Articles Tagged “FCS”

  • SHSU Bearkat Football (Courtesy Brian Blalock / SHSU / GoBearkats.com)

    Looking to Buck a Trend

    It’s no secret that in the Football Bowl Subdivision, where just one postseason game has bearing on determining a national champion, teams from the South, specifically the Deep South (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina) along with Texas and Florida, have been in command of college football…

  • 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…

  • 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 - Willie Fritz (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Willie Fritz Receives AFCA Honor

    The American Football Coaches Association has named Willie Fritz one of five FCS regional coaches of the year.

    Fritz, in his second season as the head football coach for Sam Houston State, has guided the Bearkats to a 12-0 season so far and the No. 1 ranking in the Football Championship Subdivision…

  • SHSU Football vs SFA (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    Getting Ready for the Seawolves

    At long last, it’s all set. Finally, the Bearkats know who they’ll be playing in next weekend’s FCS playoff game.

    While Stony Brook and Albany duked it out in a fight to the finish on Saturday afternoon, Sam Houston’s players and coaches sat at home eagerly studying the game online knowing that they would face the winner next weekend at Bowers Stadium…

  • 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…

  • SHSU Football - Willie Fritz (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Willie Fritz Robinson Award Finalist

    Sam Houston head coach Willie Fritz is one of 20 head coaches in the nation who have been named as finalists announced for the 25th Eddie Robinson Award, which honors the national coach of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision…

  • SHSU Football 013 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Move Up to No. 4 in FCS Football Poll

    Sam Houston, one of only two NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams still unbeaten, has climbed to No. 4 in this week’s Sports Network FCS Top 25 poll.

    The Bearkats defeated Lamar 66-0 to continue Sam Houston’s best season start since 1964. The Kats lead the Southland Conference with a 5-0 league mark.

    The No. 4 ranking is Sam Houston’s highest since December 20, 2004, when the Bearkats were rated No. 3 in the final poll of the season after reaching the NCAA FCS national semifinals…

  • 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 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….