Articles Tagged “Sam Houston State”

  • SHSU Bearkats Taylor Twins (Courtesy

    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…

  • 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship

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    Coaches Talk Championship

    North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl and Sam Houston State head coach Willie Fritz talk about the excitement of preparing their teams to play for the NCAA Division I National Title on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.

    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.

  • SHSU Bearkat Practice (Courtesy DJ Shafer / Game Day Photos on Facebook)

    Bearkat in Title Fight

    As the Sam Houston State football team prepared for their Jan. 7 NCAA Division I National Championship Game, the squad received a visit from another Bearkat looking to earn a title the same weekend.

    Alfonso Lopez is fighting Dyah Davis for a super middleweight championship at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida, Friday night, Jan. 6. The boxing match will be televised by ESPN…

  • SHSU Bearkats' Quarterback Chris Bell (Courtesy DJ Shafer /

    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…

  • Tim Flanders (Courtesy 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…

  • Sam Houston State University Bearkats

    Official Bearkat Merchandise Guide

    Sam Houston State University and The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), a division of IMG College and the University’s exclusive licensing agent, would like to remind Bearkat fans who are gearing up for the National Championship game in Frisco, Texas to look for the “Officially Licensed Collegiate Product” label when purchasing Sam Houston State merchandise…

  • 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 Men's Basketball vs Northern Arizona (Courtesy

    Kats Top Northern Arizona (73-49)

    Konner Tucker scored 25 points to lead Sam Houston State to a 73-49 non-conference victory over Northern Arizona Tuesday night at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

    Tucker went 9-of-16 from the field including six three-point baskets. Steven Werner and Demarcus Gatlin also scored in double figures with 19 and 10 points, respectively…

  • SHSU Football - Tim Flanders (Courtesy DJ Shafer)


    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…

  • SHSU Football - Willie Fritz (Courtesy

    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…