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 debate over the Come and Take It flags subsequent removal from UTSAs campus has elicited strong emotions. What new tradition the university replaces it with will be interesting. Caleb Preston/The Paisano

Point/Counterpoint: two perspectives on the removal of the ‘Come and Take It’ flag

September 14, 2021

Editor's Note: The following point/counterpoint is a composite of opinions from the sports staff, representing a broad range of opinions in favor of the change and against it. The removal of 'Come...

The UTSA defense celebrates after recording a tackle for loss in the second quarter. The UTSA defense held Lamars offense to 122 yards, securing them the first shutout in school history. Seva Hester/The Paisano

UTSA rolls to blowout 54-0 victory in home opener over Lamar

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 14, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (2-0), returned to the Alamodome for their home opener a week after pulling off the upset victory on the road over the University of Illinois (1-2), taking on the Lamar University...

UTSA soccer continues strong start to the season

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 14, 2021

UTSA soccer (5-2-1) was back in action last week as they hosted the Drury Hotels Invitational here in San Antonio. The Roadrunners took on the Lamar University Cardinals (2-5) and the Houston Baptist...

Volleyball continues tournament run at Texas A&M

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor September 14, 2021

Coming off a 3-2 win against the University of the Incarnate Word, the UTSA volleyball team (3-6) traveled to College Station to compete in the Texas A&M Invitational. Facing their third Power Five...

The UTSA womens cross country team dashes away from the start line during their race on Friday night. The team finished in sixth place overall, with Lily Morrill leading the team with a 16:01.1. Julia Maenius/The Paisano

UTSA cross country begins season at cross-town meet

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor September 7, 2021

Kicking off the start of the 2021 cross country season, the UTSA men’s and women’s teams heard the shot of the start gun in McAllister Park on Friday, Sept. 3 at the University of the Incarnate Word...

UTSA defender Alex Granville tracks the ball during a game against Houston last season. The junior from Maitland, FL, has started all six games this season for UTSA after starting all 11 games last season. Ryan Garza/The Paisano

UTSA soccer splits pair of games over week

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 7, 2021

The UTSA soccer team (4-2), fresh off of tying the record for the best start in school history the week prior, was in action in two games last week. The ‘Runners took on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi...

Ellis Patterson has appeared in 64 games for UTSA, 63 of which were starts. Stephanie Cortez/The Paisano

Athlete of the Week: Ellis Patterson

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 7, 2021

The UTSA soccer team has enjoyed a dramatic turnaround in form this season. A few months after wrapping up their delayed 2020 season with a 3-7-1 record, the team has come roaring back to life to start...

Kelsey Carpenter prepares to spike the ball during a game last season against UIW. Carpenter has appeared in every match for UTSA this season and registered a season high eight kills against Coastal Carolina on Saturday night. Julia Maenius/The Paisano

UTSA Volleyball takes one of three at Ole Miss invitational

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 7, 2021

The UTSA Volleyball team (1-4) was on the road in Oxford, MS. this past weekend to take part in the Ole Miss Invitational. The team played in three matches and managed to secure their first win of the...

Zakhari Franklin turns the corner and heads upfield after making a catch on Saturday night. Franklin went for a career high 155 yards on 10 catches with a touchdown in the victory. Jamal Colley/UTSA Athletics

UTSA football wins thrilling season opener, secures biggest win in program history

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 7, 2021

UTSA football (1-0) started their season on the road in Champaign, IL on Sept. 4, facing the University of Illinois Fighting Illini (1-1). The game was the first against a Big 10 Conference opponent in...

UTSA forward Ariana Gomez battles with a defender for the ball during a game against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders last season. UTSA will take on the Islanders this week in their sixth ever meeting. Julia Maenius\The Paisano

UTSA soccer win three games over the course of the week, tie best start in school history

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor August 31, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunner soccer team (3-1) secured their first three victories of the season this past week. They prevailed over the University of Tulsa in Stillwater, Ok., on Sunday, Aug. 22, California Baptist...

Mia Ybarra serves the ball during a game last season. Ybarra has appeared in both matches for the Runners so far this season. Julia Maenius\The Paisano

Volleyball drops two matches to open season

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor August 31, 2021

The UTSA volleyball team (0-2) has begun their 2021 season. Welcoming newcomers and preparing for their conference slate, the Roadrunners have stacked the beginning of their season with nationally ranked...

Various guests, donors and university officials including President Eighmy and Mayor Ron Nirenberg cut the ribbon to open the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence. Julia Maenius\The Paisano

UTSA Athletics celebrates grand opening of RACE building

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor August 31, 2021

On Wednesday, Aug. 4, UTSA officially opened their new student athletics facility known as the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence or RACE for short. The facility, costing a total of $40.4 million,...

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