Articles Posted in the Sports Category

  • SHSU Homecoming 2 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Sam Houston Moves Up to #7 in Poll

    After a 47-7 Homecoming victory over Nicholls State, Sam Houston State has jumped to No. 7 in the Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national poll.

    The Bearkats and No. 1 Georgia Southern stand as the only two unbeaten FCS teams this season. Sam Houston is off to a 6-0 season start for the first since since 1964 and only the third time in the university’s 97 years of college football…

  • SHSU Football - Flanders Flip

    Flanders’ Flip Nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year

    The eight-yard touchdown by Sam Houston running back Tim Flanders in the third quarter of the Bearkats’ 45-10 victory over Stephen F. Austin at Reliant Stadium has become a national sensation.

    Dubbed “The Flanders Flip,” the TD was featured nationally as “Play of the Day No. 5″ on ESPN and during the week following the game received more than 100,000 hits on YouTube.com…

  • SHSU Football Homecoming vs Nicholls (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    Bearkats Remain Undefeated

    There was seemingly no stopping the Bearkats on Saturday, especially not on homecoming day. From the first snap until time ran out, Sam Houston’s defense harassed the Colonels, who could not come up with an answer.

    The 10th-ranked Kats forced five turnovers — three interceptions and two fumble recoveries — on their way to a 47-7 rout of Nicholls to remain unbeaten and take sole possession of first place in the Southland Conference…

  • Hornets vs Humble (Courtesy DJ Shafer-Huntsville Item)

    Hornets Continue Their Winning Streak

    Despite recording 12 penalties for a loss of 111 yards, the Hornets never lost control in Friday night’s 13-7 win over Humble.

    Mistakes didn’t negatively affect the Hornets or their motivation to beat Humble, which was evident in the postgame celebration at Bowers Stadium.

    The victory tied Huntsville (3-1) for the top spot in District 18-4A, along with Humble, Kingwood Park, Willis and Summer Creek…

  • SHSU Football 009 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Bearkats Defense Continues to Make a Name for Itself

    It’s hard to keep a good thing quiet for long and with one impressive performance after another against some solid teams, the Bearkats defense has made a name for itself that speaks very loudly.

    Coming into the season, the Kats wanted to be the best defense in the Southland Conference from the defensive line all the way to the secondary. In doing so, Sam Houston have put together a squad that is, statistically, one of the best in the country….

  • SHSU Football 010 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Sophomore QB the Engine Keeping the Train Moving

    The Bearkats are a different football team with sophomore Brian Bell at quarterback. That was evident Saturday when Bell returned to action against Stephen F. Austin.

    Bell was sidelined in last week’s win over UTSA due to concussion-like symptoms, but returned healthy against SFA. The young quarterback gave a solid performance, completing 16-of-23 passes for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bearkats’ 45-10 blowout victory….

  • SHSU Football - BOTPW Win (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Bearkats Roll the Lumberjacks 45 – 10

    Courtesy Gene Schallenberg / Huntsville Item / GoBearkats.com Like seasoned boxers in the midst of a championship bout, the Sam Houston Bearkats took Stephen F. Austin’s best shots for 30 minutes on Saturday afternoon. As the…

  • Hornets in Porter (Courtesy DJ Shafer / ItemOnline.com)

    Hornets Looking Good After 2nd Win

    The Hornets set the tone all right. On Friday night at Don Ford Stadium, Huntsville executed its game plan perfectly, for a little more than a half at least.

    The Hornets jumped all over the Porter Spartans in the first quarter, scoring three touchdowns in a six-minute span and blowing out to a 21-0 lead. After senior Markey Thomas busted a 49-yard touchdown run early in the second half, the Hornets seemed to shut off their engines….

  • SHSU Football (Courtesy of GoBearkats.com)

    Tickets Still Available for Battle of the Piney Woods – Purchase at Reliant

    Courtesy GoBearkats.com Bearkat fans who haven’t purchased their tickets for the 86th “Battle of the Piney Woods” presented by YP.com Saturday at Reliant Stadium in Houston still have an opportunity to take part in all…

  • SHSU Football 008 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Now 4-0 Heading into Battle of the Piney Woods

    The Bearkats found a way to get it done.

    Back at Bowers Stadium after a long road trip to New Mexico, Sam Houston and UTSA were locked in a game dominated by defense Saturday. First downs and points came at a premium in this one.

    The 16th-ranked Bearkats made enough big plays on both sides of the ball in the second half and prevailed 22-7…