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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 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...

UTSA athletes give their thoughts on protests, social justice

UTSA athletes give their thoughts on protests, social justice

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

August 28, 2020

  After the death of George Floyd, millions of people, including athletes from the NBA, NFL and other professional leagues, took it upon themselves to promote change in our country. UTSA’s athletes were no different. They have taken notice of the injustices that minorities often run into in Am...

Women’s basketball starts season strong

Charlene Mass on defense. Photo by Julia Maenius

Ryan Garza

November 13, 2019

The UTSA women’s basketball team (2-0) opened up their season with a win against the Concordia University Tornadoes, 73-44. The Roadrunners would then go on to defeat the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals, 63-56. In the game against the Cardinals, three different ‘Runners scored in double-digits....

Women’s basketball falls at home

Marie Benson searches for an open teammate to pass to.

Lindsey Mione

February 6, 2019

UTSA (6-14, 1-7) fell to the Lady Toppers from Western Kentucky University (WKU) (13-9, 7-1) 81-62 in the Convocation Center, Feb. 1. Although the ‘Runners fell short, they finished strong in the final quarter, doubling WKU’s points earned in that quarter. The ‘Runners shot a field goal percentage...

Athlete of the Week: Tija Hawkins

Tija Hawkins going above and beyond to take the ball to the rim.

Jack Myer

January 23, 2019

Among the leaders of the UTSA Women’s Basketball team, Tija Hawkins sets herself apart with her relentless defense and dominance on offense. Since her debut three seasons ago, she has risen from coming off the bench as a freshman to starting at forward as a sophomore. Now, as a junior, she is a vete...

Track and Field strike gold

Track and Field strike gold

Ryan Garza

January 23, 2019

The UTSA Roadrunners participated in the FasTrack Invitational on Jan. 19 at Yeoman Fieldhouse in Houston, TX. The meet only lasted the day but the ‘Runners were successful enough to secure nine gold medals amongst the men and women with multiple ‘Runners being able to break personal bests. Senio...

Roadrunners fall at home

Forward Marie Benson drives past multiple Middle Tennessee State defenders on her way to the rim.

Jose Bouquett

January 23, 2019

Add enough pressure on coal and you will make a diamond. On Thursday January 14th, in the Convocation Center, Middle Tennessee (MTSU) pressured a young UTSA women’s basketball team and received a win. UTSA (6-9, 1-2 C-USA) came into Thursday’s match with confidence after their three-point victory a...

UTSA women’s basketball downs UNT

Timea Toth guards the ball handler from UNT. Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Ryan Garza

February 6, 2018

Roadrunners snap losing streak to earn second conference win   After losing four of their last five games, the UTSA women’s basketball team hoped to get things rolling as they took on North Texas at home last Friday. The task would not come easy as the Mean Green are top three in C-USA in...

UTSA basketball season in full swing as 2018 begins

UTSA mens basketball huddles together during a timeout.

Zach Truesdale

January 10, 2018

Both men’s and women’s basketball teams involved in C-USA play   As the spring semester begins, so does conference play for the UTSA men’s and women’s basketball teams. The men’s team began the new year with a 2-2 record in conference play, beating LA Tech and Rice, with losses to Sou...

Roadrunners capitalize on Miner miscues

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Bryan De Leon

March 9, 2016

The UTEP Miners sat atop Conference USA (C-USA) with an impressive 25-2 record heading into the final regular season game on Thursday, March 3, when the Roadrunners pulled off a 69-64 upset. The heavy favorite UTEP Miners’ (25-3, 16-2 C-USA) fall to UTSA (10-18, 6-12 C-USA) is likely to be remembered as UTSA’s gritties...

Stars’ defense spurs victory

July 10, 2015

San Antonio Stars (3-8) guard Sydney Colson sat at her locker after Wednesday’s victory against the Los Angeles Sparks (2-9). The guard — reclined in her mesh chair, her legs submerged in ice — looked relaxed. With only nine players available for the eleventh game of the season, Sta...