Rivas Leaves TXST, Lamar Continues Tix Efforts and UCA News
by, 01-27-2010 at 08:23 AM (3294 Views)
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 4 Sports[/url].
In the story by Action 4 Sports, Rivas points to Bush's departure and the limited role for the wide receiver in the offense. Over two seasons, Rivas has caught 65 passes for 884 yards and seven touchdowns. This past year, his numbers dropped from 40 receptions to 25. Rivas also served in the kickoff return role, taking back 21 kicks for 480 yards.
Rivas is a very talented wide receiver. His success as a freshmen caught attention around the league and led many to believe there was plenty of accomplishments awaiting Rivas as he moved to his senior year.
Though no further departures are confirmed, the questions surrounding the Bobcat offense will certainly increase, especially as head coach Brad Wright looks to replace quarterback Bradley George with Tim Hawkins or another option.
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The good news in Lamar's start-up efforts continue to roll in.
According to the [url=http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/local/lamar_football_ticket_sales_continue.html]Beaumont Enterprise[/url], LU has sold in the range of 3,000 season tickets for the 2010 season. These ticket sales include the [url=http://www.collegesportingnews.com/entry.php?18-Frisco-s-Efforts-Turn-to-the-Public-Lamar-Tops-2k-in-Season-Tix]2000 tickets sold[/url] after this past Saturday's kickoff to public sales.
Of the 3,000 seats sold, approximately 1,100 of them reside in the stadium's gold section. That section encompasses the chair-backed seats between the 30 yard lines on the Cardinals' side of the stadium.
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Great read by David McCollum of the [url=http://thecabin.net/news/2010-01-23/10-years-and-counting]Conway Log-Cabin Democrat[/url] which focuses on 10 years of Clint Conque at Central Arkansas.
Conque, has led the program out of Division II and into the Football Championship Subdivision. In addition to appearances in the Division II playoffs, the 2008 edition of the team topped the Southland Conference standings.
Some of the notable players on the All-Conque team that is listed as part of the story include quarterback Nathan Brown, running back Nathan Grimes, tight end Marquez Branson and the team's current place-kicker Eddie Carmona.
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Speaking of UCA, the Bears will be unveiling a new logo at the start of February. Or at the very least, that is what we believe this advertisement shown below that appeared on [url=http://www.ucasports.com[/url]UCASports.com[/url] symbolizes.