Articles Posted in the Sports Category

  • 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…

  • SHSU Bearkats' Tim Flanders - 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX - Jan 7, 2012 (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    It Was A Very Good Year

    As the disappointment of Saturday’s 17-6 loss to an outstanding North Dakota State team in the NCAA Division I National Championship final wears off, Bearkat players and fans can look back on the 2011 football season and realize it was a very good year.

    In fact, it is remarkable all the things the Kats were able to accomplish with such a young squad…

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

    UTSA Edges Out Kats in Last Seconds (62-60)

    Kannon Burrage scored 17 points including two baskets in the final 57 seconds to lead UTSA to a 62-60 Southland Conference men’s basketball victory Sunday afternoon at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum…

  • 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…