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Bobcats hope to finish season on high note

The soccer season is winding down, and the Bobcats are in a position to gain some momentum before the postseason tournament.

Texas State finishes this season on the road against Georgia Southern and Georgia State.

“Its definitely weird,” senior forward Tori Hale said. “It’s all kind of hitting me after senior day. I’m excited because it’s ending on such a good note so far, so I hope we can keep that going, and I just really want us to end on a high note.”

The Georgia Southern Eagles have not lost a home game this season. The Eagles, sitting at a 9-5-1 record overall, are 2-0 at home in Sun Belt Conference play.

Team splits against Louisiana schools at home over weekend

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Tori Hale, senior forward, set the tone early in the Bobcats’ 2-1 victory against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.

Hale’s unassisted goal in the tenth minute gave the Bobcats a 1-0 lead, and the team capped the weekend with a victory on Hale’s birthday.

“It was really good because last year I lost on my birthday,” Hale said. “It was definitely a good birthday.”

The Bobcats sealed the win with 16 shots, six on goal, in the team’s final home game of the season.

“It’s sad and bittersweet because our team has had a great season, but I had to keep it out of my head so I would not get too emotional,” Hale said.

Texas State pressured the Ragin’ Cajuns to play more defense than offense.

Team to face Tulsa Saturday

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Despite the Texas State football team’s top 30 ranking in passing and rushing yards per game, the team is in a 1-2 hole heading into its matchup against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes.

“These are two teams that want to win,” Coach Dennis Franchione said. “We both want to get back in the good column, especially being our last game before conference play.”

Tulsa ranks 114th in rushing yards allowed with 230.7 per game, while the Bobcats rank 26th in rushing yards.

Rob Lowe, junior running back, leads the Sun Belt conference in rushing yards per game with 119.7 yards. He is ranked 34th in the NCAA in total rushing yards with 359.

Tailgate attire can be creative, fun

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In addition to lower temperatures and increased amount of beer can litter, Texas State tailgate season brings with it a host of cute, school-themed outfit selections for men and women to wear both at Bobcat Stadium and beyond.

Around campus and the city, there are many different stores and boutiques focused on supplying different types of Bobcat-themed clothing for tailgate season. Some of the more popular choices include Barefoot Athletics, Two P’s & Calli’s and Trends & Traditions.

“We sell all Texas State apparel, and we sell some game-day dresses and tops and maroon things for girls,” said Hannah Sears, manager at Barefoot Athletics. “Basically, we have t-shirts, sweatshirts, polos and anything Texas State.”

Float Fest expected to attract 10,000 attendees over Labor Day

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Float Fest, a live music festival where attendees can float the river, will be hosted Aug. 31 and is expected to bring in 10,000 concert-goers.

Texas State Tubes, Don’s Fish Camp and Cool River Ranch are partnered with the festival to provide tubes for the festival’s floaters. Joe Flanagan, part-owner of Cool River Ranch, said the companies are expecting 10,000 people to attend.

“The three tubing companies only have so many tubes,” Flanagan said. “Not only are we limited by the tubes but also by the limit of how many people we can haul to the river on the buses.”

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