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Preseason previews: Big shoes to fill for Texas State's linebacking corps

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in an eight-part series previewing each of the units on the Texas State football team leading up to the start of fall practice later this week.

How much will Texas State miss David Mayo?

Without a doubt, that’s the biggest question facing the linebacking corps — and the entire defense for that matter — in 2015.

The obvious answer: The Bobcats will miss Mayo a lot.

Fisheries: Recent rains spur fish stocking in local lakes

By MUKHTAR FAROOQI
TPWD Fisheries

At the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), fish stocking is an important component of a suite of tools we use to manage public fisheries.

The fish population of each public lake in our program is assessed by routine surveys from which we determine what management techniques will make fishing better. If this involves fish stocking, a stocking request is submitted and prioritized on a statewide level. State hatcheries then gear their production to meet these requests.

Preseason previews: Performance of offensive, defensive lines hold key to Texas State's success in 2015

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in an eight-part series previewing each of the units on the Texas State football team leading up to the start of fall practice on Aug. 6.

There were a number of different reasons for Texas State’s turnaround on offense and subsequent step backward on defense in 2014.

Countdown to Kickoff: Growing pains at New Mexico State

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

It hasn’t been an easy road for Doug Martin since he took over the flailing New Mexico State program in 2013.

And yet, while the win-loss record hasn’t shown it — two-win campaigns in each of the past two seasons — the Aggies appear to be on the right track under Martin’s leadership.

More than anything else, Martin is building the New Mexico State program by recruiting and playing freshman instead of dipping into the junior-college ranks for support, which is a strategy that could pay dividends one or two years down the line.

High School Athletics: Who's next in line at SMHS?

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Last week, the Daily Record predicted which Texas State athletes will break out during the upcoming fall and winter seasons and for this week it’s San Marcos High School’s turn.

Football, volleyball and boys and girls basketball all see a bit of turnover heading into the 2015-16 seasons and similar to Texas State will be hopeful that a few players to take a step forward in their progression.

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