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Adkins steps in for injured Harris, defense holds on in tight finish

Middle Tennessee quarterback Asher O'Hara stares down UTSA safety Rashad Wisdom before the snap. The 'Runners intercepted O'Hara twice on Friday.

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 26, 2020

The UTSA Roadrunners are college football’s first 3-0 team this year. Under the Friday night lights of the Alamodome, the ‘Runners managed to hang on in the final moments against Middle Tennessee St., surviving a 2-point conversion attempt by the Blue Raiders for a wild 37-35 victory. Josh Adkins...

The negative sides of the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility

The negative sides of the NCAA's extra year of eligibility

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

As we all know, the impact of COVID-19 forced many sports seasons originally scheduled for the fall to be moved to next spring. Because of this, many upcoming seniors faced the possibility of losing out on their last year of eligibility at their current schools. On March 30 of last spring, the NCAA Div...

Basketball will return in late November

Basketball will return in late November

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

The NCAA Division 1 council recently approved a plan to begin both men’s and women’s basketball on Nov. 25 with the first day of full practice scheduled for Oct. 14. The season would have started on Nov. 10 under normal circumstances, but COVID-19 precautions have pushed the season back to where...

Roadrunners to face Middle Tennessee State University on short notice

Roadrunners to face Middle Tennessee State University on short notice

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

The Roadrunners followed up their opening week victory over Texas State with a gritty 24-10 win over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. The ‘Runners compiled 498 yards of total offense, but a lack of execution on a number of drives in the second half led to a close game. With the game standing at 17-10...

UTSA takes care of business against Stephen F. Austin

The 'Runners take the field before last week's game against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. UTSA won the game 24-10.

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 22, 2020

2020 has brought us many unique experiences, and you can add UTSA football receiving their first-ever votes in an Associated Press Top 25 poll to that list. On September 19th, the Roadrunners took to the Alamodome for their home opener against the Stephen F. Austin University Lumberjacks, hoping to spark...

Campos comments on new season protocols, winter sports

UTSA's Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletics Director Lisa Campos and head football coach Jeff Traylor at Traylor's welcome conference in December of 2019.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2020

As UTSA enters into the second week of its 2020 football season, the Alamodome released a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of student athletes, fans and staff during the season. “If you look across the nation, of the schools that are playing, particularly in Texas, I don’t know that any of th...

Athlete of the week: Rashad Wisdom

Athlete of the week: Rashad Wisdom

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 18, 2020

Sophomore safety Rashad Wisdom started off his season with a bang. During crunch time of the I-35 Showdown against the Texas State Bobcats, with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter and the Bobcats driving for the lead, Wisdom snagged an interception off a deflection and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown. Th...

‘Runners prepare to make their home debut against Stephen F. Austin

'Runners prepare to make their home debut against Stephen F. Austin

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

This Saturday, UTSA football (1-0) will kick off their home opener and look to continue their hot start to the year against their FCS opponents, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (0-1). The Jeff Traylor era is officially underway at UTSA and got off to a thrilling start last week in the I-35 Rivalry g...

UTSA kicks off Traylor era in spectacular fashion

Quarterback Frank Harris runs through Texas State defenders on his way to the end zone during the first quarter of UTSA's 51-48 win.

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 12, 2020

The 2020 edition of the I-35 Showdown did not disappoint. A double-overtime ending to the first game of the Traylor era saw the Roadrunners overcome a fierce Texas State University Bobcat comeback. The ‘Runners dominated the first half primarily by rushing right into the Bobcat defense. After a...

Groff and Pittman reflect on the postponement of volleyball and soccer

Sophomore Setter Courtney Walters

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2020

Following months of uncertainty, the Conference USA (C-USA) Board of Directors decided to postpone the soccer and volleyball seasons. This decision directly impacted the Roadrunners’ fall athletics schedule, as the athletes had already been on campus preparing for their regular seasons. “It came ...

For the program’s future, Jordan Weeks needs to start for UTSA

Quarterback Jordan Weeks looks to pass in a game against LA Tech during the 2018 season.

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2020

UTSA is set to begin its season this Saturday on the road in San Marcos against Texas State, but with only a few days left before the season kicks off, the Roadrunners have yet to officially name a starting quarterback for the season opener. The competition for the job appears quite fierce with numer...

‘Runners set to play the Bobcats in the I-35 Rivalry Game

Former UTSA linebacker Josiah Tauaefa stares down Texas State's quarterback before the snap in a 2018 game. The 'Runners won 21-25.

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

This Saturday, the UTSA Roadrunners will play the Texas State Bobcats. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will be the start of the ‘Runners season.  The I-35 Rivalry is a highly anticipated game for both the fans and the players. The ‘Runners are currently looking to keep their winning st...