Articles Tagged “FCS”

  • Bearkats vs Bison in 2013 FCS Championship

    How the Bison Roll

    North Dakota State etched its name in FCS lore with back-to-back titles by doing what NDSU does best: grinding the ball while eating the clock, capitalizing on mistakes — and punching the ball into the end zone.

    The Bison rushed for 300 yards and held the ball for 30:13, forced four turnovers and outscored Sam Houston State 39-13 on Saturday to win the FCS National Championship Game.

  • SHSU Football - Tim Flanders (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    FOOTBALL: Sam Houston State Grabs No. 1 in Preseason Poll

    Sam Houston State’s motto this season is “Finish.”

    That’s what North Dakota State did last year when it defeated Sam Houston State in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

    Both programs could return to Frisco, Texas, for this season’s FCS title game. If so, voters in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 believe Sam Houston State will finish the job….

  • SHSU Football - Darnell Taylor Buchana Watch List (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    FOOTBALL: Darnell Taylor Named to Buchanan Watch List

    For the first time in seven years, the Sam Houston State football team has a Buck Buchanan Award candidate. Senior safety Darnell Taylor is among 20 players recognized by The Sports Network as a candidate for the nation’s top defensive player award…

  • SHSU Football - Tim Flanders & Richard Sincere (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    FOOTBALL: Flanders & Sincere Named to Payton Watch List

    Last season Tim Flanders took the FCS by storm, quickly making a name for himself on a national level as he racked up yards and touchdowns at an amazing pace. As a late addition to the Walter Payton Award ballot, Flanders finished his sophomore season seventh in the voting for the nation’s top offensive player…

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    FOOTBALL: Looking to the Future

    What’s next for the Sam Houston State Bearkat football team?After the best football season in school history, going undefeated all the way to their first appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision national title game, that’s a popular question in Huntsville. What will Sam Houston do for an encore? Could the Kats run the table again?

    Well, that will be much more difficult in 2012. That, is for sure…

  • Sam Houston State Bearkats (SHSU) Take the Field at the 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX - Jan. 7, 2012 (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    Impressive Records for 2011 Season

    The Sam Houston State Bearkat football team set 26 school records during their march to the NCAA Division I National Championship Game.

    The list of school records marks one more indication of what an outstanding season the 2001 campaign was for the Bearkat football program.

    During the 14-1 season, Sam Houston earned it highest Football Championship Subdivision ranking ever, standing No. 1 in the FCS poll from November 20 to January 9…

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

    Kats’ Coach Willie Fritz Receives Top FCS Coaching Honor

    Sam Houston State University’s Willie Fritz has been named as the American Football Coaches Association 2012 Football Championship Subdivision “Coach of the Year.”

    Fritz was one of five outstanding coaches honored today at the 2012 AFCA convention in San Antonio…

  • 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 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…