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  • 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship Preview - NDSU Bison vs SHSU Bearkats

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    NCAA Division I Football Championship Preview

    Check out an in depth preview of the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship game taking place Saturday, January 7th.

    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.

  • Sam Houston State University Bearkats

    Official Bearkat Merchandise Guide

    Sam Houston State University and The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), a division of IMG College and the University’s exclusive licensing agent, would like to remind Bearkat fans who are gearing up for the National Championship game in Frisco, Texas to look for the “Officially Licensed Collegiate Product” label when purchasing Sam Houston State merchandise…

  • NCAA Title w/ SHSU Helmet - 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship

    FCS Championship Game Sells Out, is Playoff Format Working?

    Sam Houston State and North Dakota State did not rely on rankings, coach’s polls or computer data to reach the NCAA Division I Football Championship. They earned their spots in the Jan. 7 contest by advancing in the playoffs.

    Either the Bearkats or Bison will walk off the field at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco as the national champion. No debate.

    “It is survival of the fittest,” Sam Houston State coach Willie Fritz said Wednesday. “You’ve got to be mentally tough and you’ve got to be physically tough to advance and keep playing.”

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

    Building a Champion

    Willie Fritz is an optimist. When his first preseason camp as Sam Houston head football coach opened in August, 2010, Fritz handed each player a T-shirt with “OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE” emblazoned across the front.

    A month later, when the Bearkats stood 0-2 and had been outscored 90-17 in losses at Baylor and Western Illinois, many SHSU fans thought the shirt read “OPPORUNITY IS NOWHERE”

    But the coaching staff and the football team read the T-Shirt a different way….

  • SHSU Women's Basketball vs South Alabama (Courtesy Brian Blalock / GoBearkats.com)

    Lady Kats Rally for Win Over South Alabama (53-50)

    Sequeena Thomas scored 12 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead Sam Houston State to a 53-50 non-conference women’s basketball victory over South Alabama Tuesday afternoon at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum…

  • SHSU Men's Basketball vs Northern Arizona (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Kats Top Northern Arizona (73-49)

    Konner Tucker scored 25 points to lead Sam Houston State to a 73-49 non-conference victory over Northern Arizona Tuesday night at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

    Tucker went 9-of-16 from the field including six three-point baskets. Steven Werner and Demarcus Gatlin also scored in double figures with 19 and 10 points, respectively…

  • North Dakota (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Kats to Take on North Dakota

    The number one and two seeds will meet head on in the NCAA Division I Football Championship game Saturday, Jan. 7, at 12 noon in Pizza Hut Park in Frisco.

    No. 2 seed North Dakota State rolled to a 35-7 victory over No. 3 seed Georgia Southern Saturday afternoon in the Fargodome.

    No. 1 seed Sam Houston defeated No. 4 Montana 31-28 Friday night in Huntsville…

  • SHSU Football - Tim Flanders (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    Unstoppable

    To hear the record-breaking Timothy Flanders tell it, his brilliance on the football field is the product of a system and a credit to the supporting cast around him.

    Flanders always suggests his success is about the team, regardless of how much the team may depend on him to keep them afloat.

    But after Flanders netted a school-record 287 yards on the ground Friday in Sam Houston State’s 31-28 victory over Montana, a record held by McNeil Moore (286 yards) since 1951, there is little room for modesty…

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

    Frisco Bound

    Don’t tell these guys they’re too young, too inexperienced or simply aren’t good enough to be considered among the best in the nation.

    Sam Houston State answered the call in a big way in the biggest moment of the year and outlasted Montana 31-28 on Friday night to move on to the Football Championship Subdivision national title game…

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

    Old Nemesis Friday Night

    Clear your Friday night schedule. If you have plans for that evening, cancel them because that’s when the undefeated Bearkats are hosting Montana (11-2) in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals.

    This will be the marquee game of the weekend, with Sam Houston televised again on ESPN, while the other semifinals matchup (Georgia Southern at North Dakota State) will be played Saturday on ESPNU…