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NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?

NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2020

This NBA season has come with its fair share of upsets. We’ve seen the first chapter of young and up-and-coming dynasties such as the Denver Nuggets solidify their spot as contenders for the future following their back-to-back comebacks from a 3-1 deficit against the Jazz and Kawhi Leonard’s Clip...

New season, new meep?

Quarterback Frank Harris scrambles away from the Army defensive line in last year's Army vs UTSA game. The 'Runners lost last year's matchup 31-13.

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

September 4, 2020

UTSA football has made changes to its 2020 schedule of games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season opener against Louisiana State University (LSU) and the game against Old Dominion University (ODU) were canceled. The Roadrunners added games against Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) on Sept....

An NBA Preview: Texas Edition

An NBA Preview: Texas Edition

Max Aguirre, Ryder Martin, and Dalton Hartmann

July 29, 2020

After many months of speculation and anticipation, the NBA has finally made its long awaited return. The Orlando bubble seems to be working: 22 teams have arrived and will continue the season from where they left off in March. All three Texas teams will be participating in the restart. We discuss each...

UTSA moves forward on construction of RACE building, but is it worth it?

Work begins on UTSA's new RACE athletic center, scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021. RACE will provide access to several high end features, including academic centers, new locker rooms, practice fields, and a sports medicine center.

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

July 3, 2020

Amid the turmoil of the end of the Spring semester, a major step forward for the athletic program seemed to fly under the radar when UTSA officially broke ground on the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence (RACE) building in March. This $41.5 million facility is set to be a huge leap forward for t...

The Alamodome is hindering UTSA football’s growth

Sheldon Jones breaking a tackle during a home game against the University of Southern Miss. The Roadrunners have played every home game in the Alamodome since they began play in 2011.

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

June 8, 2020

The Alamodome is a wondrous sight to behold. One of the most identifiable landmarks of downtown San Antonio, it plays host to a number of major events every year that serve as the nexus of entertainment in San Antonio. One of its foremost duties is to play host to home games for Roadrunner’s footbal...

Dallas signing Andy Dalton shouldn’t be seen as a threat to Dak Prescott

Dallas signing Andy Dalton shouldn’t be seen as a threat to Dak Prescott

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Longtime Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton’s first foray into free agency didn’t last very long. After being released by the Bengals after nine years with the team, Dalton was signed by the Dallas Cowboys on a one-year contract worth up to $7 million, of which only $3 million is...

NFL Draft First Round Recap: Grades and Analysis of All 32 Selections

NFL Draft First Round Recap: Grades and Analysis of All 32 Selections

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

The 2020 NFL Draft began with its first round on the night of April 23, providing entertainment and a bit of hope at a time when America desperately needs it. With questions about how well a virtual draft event would work, it came as a relief that there appeared to be no major technical glitches. This major technological...

Why we need to pump the brakes on resuming sports in isolated locations

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Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

The absence of sports during the COVID-19 crisis has been eerie to say the least. With only the NFL being in their offseason at the time that all the major sporting leagues were suspended indefinitely, the rest of the sports world has been left grappling with questions of when they will get the cha...

NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to spring sport student athletes

Jonathan Tapia swings at a pitch in a game. UTSA was about to kickoff conference play against the Charlotte 49ers when the outbreak of COVID-19 halted all sports in the United States and around the world Photo by Jack Myer.

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

  One of the signs of the severity of the COVID-19 crisis was the mass cancellation of sporting events across the country. College sports in particular were hit hard, with the NCAA March Madness tournament being the highest profile cancellation. There’s an argument to be made, however, that the ...

NFL free agency opens with numerous big moves

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Ryder Martin

March 31, 2020

The lack of sports due to COVID-19 has really helped drive home just how unnatural the world feels right now. With the absence of all major sports leagues, the past week has felt very disconcerting to fans. Lucky for all major sports fans looking for a reprieve from the stress and worry of the current glob...

There is still hope for UTSA men’s basketball

Jhivvan Jackson drives to the basket around the Middle Tennessee defenders.
The ‘Runners lost back-to-back games at home.

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...