Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

The College Football Playoff system as its currently contracted actively works to exclude non-Power 5 schools from being able to compete for the national championship.

The College Football Playoff must change for the betterment of college football

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 16, 2021

When the College Football Playoff began its first edition in 2014, the buzz was palpable. After years of clamoring, fans were finally getting what they wanted: a playoff that determined the best team in...

Originally constructed in 1993, the Alamodome has been the home of UTSA football since 2011. The Alamodome has also played host to the Alamo Bowl, the NFL, the NCAA Final Four, Fifa World Cup qualifiers and many other events.

UTSA does not need an on-campus stadium

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 2, 2021

The No. 16 UTSA Roadrunners (8-0, 4-0 C-USA) have enjoyed an unprecedented level of success this season. With interest in the program at an all-time high, recent conversations have occurred regarding whether...

By creating a gymnastics program at UTSA, the university would possess the 63rd division I gymnastics program in the nation and the first in the state of Texas.

UTSA should consider adding gymnastics but obstacles remain

Laynie Clark, Assistant Arts & Life Editor November 2, 2021

Gymnastics is one of the most women-dominated sports and it just so happens to be one of the sports that, unfortunately, UTSA athletics does not offer. Why is that? Well, there are many reasons that could...

Womens sports deserves more recognition

Women’s sports deserves more recognition

Areebah Bharmal, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

At the beginning of September, Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed Ali Daei’s international goal record of 109 to take the top spot with 111 international goals. Headlines were flooded with the news of Ronaldo...

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Sha’Carri Richardson is the victim of outdated rules, but they are rules

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor July 17, 2021

On Friday, July 23, the best athletes in the world will gather in Tokyo, Japan, for the 2020 Summer Olympics. After a year delay due to the global COVID-19 pandemic the Olympic Games are finally upon us....

The conversation of what best constitutes equality and fairness in sports regarding transgender participation is a complicated issue. How society navigates this period of time will prove to be one of the most defining moments in our quest for a more equal and just society.

Barring transgender athletes from high school sports solves a problem that doesn’t exist

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor May 4, 2021

In recent months, the topic of transgender athletes competing in sports has encroached further and further into the national debate. This has been due to a flood of legislation that has come across various...

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Paisano Sports mock drafts the top 10 picks of the NFL draft

Ryder Martin, Ryan Garza, and Eddie Sanchez April 27, 2021

 1. Jacksonville Jaguars Ryder: Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson University A no-brainer selection for the Jaguars, Lawrence is widely viewed as the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck. Lawrence...

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Remarkable night in Jacksonville, UFC 261 did not disappoint.

Eddie Sanchez, Staf Writer April 27, 2021

UFC 261 showcased three title fights in Jacksonville, Florida, Saturday night, where two champions defended their titles while another failed to do so. This event was also the first since the pandemic...

Steve Henson, Karen Aston and Jeff Traylor have all established themselves as adept recruiters not just at the high school level but also on the transfer market in their careers. With the new transfer rules on the horizon it will be crucial for them and the other head coaches at UTSA to adapt to the changes quickly.

New NCAA transfer rules approved, UTSA stands to benefit from the era of college free agency

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor April 20, 2021

On Wednesday, April 14, college sports as we know them were changed forever. In a meeting, the NCAA Division I Council formally approved a rule change that will grant all college athletes a one-time transfer...

Mark Emmert became the acting president of the NCAA in 2010.  Emmert previously served as the president of the University of Washington from 2004-2010.

To the NCAA, talk is cheap, action is needed

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor April 6, 2021

On Monday, March 18, University of Oregon forward Sedona Prince posted a video on TikTok and Twitter highlighting a vast disparity in the weight room accommodations between the men’s and women’s NCAA...

Preston Bigley and teammates pose under their championship banner. Schreiner University was the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions in 2017.

Division III athletics: nothing to be ashamed of

Preston Bigley, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

What is more important in life? Following your passion and developing your potential or reaching for something based purely on status? I would go with the former.   Taylor Sutlive, a former Division...

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NFL free agency winners and losers so far

Eddie Sanchez, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

It is that time of the year again for the NFL, when post-Super Bowl events take place and many players test free agency. For most players, there are three considerations before signing the dotted line....

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