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...

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...

No matter how talented an athlete is behind closed doors, when the lights shine bright and all the pressure is on, there is no telling how an athlete is going to perform. The ability to handle pressure is one of the defining traits that separates great athletes from the greatest of all time.

You either eat or get eaten

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2022

The media will chew any public figure up and spit them out if given the opportunity. However, what separates the best from the greats is how they respond. On Wednesday, Feb. 9, Mikaela Shiffrin skied...

Just as it has with pretty much every other aspect of society today, the debate around vaccinations has infiltrated the sports world. Caleb Preston/The Paisano

It’s time for athletes to play lockdown defense on misinformation

Laynie Clark, Assistant News Editor October 12, 2021

From Sooner to Longhorn, everyone has the sports hill they will die on. In the same way, many individuals have strong opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The question is, should athletes share their opinions...

Frank Wilson and his team taking the field before a game. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

The expectation has been set

Jose Bouquett September 24, 2019

UTSA officially codified their zero-tolerance sexual assault policy, named after sexual assault advocate and survivor Brenda Tracy, effective at the beginning of this semester. As a community, not enough...

USC running back busts through the hole. 

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The controversy around NCAA athlete compensation

Josh Levario December 6, 2017

Division I university sports teams will generate an estimated $9 billion this year. However, only the top 20 of 230 programs will pull in more than $100 million, most won’t even break more than $20 million....

The University of the Incarnate Word subject of controversy when student athletes wear blackface. Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

San Antonio community condemns UIW athletes in blackface

Kenyatta Battle November 29, 2017

Students from the University of Incarnate Word’s (UIW) athletic teams wore blackface for Halloween and received condemnation from the San Antonio community. Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used...

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