Articles Posted in the Local Sports Category

  • SHSU Bearkats' Tim Flanders - NCAA Division I National Championship - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX - Jan. 12, 2012 (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    Dream Season Comes to an End

    With both defenses keeping offense to a minimum, North Dakota State made more plays down the stretch and that was the difference Saturday in Frisco, Texas.

    In their first NCAA Division I national championship football game appearance, the top-ranked Bearkats came up short 17-6, which ended their perfect season and their quest for a national title at Pizza Hut Park…

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

    Women Topple the UTSA Roadrunners (63-50)

    Britni Martin went 6-of-13 from the field and scored 19 points to lead the Sam Houston State women’s basketball team to a 63-50 victory over the UTSA Roadrunners in the Bearkats’ Southland Conference opener Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center in San Antonio…

  • SHSU Bearkats vs NDSU Bison - NCAA Division I National Championship - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX (Courtesy Eric Odom)

    Bison 17, Bearkats 6

    An unrelenting defense limited Sam Houston State to its lowest total offense and point total of the season ended the Bearkats’ dream season as North Dakota State posted a 17-6 victory in the NCAA Division I National Championship Game Saturday afternoon.

    The Bison and the Bearkats both ended the season with 14-1 records but North Dakota State took home the trophy after a hard-fought battle at Pizza Hut Park.

  • SHSU Bearkats' Head Coach Willie Fritz (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Fritz Gets a New Contract

    Sam Houston State coach Willie Fritz, who has led the Bearkats to within one win of the school’s first football national championship, will sign a reworked contract at the end of the season, athletic director Bobby Williams said Thursday…

  • SHSU Bearkats Team Photo - 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX

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    Bearkats Prepare for National Title Game in Frisco

    Courtesy KBTX The Sam Houston State football team is in Frisco for Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivsion National Championship game against North Dakota State. The Bearkats were at Pizza Hut Park Thursday morning taking a team…

  • 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…