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Fans remain comfortable at Alamodome despite pandemic

Quarterback Frank Harris looks to throw the ball downfield as the limited attendance crowd behind him cheers the 'Runners on. A crowd of 6114 was in attendance, about half of what the average attendance was last year.

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

October 30, 2020

As UTSA clawed their way back into the game against Louisiana Tech last Saturday night, 6,114 fans cheered them on in the depleted stands. Empty seats lined the Alamodome; the striking changes needed to compensate for the pandemic were evident.  Most, if not all, members of the crowd adhered to all of the saf...

34K: Karrington Donald’s musical side

34K: Karrington Donald's musical side

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2020

UTSA women’s basketball team’s Karrington Donald has achieved many accolades during her four-year career as a Roadrunner, both on and off the court. The senior guard began her music career at the age of 11 after becoming interested in music through playing Guitar Hero. “I was interested in the songs, and I want...

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...

A comprehensive guide to the Rays-Dodgers World Series

A comprehensive guide to the Rays-Dodgers World Series

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

October 20, 2020

After perhaps the craziest, and certainly the strangest Major League Baseball (MLB) season ever, we have reached the finale, the World Series. With COVID-19 delaying the season from its usual late March/early April start date to late July, the MLB season needed major changes to finish by their target timef...

‘Runners drop their third straight game, fall to 3-3

The Roadrunner defense huddles up and waits on the Army Black Knights to set up on the line of scrimmage. UTSA fell to Army 28-16.

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

The UTSA Roadrunners (3-3) took on the Army West Point Black Knights (5-1) at the Alamodome on October 17th. The ‘Runners lost the game 28-16, making this the third game the ‘Runners have lost in a row. To start the game off, Army's running back Anthony Adkins broke through the UTSA defense and...

Prescott’s injury is devastating, but the Cowboys are lucky to have Dalton

Prescott's injury is devastating, but the Cowboys are lucky to have Dalton

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

October 16, 2020

The 2020 NFL season has not been kind to the Dallas Cowboys. Head coach Mike McCarthy has been underwhelming and the defense, led by new coordinator Mike Nolan, and is almost dead last in every significant category. The Cowboys have depended heavily on Dak Prescott and their offense to get them out of...

Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions

Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are your 2020 NBA champions.  After defeating the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6, they took the series 4-2. This is the 17th championship for the Lakers, tying them with their long standing rivals, the Boston Celtics, for the most all-time. The road to this point was not easy for ...

The Traylor Effect

Coach Traylor addresses the media at his introductory press conference earlier this year. Traylor has brought a breath of fresh air to the program through the first four weeks, and has many fans thinking about the team's great potential for the near future

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

The Roadrunner football team is off to an impressive 3-1 start after losing a close game to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers this past weekend. Anyone who watched the ‘Runners last year can tell this is not the same team it was. With what seems to be a renewed offense and a solid defense,...

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...

NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?

NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2020

This NBA season has come with its fair share of upsets. We’ve seen the first chapter of young and up-and-coming dynasties such as the Denver Nuggets solidify their spot as contenders for the future following their back-to-back comebacks from a 3-1 deficit against the Jazz and Kawhi Leonard’s Clip...

The Mass sisters: A unique UTSA basketball duo

The Mass sisters: A unique UTSA basketball duo

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

Playing a sport for a university is a dream come true for many young athletes around the country. Sisters Charlene and Ceyenne Mass have both accomplished this goal and now find themselves in the unique position of playing together on the UTSA women’s basketball team. The Mass sisters started playing...

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...