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 celebrates after recording a tackle-for-loss during the game against Southern Mississippi earlier this season. Wiley started all 14 games for the ‘Runners this year and was second on the team in tackles-for-loss with nine.

UTSA’s season ends in Frisco Bowl loss to San Diego St.

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor January 17, 2022

The UTSA Roadrunners (12-2, 7-1 C-USA) fell short in their bid to secure the first ever bowl win in school history on Tuesday, Dec. 21 in a 24-38 loss to the San Diego State Aztecs (12-2, 7-1 MWC). Down...

Sincere McCormick makes a jump cut past a defender during the game against UTEP on Saturday night. McCormick ran for 169 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the win, shredding a UTEP run defense that had played very well up to that point. Jamal Cooley/UTSA Athletics

9-0 football continues hot streak, moves up in polls

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor November 9, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (9-0, 5-0 C-USA) added a ninth tally in the win column Saturday night, Nov. 6, in El Paso. Taking on the UTEP Miners (6-3, 3-2 C-USA) in the Sun Bowl, UTSA’s 44-23 win boosted the...

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...

Ken Robinson celebrates after making a play during a game against UNLV earlier this season. The sophomore from Grand Prairie, TX has followed a freshman season where he was a C-USA All-Freshmen Team with an even better one this year, registering 18 tackles for loss and four passes defended so far this season.

‘Runners roll in Ruston: No. 23 UTSA picks up first win as ranked team on 45-16 rout over LA Tech

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

The No. 23 UTSA Roadrunners (8-0, 4-0 C-USA) were on the road this week against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-5, 1-2 C-USA). The ‘Runners were playing in their first ever game as a ranked opponent....

Steve Henson, Karen Aston and Jeff Traylor have all established themselves as adept recruiters not just at the high school level but also on the transfer market in their careers. With the new transfer rules on the horizon it will be crucial for them and the other head coaches at UTSA to adapt to the changes quickly.

New NCAA transfer rules approved, UTSA stands to benefit from the era of college free agency

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor April 20, 2021

On Wednesday, April 14, college sports as we know them were changed forever. In a meeting, the NCAA Division I Council formally approved a rule change that will grant all college athletes a one-time transfer...

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,...

Jeff Traylor on the day he was announced as the new head football coach of UTSA. UTSA has secured their highest rated class ever and the #1 ranked class in C-USA in just Traylors first full season of recruitment.

UTSA secures #1 recruiting class in C-USA on national signing day

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, UTSA football announced their 2021 recruiting class on National Signing Day. The 2021 class is composed of 22 players, including the honorary signing of the younger brother of current...

UTSA vs. SFA Football- 9/19/20

UTSA vs. SFA Football- 9/19/20

Ethan Gullett, Photo Editor September 23, 2020

Sheldon Jones breaking a tackle during a home game against the University of Southern Miss. The Roadrunners have played every home game in the Alamodome since they began play in 2011.

The Alamodome is hindering UTSA football’s growth

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer June 8, 2020

The Alamodome is a wondrous sight to behold. One of the most identifiable landmarks of downtown San Antonio, it plays host to a number of major events every year that serve as the nexus of entertainment...

Jeff Traylor speaking to the media during his introductory press meeting. Traylor becomes the third head coach in UTSA football history.

Head coach Jeff Traylor speaks on football program during the pandemic

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor May 22, 2020

First-year head football coach Jeff Traylor has led the Roadrunners through uncharted territory for the UTSA football program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traylor and the ‘Runners will face Louisiana...

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