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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

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It’s easier to play in the NBA as a foreign-born athlete

It’s easier to play in the NBA as a foreign-born athlete

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor February 6, 2024

Let’s do a thought exercise. Imagine being born and raised in one of the 195 countries in the world where you have adapted to all of their social norms and view most, if not all, other countries as...

Spurs show their youth in final minutes to Magic

Spurs show their youth in final minutes to Magic

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor February 1, 2024

The 17,081 fans at the Frost Bank Center saw the complete San Antonio Spurs’ experience on Wednesday night. From a tight first-half game to a lackadaisical third quarter to a late fourth-quarter comeback...

West-best Thunder pounce Spurs in return to San Antonio

West-best Thunder pounce Spurs in return to San Antonio

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor January 25, 2024

Have you ever looked at someone your age and thought, “They sure are further along than I am?” Though Spurs French phenom Victor Wembanyama probably has not thought this of anyone, it is clear from...

Spurs comeback falls short, Popovich grabs mic to quiet down the crowd

Spurs comeback falls short, Popovich grabs mic to quiet down the crowd

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor November 23, 2023

San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich grabbed the microphone in the middle of Wednesday’s Spurs and Clippers matchup to chastise the crowd at the Frost Bank Center, telling the fans to stop booing Kawhi...

What are the Spurs up to?

What are the Spurs up to?

Marissa Silvas, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

The San Antonio Spurs have had a rough start to this season with a handful of injuries and social media backlash. Despite their seven straight losses, fans should not be worried about this season for the...

What stuck out on ESPN’s Top 25 NBA players under 25 list?

What stuck out on ESPN’s Top 25 NBA players under 25 list?

Aramis Santiago, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

ESPN’s “Top 25 NBA Players Under 25” list annually garners attention, serving as a barometer for the growing talents poised to shape basketball’s future. The 2023-24 list, rich with diverse young...

Fox’s 43 points propels Kings past Spurs in NBA in-season tournament

Fox’s 43 points propels Kings past Spurs in NBA in-season tournament

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor November 18, 2023

The San Antonio Spurs dropped its seventh straight game, losing to the Sacramento Kings 129-120 in the NBA In-Season Tournament on Friday night at the Frost Bank Center. The Kings (7-4) were led by...

Spurs fall to Timberwolves in NBA in-season tournament

Spurs fall to Timberwolves in NBA in-season tournament

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor November 14, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – Over two weeks into the NBA’s regular season, the San Antonio Spurs seem to be right on schedule.  After sweeping the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, the Spurs (3-6) have fallen...

NBA in-season tournament explained

NBA in-season tournament explained

Misty Olawunmi, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Basketball is back with something new in store for fans.  The NBA has introduced an in-season tournament this fall, which started on Nov. 3. With the Spurs’ first tournament game coming this Friday,...

Spurs exercise Collins, Sochan, Branham and Wesley’s deals

Spurs exercise Collins, Sochan, Branham and Wesley’s deals

Marissa Silvas, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

Last week, the Spurs announced that they have signed Zach Collins to a multi-year contract extension. Along with exercising players Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham and Blake Wesley for the 2024-2025 season.  Collins,...

Spurs beats Rockets in overtime thriller

Spurs beats Rockets in overtime thriller

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor October 27, 2023

The San Antonio Spurs got their first win of the season in an overtime thriller, winning 126-122 over the Houston Rockets on Friday night at the Frost Bank Center. The Spurs (1-1) were led by guard Devin...

Spurs win final home preseason game a week out from the start of the regular season

Spurs win final home preseason game a week out from the start of the regular season

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor October 24, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – After finishing as the bottom two teams in the NBA’s Western Conference last season, San Antonio and Houston come into the 2023 season hoping for improvement.  Through four preseason...

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