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Alamodome details COVID-19 plan for UTSA football

The UTSA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released guidelines for the upcoming football season for the safety of fans and teams in the Alamodome.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

Roadrunner football will return to the Alamodome to face the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks on Sept. 19. As the team and fans suit up for the 2020 season, Conference USA (C-USA) and the UTSA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics have released safety guidelines for players and others...

UTSA athletes give their thoughts on protests, social justice

UTSA athletes give their thoughts on protests, social justice

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

August 28, 2020

  After the death of George Floyd, millions of people, including athletes from the NBA, NFL and other professional leagues, took it upon themselves to promote change in our country. UTSA’s athletes were no different. They have taken notice of the injustices that minorities often run into in Am...

UTSA football set to begin Traylor era

Sincere McCormick runs past Florida Atlantic University defenders in the final game of the 2019-2020 season

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

After an offseason of much uncertainty, there will be UTSA football this fall. The season brings myriad questions as new head football coach Jeff Traylor attempts to revitalize a football program that slumped in the final years of the Frank Wilson era. Traylor takes over a team that finished 4-8 overall...

Conference USA delays soccer, volleyball

UTSA Women's soccer huddles up after their matchup against the Rice Owls during the 2019-2020 season.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

The Conference USA (C-USA) Board of Directors announced the delay of fall sports, excluding football, on Friday, Aug. 21. This decision was made after the NCAA Division I Board of Directors chose to postpone the fall championship competitions until Spring 2021. Because of the delayed C-USA championsh...

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...

Simone Biles

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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

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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

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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...