Overwatch team shows off at Comet Con

Overwatch team shows off at Comet Con

UTD invited UNT and UTA to best of three matches in a LAN environment

The Overwatch team dominated their show matches at Comet Con with a glimpse of an esports LAN at home After months of planning, the esports team hosted a game show and best of three show matches with UNT and UTA on Nov 2. The Comet Con matches showcased both the...

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Omega Strikers make first strike at tournament play

Omega Strikers make first strike at tournament play

UTD’s new Omega Strikers club team competed at their first online tournament on November 11, 2022. Omega Strikers is a top-down game which consists of two teams of three players, who fight to score by sending “the Core,” a large hockey puck, into the opponent’s goal. Players can choose from...

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Chess team wins out on home turf

Chess team wins out on home turf

The A and B team took first and second after fighting other chess teams in the Jonsson Performance Hall

The UTD chess teams swept the boards at the 2022 Texas Collegiate Super Finals following a rough start. The A team won first, and the B team won second five years after its first victory at the tournament. The Super Finals were held at the Jonsson Performance Hall on campus...

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VALORANT team fails to clutch out on LAN

VALORANT team fails to clutch out on LAN

The VALORANT team fell last weekend on it’s first LAN excursion to UT and Blinn College.The team fell in close matches, losing 4-13 in their match versus Blinn and losing 11-13 to UT to fall out in the loser’s bracket. Team manager Joe “GRAVE” Linden said that the team would...

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VALORANT team shooting for the stars

VALORANT team shooting for the stars

UTD's newest esports team is ready to outgun the competition online and in person

UTD’s new VALORANT team is preparing to take the fight to LAN before the start of the official season. VALORANT is a tactical team first person shooter released by Riot Games, which are mainly known for League of Legends. The game involves two teams of six fighting for control of...

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Assistant volleyball coach promoted after 18 years

Assistant volleyball coach promoted after 18 years

In his first year as head coach, Zachary Villarreal hopes to continue the historic success of the UTD volleyball program. Villarreal has been working with the volleyball program as the assistant head coach since its inception in 2004. As the right hand man to former head coach and founder Marci...

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Student draws against world chess champ Magnus Carlsen

Student draws against world chess champ Magnus Carlsen

Economics sophomore Ivan Schitco made history at an international chess tournament when he achieved a draw against chess world legend Magnus Carlsen. Schitco was the second ever player from his home country to play Carlsen and the first to draw. Schitco began playing chess at the age of five in...

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UTD Esports program to add VALORANT team and new academy teams

Alongside the normal process for adding varsity teams, the program is expanding it's horizons by opening small support for student led teams

UTD Esports added a “VALORANT” team and a new “academy” system for supporting more organized esports play for more students. The latest game to be added to the varsity esports program is “VALORANT”, Riot Games’ first person 5v5 tactical shooter released in 2020. While the game is relatively new in...

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Powerful offense, consistent arms help Comets snap late March skid

Powerful offense, consistent arms help Comets snap late March skid

UTD Baseball team regains momentum in its quest to defend ASC Title

Fresh off a series sweep against Sul Ross State, the Comet baseball squad continues to build momentum in their march towards the ASC Championship Tournament and their ultimate title defense. The Comets are ranked no. 13 nationally with a 20-6 record, remaining just a few games behind the first-place East...

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Comet baseball off to historic start

Comet baseball off to historic start

Team opens the season with 10-game winning streak, sits at 12-1 heading into tough invitational

While the start of the MLB spring training remains in limbo due to the work stoppage, the 12-1 Comets Baseball squad is firing on all cylinders. Following ten straight wins to open the season, they’re focused on keeping their momentum through teamwork and a disciplined mindset. The defending ASC champions...

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