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The AP top 25 needs to change, here’s how

The AP top 25 needs to change, here’s how

Ryder Martin and Alex Hanks

October 20, 2020

The Associated Press (AP) Top 25 is broken. Long the hallmark for measuring and ranking the best teams in college football, the AP Top 25 has been in use since 1936. While the AP Poll has been passed in importance in college football since the institution of first the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings...

‘Runners primed for a physical battle against the Black Knights

Former UTSA safety Carl Austin III walks towards the field prior to a game during October of the 2019 season. The 'Runners will look to avenge last year's loss to the Black Knights this weekend.

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2020

Following a hard-fought 27-20 loss to the Brigham Young University Cougars last week, the Roadrunners are looking to get back on track this week against the Black Knights of Army. Despite coming in as five-touchdown underdogs to the Cougars, the ‘Runners showed a tremendous amount of grit to keep the game...

Roadrunners travel north to face Brigham Young University

Two Roadrunners celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown against Middle Tennessee. The 'Runners will look to keep up with BYU's high powered offense this weekend.

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

October 6, 2020

After returning home from their game in Alabama against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers, the UTSA Roadrunners will hit the road again and travel to Utah this weekend to play the Brigham Young University Cougars. The Blazers were the stiffest test the ‘Runners have faced so far this year, bu...

‘Runners lose a competitive battle with UAB

The 'Runner defense prepares to rush quarterback Bryson Lucero as he takes the snap from his own end zone. Punter Lucas Dean did an excellent job of pinning the UAB offense down deep in their own territory on multiple occasions.

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

October 4, 2020

The UTSA Roadrunners’ showdown with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers didn’t go as many expected. The final score was a far cry from what many people thought it would be with the Blazers slowly pulling away and reaching a 21-13 victory. How the game eventually got to its final result was als...

Athlete of the week: Hunter Duplessis

Hunter Duplessis kicks a field goal against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Duplessis has yet to miss a field goal or extra point this season. He is an elite talent at the college level.

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

October 2, 2020

With the season-opening game against Texas State tied at 48-48 in double overtime, UTSA faced a crucial situation, a 29-yard field goal for the win. In a game that had only reached that point due to troubles in the kicking department for Texas State, there was no such anxiety on the UTSA sideline as...

‘Runners travel to face UAB in toughest test of the season so far

wide receiver joshua cephus points to the sky after scoring a touchdown. Cephus has been a key part of a substantially improved Roadrunner offense this season.

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

This weekend, the Roadrunners will travel to Birmingham to face the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers. The Blazers are by far the most formidable team the ‘Runners have faced so far. Both teams come into Saturday’s game with winning records. The Blazers stand at 2-1 with their one loss...

Adkins steps in for injured Harris, defense holds on in tight finish

Middle Tennessee quarterback Asher O'Hara stares down UTSA safety Rashad Wisdom before the snap. The 'Runners intercepted O'Hara twice on Friday.

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 26, 2020

The UTSA Roadrunners are college football’s first 3-0 team this year. Under the Friday night lights of the Alamodome, the ‘Runners managed to hang on in the final moments against Middle Tennessee State University’s Blue Raiders, surviving a two-point conversion attempt by the Blue Raiders for a...

Basketball will return in late November

Basketball will return in late November

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

The NCAA Division I council recently approved a plan to begin both men’s and women’s basketball on Nov. 25 with the first day of full practice scheduled for Oct. 14. The season would have started on Nov. 10 under normal circumstances, but COVID-19 precautions have pushed the season back to where...

UTSA takes care of business against Stephen F. Austin

The 'Runners take the field before last week's game against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. UTSA won the game 24-10.

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 22, 2020

2020 has brought us many unique experiences, and you can add UTSA football receiving their first-ever votes in an Associated Press Top 25 poll to that list. On September 19th, the Roadrunners took to the Alamodome for their home opener against the Stephen F. Austin University Lumberjacks, hoping to spark...

Campos comments on new season protocols, winter sports

UTSA's Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletics Director Lisa Campos and head football coach Jeff Traylor at Traylor's welcome conference in December of 2019.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2020

As UTSA enters into the second week of its 2020 football season, the Alamodome released a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of student athletes, fans and staff during the season. “If you look across the nation, of the schools that are playing, particularly in Texas, I don’t know that any of th...

Athlete of the week: Rashad Wisdom

Athlete of the week: Rashad Wisdom

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 18, 2020

Sophomore safety Rashad Wisdom started off his season with a bang. During crunch time of the I-35 Showdown against the Texas State Bobcats, with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter and the Bobcats driving for the lead, Wisdom snagged an interception off a deflection and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown. Th...