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Developing story: Texas State to supply cost of attendance stipend for student-athletes in 2016

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

NEW ORLEANS — Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione is already assembling a strong recruiting class for 2016.

After all, he has landed 15 commitments with about six months left before National Signing Day.

And during Monday’s Sun Belt football media day in New Orleans, Franchione made it official that he will have another sales pitch in his repertoire. Franchione announced that the Bobcats will offer full cost of attendance for their student-athletes starting next season.

College Football: Chip on their shoulder? Perhaps, but the Bobcats have a clear goal for 2015

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

NEW ORLEANS — Texas State may or may not have a chip on its collective shoulder after being snubbed for a bowl game not once but twice.

It depends on who you ask.

One fact is abundantly clear: The Bobcats’ hunger to land a bowl berth has never been more evident.

Sun Belt Football Media Day: Benson says conference on verge of prominence

NEW ORLEANS — It’s not a matter of if, but rather when.

Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson addressed the media gathered inside the Superdome Monday morning to open media day that it’s only a matter of time before the Sun Belt has a representative selected to a New Year’s Day bowl.

With the immediate success of Georgia Southern and Appalachian State and the maintained quality of the likes of UL Lafayette and Arkansas State, Benson foresees that the progression of the Sun Belt is right on track to where he foresaw it to be when he envisioned its rebuild.

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.

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