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

Which sport requires the toughest athletes?

Which sport requires the toughest athletes?

Sam Wendorf, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

Sports fans engage in many topics of debate every season. Which team is the best? Which player is strongest, fastest or most accurate? These questions are subjective. There is no right answer. Just as...

“FIFA Uncovered”

“FIFA Uncovered”

Regina Robert, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

In 2015, 14 members of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) were arrested on 47 counts of “racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies … to enrich themselves through...

Is UTSA football underrated?

Is UTSA football underrated?

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor November 11, 2022

UTSA is having another historic football season, sitting comfortably amongst their conference opponents with an 8-2 overall record and 6-0 in Conference USA for the second straight season. Not only do...

Athletes are more than their bodies

Athletes are more than their bodies

Laynie Clark, Managing Editor November 8, 2022

Gymnastics is an easy sport to love. From the dazzling leotards to the risky routines, audiences are enthralled by the intensity of the sport. Due to the high demand and large audience, gymnasts are constantly...

John Buggs III speaking to the fans at Rowdy Jam.

UTSA’s offseason upgrades

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor October 31, 2022

UTSA basketball will start their 2022-2023 schedule at the beginning of November. After challenging season performances and weaker conference play, the men’s and women’s teams hope for stronger performances....

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Can you go too far as a teammate?

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor October 25, 2022

Whether you are the last player on the bench or the chosen leader of the team, there is a fine line between motivation and bullying. There is a time and place to fight with teammates, but once a line is...

Protecting the football product: quarterbacks

Protecting the football product: quarterbacks

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor October 18, 2022

There once was an era where a quarterback was hit and tackled like every other player on the field. Since the early 2000s, the rules have become easier for them. The main goal is to protect the quarterback...

The price of gambling

The price of gambling

Jake Mireles, Staff Writer October 11, 2022

In America, football is a way of life, and it is one of the most profitable industries in the nation. From 2020 to 2021, the National Football League (NFL) had a record increase in profits, raking in $11...

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None-and-done

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor October 3, 2022

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States, drawing in millions of dollars every season and bringing enjoyment yearlong. The athletes work their whole lives to make it to the big...

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The battle-tested ‘Runners

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor September 27, 2022

A standard Division I college football program plays 12 regular season games a year, with eight or nine being in conference games. UTSA football has now played four out-of-conference games in head coach...

Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison for possession of illegal narcotics

Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison for possession of illegal narcotics

Jenna Taylor, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

Brittney Griner, a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, was arrested in an airport in Moscow this February for having illegal substances in her luggage....

The epidemic of concussions in the NFL

The epidemic of concussions in the NFL

Dafny Flores, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

In the National Football League (NFL), concussions are an obscure epidemic that occurs every season. With each tackle and brutal plunge, NFL teams and fans are cautious of the unexpected outcome that can...

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