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College Baseball: Texas State has 21 players back on the diamond for summer leagues

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor
 
Players from Coastal Carolina and Arizona weren’t the only ones on the diamond this week.
 
Sure, the two College World Series participants, which slugged it out for the national championship, were chasing the summer’s biggest prize (the Chanticleers won a decisive game three on Thursday afternoon to take home their first-ever title).
 

College Football: Texas State solidifies early lead in Sun Belt recruiting by landing another commit

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor
 
Texas State had already distanced itself from the Sun Belt pack when it comes to recruiting.
 
The Bobcats added on to that lead on Sunday afternoon when South Grand Prairie defensive end Jakharious Smith verbally committed to the program, giving them 17 such pledges for the 2017 class. 
 
Smith, who was clocked at 4.5 and 4.59 in the 40-yard dash during Texas State’s Dallas satellite camp on June 20, will likely be used as an outside linebacker at the collegiate level.

Countdown to Kickoff: Three years removed from its jump to Division I, IWU is waiting for results

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor
 
Incarnate Word put all of its chips in the middle of the table about four years ago.  
 
More appropriately, the largest Catholic school in Texas took a leap of faith. 
 
Despite very little success to speak of on the football field (10-21 across the previous three season), university officials announced in August 2012 that the Cardinals would jump from Division II to Division I.
 

College Football: Texas State lands two more recruits for 2017 class, elects to blue shirt four others

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor
 
Texas State may not win many games in 2016, but days like Wednesday and Thursday are evidence that players are buying into what Everett Withers and his staff are selling.
 
The hashtag #PartyInTheEndZone, Withers’ very own creation, was trending on Twitter at one point on Wednesday night.
 
And rightfully so.
 
The Bobcats landed four commitments in the span of 12 hours.
 

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