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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

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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 ...

NFL free agency opens with numerous big moves

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Ryder Martin

March 31, 2020

The lack of sports due to COVID-19 has really helped drive home just how unnatural the world feels right now. With the absence of all major sports leagues, the past week has felt very disconcerting to fans. Lucky for all major sports fans looking for a reprieve from the stress and worry of the current glob...

Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace named to NABC All-District teams

Jhivvan Jackson takes a jump shot during the first round matchup against the UAB Blazers at the Conference USA Championships.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

For the second consecutive season, juniors Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District team.  Jackson had a record-setting season for the Roadrunners by climbing to number one on the all-time career scoring list for UTSA, scoring the most points i...

UTSA men’s basketball concludes season at C-USA tournament

Atem Bior brings the ball up the court. Bior played his final game as a Roadrunner in a loss to the UAB Blazers at the C-USA Championships in Frisco, Texas.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

The UTSA men’s basketball team (13-19, C-USA 7-11) finished their 2019-2020 season at the Conference USA (C-USA) Championship Tournament on Wednesday, March 11. The Roadrunners faced the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers for the third time of the season after tallying one win and...

Conference USA cancels all spring sports

Conference USA cancels all spring sports due to fears over the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. C-USA is one of many collegiate and professional sports leagues that have decided to cancel or postpone their seasons.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Effective immediately, all spring sports have been canceled by Conference USA (C-USA) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. UTSA athletics announced it is suspending all non-conference sports until further notice. “All UTSA sports programs that are in season may continue to hold practices...

Athlete of the Week: Nick Thornquist

Nick Thornquist is the senior catcher for the baseball team. He is beginning his second season for the Roadrunners.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Since his transfer from McLennan Community College in 2018, senior catcher Nick Thornquist is currently the most experienced backstop to the Roadrunner mound. He has started in 51 of the 59 games he has played in, and he has compiled 60 hits, seven home runs and 43 runners batted in. Thornquist has a...