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

Charles Wiley takes part in the 5-10-5 shuttle drill during UTSAs Pro Day on Wednesday. Wiley, a former linebacker, played in all 14 games last season for the UTSA, recording 36 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, three and a half sacks and two fumble recoveries

UTSA hosts Pro Day for former Roadrunners

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor March 29, 2022

On Wednesday, March 23, the UTSA Roadrunners hosted a Pro Day event at the RACE building for 12 former UTSA football athletes to provide them an opportunity to work out in front of NFL talent evaluators....

The protest behind a celebration

The protest behind a celebration

Jada Thomas, Copyediting Coordinator February 22, 2022

Last Sunday evening, millions of people across the country tuned in to an event that brought together football and non-football fans alike: the Super Bowl halftime show. The show is a spectacle that brings...

NFL: Not For Long

NFL: Not For Long

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor February 8, 2022

The Cincinnati Bengals have been the laughingstock of the National Football League for years. While they won the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 30, just making the playoffs and securing a victory that...

The Roadrunners celebrate by singing the alma mater after a game last season. The Runners have signed their highest-rated recruiting class in school history, which comes at just the right time, with the teams looming move to the American Athletic Conference.

The Trajectory Continues: UTSA football signs best recruiting class in team history

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor February 8, 2022

The immediate success of UTSA’s football program on the field since Jeff Traylor’s hire in Dec. 2019 is no coincidence. His recruiting classes have improved each year and this 2022 class is the highest-rated...

The discussion on the fairness of the NFL’s OT rules is bound to continue on for years to come. NFL teams in the playoffs are currently 10-2 when they win the toss, although the most recent example, this week’s AFC Championship Game between the Chiefs and Bengals saw the Chiefs win the toss but lose the game after failing to score on their first possession.

Coin toss: The NFL’s Deciding Factor?

Luke Lawhorn, Contributing Writer January 31, 2022

The second-seeded Kansas City Chiefs hosted the number three seed Buffalo Bills in the NFL’s AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs Sunday, Jan. 23, in what many this week have now crowned as the best...

The UTSA offense celebrates after Sincere McCormick scores his first touchdown of the game to give UTSA their first lead. The UTSA offense compiled 556 yards of total offense in the victory.

UTSA wins first Conference USA championship 49-41 over Western Kentucky

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor December 13, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (12-1, 7-1 C-USA) secured their first ever Conference USA title on Dec. 3 with a 49-41 victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-5, 7-1 C-USA) in front of 41,118 roaring fans...

Jeff Traylor consults with an official during a game earlier this season. Traylor spent 15 years as the head coach at Gilmer High School before becoming an assistant at Texas for two season followed by one-year stints as the running backs coach and associate head coach at SMU and Arkansas. Seva Hester/The Paisano

Head coach Jeff Traylor signs 10-year 28 million-dollar extension

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 2, 2021

On Sunday, Oct. 31, the university announced in a press release that they had agreed on a contract extension with UTSA head football coach Jeff Traylor. The extension lengthens Traylor’s contract to...

Leroy Watson takes part in a receiving drill during spring practice. Watson is one of 12 returning super seniors for UTSA and is coming off a season where he caught 14 passes for 176 yards.

UTSA Football Spring Practice commences

Eddie Sanchez, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

On March 29, UTSA football hit the practice fields once again for early preparation for the upcoming season. Every member was excited and anxious for a fresh start. With returning “super” seniors,...

Sincere McCormick breaks away for a long touchdown run against North Texas on November 28th. McCormick would set the single game rushing record for UTSA in the win with 251 yards on the ground.

UTSA Football’s first year in the Jeff Traylor era: A resounding success

Eddie Sanchez, Contributing Writer January 22, 2021

After the head coaching hire of Jeff Traylor on Dec. 9, UTSA football declared their 3rd head coach ever would change the direction of the program going forward.  He did not disappoint as he guided...

Wide receiver Joshua Cephus jogs onto the field during UTSAs game against Army. Cephus and the offense will need to score early and often if they hope to overcome North Texas.

UTSA looks to finish regular season strong against North Texas

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor November 24, 2020

Following last week’s 23-20 grind-it-out slugfest against Southern Mississippi (2-7), UTSA football is all set for their regular season finale against North Texas. The win over Southern Mississippi vaulted...

Frank Harris escapes the pocket and looks to pass downfield during UTSAs 52-21 victory over UTEP.

Athlete of the Week: Frank Harris

Jazmine Anderson, Contributing Writer November 20, 2020

After facing many difficulties during his UTSA football career, quarterback Frank Harris was determined to get back on the field and show San Antonio just what he is capable of. This past weekend, UTSA...

Wide receiver Brennon Dingle returns a kickoff during UTSAs game against Army in early October. Dingle and the rest of the offense hope to put on another show this weekend in Mississippi

UTSA travels to Mississippi for its last road game of the regular season

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor November 17, 2020

UTSA dominated the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) last Saturday, and their record-breaking 600-yard offensive performance was a sight to behold. It was an incredible victory, but it is now in the...

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