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BEARKATS FOOTBALL — Kats have something to prove
Bearkats running back Keshawn Hill has already won two Southland Conference championships, played in as many national championship games and made the playoffs in each of his three seasons at Sam Houston State.
The team is still four days away from its first practice of 2014, but the Bearkats senior running back already has a chip on his shoulder. Despite the program’s recent success, Sam Houston State was picked to finish third in the Southland.
BEARKAT BASEBALL — Atwood returning for senior season with Kats
Good news arrived last week for Bearkats baseball and new head coach Matt Deggs.
Center fielder Colt Atwood will be back in uniform for Sam Houston State next spring.
Atwood was selected in the 38th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft by the Oakland Athletics on June 8.
Making dreams come true
Chris Spikes was covered. The Jasper High School wide receiver had a cornerback draped all over him during one-on-one drills at Friday’s Elite Kat Football Camp at Bowers Stadium.
But with one leap, Spikes snatched the ball out of the air and touched his feet in the end zone, causing a stir among the players standing along the sideline. Spikes had no idea that he had also grabbed himself a Division I scholarship offer from Sam Houston State.
BEARKATS BASEBALL — ‘It’s been a whirlwind’ for new Bearkats baseball coach
The past few weeks have been anything but slow for new Sam Houston State baseball head coach Matt Deggs. With figuring out his assistant coaching staff to shoring up the roster, Deggs is trying to get everything in line before his Bearkat players return to campus next month.
BEARKAT FOOTBALL — Kats keeping busy in summer
New Bearkats head coach K.C. Keeler hasn’t had the time to decorate his office since being hired by Sam Houston State’s in January.
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BEARKATS BASEBALL — Page turns for Kats with coaching hire
The Bearkats have their new head coach.
After directing one of college baseball’s most potent offenses at Louisiana-Lafayette during the past three seasons, Matt Deggs will take over Sam Houston State’s baseball program.
SCHALLENBERG: Dave Campbell's Football Magazine takes a look into the future
It’s only a matter of time before fans can start gearing up for Friday nights and Saturdays when the 2014 football campaigns get underway this fall.
With a few more weeks until the Hornets, Bearkats, Bulldogs, Mustangs, Trojans, Tigers and Lions hit the field again for preseason football workouts, the anticipation for what the fall will bring can start for most folks this week as Dave Campbell’s Football Magazine hits grocery store shelves on Friday.
BEARKATS BASEBALL — Pierce leaving for Tulane
Between Bowers Stadium and Don Sanders, the Bearkats had as much success as ever during the past three football and baseball seasons.
With the success comes attention from programs across the nation.
Like Willie Fritz, who was swooped up by Georgia Southern in January, baseball head coach David Pierce accepted the head coach position at Tulane late Saturday night.
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