Articles Tagged “ball”

  • SHSU Bearkats' Head Coach Willie Fritz (Courtesy

    NCAA Q&A w/ Willie Fritz

    Sam Houston head football coach Willie Fritz joined members of the national media for a news conference prior to the Bearkats returning to workouts in preparation for the NCAA Division I National Championship Game in Frisco Jan. 7. The following is a transcript of that news conference…

  • SHSU Football vs Montana (Courtesy Brian Blalock /

    Frisco Bound

    Don’t tell these guys they’re too young, too inexperienced or simply aren’t good enough to be considered among the best in the nation.

    Sam Houston State answered the call in a big way in the biggest moment of the year and outlasted Montana 31-28 on Friday night to move on to the Football Championship Subdivision national title game…

  • 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…

  • Hornets End The Season (Courtesy / DJ Shafer)

    Just Not Enough

    Where, oh where did the Huntsville offense go? Honestly, every time the Hornets played a big game this season, their offense vanished.

    On Friday night, in arguably their most important game of the 2011 campaign, the Hornets’ “O” pulled its most confounding disappearing act.

    Two first downs. That’s all Huntsville managed in a 28-3 loss to the Montgomery Bears in a Class 4A Division I bi-district playoff game at Moorhead Stadium.

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    Defense Gets the ‘Kats Through

    Give them a little bit of time and the Bearkats will find a way to wear their opponents down.

    Despite a few shaky series early on, Sam Houston got into gear and pulled away from Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. The Kats flexed their muscles and rolled to a 38-9 victory, clinching at least a share of the Southland Conference championship…

  • Hornets vs Kingwood Park (Courtesy / DJ Shafer)

    The Streak Ends…

    Trailing by three points at halftime, the Hornets said they felt pretty good. An hour or so later, they didn’t look so good.

    After the Panthers of Kingwood Park ran off and left Huntsville 34-14, the Hornets were smarting a bit.

    “We can’t lose our minds like we did tonight. We can’t lose control,” Huntsville defensive end Steve York said. “We’ve got to watch what we do out on the field and tonight we fell apart. We fell apart and started running our mouths.”

  • Bearkat Football 010 (Courtesy

    One Game At A Time

    It’s back to business as usual for the Bearkats.

    After getting a little time to enjoy the big win over McNeese State last Saturday, Sam Houston now has its attention squarely fixed on Lamar today.

    “Against McNeese, that was a real good game. We didn’t have a whole lot of good history against them going in,” Bearkats cornerback Bookie Sneed said following a chilly walk-through practice on Thursday.

  • SHSU Football - Celebration (Courtesy

    ‘Kats React to Big Win

    In a place where Sam Houston has endured far more agony than jubilation over the years, the seventh-ranked Kats took it to McNeese State and walked out of “The Hole” with yet another dominant performance from start to finish.

    Sam Houston, which had previously won only one once (1999) in Lake Charles, La. in 12 tries, beat up the Cowboys and never relented, cruising to a 38-14 blowout Saturday night…

  • Hornets vs Humble 2 (Courtesy DJ Shafer-Huntsville Item)

    Must Stay Focused

    It doesn’t get much simpler for the Hornets from this point forward.

    Take care of business in the next three weeks and Huntsville will be headed back to the playoffs for a fourth straight fall.

    Deadlocked in a five-way tie for first place in District 18-4A, the Hornets know that a couple of more wins will clinch another trip to the postseason….

  • 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…