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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...

NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to spring sport student athletes

Jonathan Tapia swings at a pitch in a game. UTSA was about to kickoff conference play against the Charlotte 49ers when the outbreak of COVID-19 halted all sports in the United States and around the world Photo by Jack Myer.

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

  One of the signs of the severity of the COVID-19 crisis was the mass cancellation of sporting events across the country. College sports in particular were hit hard, with the NCAA March Madness tournament being the highest profile cancellation. There’s an argument to be made, however, that the ...

Conference USA cancels all spring sports

Conference USA cancels all spring sports due to fears over the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. C-USA is one of many collegiate and professional sports leagues that have decided to cancel or postpone their seasons.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Effective immediately, all spring sports have been canceled by Conference USA (C-USA) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. UTSA athletics announced it is suspending all non-conference sports until further notice. “All UTSA sports programs that are in season may continue to hold practices...

The enduring cost of Frank Wilson

The enduring cost of Frank Wilson

Editorial Board

January 28, 2020

UTSA is currently paying former head coach Frank Wilson $720,000 per year, and he doesn’t even work here. His payout comes from UTSA students’ pockets, despite us not having any direct say on this decision. The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics reports that 42% of UTSA’s athletic d...

NCAA Play Number One: False Hope

Graphic by Emma Reeves.

Jose Bouquett

November 6, 2019

The bumbling and baffling National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has seemingly decided to take a step in the right direction towards paying athletes. However, after a closer look, the NCAA is back to its old tricks to gain positive publicity. On Oct. 29, the NCAA surprised the world by announcing...

XC Competes at Conference Championship

Graphic by Emma Reeves

Kennedy Caskey

November 6, 2019

The men's and women's cross country teams returned to action on Saturday morning, competing in the Conference USA Championships hosted by Western Kentucky University. Leading the men's team, freshman Harrison Wade placed 15th with a time of 24:43.6. Behind Wade was senior Martin Luevano, who finished...

Volleyball and women’s golf off to hot start

Volleyball player attempts to spike a ball.

Roman Felan

September 12, 2018

One of the teams that never got enough credit here on campus is making some noise this season. It has gotten to the point where people have no option but to talk about them. The UTSA volleyball team is off to an impressive start, their best in school history. Currently sitting at seven wins with only...

‘Runners in the league

Marcus Davenport recieved more hype than any former Roadrunner ever.
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Zach Truesdale

June 9, 2018

Running down NFL players who have roots in UTSA Since 2016, UTSA players have seen some of its football players convert from the NCAA to the NFL. It is an exciting moment for the players to get a shot to chase their dreams and play for a vast amount of professional teams. Defensive back Teddy Wil...

A great time for UTSA sports

Pitcher Karen Patel releases a pitch while the LA Tech dugout looks on.

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Ryan Garza

June 9, 2018

Welcome to UTSA, incoming ‘Runners! If you aren’t too familiar with UTSA athletics, we are a NCAA Division I school that participates in Conference USA; we currently boast 17 different sports teams among men and women.  As you may know, football is king here in Texas and with Head Coach Frank Wi...

Search for a new athletics director continues

Search for a new athletics director continues

Samuel De Leon

October 11, 2017

Lynn Hickey recently retired from her position as the UTSA athletics director and the position was filled by interim athletics director Sam Gonzales. The university began searching for a new athletics director immediately after Hickey’s departure. “They will need somebody with seven years of experience in ...

UTEP spoils UTSA’s homecoming, 52-49, in five overtimes

Defensive back Dashone Smith of UTEP intercepts a pass to wide reciever Josh Stewart in the second half of Saturday’s game between UTSA and UTEP at the Alamodome. UTSA lost in quintuple-overtime 52-49. David Guel, The Paisano

Chris Herbert

October 27, 2016

Saturday evening, he UTEP Miners (2-5, 1-3 C-USA) spoiled UTSA’s homecoming week with a 52-49 defeat in a game that went to five overtime periods. The Miner victory concluded Ryan Metz pass to Warren Redix was the first game to go to more than 4 overtimes in conference USA’s 21 years of existence. ...

NFL’s business ethics leave players in bad positions

Retired NFL players’ funds according to Sports Illustrated

Jessica Salinas

September 27, 2016

American society places a high value on professional sports. Professional sports and athletes create revenue, stimulate mass interest, inspire cities, create jobs and are a form of entertainment for millions of fans nationally and internationally. Watching football on television is an American pastime; families...