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 Fight for Equity in Women’s College Sports

The Fight for Equity in Women’s College Sports

Isabella McGovern, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

This June will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX being passed into American law. The enactment prohibits discrimination or exclusion from participation in sports based on sex at any college or university...

Events over the past couple of years have illustrated that despite advancements elsewhere in our culture about personal wellbeing, sports continue to be governed by the almighty dollar.

Cash is king

Sanne Peek, Graphic Designer April 12, 2022

Formula One is an objectively dangerous sport. Drivers are strapped in their cars as they speed along the track at rates of 200 plus miles per hour, but during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah...

Lia Thomas victory in the womens 500 meter freestyle has helped add fuel to the fire surrounding the debate on who should be allowed to compete in womens sports.

Should transgender women be allowed to compete in women’s sports?

Riley Carroll, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

Trigger Warning: Mention of discrimination based on gender identity. Recently, a University of Pennsylvania swimmer, 24-year-old Lia Thomas, became the first transgender woman to ever win an NCAA Division...

Dome field advantage

Dome field advantage

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2022

With some teams having the luxury of playing indoors, the quarterback’s seasonal and career statistical averages seem to boost because of the advantages they inherit in enclosed stadiums. With some all-time...

Some may question why countries are taking what would call the symbolic step of banning Russian athletes from competition. It is more than just a symbolic step, however, sports has long been used as a tool to legitimize the agendas of authoritarian regimes and improve their national image, by denying Russia the stage to push that agenda, we deny them the opportunity to ever justify their actions.

War on a different field

Sanne Peek, Graphic Designer March 8, 2022

On Feb. 24 the Russian military launched an invasion into the sovereign land of Ukraine in attempts to take over the country and claim it as their own. Belarus, denoted as “the other aggressor in this...

The protest behind a celebration

The protest behind a celebration

Jada Thomas, Copyediting Coordinator February 22, 2022

Last Sunday evening, millions of people across the country tuned in to an event that brought together football and non-football fans alike: the Super Bowl halftime show. The show is a spectacle that brings...

No matter how talented an athlete is behind closed doors, when the lights shine bright and all the pressure is on, there is no telling how an athlete is going to perform. The ability to handle pressure is one of the defining traits that separates great athletes from the greatest of all time.

You either eat or get eaten

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2022

The media will chew any public figure up and spit them out if given the opportunity. However, what separates the best from the greats is how they respond. On Wednesday, Feb. 9, Mikaela Shiffrin skied...

There has not been an international sporting competition in recent memory with so much of the conversation not on the games. With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar a few months away, this conversation will not go away.

The Olympics: Why should you care?

Mason Hickok, Web Editor February 15, 2022

Do you remember that sporting event that comes around every four years? There are usually summer and winter versions. You know, the one that nations seek to host years in advance, sink colossal amounts...

NFL: Not For Long

NFL: Not For Long

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor February 8, 2022

The Cincinnati Bengals have been the laughingstock of the National Football League for years. While they won the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 30, just making the playoffs and securing a victory that...

The discussion on the fairness of the NFL’s OT rules is bound to continue on for years to come. NFL teams in the playoffs are currently 10-2 when they win the toss, although the most recent example, this week’s AFC Championship Game between the Chiefs and Bengals saw the Chiefs win the toss but lose the game after failing to score on their first possession.

Coin toss: The NFL’s Deciding Factor?

Luke Lawhorn, Contributing Writer January 31, 2022

The second-seeded Kansas City Chiefs hosted the number three seed Buffalo Bills in the NFL’s AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs Sunday, Jan. 23, in what many this week have now crowned as the best...

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...

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