Articles Posted in the Local Sports Category

  • SHSU Bearkat Basketball vs Nicholls Colonels (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Men Win in Thibodaux (75-65)

    Demarcus Gatlin scored 21 points including a three-pointer with 9:22 to play after Nicholls had cut the Bearkats’ lead to just one point as Sam Houston picked up its first Southland Conference men’s basketball victory over the season with a 75-65 win over Nicholls State in Thibodaux Saturday afternoon…

  • Sam Houston State Bearkats (SHSU) Take the Field at the 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX - Jan. 7, 2012 (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    Impressive Records for 2011 Season

    The Sam Houston State Bearkat football team set 26 school records during their march to the NCAA Division I National Championship Game.

    The list of school records marks one more indication of what an outstanding season the 2001 campaign was for the Bearkat football program.

    During the 14-1 season, Sam Houston earned it highest Football Championship Subdivision ranking ever, standing No. 1 in the FCS poll from November 20 to January 9…

  • Sam Houston State University (SHSU) President Dr. Dana Gibson Congratulates the NDSU Bison on Their Championship Win

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    Dr. Gibson Congratulates NDSU on Their FCS Win

    Incredible sportsmanship right here. Sam Houston State University President, Dr. Dana Gibson makes good on her bet with North Dakota State University President, Dean L. Bresciani, by congratulating the North Dakota State Bison on their win in the 2012 NCAA Football Division I National Championship.

    Once again, congratulations to the Bison on their win, and big congrats to the Sam Houston State Bearkats on their historic season. Eat ‘Em Up Kats!!!

  • SHSU Bearkat Men's Basketball vs UT Arlington Mavericks (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Men Fall to the Mavericks (66-40)

    Bearkat Men’s Basketball takes another loss against the UT Arlington Mavericks 66 – 44.

    LaMarcus Reed scored 19 points to lead UT-Arlington to a 66-40 Southland Conference men’s basketball victory over Sam Houston State Wednesday night at Texas Hall…

  • SHSU Bearkats Women's Basketball vs UT Arlington Mavericks (Courtesy Brian Blalock / GoBearkats.com)

    Lady Kats Stay Undefeated at Home Against the Mavericks (58-41)

    Bearkats win over the Mavericks 58 – 41.

    Sequeena Thomas produced her fifth game with both double figure points and rebounds with 23 points and 18 boards as Sam Houston State defeated UT-Arlington 58-41 in a Southland Conference women’s basketball game Wednesday night at Johnson Coliseum…

  • SHSU Football - Tim Flanders (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    More All American Honors for Bearkat Football Team

    Tim Flanders, running back from Sam Houston State, was named as NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision “Offensive Player of the Year” and joined wide receiver Richard Sincere, offensive lineman Travis Watson and safety Darnell Taylor as members of the 2011 College Sporting News “Fabulous 50″ FCA All-America Team.

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

    Kats’ Coach Willie Fritz Receives Top FCS Coaching Honor

    Sam Houston State University’s Willie Fritz has been named as the American Football Coaches Association 2012 Football Championship Subdivision “Coach of the Year.”

    Fritz was one of five outstanding coaches honored today at the 2012 AFCA convention in San Antonio…

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

    Bearkats’ Travis Watson Heads Academic All-League List

    Sam Houston State senior offensive lineman Travis Watson was named the Southland Conference Football Student-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Monday in conjunction with the release of the Academic All-Southland Conference football team.

  • SHSU Bearkats' Quarterback Brian Bell - NCAA Division I National Championship - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX - Jan. 7, 2012

    Sam Houston Lands No. 2 in Final Poll of the 2011 Season

    Sam Houston State University stands No. 2 in the final Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision poll of the 2011 season.

    The No. 2 finish stands as the Bearkat football program’s highest final FCS national poll standing in SHSU’s 24 years of competition at the NCAA Division I football level…

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

    Travis Watson Named Southland Football Student/Athlete of the Year

    Watson, a two-time all-academic selection, is the first Sam Houston player to be named the Southland football student-athlete of the year. A political science major with a 3.44 grade-point average, Watson was a finalist for the National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship and was selected as part of the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Director’s Association Academic All-Star Team…