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Ishmael Johnson

Ever since Kevin Dyson fell 1-yard short against the St. Louis Rams in SuperBowl XXXIV, Ishmael has dedicated his life to forever being disappointed by his favorite sports teams. He grew up in Manor, Texas and in high school exchanged his football helmet for a trumpet. His love for sports eventually crept back into his life in college at Texas State where he shifted paths and majored in Journalism and Mass Communication. Spending one day in a business calculus class helped expedite that process. Ishmael joined Dave Campbell’s as Managing Editor of Texas Basketball and Texas Coach after a three-year stint at the San Marcos Daily Record covering Texas State. He’s also a contributing writer to TexasFootball.com.

When he’s not stressing over the Bobcats on Saturdays or watching Arsenal and the Tennessee Titans lose on Sundays, you can find Ishmael drowning his sorrows in re-runs of Twin Peaks on Netflix or at a concert of his liking that he probably overpaid to attend.


What Happened, What to Watch: 11/16

It’s still the early part of the season which means teams are still sorting out lineups and figuring out which group of players meshes best. You don’t want to get too bogged down with early season results, but in some cases, it’s probably not a bad idea to raise a few red flags – looking at you Texas.


2018-19 Texas Tech WBB Season Preview

Tech hasn’t made the NCAA tournament since 2012, also the last time it had a winning record. The Lady Raiders have also won just 56 games over the last five seasons, but new head coach Marlene Stollings still sees the potential to reach the heights of the 90s and early 2000s under Marsha Sharp.


2018-19 Texas State WBB Season Preview

Texas State may not have the senior core it had a year ago, but it certainly has talent. Whether that talent can manifest itself into another run at the championship is the big question. Having the Sun Belt’s best shooter returning for her senior season helps.


2018-19 Texas State MBB Season Preview

Texas State has grown accustomed to cycling in new talent each year without much drop-off during Kaspar’s tenure with transfers and graduation. Seven of the Bobcats’ 10 players who received ample playing time last year return.