As the Western Athletic Conference prepares to begin its inaugural season as an FCS football league, former Huntsville Hornets are ready to make their presence felt.
THE WOODLANDS — After winning the first FCS National Championship in program history amid a pandemic season that included opt-outs, cancelations and a bevy of unusual circumstances, the Sam Houston Bearkats heard plenty of noise about a hypothetical asterisk next to their title run.
The Sam Houston Bearkats swept the WAC's preseason player of the year awards, with quarterback Eric Schmid and defensive lineman Jahari Kay taking the league's top offensive and defensive honors.
To little surprise, the Sam Houston Bearkats enter the fall as the favorite to win the AQ7 — also known as the WAC-ASUN Challenge.
With WAC media day set for Wednesday and the ASUN revealing its preseason awards this week, the time has arrived to dissect what to expect for the one and only installment of the WAC-ASUN Challenge.
At one point a little over two years ago, before landing a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and before closing out his Sam Houston career with a gutsy performance that will long live on in Bearkat baseball lore, Kyle Backhus was nearly ready to give up the game he loved.
After guiding the Sam Houston Bearkats to the most successful season in program history, Brandt Kieschnick has been recognized as the top coach in the country.
Achievements continue to rain down for the Huntsville softball squad, as five Lady Hornets were elected to the Texas Sports Writers Association’s all-state teams.
TOKYO (AP) — New Olympic 100-meter champion Marcell Jacobs was tired of being asked who his father was. He didn't know, and couldn't remember meeting him.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Tampa Bay prospect Shane Baz will make his Olympics debut Monday night, starting for the United States against Japan.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were the talk of baseball this weekend after adding three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and All-Star Trea Turner in a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline.
NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto came oh-so-close to matching the major league record with a home run in eight consecutive games, but Javier Báez did clear the fence in his New York debut and the Mets rallied past the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 in 10 innings Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie right-hander Bailey Ober threw four effective innings, Ryan Jeffers hit a three run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Switch-hitting Jonah Heim hit his second two-run homer of the game in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Texas Rangers a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
The percentage of Texas Covid-19 tests coming back positive is now at levels considered red flags by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Trump administration during the height of the pandemic. State officials and virologists say the highly contagious delta variant is fueling the rise in new cases and hospitalizations, especially among the unvaccinated. The delta variant also is capable of infecting the vaccinated, considered breakthrough infections, although the vaccinated experience only mild cases. Should the public return to pandemic safety measures such as mask wearing in public places?
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