Articles Tagged “defense”

  • Lady Hornets vs Beaumont Ozen (Courtesy Tom Waddill - The Huntsville Item)

    BASKETBALL: Lady Hornets: The Big One That Got Away (70-61)

    In the opening minutes, the Huntsville girls played exactly the way they needed to.

    Having top-ranked Beaumont Ozen on the ropes in the early going, the Lady Hornets knew that they had an upset brewing. It was just too early to peak against the undefeated Lady Panthers….

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

    Breaking Down The Bearkats

    Head football coaches in the Southland Conference are not allowed to pick their own team in the preseason poll, so this past summer the coach of the defending champion relied on what he noticed late last season.

    It’s one thing to break down what the Bearkats do, but it’s another to try to stop them…

  • SHSU Bearkats Taylor Twins (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Taylor Twins Double Trouble

    Sam Houston State safety Darnell Taylor stands ready to slow down North Dakota State’s offense when he steps onto the field for Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco.
    Taylor’s twin brother, Darius, won’t be far away. That usually means double trouble…

  • SHSU Football 018 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Enjoy Bye in 1st Round of FCS Playoffs

    Though the top-seeded Bearkat football team doesn’t have to worry about playing Saturday, they will be glued to ESPN3 on their computers to find out who will be their opponent in the second round of the NCAA Division I playoffs next Saturday Dec. 3…

  • Hornets vs New Caney (Courtesy DJ Shafer-Huntsville Item)

    The Streak Continues

    Coming off their biggest win in the last couple of years, the Hornets could have let up a little Friday. It would have been understandable had Huntsville limped through a homecoming game against a struggling and much smaller squad from New Caney.

    Huntsville’s defense did not let up in the least. The Hornets dominated New Caney, holding the Eagles to 55 total yards of offense in a 23-0 Huntsville victory at Bowers Stadium…

  • Hornets Celebrate Humble Victory (Courtesy ItemOnline.com)

    From Frustrating to Fabulous?

    What began as one of the Hornets’ most frustrating seasons may turn out to be one of Huntsville’s most rewarding campaigns ever.

    The Hornets are in the hunt — the playoff hunt and the championship hunt. That’s remarkable considering the amount of adversity thrown in the Hornets’ path this season…

  • 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…

  • 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….