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College Football: Three Bobcats land on preseason All-Sun Belt teams

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

NEW ORLEANS — Texas State may have a repeat winner of the conference’s defensive player of the year.

Well at least if the league’s preseason prognostications hold up.

David Mims II was named the Sun Belt’s preseason player of the year on Monday morning. The senior cornerback, who compiled five interceptions and 48 tackles last season, also took home first-team All-SBC preseason honors.

Countdown to Kickoff: Influx of UAB transfers boosts South Alabama in 2015

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

South Alabama head coach Joey Jones would never wish ill will on another program.

Yet, the demise of Alabama-Birmingham’s football team — at least for the 2015 season — benefited the Jaguars as much, if not more, than any other program in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision.

Following a 6-7 season and a bowl game, the first in program history, USA had to replenish its roster, especially on offense. After all, the Jaguars had lost 55 players to graduation across a two-year span.

One Year Later: Revisiting Texas State's 24-20 loss to South Alabama in Mobile

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

MOBILE, Ala. — In any close loss, it’s easy to look back and find one or two plays that might have changed the result.

When Texas State revisits its 24-20 defeat to South Alabama on Saturday night inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, Dennis Franchione’s team will probably start with a plethora of missed opportunities in the first half.

Running and Fitness: Staying fit is vital to not 'hitting the wall'

By MOE JOHNSON
Running with Moe

This past week I spent a few days visiting my sister in Maine.

She lives in a home just across the street from the ocean and on a large piece of land with lots of big pine trees.  

One day was spent helping her husband clean out old trees, some of which had broken during the winters heavy snow. I tried to compare moving branches, logs and stepping over uneven ground to lifting weights.  

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