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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 forwar...

Men’s tennis picks up two wins

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Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

During the week of Feb. 24, the UTSA Roadrunner men’s tennis team faced the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders, Laredo Community College Palominos and the Texas Tech Red Raiders, the 18th nationally ranked team. In the first match of the week against the Islanders, Juri Reckow improved to 7-0...

Men’s basketball continues Pod Play

Adrian Rodriguez rebounds the ball and scored with a put-back. Rodriguez made his first career
start against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

The UTSA men’s basketball team (12-16, C-USA 6-9) began their slate of Conference USA (C-USA) Bonus Play games Feb. 27 with a loss against the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owls, 71-80. C-USA holds the Bonus Play each year to determine the seeding of all teams for the Conference Championships. The...

Baseball continues hot start

Joshua Lamb throws an infielded ball to the first second baseman. Lamb is a shortstop for the baseball team.

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

UTSA baseball (10-3) was back in action this weekend with a three-game series against the Grambling State University Tigers (5-7) and a Monday night game against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (6-6). The Roadrunners were able to sweep the series over the Tigers behind dominant starting pitching...

Softball wins three at Bobcat Invitational

Victoria Villarreal catches a throw from Clarissa Hernandez. The ‘Runners went 3-2 in the Bobcat Classic.

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The UTSA Roadrunner softball team (4-2) headed to their second tournament to take on the Texas State Bobcats, the Wichita State Shockers and the Saint Louis Billikens in the Bobcat Classic. The ‘Runners’ first game of the Bobcat Classic took place on Feb. 13 against the Bobcats, where the ‘Runners...

Track headlines Houston Meet

Jake McDaniel glides over the bar during high jump. Both track teams competed in the Houston G-5 and Mid-Major Invitational over the Jan. 31 weekend.

Lindsey Mione, Head of Special Projects

February 4, 2020

At the end of January, the Roadrunners track and field teams competed at the Houston G5 and Mid-Major Invitational at Yeoman Fieldhouse. On the men’s side of the Invitational, sophomore All-American Gary Haasbroek ranked fifth in the NCAA this indoor season. He finished with a final score of 5,712 poi...

Athlete of the Week: Deja Cousin

Deja Cousin dribbles the ball up the court to reset the Raodrunners’ offense. The team faced the
UNT Mean Green on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

Senior guard Deja Cousin aided the women’s basketball team for four years. She is a strong shooter and brings a tough defensive presence to the team. The psychology major began playing basketball when she was young, following in her parents footsteps by becoming a collegiate ball player. “I was five whe...

Men’s tennis drops first match of spring season

Alan Sanson prepares to return a serve. The men’s tennis team split their first match of the spring season in California.

Kennedy Caskey, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The UTSA men’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the season (2-5) against the University of California, Davis at the Marya Welch Tennis Center in Yolo, California, this past Saturday. In their first game of the spring season, doubles pair Juri Reckow and Sebastian Rodriguez started the day stron...

Women’s basketball conference struggles continue

Mikayla Woods drives around defenders to the rim with the ball. During a game
against the University of North Texas on January 23, the ‘Runners fell to the
Mean Green, 55-79.

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

UTSA women’s basketball (6-12, 2-5 C-USA) ended their two-game home stand, 0-2 with losses to both the University of North Texas Mean Green (9-11, 3-5 C-USA), 55-79, on Jan. 23, and the Rice University Owls (13-6, 8-0 C-USA), 62-74, on Jan. 25. Currently, there are three ‘Runners who are each a...

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...

Looking towards the Owls

Joshua Cephus runs the ball away from a Golden Eagle defensive player. Photo by Ethan Gullett

Ryder Martin

November 20, 2019

Following a 36-17 loss last week to Southern Mississippi’s Golden Eagles (7-3), the UTSA Roadrunners saw their record fall to 4-6 for the year. Next week, they will turn their attention to the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owls (7-3) for their last home game of the season. This will only be the...

UTSA vs. USM Recap

UTSA vs. USM Recap

Jose Bouquett

November 20, 2019

In front of a lot of people dressed as empty seats, the UTSA Roadrunners (4-6) entered their sixth meeting against the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (7-3). The action started early as Southern Miss used an up-tempo style to tear into the Roadrunners defense and take a quick 7-0...