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

Lachlan Bofinger fights through contact to get a shot off during a game against IUPUI earlier this season. Bofinger has appeared in all 18 games for UTSA so far this season and has drawn four starts while averaging three points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Men’s basketball drops two on the road, continues winless start to conference play

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor January 18, 2022

The UTSA Roadrunners (7-11, 0-5 C-USA) were on the road this week for games against the Old Dominion Monarchs (7-8, 2-0 C-USA) and the Charlotte 49ers (9-5, 2-0 C-USA) and continuing a worrying trend to...

Lapraisjah Johnson cuts into the lane during a game against Stephen F. Austin earlier this season. Johnson leads the ‘Runners in scoring this season, averaging 10 points per game.

Women’s basketball drop both games of homestand

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor January 18, 2022

The UTSA Roadrunners (4-11, 1-3 C-USA), playing for the first time in almost two weeks following a pair of COVID postponements last week, took on the Old Dominion Monarchs (11-3, 1-1 C-USA) and the Charlotte...

Charles Wiley celebrates after recording a tackle-for-loss during the game against Southern Mississippi earlier this season. Wiley started all 14 games for the ‘Runners this year and was second on the team in tackles-for-loss with nine.

UTSA’s season ends in Frisco Bowl loss to San Diego St.

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor January 17, 2022

The UTSA Roadrunners (12-2, 7-1 C-USA) fell short in their bid to secure the first ever bowl win in school history on Tuesday, Dec. 21 in a 24-38 loss to the San Diego State Aztecs (12-2, 7-1 MWC). Down...

The UTSA offense celebrates after Sincere McCormick scores his first touchdown of the game to give UTSA their first lead. The UTSA offense compiled 556 yards of total offense in the victory.

UTSA wins first Conference USA championship 49-41 over Western Kentucky

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor December 13, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (12-1, 7-1 C-USA) secured their first ever Conference USA title on Dec. 3 with a 49-41 victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-5, 7-1 C-USA) in front of 41,118 roaring fans...

Charlene mass drives to the hoop during the Runners game against UIW last week. Mass has started all five games for UTSA this season. Julia Maenius/ThePaisano

‘Runners unable to overcome first half deficit in road loss to Minnesota

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 30, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (1-4) were on the road this past Sunday to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-3) in the first ever matchup between the two programs. Despite getting off to a good early start,...

With the recent rise in legalized sports betting through both traditional means, and newer experiences such as daily fantasy sports, the stakes of games have never been higher. Because of this, the actions of officials have come under increasing scrutiny.

Referees should be held to the same standard as players

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 30, 2021

In sports, we are taught a number of pillars that serve as the bedrock on which the rest of our knowledge in sports is built. Perhaps one of the most important things we are taught is the superiority of...

Dhieu Deing drives for a layup during the game against IUPUI earlier this season. Deing has gotten off to a great start for the Runners this year, averaging 16 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Men’s basketball hosts home tournament, looks ahead to road slate

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor November 30, 2021

The UTSA men’s basketball team (4-3) has begun their season in full swing with a slate of home court games. The Roadrunners have hosted six consecutive games in the Convocation Center, including the...

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Tale of the Tape: C-USA championship game

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 30, 2021

With the Conference USA Championship Game set to kick off Friday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m., it is time to examine the matchup between the UTSA Roadrunners (11-1, 7-1 C-USA) and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers...

Corey Mayfield Jr. hits the quarterback from behind to force a fumble to help seal UTSAs victory over USM earlier this year. Mayfield Jr. has two interceptions and 30 tackles this season for the Runners.

UTSA fumbles away perfect season in blowout loss to UNT 23-45

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 29, 2021

The No. 23 UTSA Roadrunners (11-1, 7-1 C-USA), saw their perfect season come to a crushing end in the final game of the regular season on the road against the University of North Texas Mean Green (6-6,...

Hunter Duplessis celebrates with the fans following UTSA’s last-second come from behind victory over UAB. Duplessis drilled field goals from 51 and 49 yards during the game and has now converted 20 of the 25 field goals he has attempted this season.

UTSA win West division title on Harris’ last second TD pass to Cardenas

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

It wasn’t going to be easy. Frank Harris and the UTSA offense needed to go 77 yards and score a touchdown in 1:06 with no timeouts left in order to stay undefeated and win the Conference USA West Division...

Jadyn Pimentel surveys the court during UTSA’s season opener against Stephen F. Austin. Pimentel, a graduate transfer from Lamar, played a key role in the ‘Runners’ first win of the season over UIW on Sunday afternoon, recording seven points, three assists and two rebounds.

Women’s basketball gets first win under Aston

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

The UTSA women’s basketball team (1-3) got their first win of the season this past week in a tight 66-60 victory over the UIW Cardinals (1-3) on Sunday, Nov. 21. This comes hot on the heels of a competitive...

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...

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