Men work to bring inexperienced players up to speed

Men work to bring inexperienced players up to speed

After a season that saw the team go 27-4, win the conference championship and advance to the NCAA tournament, a shroud of inexperience surrounds the 2014-15 men’s basketball team. The team lost several of last year’s key contributors, including Kyle Schleigh, Dmitriy Chernikov, Carter Nash and Chris McOmber. Combined, those...

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Women look to build on teamwork to take on tough ASC

Women look to build on teamwork to take on tough ASC

The women’s basketball team is looking to rebound it it’s quest to claim the ASC title after it’s season ended abruptly in last year’s conference semifinals. The team, which went 21-6 last year, is returning nine players including three starters from last years squad. The ASC preseason poll picked the...

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Men’s basketball trounces Texas Lutheran in season opener

Men’s basketball trounces Texas Lutheran in season opener

The men’s basketball team crushed Texas Lutheran 92-77 in their Homecoming season opener. The Comets were able to control the game from the get-go, outscoring the Bulldogs 47 to 39 in the first half and 45 to 38 in the second half. UTD shot 22 of 53 in the game, making...

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Women’s basketball survives season opener with close win

Women’s basketball survives season opener with close win

In a close game in front of a Homecoming day crowd, the women’s basketball team got out with a win against Texas Lutheran 58-55 in its season opener. The first half saw the Comets control the flow of the game, outscoring the Bulldogs 35 to 25. UTD was 12 of 34 and...

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Basketball player named ASC best

Basketball player named ASC best

Following a record-breaking year and overall career, the American Southwest Conference named men’s basketball player Kyle Schleigh their male Athlete of the Year on June 11. Schleigh becomes the first athlete in the history of UTD to win the award and only the third basketball player in the history of...

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Schleigh Named ASC Male Athlete of the Year

Schleigh Named ASC Male Athlete of the Year

Forward Kyle Schleigh was named the ASC Male Athlete of the Year in a statement released by the league office on Wednesday. Schleigh, who was also named the male UTD Student Athlete of the Year, was named as the ASC male basketball player of the year as well. He was...

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NCAA must reform fiscal rules

NCAA must reform fiscal rules

Student-athletes should be treated as university employees, must receive pay, health benefits A blow has finally been struck in the fight for the rights of student-athletes against the NCAA. On March 25, after players led by former quarterback Kain Colter petitioned to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB,...

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Comets achieve new heights

Comets achieve new heights

Men’s basketball team concludes season with program’s best winning record The men’s basketball team fell short in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Championship, losing to No. 3 UW-Whitewater 81-63 at Stevens Point, Wis. on March 14. The Comets had the most successful season in the program’s history, with...

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NCAA rule may change

UTD rep pushes legislation for grad student-athletes An NCAA Div. III committee is exploring options to allow graduate students to continue their athletic careers at an institution other than their undergraduate university. The current rule allows graduate students to play — provided they have eligibility remaining — only at the...

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