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Simone Biles

Simone Biles

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

During the summer of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team was competing with countries like Russia, Switzerland, and China, to name a few, for the chance to earn an Olympic gold medal that summer. A few veterans, sprinkled in with a few newcomers, looked to make the U.S. proud....

Alabama Football

Alabama Football

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

The Alabama Crimson Tide has had one of the most dominant runs in college football over the last decade. Head coach, Nick Saban, has been at the helm of the Crimson Tide for the previous 13 seasons and won 121 games over that period, setting him up for the second most all-time wins at Alabama. His accomplishments...

San Fran Giants

San Fran Giants

Jose Bouquett

May 28, 2020

A bucket- list item for all die-hard baseball fans is to receive a classic Buster Posey hug. The San Francisco Giants took Major League Baseball by storm in the early portion of this decade by achieving three World Series victories in the span of five seasons. Posey was heralded as the captain behind...

Head coach Jeff Traylor speaks on football program during the pandemic

Jeff Traylor speaking to the media during his introductory press meeting. Traylor becomes the third head coach in UTSA football history.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

May 22, 2020

First-year head football coach Jeff Traylor has led the Roadrunners through uncharted territory for the UTSA football program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traylor and the ‘Runners will face Louisiana State University (LSU), the reigning College Playoffs National Champions, for the first game of...

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...

Partnership between UTSA Campus Rec and Special Olympics Texas to continue

The UTSA rec and Special Olympics partnership will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perry (15) and Kyle (50) are pictured with their team.

Christina Troy, Copyediting Coordinator

April 30, 2020

As part of Special Olympics International’s The Revolution is Inclusion campaign, which aims to end the discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities, UTSA Campus Recreation partnered with Special Olympics Texas in February to create a Unified Sports basketball league. “[Unified ...

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...

UTSA volleyball lands Davidson transfer

The Roadrunners huddling up during a match earlier in the season. The 'Runners lost four seniors and will look to have their third consecutive winning season.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

UTSA volleyball added Alison Jennings to their team for the upcoming season. Jennings comes from the Davidson College Wildcats, where she played in all but two games during her time there.  “We are excited to add Ali to our roster and can’t wait to get her on the court. She adds depth at...

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

Chase Field 3

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...

Former UTSA football trio named to NFF honors list

Linebacker Andrew Martel attempting to shed a block from an FAU Owl in the last game of the 2019 season.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

On April 15, the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) named former UTSA football student athletes Andrew Martel, King Newton and Brett Winnegan to the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. The honor society is made up of college football players from all different d...

Conference USA awards Karrington Donald with C-USA Spirit of Service Award

Karrington Donald brings the ball up the court during a conference game.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

April 15, 2020

UTSA women’s basketball guard Karrington Donald was awarded the C-USA Spirit of Service Award by Conference USA.  The Spirit of Service Award, awarded three times a year, is given to 14 different student athletes who have participated in community service  and achieved high academic standing while...

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 ...