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Spurs struggle in fourth quarter, once again

Spurs struggle in fourth quarter, once again

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The San Antonio Spurs are currently sitting at the ninth seed in the Western Conference as they approach the middle of the season. The Spurs are a game and a half behind the Memphis Grizzlies for a playoff spot and 15.5 games behind the Lakers, who are sitting at the first seed. This week, the Spurs...

A tribute to Tony Parker

A tribute to Tony Parker

Dalton Hartmann

November 20, 2019

On Nov. 11, the final member of the Spurs’ Big Three, William Anthony Parker Jr., better known as Tony Parker, had his number nine jersey hung in the Spurs’ rafters. Parker’s retirement took place at the AT&T Center, where coach Gregg Popovich and teammates Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and David...

Spurs Continue Losing Streak

Spurs Continue Losing Streak

Dalton Hartmann

November 20, 2019

The San Antonio Spurs are currently on a five-game losing streak, which, in the Western Conference, is going to be hard to recover from since the West is stacked with great teams. The Spurs’ biggest struggle is their inability to close out games. The most notable example is the game against the Atlanta...

Spurs struggle to start off season

Spurs struggle to start off season

Dalton Hartmann

November 13, 2019

The 2019-2020 San Antonio Spurs season started off strong with the return of Spurs starting point guard Dejounte Murray, who was on his way to having a breakout season before he tore his ACL during the 2018 preseason. The Spurs were 4-1 heading into the week of Nov. 3, only losing to the Los Angeles...

Wild NBA offseason shakes up the whole league

Wild NBA offseason shakes up the whole league

Zach Truesdale

August 21, 2018

Big name players were on the move this offseason Another summer passed, another rollercoaster of an offseason for the basketball world and its fans. From trades, free agents signings and drafts, every team is bulking up their rosters in hopes for a shot at the National Basketball Association (NBA) title f...

Spurs struggle as playoff race heats up

Spurs struggle as playoff race heats up

Kenyatta Battle

February 27, 2018

After being swept by the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals last season, the San Antonio Spurs transitioned into the offseason. Many NBA analysts believed that the Spurs had a good chance of beating the Warriors if it was not for Zaza Pachulia injuring Kawhi Leonard in game one of the West...

Spurs to retire Duncan’s jersey to honor his great career

Spurs to retire Duncan’s jersey to honor his great career

Frankie Leal

November 30, 2016

For 19 years, he was the beloved cornerstone of the San Antonio Spurs franchise.  He was the epitome of class and consistency, winning a championship in three different decades and leading the silver and black to the playoffs year after year. Earlier this year on July 11, the 40-year old announced his reti...

Remembering the I-10 rivalry: Spurs vs. Lakers

Patrick Martinez

November 2, 2016

Come playoffs or even a regular season game, nothing gets the fans more pumped than a good ol’ fashioned rivalry. Throughout the decades of sports play, one of the most thrilling things to spectate is the intensity of sports rivalries.  In the NFL, you have the Cowboys and the Redskins (among many ot...

Spurs look to younger players for post-Duncan success

Josh Zollicofer

October 18, 2016

The Spurs bring out the best of the city as fans cheer for the beloved team. Year in and year out, the Spurs strive to capture the NBA championship and consistently rank in the top 10 when it comes to attendance. My love for the Spurs often has me screaming at my television in times of anger and de...

Spurs prepare for post-Duncan era

Spurs prepare for post-Duncan era

Jessica Jimenez

August 16, 2016

San Antonio’s off-season has been nothing shy of eventful. Although the announcement of Tim Dun- can’s retirement did not come as a complete shock to Spurs fans, the news was definitely hard to accept and meant big changes were on the way. While Duncan’s decision was supported by his t...

Spurs’ disappointing postseason raises questions about future

Spurs’ disappointing postseason raises questions about future

Derek Machen

June 4, 2016

Following a 116-99 game 6 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the San Antonio Spurs were exploited more in this series than they have been all season long. For years, the Spurs have always been characterized as an “old” team, but with age comes experience and that is apparen...

Spurs’ Style Succeeds

Spurs’ Style Succeeds

Anthony Suniga

March 22, 2016

The San Antonio Spurs have not missed the NBA playoffs since Gregg Popvich became head coach and Tim Duncan was drafted first overall in 1997. There is much more to the story than meets the eye. The Spurs have scouted, drafted and trained their team in an effort to make it the powerhouse it is today. Popovich...