Articles Posted in the Local Sports Category

  • Huntsville Sends Off the SHSU Bearkats to the NCAA Division I National Championship (Courtesy Bearkat Athletics)

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    Huntsville Gives the Kats a Great Send Off

    More than a thousand fans lined the streets Wednesday afternoon as a procession of 20 county, city and University police vehicles escorted the Sam Houston football team’s four buses through downtown Huntsville on their way to the NCAA National Championship game.

    Hit the Continue button to see video footage from the send off…

  • SHSU Bearkat Football (Courtesy Brian Blalock / SHSU / GoBearkats.com)

    Looking to Buck a Trend

    It’s no secret that in the Football Bowl Subdivision, where just one postseason game has bearing on determining a national champion, teams from the South, specifically the Deep South (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina) along with Texas and Florida, have been in command of college football…

  • SHSU Football 023 (Courtesy Brian Blalock - Game Day Photos on Facebook)

    Breaking Down The Bearkats

    Head football coaches in the Southland Conference are not allowed to pick their own team in the preseason poll, so this past summer the coach of the defending champion relied on what he noticed late last season.

    It’s one thing to break down what the Bearkats do, but it’s another to try to stop them…

  • SHSU Bearkats' Center Travis Watson (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Bearkats’ Center Earns NCAA FCS Academic Honor

    Travis Watson of Sam Houston State, who earned first team All-Southland Conference honors this year as the starting center for the 14-0 Bearkat football team, has been named as one of 58 student-athletes to be listed on the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team…

  • Tailgate Town - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX

    Getting in the Spirit

    Two big events are scheduled for Bearkat fans who will be attending the NCAA Division I National Championship Game at Frisco, Texas, this weekend…

  • SHSU Bearkats Taylor Twins (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Taylor Twins Double Trouble

    Sam Houston State safety Darnell Taylor stands ready to slow down North Dakota State’s offense when he steps onto the field for Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco.
    Taylor’s twin brother, Darius, won’t be far away. That usually means double trouble…

  • 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship

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    Coaches Talk Championship

    North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl and Sam Houston State head coach Willie Fritz talk about the excitement of preparing their teams to play for the NCAA Division I National Title on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.

    The #1 ranked, undefeated Bearkats will take on the #2 Bison, and we’ll be bringing you all of the action live from Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. You can listen here online for the play-by-play, or tune in to 101.7FM as we bring you the action straight to your radio as the Flagship Station of the Bearkat Sports Network.

  • SHSU Women's Basketball vs Missouri (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Lady Kats Fall to Missouri (66-48)

    Sequeena Thomas and Chanice Smith each scored 12 points and Britni Martin added 10 as the Sam Houston women’s basketball team fell to Missouri 66-48 Friday night at Mizzou Arena.

    Sam Houston (4-6) led by as many as seven points early in the game and trailed by one point, 28-27, at intermission. But Missouri (10-1) outscored the Bearkats 38-21 in the second period to earn the victory…

  • SHSU Bearkat Practice (Courtesy DJ Shafer / Game Day Photos on Facebook)

    Bearkat in Title Fight

    As the Sam Houston State football team prepared for their Jan. 7 NCAA Division I National Championship Game, the squad received a visit from another Bearkat looking to earn a title the same weekend.

    Alfonso Lopez is fighting Dyah Davis for a super middleweight championship at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida, Friday night, Jan. 6. The boxing match will be televised by ESPN…

  • SHSU Men's Basketball vs Jarvis Christian (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Sam Houston Falls to Jarvis Christian (83-49)

    Junior forward Steven Werner scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Sam Houston State to an 83-49 men’s basketball victory over Jarvis Christian Monday night at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

    Freshman center Michael Holyfield added 12 points and 15 rebounds while Marcus James scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Sam Houston (6-8) as the Bearkats played their last non-conference contest before Southland Conference begins…