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There is still hope for UTSA men’s basketball

There is still hope for UTSA men’s basketball

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

The UTSA Roadrunners men’s basketball team (10-13, C-USA 4-6) is currently ranking ninth out of 14 teams, but their record does not reflect the talent of this roster. The ‘Runners started off the year poorly with five consecutive losses and an average point difference of 17.4 points per game (PPG...

Mamba Out

Mamba Out

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

January 28, 2020

Somber does not come close to describing the overpowering emotion felt when the world stopped on Jan. 26, 2020. Kobe Bryant was pronounced dead, and a wave of devastation spread throughout the world — how could such a prolific icon from our generation be gone? This type of loss brings an overwhelmi...

A tribute to Tony Parker

A tribute to Tony Parker

Dalton Hartmann

November 20, 2019

On Nov. 11, the final member of the Spurs’ Big Three, William Anthony Parker Jr., better known as Tony Parker, had his number nine jersey hung in the Spurs’ rafters. Parker’s retirement took place at the AT&T Center, where coach Gregg Popovich and teammates Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and David...

Fire Frank Wilson

Fire Frank Wilson

Jose Bouquett

November 13, 2019

A 13-point, fourth-quarter comeback against Old Dominion University (ODU) Monarchs (1-9) has unfortunately and likely saved Frank Wilson’s job as UTSA’s head football coach. The comeback was needed to salvage one of the limpest performances of the season from the Roadrunners (4-5). The Monarchs...

The Culture of “Good Enough”

The Culture of “Good Enough”

Jose Bouquett

October 30, 2019

It appears as if “good enough” is the favorite phrase of UTSA athletics as Rowdy Jam impressed students but left them wanting more. UTSA announced that they would be hosting an event called Rowdy Jam, where the players from both women’s and men’s basketball teams would compete in events and...

Formula 1 Australia GP Takeaways

Formula 1 Australia GP Takeaways

Leonardo Garcia

March 26, 2019

1.- Valtteri Bottas redeems himself. After the 2018 Formula 1 season, all eyes were on Lewis Hamilton along with numerous others doubted Valtteri Bottas’ potential. Following winter testing, team Ferrari looked strong but Bottas needed to pull some points for the Mercedes team. Many people wanted ...

NBA Finals: Warriors vs Celtics

NBA Finals: Warriors vs Celtics

Zach Truesdale

October 26, 2018

After experiencing the draft, crazy offseason stories, trades, free agent signings and watching players ball out in various summer leagues, the anticipation is over. NBA basketball is back. The first two games came last Tuesday as the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87.  Following that game, we saw the reigning champions, ...

A great time for UTSA sports

A great time for UTSA sports

Ryan Garza

June 9, 2018

Welcome to UTSA, incoming ‘Runners! If you aren’t too familiar with UTSA athletics, we are a NCAA Division I school that participates in Conference USA; we currently boast 17 different sports teams among men and women.  As you may know, football is king here in Texas and with Head Coach Frank Wi...

The controversy around NCAA athlete compensation

The controversy around NCAA athlete compensation

Josh Levario

December 6, 2017

Division I university sports teams will generate an estimated $9 billion this year. However, only the top 20 of 230 programs will pull in more than $100 million, most won’t even break more than $20 million. The debate on whether or not college athletes should be paid a salary has been going on for de...

The best and worst uniforms in college football

The best and worst uniforms in college football

Connor Zimmerlee

November 1, 2017

In college football, outlandish and creative uniforms have become a staple. From Oregon’s various uniform combinations to Alabama’s two classic uniforms, schools are identified by the uniforms they wear on Saturday. In recent years, there has been a movement to come up with creative alternate uniforms...

The top customized cleats worn by players in the NFL

The top customized cleats worn by players in the NFL

Connor Zimmerlee

November 1, 2017

Number Ten: J.J. Watt “Texas Strong” In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Houston citizens were devastated. Thousands lost their homes and had almost nothing to bring them hope. Enter J.J. Watt, the face of the Houston Texans football team. Sporting cleats emblazoned with the Texas flag, Watt show...

Individual awards up in the air as MLB regular season ends

Individual awards up in the air as MLB regular season ends

Connor Zimmerlee

October 4, 2017

AL Manager of the Year: A.J. Hinch-Houston Astros Throughout the 2017 season, the Houston Astros have consistently been one of the best, teams in all of major league baseball. Joining both the Dodgers and Indians as one of the three teams with 100 wins during the regular season, the Astros have been...