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  • Sam Houston State - Line Up and Play

    Line Up and Play

    If there is one group the Sam Houston State football team knows it can rely on by now, it’s the interchangeable offensive line.

    The Bearkats have All-Southland Conference performers all over the field, up to 21 honorees. But the sustainability on the O-line, which includes four of those all-conference selections, was highlighted in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinal round against Eastern Washington, when the Bearkats punched their ticket to Saturday’s championship game against defending champion North Dakota State…

  • Hopson Has Been Leader for Offensive Line

    Hopson Has Been Leader for Offensive Line

    On a 2012 Sam Houston State football team where 34 players have combined to post an amazing total of 696 starts, the student-athlete with the highest career total is offensive tackle Kaleb Hopson.

    While 15 offensive and defensive Bearkats each have 20 or more career starts, the fifth-year senior from Early, Texas, heads the list after his 48th career starting assignment in the Kats’ 45-42 semifinals victory at Eastern Washington that put SHSU into the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game for the second year in a row…

  • Coaches Expect Tough Battle In Frisco

    Coaches Expect Tough Battle In Frisco

    As the two head coaches of the teams ready to meet in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game on Saturday, Jan. 5, have faced the media in the past week, one thing is for certain.

    Both Sam Houston head coach Willie Fritz and North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl have plenty of respect for their opponent.

  • Bearkats Back On The Practice Field

    Bearkats Back On The Practice Field

    Sam Houston’s 11-3 football team returned to the practice field Thursday after Christmas break, ready to prepare for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

    The Bearkats face a rematch with last year’s national champions North Dakota State. The Bison stand No. 1 in the 2012 Football Championship Subdivision rankings with a 13-1 record and are the top seed in the playoff.

  • Bearkats basketball

    Kats Enter Final Week of Title Game Preparation

    Sam Houston State’s two-time Southland Conference titlists and NCAA Division I Championship finalists return to the practice field Thursday to begin their week-long preparations for a date with North Dakota State in Frisco Saturday, Jan. 5…

  • Bearkats Focused On Frisco

    Bearkats Focused On Frisco

    Bearkat fans agree that Sam Houston’s 2011 14-0 run to the NCAA Division I Football National Championship game was incredible.

    But few can argue that the 2012 team’s road back to Frisco for a rematch with defending national champion and No. 1 North Dakota State is even more amazing…

  • Lineman Anchor a Balanced Offense (Courtesy David Barfield)

    Lineman Anchor a Balanced Offense

    Considering his name rarely shows up in a box score, it is easy to understand why Sam Houston State offensive lineman Chris Rogers would have little obsession with numbers on a stat sheet.

    The Bearkats’ starting center, however, became enamored with one number nearly a month ago – zero…

  • Darnell Taylor Named Walter Camp All-America

    Darnell Taylor Named Walter Camp All-America

    Safety Darnell Taylor has been named to the 2012 Walter Camp All-America team.

    The honor marks the fifth All-America squad to which the Beark senior has earned a spot.

    Taylor has been a key figure in leading Sam Houston to a second consecutive Southland Conference football championship and back-to-back NCAA Division I Football Championship national finals appearances this fall – a university first…

  • Timothy Flanders Focused on Frisco (Courtesy of DJ Shafer)

    Kats Focused on Frisco

    Bearkat fans agree that Sam Houston’s 2011 14-0 run to the NCAA Division I Football National Championship game was incredible.

    But few can argue that the 2012 team’s road back to Frisco for a rematch with defending national champion and No. 1 North Dakota State is even more amazing…

  • Sam Houston 45 Eastern Washington 42 (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    Bearkats Hold on to Win Over Eastern Washington

    The Bearkats left no doubt that they deserved to play for another national championship. Sam Houston fought off a furious comeback attempt by Eastern Washington and did just enough to come away with a thrilling 45-42 victory over the second-seeded Eagles on Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals…