Texas State Bobcats
Texas State football will play games this year against the two defending Sunbelt Conference co-champions, one of which will appear live on ESPN2.
Texas State men’s basketball fans may be stretching for signs of improvements in the Bobcats, who are 5-13 under first-year coach Danny Kaspar. At this point a year ago, the Bobcats were 4-14 under former coach Doug Davalos.
The athletics department at Texas State announced Monday that the final six men’s basketball home games, and the final women’s home game, will be televised locally on KBVO-TV (Channel 14) and The CW Austin (Channel 54).
Probably, this isn’t the festive holiday season that Sun Belt Conference officials anticipated. The league succeeded this season at making seven of its eight football teams, including Texas State, bowl eligible. However, only two Sun Belt teams actually wound up with bowl invitations.
It turned out to be a Bleak Friday for Texas State after losing, 42-28, to Troy State in the final game of the Bobcats’ debut football season in the Sun Belt conference. The Bobcats finish the season 6-6 overall and 2-5 in their conference.
Texas State football fans may or may not remember these years of transition into bowl-level football. But this senior class of football players appearing at Bobcat Stadium for the last time Saturday is stamped by the transition, has fully lived it, will always be able to say it kept the train moving forward, and might, after all, be able to say even more.
The Texas State volleyball team could be on the golden path to the NCAA Tournament as they advance through the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. The Bobcats have advanced to Saturday’s championship against the last team into the league tournament.
The Texas State men’s basketball team has lined up against respectable competition, so the results have been respectable. But they’re still 0-4, and their 70-49 loss at Southern Methodist Thursday night was a dull pain, a groaning 20-point deficit for the entire second half.
The Texas State volleyball team will go to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Troy this week as the third seed after losing their final match of the regular season in five sets at Arkansas State.