Articles Tagged “Bearkats”

  • SHSU Bearkats' Quarterback Chris Bell (Courtesy DJ Shafer / GoBearkats.com)

    Bell Says ‘Kats Ready for the Big Game

    Sam Houston State quarterback Brian Bell believes the long break between the Bearkats’ semifinal victory over Montana Dec. 16 and the NCAA Division I National Championship game Jan. 7 has been beneficial for him and his teammates…

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

    ‘Kats Outscore Samford in Non-Conference Play (74-58)

    Sam Houston’s backcourt of Demarcus Gatlin and Darius Gatson scored 20 and 17 points, respectively, to lead the Bearkats to a 74-58 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Samford Wednesday at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum…

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

    American Football Monthly Honors Willie Fritz

    Sam Houston State head football coach Willie Fritz has been named as NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Coach of the Year for 2011 by American Football Monthly, the nation’s leading publication for football coaches…

  • Tim Flanders (Courtesy GoBearkats.com-DJ Shafer)

    Record Breaker Tim Flanders

    Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State’s sensational sophomore running back from Midwest City, Oklahoma, has earned plenty of post-season attention in the Bearkats’ drive to the NCAA Division I National Championship Game…

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

    This article contains a video.

    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.

  • 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…

  • 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…