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Partnering with MOVE Texas and Texas Rising to host a drive-in voter registration event, Texas State Athletics helped register 676 people to vote by the deadline, making it one of the largest drive-in voter registration events in Texas this year, according to MOVE Texas.

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Amid an off-season full of questions, the loss of an all-time player and an investigation into a former head coach, Texas State men’s basketball released its Sun Belt Conference schedule Oct. 1 for the 2020-21 season.

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Texas State Athletics announced June 17 five football players tested positive for COVID-19. The players are believed to have contracted the virus outside of football activities. The five are in self-isolation for 14 days with their care managed by university health professionals, athletic tr…

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Editor’s Note: From May 25-29 and May 31-June 5, The University Star’s sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. A move that disappointed many sports fans, the Sun Belt announced March 16 all spring sports and practices would be cancele…

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Former Texas State basketball player Jaylen Shead posted to social media June 4 alleging Head Coach Danny Kaspar of making racist remarks to players on the team. Shead, who transferred to Washington State before his senior year, claims Kaspar abused his power “on a daily basis,” to the point…

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Texas State men’s basketball alumnus Nijal Pearson never traveled outside of the U.S. Now, Pearson is not only moving abroad but also fulfilling his lifelong dream, a bittersweet feeling as he reaches professional status but also moves away from the place he calls home. Pearson will begin hi…

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Never in life did I think I would have to temporarily say goodbye to sports due to a global pandemic. Before March 12, my life was jam-packed with social and sporting events and nights of editing photos. Now, with classes moved online, stores and restaurants closed, college students forced t…

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Less than two months after his final Texas State victory, Sun Belt Player of the Year Nijal Pearson signed his first professional contract with a member of the LNB Pro A, France’s premier professional basketball league, on Tuesday. Pearson officially secured his professional dreams with Chor…

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With his final collegiate season behind him, basketball senior guard Nijal Pearson is continuing to put in work toward the G-League, overseas play and eventually the NBA in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. March 11, The Texas State Bobcats defeated Appalachian State in the quarterfinals o…

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When seniors Nijal Pearson and Eric Terry took on Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Championship Tournament March 11, they thought it would be their final game in Strahan Arena. They didn’t know it would be the last game of their collegiate careers. As the Bobcats were c…

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UPDATE-The Sun Belt Conference announced early Thursday afternoon that the semifinal and final rounds of the men’s and women’s Sun Belt Conference Championship, held Saturday-Sunday, will be canceled due to a growing coronavirus concern. The cancellation comes after multiple professional lea…

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In front of the second-largest crowd in Strahan Arena history, the No.3 Bobcats took care of business with an important 85-68 victory over Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Championship Tournament on Wednesday. The Bobcats’ efficient offense and scrappy defense led them …

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Texas State men’s basketball will host their first-ever Sun Belt Conference Tournament game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as they face No. 6 Appalachian State to fight for a spot to New Orleans for the semifinals. After winning eight out of the last 10 games and rising to the No. 3 seed in the tournament,…

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Sports Editor Claire Partain, Assistant Sports Editor Colton McWilliams and sports reporter Cade Andrews have a roundtable discussion about men’s basketball’s triple-overtime thriller against UTA, women’s basketball’s weekend sweep, softball heading into Sun Belt play and baseball’s victorie…

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Texas State (20-11, 13-7) took a loss to close the regular season as they fell to South Alabama (20-11, 13-7) 58-54 Tuesday night at the Mitchell Center. With the loss, the Bobcats are now in third place in the Sun Belt Conference, while South Alabama is the second seed going into the Sun Be…

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Texas State (20-10, 13-6 Sun Belt) won their fifth game in a row Friday night at UT Arlington (13-17, 9-10 Sun Belt), defeating the Mavericks 85-83 in a triple-overtime thriller. The Bobcats had previously lost nine away games in a row versus UTA dating back to 2010. With the win, Texas Stat…

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The Texas State men’s basketball team (19-10, 12-6 Sun Belt) rose to second place in the Sun Belt as they defeated Georgia Southern 70-55 on Thursday and Georgia State 86-76 on Saturday for their last regular-season home games at Strahan Arena. The Bobcats’ win against Georgia State broke th…

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Senior starters Nijal Pearson and Eric Terry led the way past Georgia State in a 86-76 win on Saturday at Strahan Arena. The win marked their final regular-season home game and moved the team above Georgia State to second in the Sun Belt Conference. The Bobcats, 12-6 in conference, have now …

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The Prez Andrew Zimmel is back to give you hot takes and tell you why you should attend all of the events happening across Texas State athletics this weekend: Hosted by Andrew Zimmel Video by Kate Connors and Katelyn Lester Edited by Kate Connors and Katelyn Lester From the Prez Intro by Jad…

