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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...

Flipping the Bird Podcast (Ep. 3)

March 23, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkiMkdSgPxM

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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....

The UTSA Recreational Wellness Center’s Aquatics Center was costructed in 2016. The Aquatics center plays host to an eight-lane lap pool.

The next major UTSA sport? Let’s go for a swim

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

Within the past decade, UTSA sports have grown by leaps and bounds. Over the last 10 years, we have seen the beginning of our football program and the construction of our new $41.5 million athletics facility....

UTSA women’s basketball has seen their production decline every season under Coach Holt’s tenure. The team’s fortunes hit an all-time low in 2021 as the team won the fewest amount of games in their 40 year history.

Women’s basketball needs a change

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

Moving on from a head coach is something no program or team ever wants to feel the need to do. However, there comes a time where it is clear that a relationship has run its natural course between a program...

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...

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.

New season, new meep?

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)...

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