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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 importance in college football since the institution of first the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings...

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 April start date to late July, the MLB season needed major changes to finish by their target timef...

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 category. The Cowboys have depended heavily on Dak Prescott and their offense to get them out of...

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 standing rivals, the Boston Celtics, for the most all-time. The road to this point was not easy for ...

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 and team personnel, have tested positive for the virus. As a result, the Titans’ game against the...

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 can tell this is not the same team it was. With what seems to be a renewed offense and a solid defense,...

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 their back-to-back comebacks from a 3-1 deficit against the Jazz and Kawhi Leonard’s Clip...

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 on their last year of eligibility at their current schools. On March 30 of last spring, the NCAA Div...

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 quarterback for the season opener. The competition for the job appears quite fierce with numer...

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) were canceled. The Roadrunners added games against Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) on Sept....

UTSA moves forward on construction of RACE building, but is it worth it?

Work begins on UTSA's new RACE athletic center, scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021. RACE will provide access to several high end features, including academic centers, new locker rooms, practice fields, and a sports medicine center.

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

July 3, 2020

Amid the turmoil of the end of the Spring semester, a major step forward for the athletic program seemed to fly under the radar when UTSA officially broke ground on the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence (RACE) building in March. This $41.5 million facility is set to be a huge leap forward for t...

Money can’t buy happiness

Money can’t buy happiness

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 11, 2020

There are days when I wake up and think that I can’t make it through the day. Then I realize how thankful I am to have a roof over my head, breakfast to eat and a university to attend. No, I would not have all of this if it weren’t for money, but that feeling isn’t happiness; it’s satisfaction....