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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UTD Rocket League team fighting for playoffs spot

Following their failure to directly qualify for league play in Collegiate Rocket League , the Comets are mounting a run through the College Carball Association Open tournaments to get a chance at making playoffs. Coming in second place, narrowly missing top-eight, and finishing in fifth on March 6, the team...

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OpTic hosts Optic Major 1 LAN for Call of Duty

After acquiring Esports Stadium Arlington, OpTic ramps up to providing unique in-person esports events

Following their acquisition of Esports Stadium Arlington, OpTic Texas hosted the CDL Optic Major 1 with a sold-out arena as fans came to cheer on OpTic’s home team alongside the rest of the Call of Duty League. When they acquired Esports Stadium Arlington, OpTic Texas became the first major esports...

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Men’s basketball team defends homecourt on homecoming

Men’s basketball team defends homecourt on homecoming

The Comets' improved defense alongside clutch free throws grasps victory from Hardin-Simmons Cowboys

The Comets, fresh off a Monday win against Concordia, continued their home stand in the homecoming game on Thursday, Feb. 10, facing off against Hardin-Simmons squad. The Cowboys came into the match having won four of their last five games and averaging 83 points per game in the process. Entering...

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Comets looking to turn passion into execution in final stretch of the basketball season

Comets looking to turn passion into execution in final stretch of the basketball season

Limiting turnovers, utilizing new aggressive defensive style will be key to their success at home this week

UTD Men’s Basketball is entering a make-or-break stretch of the semester, coming off of several days of no practice due to inclement weather. I sat down with Head Coach Terry Butterfield to talk about this home sprint. Currently 8-5 in conference play, the Comets sit in fourth place in the...

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