobcat Stadium will be Wyoming, which comes to San Marcos on Sept. 28, 2013.

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Commentary: Enabling self-defense on campus

The Texas legislature convenes every two years with their next session starting this coming January. It is my prediction that they will amend current firearms laws and allow those in possession of a concealed handgun license (CHL)...

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Bobcats relieve Wright of football coaching duties

Texas State fired head football coach Brad Wright Monday with two years remaining on a three-year contract. Wright was 23-23 in four years. Texas State immediately began a nationwide search for a football coach to lead the...

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