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Alabama Football

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

The Alabama Crimson Tide has had one of the most dominant runs in college football over the last decade. Head coach, Nick Saban, has been at the helm of the Crimson Tide for the previous 13 seasons and won 121 games over that period, setting him up for the second most all-time wins at Alabama. His accomplishments...



Max Aguirre

May 28, 2020

The New England Patriots were in an unstable position heading into the 2010s. They hadn’t won a Super Bowl since 2004, and quarterback Tom Brady hadn’t looked the same since tearing his ACL in 2008. The defense was also experiencing some turnover as old veterans started retiring or departing to other...

Head coach Jeff Traylor speaks on football program during the pandemic

Jeff Traylor speaking to the media during his introductory press meeting. Traylor becomes the third head coach in UTSA football history.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

May 22, 2020

First-year head football coach Jeff Traylor has led the Roadrunners through uncharted territory for the UTSA football program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traylor and the ‘Runners will face Louisiana State University (LSU), the reigning College Playoffs National Champions, for the first game of...

Former UTSA football trio named to NFF honors list

Linebacker Andrew Martel attempting to shed a block from an FAU Owl in the last game of the 2019 season.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

On April 15, the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) named former UTSA football student athletes Andrew Martel, King Newton and Brett Winnegan to the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. The honor society is made up of college football players from all different d...

‘Feel the juice’: Meet Jeff Traylor Get to know the third head coach in UTSA football history

Coach Traylor receives a team jersey during his welcome press conference.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

After another losing season, UTSA athletics felt the need to make some changes to its football program, including bringing in a new head coach. UTSA announced Jeff Traylor would be the third head coach in the university’s football history on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. By the end of the week, Traylor had 1...

Escapable demons: The fall of Aaron Hernandez

Escapable demons: The fall of Aaron Hernandez

Alex Hanks, Co Opinion Editor

January 21, 2020

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reached the limelight once again this week with Netflix’s latest documentary: “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.” The documentary offers a compelling look into the life of the former Super Bowl champion and gives insight into the vari...

UTSA Fires Head Coach Frank Wilson

Frank Wilson addresses the media. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Ryan Garza

December 2, 2019

Frank Wilson has been fired as head football coach after four seasons with the Roadrunners. UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos announced on Sunday Dec. 1.  “I want to thank Coach Wilson for his efforts on behalf of the football program and the university, and for ...

Looking towards the Owls

Joshua Cephus runs the ball away from a Golden Eagle defensive player. Photo by Ethan Gullett

Ryder Martin

November 20, 2019

Following a 36-17 loss last week to Southern Mississippi’s Golden Eagles (7-3), the UTSA Roadrunners saw their record fall to 4-6 for the year. Next week, they will turn their attention to the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owls (7-3) for their last home game of the season. This will only be the...

Looking Forward to the Golden Eagles

Lowell Narcisse runs the ball against the Rice Owls. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Ryder Martin

November 13, 2019

Fresh off a comeback, 24-23, victory last week against Old Dominion University (ODU) (1-9), UTSA football improved to 4-5. After a slow start on offense, the Roadrunners scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and secured their victory with a strip sack by the defense. The ‘Runners are now turning their...

UTSA Looks to Bounce Back Against Old Dominion

Photo by Emma Reeves

Ryder Martin

November 6, 2019

Coming off a 45-14 defeat in College Station to Texas A&M (6-3), UTSA football saw their record fall to 3-5 for the 2019 season. The Roadrunners will look to bounce back as they visit Norfolk, Virginia, to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs (1-8). This will be the third all-time meeting between ...

Looking Forward: TAMU

Nick Locken energizes the crowd at the start of the fourth quarter. Photo by Ethan Gullet

Lindsey Mione

October 30, 2019

The Roadrunner football team (3-4) will make their way to College Station, Texas on Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. to play against the Texas A&M Aggies (5-3). The last time these two faced off was back in 2016 when backup quarterback Jared Johnson threw for nearly 200 yards in a 10-23 loss against the No. ...

Homecoming football showdown

Brendan Bennett dives with the ball for a first down. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Ryder Martin

October 16, 2019

Fresh off a 33-14 defeat to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) (5-1) last week, the UTSA football team saw their record fall to 2-4 at the halfway point of the season. The ‘Runners now look to get back on track during Homecoming Week against the Rice Owls (0-6) who are still seeking their f...