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Texas State junior quarterback Tyler Jones spots an open receiver down the field during last season’s game against Georgia Southern inside Bobcat Stadium.

College Football: Weak schedules dot Sun Belt in 2015

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Despite a concerted effort by many of its programs to schedule tougher opponents, the Sun Belt still ranks among the weakest non-Power Five conferences in strength of schedule.

In fact, seven of the 11 league teams, including Texas State, have slates that sit in the bottom 30 of the Football Bowl Subdivision in terms of strength of schedule according to Phil Steele who followed the NCAA’s method, which takes opponents’ winning percentage from last season into account.

Former Texas State shortstop Garrett Mattlage celebrates after pulling into second base for a double.

College Baseball: Catching up with the Bobcats in the minor leagues

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Carson Smith and Kyle Kubitza were the latest former Texas State players to bust through to the major leagues.

This season, Smith worked his way up to now being the Seattle Mariners’ primary closer. He has recorded a 1.27 ERA, two saves and 42 strikeouts across his 35.1 innings pitched this season.
Kubitza was called up to the Los Angeles Angels this month and has batted .250 through five games (16 plate appearances) to go with a RBI.

Texas State rising junior Granger Studdard rounds the bases after clubbing a home run against the Texas Longhorns last season.

College Baseball: Texas State's Studdard gears up for junior campaign in California

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Granger Studdard made quite an impression last season in the California Collegiate League.

After all, the Hays product mashed the ball during his debut campaign to the tune of a .332 batting average to go with five home runs and 49 RBI. He added an All-Star game nod to what was an all-around breakthrough 2014.  

Now, fresh off a relatively strong sophomore season at Texas State, Studdard is back for a second summer with the Santa Barbara Foresters.

High School Baseball: Gutierrez, Villasana make the most of one last game

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ROUND ROCK — They didn’t anticipate being selected, but a pair of Rattlers made the most of their opportunity.

It wasn’t the state tournament, but playing inside the Dell Diamond on Sunday night was still a moment worth remembering for San Marcos graduates and now former Rattlers Nick Gutierrez and Carlos Villasana.

College Softball: Texas State raises $2,315 for David Gish fund

This season, with the Strikeout Cancer game as well as online auctions, the Texas State softball team raised a total of $2,315 for the David Gish Fund on behalf of Ty Harrington.

During the past two seasons, the softball team has had both Gish and Harrington throw out the honorary first pitch at the Strikeout Cancer game.

The Bobcats received more than $1,800 in T-shirt sales from the game and an additional $500 from the online auctions that included Texas State memorabilia, signed gear from softball assistant coach Cat Osterman and a signed bat from Harrington.  


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