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  • Bearkats Focus on Finishing via GoBearkats.com

    Focus on Finishing

    Amid all the preseason excitement about being both the favorite to repeat as Southland Conference football champions and the No. 1 team in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national rankings, Sam Houston State head coach Willie Fritz reminds his 2012 gridiron squad of one thing.

  • SHSU Football - Tim Flanders (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    FOOTBALL: Sam Houston State Grabs No. 1 in Preseason Poll

    Sam Houston State’s motto this season is “Finish.”

    That’s what North Dakota State did last year when it defeated Sam Houston State in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

    Both programs could return to Frisco, Texas, for this season’s FCS title game. If so, voters in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 believe Sam Houston State will finish the job….

  • SHSU Football - Willie Fritz (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    FOOTBALL: What the Coaches Had to Say

    Check out what the Southland Conference head coaches had to say about the upcoming 2012 season.

  • SHSU Football - Media Day (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    FOOTBALL: Can Kats Repeat?

    It certainly came as no surprise. After running roughshod through the Southland Conference last fall, winning every league contest by at least three touchdowns, the Sam Houston State Bearkats were tabbed by the coaches in the league as the overwhelming favorite to repeat as champs in 2012…

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    FOOTBALL: Coaches Name SHSU #1 in Poll

    Sam Houston State, which finished its 2011 regular-season campaign with a perfect 11-0 record and a 7-0 mark in league play, has been tabbed as the favorite heading into the 2012 season as voted on by the league’s coaches, the conference Tuesday at its annual football media day at L’Auberge du Lac Resort…

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    FOOTBALL: Darnell Taylor Named to Buchanan Watch List

    For the first time in seven years, the Sam Houston State football team has a Buck Buchanan Award candidate. Senior safety Darnell Taylor is among 20 players recognized by The Sports Network as a candidate for the nation’s top defensive player award…

  • SHSU Football - Baseball (Courtesty GoBearkats.com)

    SHSU Alumni Reception in the Woodlands

    Sam Houston alumni will have the opportunity to gather and celebrate a season of championships and post-season success at a special reception for The Woodlands Bearkats on Friday, August 3.

    The SHSU Woodlands Alumni and Friends Reception will be held at the new SHSU Woodlands Center, August 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • SHSU Football - Tim Flanders & Richard Sincere (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    FOOTBALL: Flanders & Sincere Named to Payton Watch List

    Last season Tim Flanders took the FCS by storm, quickly making a name for himself on a national level as he racked up yards and touchdowns at an amazing pace. As a late addition to the Walter Payton Award ballot, Flanders finished his sophomore season seventh in the voting for the nation’s top offensive player…

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    BASEBALL: Seniors Earn Top League Academic Awards

    Sam Houston State senior Jake Arrington has been named the Southland Conference Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday in conjunction with the release of the 2012 Academic All-Southland Baseball Team…

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    BASEBALL: Azar Named ABCA All-Region

    Sam Houston State designated hitter Anthony Azar has earned a postseason recognition this week by being named to the ABCA All-South Central Region Team as a first team selection.

    Azar led the Bearkats in 2012 with a .354 batting average. The sophomore from The Woodlands also had a team high three home runs, 38 RBI, 10 doubles and a .402 on base percentage. He had an OPS of .899 which was also tops on the club…