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

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Can you go too far as a teammate?

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor October 25, 2022

Whether you are the last player on the bench or the chosen leader of the team, there is a fine line between motivation and bullying. There is a time and place to fight with teammates, but once a line is...

Protecting the football product: quarterbacks

Protecting the football product: quarterbacks

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor October 18, 2022

There once was an era where a quarterback was hit and tackled like every other player on the field. Since the early 2000s, the rules have become easier for them. The main goal is to protect the quarterback...

The price of gambling

The price of gambling

Jake Mireles, Staff Writer October 11, 2022

In America, football is a way of life, and it is one of the most profitable industries in the nation. From 2020 to 2021, the National Football League (NFL) had a record increase in profits, raking in $11...

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The battle-tested ‘Runners

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor September 27, 2022

A standard Division I college football program plays 12 regular season games a year, with eight or nine being in conference games. UTSA football has now played four out-of-conference games in head coach...

Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison for possession of illegal narcotics

Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison for possession of illegal narcotics

Jenna Taylor, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

Brittney Griner, a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, was arrested in an airport in Moscow this February for having illegal substances in her luggage....

The epidemic of concussions in the NFL

The epidemic of concussions in the NFL

Dafny Flores, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

In the National Football League (NFL), concussions are an obscure epidemic that occurs every season. With each tackle and brutal plunge, NFL teams and fans are cautious of the unexpected outcome that can...

Lets rewind it back

Lets rewind it back

Misty Olawunmi, Contributing Writer September 13, 2022

For many Americans, the 1963 Army-Navy football game was a day of mourning. The game, originally dated Nov. 30, was postponed after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Instead, the game was...

Serena Williams: The end of an era

Serena Williams: The end of an era

Nate Henneke, Staff Writer September 11, 2022

I was not around for the start, but I was there for the end. To watch someone as dominant and skillful as Serena Williams retire evokes a bittersweet feeling because it serves as a reminder that everyone...

Heckling from the audience: Hateful or Helpful?

Heckling from the audience: Hateful or Helpful?

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor September 6, 2022

Through the decades, heckling from fans has been an expected outcome and some could say an important part of sports. Heckling seems to give fans an outlet to express themselves and a way to participate...

Do professional athletes get paid too much?

Do professional athletes get paid too much?

Madison Peters, Copyediting Coordinator September 6, 2022

Nothing makes an American football fan jump for joy like the month of September. September marks the beginning of the nation’s most beloved sport for college and professional leagues. Baseball fans are...

Penalty shootouts need to go

Penalty shootouts need to go

Madison Peters, Copyediting Coordinator August 30, 2022

Picture this scenario: you have been playing a game of soccer for 90 minutes, but ultimately, the score is tied. After all of the hard work you have put in running up and down the field shooting, crossing...

The Fight for Equity in Women’s College Sports

The Fight for Equity in Women’s College Sports

Isabella McGovern, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

This June will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX being passed into American law. The enactment prohibits discrimination or exclusion from participation in sports based on sex at any college or university...

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