Archive | August 2012

58 Minutes To First Win Of The Season For Buffaloes

by Cheval John

It took only 58 minutes for the University of Colorado Buffaloes to dismantled Texas Southern University Tigers in straight sets 25-8, 25-14, 25-8.

The win was their first of the season.

The Buffaloes came out of the gate with an 11-0 run in the first set and went on to win the set by the score of 25-8.

Though they trailed in the second set 6-4, they were able to overcome the Tigers and win the set 25-14.

From there, they dominated throughout the third and won it 25-8.

Kelsey English led the Buffaloes with 10 kills while Alexis Austin contributed with nine kills.

Their next two matches are against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette at 9 a.m and tournament host Sam Houston State at 6 p.m.

Sam Houston Volleyball Invitational Begins Today

by Cheval John

The 2012 Sam Houston Volleyball Invitational kicked off today with the matchup of the University of Colorado and Texas Southern University at the Bernard Johnson Colisium.

The tournament is a two-day affair that is hosted by Sam Houston State University.

Sam Houston went 4-0 last in the tournament and are looking to repeat this year.

This year’s participants are the University of Colorado, University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas Southern University.

We will be bring you the results after each match.

Lance Armstrong Banned For Life

by Cheval John

Everyone believed that Lance Armstrong was an inspiration.

They saw how a man overcame cancer to win seven consecutive Tour De France titles.

Some would compare him to athletes who have dominated their respective sports from Michael Jordan to Pele.

Now he will be remembered as the guy who used banned substances to win the most prestigious race in cycle.

The USDA announced today that Armstrong is banned from the sport of cycling and stripped him of his seven Tour De France titles.

The decision came after Armstrong dropped the fight against the USDA on Thursday.

“There come a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “ ‘Enough is enough,’” Armstrong said on his website.

He went on to say that the charges that were brought against him by the USDA is “unconstitutional witch hunt.”

Because the USDA has not provided any reason why they charged Armstrong with doping, they will have to

Though he decided not to fight the charges anymore, he still believes that he is innocent and that the truth will come out one day.

In reality, if someone stops fighting to clear his name from any charges, then they admitted that the charges are true.

Armstrong really cannot say that he is innocent anymore because actions speaks louder than words and his action confirmed the accusations that was made against him by many people who were associated with him.

Instead of being a hero, he is now the biggest fraud in the history of sports.

Bearkat Volleyball Team Set For 2012 Season

by Cheval John

The Sam Houston State Bearkat volleyball team is set to make a run towards post-season play starting tomorrow when they will host the Sam Houston Volleyball Invitational at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.

Along with the Bearkats, the teams that will participate in the tournament are the University of Colorado, Texas Southern University and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Head coach Brenda Gray returns for her 29th season at the helm.

She is among the 29 active head coaches with 500 or more wins (575) at the NCAA Division I.

The Bearkats were picked to finish No.4 in the Southland Conference in pre-season coaches polls.

They finished with a conference record of 11-5 record (17-12 overall) and made the SLC Post-Season tournament, where they were knocked out by UTSA in the semifinal round of the tournament.

The Bearkats are returning nine letterman including four starters.

Three of the starters, (Kim Black, Kendall Cleveland and Kaylee Hawkins), were named to the 2012 pre-season All-Southland Conference team.

Black, a senior from Huntsville, led the team with 139 blocks last season.

It was the highest in one season since SHSU moved up to the NCAA Division I in 1986.

She is two-time All-Southland Conference Selection and is currently No.2 in career blocks at SHSU.

Cleveland, a senior from Houston, was fifth on the team with 179 kills and contributed with 45 blocks last year.

Hawkins, a senior from Dickson, is ranked No.9 in SHSU history with 1,345 career digs.

She was fourth on the team with 186 kills and is a two-time All-Southland Conference selection.

The tournament is set to begin tomorrow  at 4 p.m.

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SHSU-Baylor Football Game To Be Televised On Fox College Sports

by Cheval John

No one expected the Sam Houston State Bearkat football team to receive more media exposure than the four games that will be televised by the Southland Conference Television Network and KHOU Channel 11 (Bearkats vs. Texas Southern at BBVA Compass Stadium) this season.

Until now.

The Big 12 Conference announced today that the contest between the Bearkats and the Baylor Bears will be televised by Fox College Sports on September 15 at 6 p.m. in Waco.

The game is one of two contest against an FBS opponent.

The last time both teams met was in 2010 with Baylor winning the contest against the Kats under first year head football coach Willie Fritz.

The playoff run by the Bearkats was televised lived on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 last year.

They made it to the NCAA Division I National Championships Final as the No.1 team in the country.

However, they lost to North Dakota State by the score of 17-6 to finish the season at 14-1, the most wins in school history.

They are looking to return to the big dance this season with 50 players returning to the squad that include 19 starters.

To obtain tickets, contact the SHSU Athletic Ticket Office at (936) 294-1729.

Season ticket holders receives first priority.