Best of 5 thoughts on esports

Best of 5 thoughts on esports

In this week’s “Best of 5,” the GOAT of UTD Esports moves on to greener pastures, Minecraft players continue to top the Smash Ultimate scene and LANs are canceled. This week we’re on the losing side, but sometimes in life you’ve got to make a loser’s run. Greg Adler moves...

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Best of 5 thoughts on esports

Best of 5 thoughts on esports

3 wins and 2 losses to take away from the competitive gaming world

With the tentative return of in-person events, the esports scene has been eager to get back into offline tournaments and big LAN competitions. As we settle back into a pseudo-norm of “classroom de-densification” and other restrictions, here are three wins and two losses from esports for a best of five....

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Coach check-in: Kanute Drugan

Coach check-in: Kanute Drugan

Women’s soccer coach talks COVID, roster and upcoming season

Of all the sports disrupted by COVID last year, those on the fall schedule arguably got the short end of the stick. After having their seasons canceled then rescheduled to the spring by the ASC, they had to wrestle with both pre-vaccination preparation and the chaos of a polar vortex...

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Easing into intramurals

Easing into intramurals

As Comets return to the reality of in-person schooling, a plethora of other opportunities present themselves – including the potential for in-person sports. In the words of Assistant Director of Competitive Sports Chris Gormley, “We’re back!” As with just about any post-COVID program, the intramurals will not look identical to...

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Comet baseball’s best-ever season!

Comet baseball’s best-ever season!

'Cohesive' team wins regular-season, conference and progresses to NCAA DIII Regional

Returning from a season prematurely canceled by COVID-19 with a vengeance, the 2021 UTD Baseball team put together their best season in 20 years of existence, winning both the regular season and the American Southwest Conference (ASC) Championship. Head coach Shane Shewmake said that it’s the first time the team...

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Women’s doubles tennis team makes historic run

Women’s doubles tennis team makes historic run

Samantha Wong and Kathy Joseph make UTD's deepest run into the NCAA DIII playoffs in any sport.

Women’s tennis players Samantha Wong and Kathy Joseph made UTD sports history by ending their 2021 season with a semifinals finish at the NCAA doubles championship. The pair was one of just 16 chosen to play in the national competition and the second duo ever sent by UTD. According to...

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Dallas Skyline to practice, play on UTD courts

Dallas Skyline to practice, play on UTD courts

Minor professional basketball team to spend upcoming season on campus

The Dallas Skyline, a minor professional basketball team, is calling the UTD Activity Center and University Housing home for its 2021 season. The Skyline is part of the 35-team The Basketball League (TBL), which Team Market Owner Prescott Mack said is considered to be the third level of professional basketball...

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Comets land top eight in Overwatch Collegiate Championship

Comets land top eight in Overwatch Collegiate Championship

Final tournament match performance clinches win for the team

UTD’s Overwatch team just finished in the top eight of the Overwatch Collegiate Championship (OWCC), going on to ride the momentum into two tournament wins. Despite having to compete remotely, the Overwatch team persevered beyond what was already its highest placement in the team’s history in the OWCC. This follows...

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Men’s cross-country team wins third consecutive ASC championship

Men’s cross-country team wins third consecutive ASC championship

Women’s team misses first place by only one point

UTD men’s cross-country team won their third consecutive ASC championship in early March, while the women’s team took second place. On March 13, teams from eight universities competed in the race at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas. The UTD men’s team finished 21 points ahead of runner-up LeTourneau...

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Comets batter up after delayed season

Comets batter up after delayed season

Baseball team maintains a current winning record of 13-7

Following several delays, the UTD baseball team’s spring season has begun in full. With a roster composed predominantly of younger players, the Comets have managed to maintain a steady series of wins over their competition. Scheduled to begin in early February, the Comets’ season was pushed back in light of...

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