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Sports Editor Claire Partain and assistant sports editor Colton McWillams return to talk about Texas State’s baseball success vs. Stony Brook, softball’s tournament success and more. Cade Andrews stops by to talk basketball. ‘Cats Got Our Tongues is a weekly sports podcast recorded at The Un…

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Texas State (17-10, 10-6 Sun Belt) swept Arkansas State for the regular season, picking up another win by defeating the Red Wolves 69-64 on Saturday afternoon at Strahan Arena. The Bobcats got out to a quick start, holding the Red Wolves to 19.2% shooting and going into halftime with a 31-13…

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Texas State (16-10, 9-6) bounced back from their loss last Saturday as they defeated the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (18-8, 11-3), the Sun Belt’s current first-place team, 74-66 Thursday night at Strahan Arena. The Bobcats got out to a quick start with a demanding 31-9 lead, but the T…

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After ESPN’s SportsCenter anchor Elle Duncan shared a personal anecdote on-air about an encounter she once had with the late Kobe Bryant, Twitter flooded with millions of photos of fathers and their daughters using the hashtag #GirlDad. Weeks later, Texas State men’s basketball’s all-time le…

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Sports Editor Claire Partain and assistant sports editor Colton McWilliams return to discuss Texas State softball recent tournament in Florida, the return of Texas State baseball and more. Cade Andrews joins the crew for an update on men’s and women’s basketball. Hosted by Claire Partain and…

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Texas State (15-10, 8-6 in Sun Belt) split a road trip out east this week, winning against Coastal Carolina in a dominating fashion on Thursday but falling short against Appalachian State (14-11, 8-6 Sun Belt) in a 60-57 heartbreaker on Saturday. The Bobcats were without their leading scorer…

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Texas State (15-10, 8-6 in Sun Belt) split a road trip out east this week, winning against Coastal Carolina in dominating fashion but falling short against Appalachian State (14-11, 8-6 Sun Belt) in a 60-57 heartbreaker on Saturday. The Bobcats were without their leading scorer, senior guard…

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Sports Editor Claire Partain, assistant sports editor Colton McWilliams and reporter Cade Andrews return to discuss the latest developments in Texas State athletics. The crew discusses basketball’s Nijal Pearson’s recent struggles, women’s basketball ending their eight-game losing streak, fo…

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Sports Editor Claire Partain and Assistant Sports Editor Colton McWilliams return to discuss Texas State football’s offseason recruiting, coaching changes, softball’s matchup vs the U.S. Olympic team more. Reporter Cade Andrews stops by to talk men’s and women’s basketball. Hosted by Claire …

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After falling in a close game to the University of Texas at Arlington last Saturday, Texas State (13-9, 6-5 Sun Belt) managed to get back in the win column as they defeated the University of Louisiana-Monroe 71-51 Thursday night at Strahan Coliseum. Despite a rough first half, the Bobcats pu…

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In front of a packed crowd Saturday evening, the Bobcats snapped their four-game win streak against in-state rival the University of Texas at Arlington with a 64-62 loss at the buzzer in Strahan Arena. The team moved to 12-9 on the season and 5-5 in the Sun Belt. Texas State was able to make a…

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Despite the highest attendance of the season and a chance to win the game at the buzzer, the Texas State men’s basketball team (12-9, 5-5 Sun Belt) fell to in-state rival University of Texas at Arlington (9-12, 5-5 Sun Belt) Saturday afternoon at Strahan Arena. The Bobcats got out to a quick…

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There was no way the #TXST Sports Prez Andrew Zimmel was going to leave Bobcat fans hanging this weekend! He’s back to give you hot takes for and reminders about the events happening across TXST athletics. Hosted by Andrew Zimmel Filmed by Kate Connors Edited by Kate Connors From the Prez in…

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Sports reporter Cade Andrews spoke with senior guard Nijal Pearson on reaching the program’s all-time scoring record, his senior season and his journey to this point in his career. So walk me through that moment, when did you know that you broke the scoring record? “I knew going into the gam…

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For the first time since a double-overtime heartbreaker loss in last season’s blackout game, Texas State men’s basketball will host in-state rival UT Arlington for a rematch on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Strahan Arena. Last season the Bobcats fell 84-77 in double-overtime in front of 6,581 fans, …

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The Texas State men’s basketball team picked up two crucial victories this weekend, defeating the University of Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday and Louisiana- Lafayette on Saturday to sweep the weekend and continue their four-game winning streak. After starting 1-4 in conference, the Bobcats ha…

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The Texas State men’s basketball team (12-8, 5-4 Sun Belt) picked up their fourth consecutive win as they defeated Louisiana 68-59 (7-13, 2-7 Sun Belt) Saturday night at the Cajundome. This was the Bobcats’ first win in Lafayette as they swept both the Ragin’ Cajuns and ULM in their Louisian…