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Texas State volleyball preview: New season, same goal for Bobcats

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

When Texas State heads to the SMU/ TCU Crosstown Challenge later this week, head coach Karen Chisum will start her 36th season at the helm.

Yet, no matter who has been on the roster and what conference the Bobcats have called their home — the Southland, Western Athletic and now the Sun Belt — Chisum’s preseason goals haven’t changed.

“My expectations are always the same and that’s by the time we get to the conference tournament to be the best we possibly can be, win it and go to the NCAA Tournament,” said

Women's College Soccer: Houston, we have a problem — Bobcats shut out Cougars

From Staff Reports

HOUSTON — A first-half goal by Lauren Prater and a second insurance tally by Lynsey Curry lifted the Texas State soccer team to a 2-0 shutout over Houston during its season opener on Friday evening.

The victory marked just the second all-time win against the Cougars, and in the past eight seasons, the Bobcats are 6-1-1 in season openers.

Last Time Out: Bobcats sack Vandals during last season's 35-30 victory

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Whenever Texas State needed a big play against Idaho, the plan was relatively simple: Hand the football to Terrence Franks.

Franks ran over, through — and most of time — past defenders to churn out a career-high 284 yards on the ground during a 35-30 victory over the Vandals on Saturday night inside Bobcat Stadium.

“I went out there and ran the ball like I always do,” Franks said. “I just needed to step up. I remember my redshirt freshman year running for 234 (yards) against Southeastern Louisiana.

Running with Moe: The mental side is just, if not more, important the physical side

By MOE JOHNSON
Running with Moe

I was reading over some race results from various cross country meets and noticed that on several the times in the state meets were often several minutes slower than the week before in a regional meet.  

It got me wondering what the cause of this decrease in performance from one week to the next. Was it a fault in training before the big meet or was it a mental state that was the result of slower times?

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