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Paisano Picks: the top ten in the 2020 NBA Draft

Georgia's Anthony Edwards (pictured above) will likely be one of the first players chosen in this years draft. He is considered to be one of the most pro-ready college athletes available, which bodes well for his chances at making an immediate impact for his new team.
Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor November 13, 2020

After a nearly year-long NBA season, the 2020 draft is finally here. The draft will take place next Wednesday. As with everything else this year, the draft will be different — much different. Draft...

Fans remain comfortable at Alamodome despite pandemic

Quarterback Frank Harris looks to throw the ball downfield as the limited attendance crowd behind him cheers the 'Runners on. A crowd of 6114 was in attendance, about half of what the average attendance was last year.
Max Aguirre, Sports Editor October 30, 2020

As UTSA clawed their way back into the game against Louisiana Tech last Saturday night, 6,114 fans cheered them on in the depleted stands. Empty seats lined the Alamodome; the striking changes needed to...

The AP top 25 needs to change, here’s how

The AP top 25 needs to change, here’s how
Ryder Martin and Alex Hanks October 20, 2020

The Associated Press (AP) Top 25 is broken. Long the hallmark for measuring and ranking the best teams in college football, the AP Top 25 has been in use since 1936. While the AP Poll has been passed in...

A comprehensive guide to the Rays-Dodgers World Series

A comprehensive guide to the Rays-Dodgers World Series
Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor October 20, 2020

After perhaps the craziest, and certainly the strangest Major League Baseball (MLB) season ever, we have reached the finale, the World Series. With COVID-19 delaying the season from its usual late March/early...

Prescott’s injury is devastating, but the Cowboys are lucky to have Dalton

Prescott's injury is devastating, but the Cowboys are lucky to have Dalton
Max Aguirre, Sports Editor October 16, 2020

The 2020 NFL season has not been kind to the Dallas Cowboys. Head coach Mike McCarthy has been underwhelming and the defense, led by new coordinator Mike Nolan, and is almost dead last in every significant...

Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions

Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions
Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are your 2020 NBA champions.  After defeating the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6, they took the series 4-2. This is the 17th championship for the Lakers, tying them with their long...

The NFL is ignoring their growing coronavirus problem

The NFL is ignoring their growing coronavirus problem
Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor October 9, 2020

It took four weeks, but the National Football League has finally experienced its first major outbreak of COVID-19. As of Thursday morning, 23 members of the Tennessee Titans, consisting of both players...

The Traylor Effect

Coach Traylor addresses the media at his introductory press conference earlier this year. Traylor has brought a breath of fresh air to the program through the first four weeks, and has many fans thinking about the team's great potential for the near future
Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

The Roadrunner football team is off to an impressive 3-1 start after losing a close game to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers this past weekend. Anyone who watched the ‘Runners last year...

NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?

NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?
Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor September 29, 2020

This NBA season has come with its fair share of upsets. We’ve seen the first chapter of young and up-and-coming dynasties such as the Denver Nuggets solidify their spot as contenders for the future following...

The negative sides of the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility

The negative sides of the NCAA's extra year of eligibility
Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer September 25, 2020

As we all know, the impact of COVID-19 forced many sports seasons originally scheduled for the fall to be moved to next spring. Because of this, many upcoming seniors faced the possibility of losing out...

For the program’s future, Jordan Weeks needs to start for UTSA

Quarterback Jordan Weeks looks to pass in a game against LA Tech during the 2018 season.
Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor September 11, 2020

UTSA is set to begin its season this Saturday on the road in San Marcos against Texas State, but with only a few days left before the season kicks off, the Roadrunners have yet to officially name a starting...

New season, new meep?

Quarterback Frank Harris scrambles away from the Army defensive line in last year's Army vs UTSA game. The 'Runners lost last year's matchup 31-13.
Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer September 4, 2020

UTSA football has made changes to its 2020 schedule of games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season opener against Louisiana State University (LSU) and the game against Old Dominion University (ODU)...

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