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Men’s basketball heads into C-USA Bonus Play

Men’s basketball heads into C-USA Bonus Play

Cade Draughon, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

UTSA men’s basketball (12-15, 6-8 C-USA) went 1-1 during their final home stand of the regular season, with a win against the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-14, 7-7 C-USA), 72-63, on Feb. 13 and a loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (18-8, 11-3 C-USA), 73-77, on Feb. 15. “Much of our success...

Athlete of the Week: Atem Bior

Athlete of the Week: Atem Bior

Julia Maenius, Assistant sports editor

February 19, 2020

Senior forward Atem Bior has established himself as the sixth man for the men’s basketball team since his arrival at UTSA from the land down under. A transfer from the New Mexico Military Institute, Bior has traveled the globe, keeping basketball a constant in his life. “When I was about eight, I would...

Athlete of the Week: Timea Toth

Athlete of the Week: Timea Toth

Max Aguirre, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

from Dunakeszi, Hungary, has been a consistent presence on UTSA’s women’s basketball team for four seasons. Standing at 6-foot-1, she provides a great defensive effort for the team, consistently blocking shots and stealing the ball from opponents. Toth started playing basketball in Europe at the age...

Rockets riddled with injuries

Rockets riddled with injuries

Cade Draughon, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The Houston Rockets currently sit at 28 wins, tied for fifth place in the Western Conference, they are seven and a half games behind first place. The Rockets’ game plan of playing a majority of iso-ball with James Harden and Russell Westbrook at the helm has shown glimpses of success, but the plan...

Athlete of the Week: Deja Cousin

Athlete of the Week: Deja Cousin

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

Senior guard Deja Cousin aided the women’s basketball team for four years. She is a strong shooter and brings a tough defensive presence to the team. The psychology major began playing basketball when she was young, following in her parents footsteps by becoming a collegiate ball player. “I was five whe...

Women’s basketball conference struggles continue

Women’s basketball conference struggles continue

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

UTSA women’s basketball (6-12, 2-5 C-USA) ended their two-game home stand, 0-2 with losses to both the University of North Texas Mean Green (9-11, 3-5 C-USA), 55-79, on Jan. 23, and the Rice University Owls (13-6, 8-0 C-USA), 62-74, on Jan. 25. Currently, there are three ‘Runners who are each a...

Athlete of the Week: Byron Frohnen

Athlete of the Week: Byron Frohnen

Julia Maenius

November 20, 2019

Senior forward Byron Frohnen has been an integral player for the UTSA men’s basketball team since his arrival in 2016. Coming from Las Vegas, Nevada, Frohnen has been playing basketball since he was young. “I have been playing for as long as I can remember,” Frohnen said. “Basketball was the...

Men’s basketball looking to build off first victory

Men’s basketball looking to build off first victory

Julia Maenius

November 6, 2019

The UTSA men’s basketball team (1-0) began their 2019-2020 season with an exhibition game against the Texas A&M International University Dustdevils. After welcoming many new standout freshmen to the team, the Roadrunners are preparing for a long season with plenty of games on their home court. ...

The Culture of “Good Enough”

The Culture of “Good Enough”

Jose Bouquett

October 30, 2019

It appears as if “good enough” is the favorite phrase of UTSA athletics as Rowdy Jam impressed students but left them wanting more. UTSA announced that they would be hosting an event called Rowdy Jam, where the players from both women’s and men’s basketball teams would compete in events and...

Bring the Rowdy? Create the Rowdy? The Missing Homecoming Event?

Bring the Rowdy? Create the Rowdy? The Missing Homecoming Event?

Jose Bouquett

October 16, 2019

UTSA athletics is always a step behind the competition. Homecoming is missing a major event to complete the week and build momentum for the upcoming football game, and we need all the momentum we can get. UTSA has yet to announce any type of “Homecoming and Hoops” or “Midnight Madness”...

Men’s basketball begins Pod Play

Men’s basketball begins Pod Play

Julia Maenius

March 6, 2019

The UTSA men’s basketball team kicked off the Conference USA (C-USA) Bonus Play Thursday, Feb. 28, against the Old Dominion Monarchs. The ‘Runners (15-13, 9-6) fell short of the win, ending the game 65-64. The Monarchs won the tip, setting the tone for a tight game in which neither team had more...

Athlete of the Week: Tija Hawkins

Athlete of the Week: Tija Hawkins

Jack Myer

January 23, 2019

Among the leaders of the UTSA Women’s Basketball team, Tija Hawkins sets herself apart with her relentless defense and dominance on offense. Since her debut three seasons ago, she has risen from coming off the bench as a freshman to starting at forward as a sophomore. Now, as a junior, she is a vete...