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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...

The Alamodome is hindering UTSA football’s growth

Sheldon Jones breaking a tackle during a home game against the University of Southern Miss. The Roadrunners have played every home game in the Alamodome since they began play in 2011.

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

June 8, 2020

The Alamodome is a wondrous sight to behold. One of the most identifiable landmarks of downtown San Antonio, it plays host to a number of major events every year that serve as the nexus of entertainment in San Antonio. One of its foremost duties is to play host to home games for Roadrunner’s footbal...

Head coach Jeff Traylor speaks on football program during the pandemic

Jeff Traylor speaking to the media during his introductory press meeting. Traylor becomes the third head coach in UTSA football history.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

May 22, 2020

First-year head football coach Jeff Traylor has led the Roadrunners through uncharted territory for the UTSA football program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traylor and the ‘Runners will face Louisiana State University (LSU), the reigning College Playoffs National Champions, for the first game of...

UTSA volleyball lands Davidson transfer

The Roadrunners huddling up during a match earlier in the season. The 'Runners lost four seniors and will look to have their third consecutive winning season.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

UTSA volleyball added Alison Jennings to their team for the upcoming season. Jennings comes from the Davidson College Wildcats, where she played in all but two games during her time there.  “We are excited to add Ali to our roster and can’t wait to get her on the court. She adds depth at...

Conference USA cancels all spring sports

Conference USA cancels all spring sports due to fears over the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. C-USA is one of many collegiate and professional sports leagues that have decided to cancel or postpone their seasons.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Effective immediately, all spring sports have been canceled by Conference USA (C-USA) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. UTSA athletics announced it is suspending all non-conference sports until further notice. “All UTSA sports programs that are in season may continue to hold practices...

A great time for UTSA sports

Pitcher Karen Patel releases a pitch while the LA Tech dugout looks on.

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Ryan Garza

June 9, 2018

Welcome to UTSA, incoming ‘Runners! If you aren’t too familiar with UTSA athletics, we are a NCAA Division I school that participates in Conference USA; we currently boast 17 different sports teams among men and women.  As you may know, football is king here in Texas and with Head Coach Frank Wi...

Fee proposals brought to a student vote

Between Feb. 6-7 students will vote on proposal to increase fees for athletics and transportation.
Courtesy of Gaige Davila/The Paisano

Gaige Davila

February 7, 2018

Change in fees relies upon student decision Students have the opportunity to vote on a proposed increase in athletics and transportation fees. On Feb. 6 and 7, voting will open on UTSA students’ RowdyLink accounts, where they can vote on each fee increase. The current athletics fee is $20 per s...

Search for a new athletics director continues

Search for a new athletics director continues

Samuel De Leon

October 11, 2017

Lynn Hickey recently retired from her position as the UTSA athletics director and the position was filled by interim athletics director Sam Gonzales. The university began searching for a new athletics director immediately after Hickey’s departure. “They will need somebody with seven years of experience in ...

Football revenue and expenses under scrutiny

Molly Crowder

March 2, 2017

“University football brings everybody together as one, and our school wouldn’t be as spirited without it,” said sophomore biology major Deidre Creel. However, there have been several articles published on the amount of money lost because of college football.  One article in the Texas Tribune r...

Everett: The voice of UTSA

October 22, 2013

Vincente Cardenas/ The Paisano “I have the perfect job,” exclaims Andy Everett. “I get paid to talk about games while sitting in the best seat in the house.” Everett is the UTSA play-by-play commentator for the men’s basketball and football teams. Everett has been with UTSA since 2008 an...