Articles Tagged “North Dakota State”

  • Timothy Flanders Focused on Frisco (Courtesy of DJ Shafer)

    Kats Focused on Frisco

    Bearkat fans agree that Sam Houston’s 2011 14-0 run to the NCAA Division I Football National Championship game was incredible.

    But few can argue that the 2012 team’s road back to Frisco for a rematch with defending national champion and No. 1 North Dakota State is even more amazing…

  • Bearkats Are Headed Back To Frisco (DJ Shafer)

    Bearkats Are Headed Back to Frisco

    For the second year in a row, Sam Houston State and North Dakota State will meet in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game in Frisco, Texas, thanks to a 45-42 Bearkat victory over No. 2 seed Eastern Washington at Roos Field Saturday…

  • Semifinal Showdown At Eastern Washington (Courtesy Brian Blalock)

    Semifinal Showdown At Eastern Washington

    Since the loss to North Dakota State in January’s FCS championship game, the Bearkats have been working overtime ever since for a chance to get back to Frisco for another shot at a national title.

  • 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….

  • The SHSU Bearkat Nation in Pizza Hut Park for the 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship - Jan. 7, 2012 (Courtesy DJ Safer)

    Ending 2011 & Looking Ahead to 2012

    Putting the wraps on the 2012 recruiting class, filling the coaching vacancies and maneuvering through a spring program injury-free are among the things that come each offseason in college football, a time which has now arrived…

  • 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' Tim Flanders - NCAA Division I National Championship - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX - Jan. 12, 2012 (Courtesy DJ Shafer)

    Dream Season Comes to an End

    With both defenses keeping offense to a minimum, North Dakota State made more plays down the stretch and that was the difference Saturday in Frisco, Texas.

    In their first NCAA Division I national championship football game appearance, the top-ranked Bearkats came up short 17-6, which ended their perfect season and their quest for a national title at Pizza Hut Park…

  • SHSU Bearkats vs NDSU Bison - NCAA Division I National Championship - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX (Courtesy Eric Odom)

    Bison 17, Bearkats 6

    An unrelenting defense limited Sam Houston State to its lowest total offense and point total of the season ended the Bearkats’ dream season as North Dakota State posted a 17-6 victory in the NCAA Division I National Championship Game Saturday afternoon.

    The Bison and the Bearkats both ended the season with 14-1 records but North Dakota State took home the trophy after a hard-fought battle at Pizza Hut Park.

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

    Fritz Gets a New Contract

    Sam Houston State coach Willie Fritz, who has led the Bearkats to within one win of the school’s first football national championship, will sign a reworked contract at the end of the season, athletic director Bobby Williams said Thursday…

  • 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…