Texas State Bobcats

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The Texas State Bobcats are the sports teams that represent Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.They compete in the Sun Belt Conference in NCAA Division I (Football Bowl Subdivision for football). The Bobcat has been the mascot of Texas State University since 1921, when the university adopted the name from the recommendation of a committee formed to raise school spirit. The football squad used the bobcat for the first time in 1921 and went undefeated with a 7-0 season. Texas State had several officially recognized live bobcat mascots until the 1970s. In 1964, the Texas State Bobcat was given the official name of "Boko." Texas State had no official fight song until 1961, when Paul Yoder was commissioned to compose "Go Bobcats."


Texas State Bobcats college football
First Season
Team History
Texas State Bobcats (2003-present)
Southwest Texas State Bobcats (1920-2003)
Sun Belt Conference (2013-present)
Western Athletic Conference (2012)
Independent (1904–1921, 2011)
Southland Conference (1987-2010)
Gulf Star Conference (1984-86)
Lone Star Conference (1932-83)
Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1922-31)
Bobcat Stadium (1981-present)
Evans Field (1932-80)
Evans Field (aka. Normal Field) (1915-31)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Media guides and yearbooks

Media guides

2020s 2021
Sun Belt Conference
Full members (w/ football) Appalachian State Mountaineers • Arkansas State Red Wolves • Coastal Carolina Chanticleers • Georgia Southern Eagles • Georgia State Panthers  • Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns • Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks • Old Dominion Monarchs • South Alabama Jaguars • Texas State Bobcats  • Troy Trojans
Football-only members Little Rock Trojans • UT Arlington Mavericks
Football Venues S.B. Ballard Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: ASUN Conference • Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Pacific Coast Conference • Southwest Conference