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Cantu tops Rios, stays unbeaten

ARCHIVED PHOTO: Cantu improves his professional record to 5-0 with a 58-56 victory over Francisco Camancho in Fight Night II at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds Arena in Robstown, Texas. 
Photo by James Espinosa

CORPUS CHRISTI–It was a night to showcase the talent of South Texas boxing in Corpus Christi at the American Bank Center. No star shined brighter than Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s own Lil’ Oscar Cantu. On Aug. 7, Golden Boy promotions and Leija-Battah promotions presented Fight Night Live on Fox Sports 1 in front of a national televised audience and a nearly ... Read More »

Trujillo says goodbye to Javelina Nation

Coach Michael Trujillo (left) stands with Sports Information Director Aaron Ames.

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelina women’s basketball team qualified for the Lone Star Conference tournament for the first time in five years, finishing sixth in the LSC with their best overall record since 2009. Despite those accomplishments for the program, it was not enough for now former head coach Michael Trujillo who was released from his position on March 12. ... Read More »

Peterson retires as head basketball coach

Photo by Arturo Leal

When you find yourself in the Steinke Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville you can’t help but notice Head Coach Pete Peterson hustling up and down the sideline motivating and fighting for the Javelina Basketball team each and every game. After 17 seasons at the helm of Javelina Basketball the Peterson era will come to an end. Peterson ... Read More »

The Bottom Line: Baseball loss could be motivator

This past weekend saw our beloved Javelina baseball team go to battle with the no. 13 ranked Southern Arkansas Muleriders. To much of our surprise the Javelinas dropped all three games and where swept at Nolan Ryan Field, something that very rarely happens since head coach Jason Gonzales took the helm. The Javelinas now sit at 2-3 on this young ... Read More »

Muleriders kick Javelinas in a sweep

Photo by Arturo Leal

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelina baseball team fell to the Southern Arkansas Muleriders this weekend in a three game series sweep at Nolan Ryan Field. The Javelinas entered the contest as the fourth best team in the nation while the Muleriders came into Kingsville ranked thirteenth in the country. Saturday the Javelinas took part in a double header dropping the ... Read More »

A shining debut: Baseball team receives rings for last season’s performance

Photo by Fares Sabawi

The historic 42-win season that th 2013 Javelina baseball team put together last season was nothing short of brilliant. They earned the right to host the South Central Region tournament last season after winning the Lone Star Conference tournament. That team finally got their LSC tournament rings after an offseason of uncertainty. Due to a technicality, the winner of the ... Read More »

The Bottom Line: Super Bowl showed Manning’s true colors

  All right, let’s face the facts, Super Bowl XLVIII was definitely a blowout that nobody saw coming. Not even the Vegas bookmakers had a Seattle blowout coming Denver’s way. I made a big deal about the weather possibly playing a factor into the results of the game but that wasn’t the case at all. Instead a different type of ... Read More »

Hoggies ready to Rumble with Muleriders

First baseman Taylor Taska was recognized by the Lone Star Conference on Tuesday as Co-hitter of the Week.
Photo by Arturo Leal

The Javelina baseball team continues the 2014 campaign with a three-game series against the 13th ranked team in the nation, the Southern Arkansas Muleriders, beginning Friday at 3 p.m. The Muleriders come into the weekend series with the fourth ranked Javelinas boasting a 3-1 record after one series. The Muleriders outscored their opening weekend opponents Augustana University by a combined ... Read More »

Basketball teams split weekend against Angelo State

Rashad Basey attempting a jumper earlier this season at home. 
Contributed Photo

The Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball team fell to Angelo State 63-47 at the Junell Center in San Angelo. The Lady Javelinas are now 2-6 in the Lone Star Conference and 7-11 overall. Angelo is now 11-8 and 5-4 in the league. The Javelinas struggled in the first half only shooting 18.5 percent from the floor. San Angelo led by 22 ... Read More »

Track and field opens with successful meet

Michael Idziak won the men’s 800m race at the  Masked Raider Open. 
Contributed Photo

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Lubbock, this past weekend to start their 2014 indoor campaign at the Masked Raider Open. Day one of the open saw several Javelinas place and earn top marks in the competition. Defending the high jump national champion title, Jeron Robinson opened off his season jumping (7’1-3/4’’). Robinson ... Read More »