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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...

Former UTSA football trio named to NFF honors list

Linebacker Andrew Martel attempting to shed a block from an FAU Owl in the last game of the 2019 season.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

On April 15, the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) named former UTSA football student athletes Andrew Martel, King Newton and Brett Winnegan to the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. The honor society is made up of college football players from all different d...

The enduring cost of Frank Wilson

The enduring cost of Frank Wilson

Editorial Board

January 28, 2020

UTSA is currently paying former head coach Frank Wilson $720,000 per year, and he doesn’t even work here. His payout comes from UTSA students’ pockets, despite us not having any direct say on this decision. The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics reports that 42% of UTSA’s athletic d...

‘Feel the juice’: Meet Jeff Traylor Get to know the third head coach in UTSA football history

Coach Traylor receives a team jersey during his welcome press conference.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

After another losing season, UTSA athletics felt the need to make some changes to its football program, including bringing in a new head coach. UTSA announced Jeff Traylor would be the third head coach in the university’s football history on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. By the end of the week, Traylor had 1...

Athlete of the Week: Carl Austin III

Carl Austin III enters the field prior to kickoff. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Lindsey Mione

October 30, 2019

Safety for UTSA football Carl Austin III grew up in Austin, Texas and played football for St. Stephen's Episcopal School. Austin graduated in 2014 and was instantly recruited to UTSA. “St. Stephen’s prepared me for life in general, especially for college,” Austin said. “Writing skills at school...

Homecoming football showdown

Brendan Bennett dives with the ball for a first down. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Ryder Martin

October 16, 2019

Fresh off a 33-14 defeat to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) (5-1) last week, the UTSA football team saw their record fall to 2-4 at the halfway point of the season. The ‘Runners now look to get back on track during Homecoming Week against the Rice Owls (0-6) who are still seeking their f...

Flippin the Bird: Episode 2

Flippin the Bird: Episode 2

paisano.online1, Ryan Garza, and Jose Bouquett

September 28, 2019

  After a devasting loss to UNT, check out our thoughts on where the season will be going on from here on Flippin the Bird episode 2 Host: Jose Bouquett Ryan Garza Brysen Streeter...

Orange and Blue on the Mean Green

Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Lindsey Mione

September 18, 2019

The UTSA Roadrunners (1-2) fell to the Army Black Knights (2-1) 31-13 on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alamodome. Next Saturday, the ‘Runners will take on the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas. As the Black Knights moved on from an emotional loss against the seventh-ranked Unive...

UTSA Football NOT in jeopardy

The Roadrunners in the tunnel shortly before running out against Army.Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Alex Hanks

September 18, 2019

After reflecting upon last Saturday’s 31-13 loss to a stacked Army roster, I realized I could fill out this op-ed in one sentence: UTSA football has entered the rebuilding process and is a few parts away from being a competitive program. That is the consensus I have made, and I’m sure many avid fans...

Roadrunners ousted by the Black Knights

Roadrunners ousted by the Black Knights

Ryan Garza

September 15, 2019

The UTSA Roadrunners faced the Army West Point Black Knights in the second home game of the season for the ‘Runners. The Black Knights would walk away from the game victorious, 31-13. The ‘Runners posted 260 total offensive yards while allowing Army to post 358 yards. “We game planning knew w...

Roadrunners sic’d by the Bears

Sincere McCormick and Dominic Pastucci celebrating a touchdown.

Ryan Garza

September 8, 2019

The Roadrunners hit the road to Waco, Texas, for their first away game of the season against the University of Baylor Bears. The last time these two teams faced off was in the Alamodome with the Bears walking away victorious 37-20. In this third meeting between the two schools, the Bears would get ...