TUESDAY 08/08/17 – KATS SELECTED IN TOP 5

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Published on August 08, 2017 by Glenn Edwards

FOR THE 5TH TIME IN THE PAST 6 SEASONS, THE SHSU BEARKATS WILL START OFF THE FOOTBALL SEASON IN THE TOP 5 OF THE STATS F-C-S NATIONAL RANKINGS ACCORDING THE PUBLICATION’S RELEASE OF ITS INITIAL POLL ON MONDAY. THE BEARKATS COME IN AT NO. 3 IN THE NATION, BEHIND THE TEAMS WHO HAVE COMBINED TO WIN THE LAST 6 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – JAMES MADISON & NORTH DAKOTA STATE. J-M-U – THE DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION – IS RANKED NO. 1, WHILE NORTH DAKOTA STATE IS NO. 2. FOLLOWING THE KATS ARE 4TH-RANKED SOUTH DAKOTA STATE AND NO. 5 EASTERN WASHINGTON. THE ONLY OTHER SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TEAM IN THE TOP 25 IS CENTRAL ARKANSAS AT NO. 15, ALTHOUGH McNEESE STATE, NICHOLLS & SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA RECEIVED VOTES. SAM HOUSTON WILL OPEN ITS SEASON ON AUG. 27 AT BOWERS STADIUM AGAINST RICHMOND.

IN HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL, THE 2017 SEASON BEGINS TODAY WITH THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS PARTICIPATING IN A TRI-MATCH WITH BRYAN RUDDER & SPRING BEGINNING AT 5PM…AND THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL HOST IOLA AT 6:30PM.

IN COLLEGIATE VOLLEYBALL, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN HAVE BEEN PICKED TO FINISH 3RD IN THE UPCOMING SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE RACE. SAM HOUSTON WAS SELECTED TO FINISH 3RD IN THE LEAGUE BEHIND 2-TIME DEFENDING CHAMPION TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI AND NO. 2 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN. THE BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BEGIN THEIR 2017 CAMPAIGN AUG. 25 IN COLLEGE STATION WHEN THEY FACE TEXAS STATE IN THE TEXAS A&M INVITATIONAL.

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