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An avid observer of the Southland Conference, Plotkin has covered the conference for College Sporting News since 2007.

In addition to his involvement with CSN, Plotkin maintains a vote in the Sports Network FCS Top 25 poll while also voting annually for the Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan and Eddie Robinson Awards.

  1. Nicholls' 2010 Slate, TXST Spring Football and Coaching Moves

    Nicholls State [url=http://geauxcolonels.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/022310aaa.html]announced their 2010 schedule[/url] this morning.

    The schedules does no favors for the Colonels, who will either have to win a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) game or two OR win the league's automatic bid in order to continue their season past a Nov. 18 date against Southeastern La.

    Nicholls begins play by taking on FBS opponents San Diego State and Western Michigan, before staying ...
  2. Drive Stalled? Hardly. TXST Fueling the Engine

    Whether Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) fans are going to appreciate it or not, a large part of this blog - especially during the football off-season - will focus on the happenings of several schools who are in the process or closely examining a move to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

    To ignore the events is to ignore what could shape up to be the bricks and mortar of what the Southland Conference (SLC) becomes over the next five, 10, 15 years.

    This blog ...

    Updated 02-08-2010 at 06:23 PM by jplotkin

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  3. Rivas Leaves TXST, Lamar Continues Tix Efforts and UCA News

    The departure of co-offensive coordinator [url=http://www.collegesportingnews.com/entry.php?15-Let-the-Battle-Begin-UTSA-vs-Texas-State]Travis Bush from UTSA to Texas State[/url] is starting to yield some changes for the Bobcat team he left behind.

    Joining Bush in leaving the TXST program is wide receiver Mishak Rivas. Rivas will not be heading to San Antonio, but instead closer to home with a move to Division II Texas A&M-Kingsville, according to [url=http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=407383]Action ...

    Updated 01-27-2010 at 07:28 AM by jplotkin

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  4. Texas State Realizes that Wright is Right Man for the Job

    Texas State has signed head coach Brad Wright to a three-year contract extension, one that will allow him to serve as the head of the Bobcat football program through the end of the 2012 season.

    For some in the San Marcos community, this dragged out a lot longer than many would anticipate.

    Wright had originally turned down a one-year extension in 2009, longing for a deal that would secure his future at TXST and one that could potentially see him pilot the program through ...
  5. Let the Battle Begin - UTSA vs Texas State

    In probably the biggest assistant coaching move of the offseason, UTSA confirmed on Wednesday that they had [url=http://www.goutsa.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=13100&ATCLID=204871914]hired Travis Bush as offensive coordinator[/url] to serve under head coach Larry Coker.

    Though the name may not sound familiar to many, nor should it - there are a few things that should resonate around the league. Bush's position prior to Wednesday's formal announcement was that of associate head ...
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