The COVID gambit

The COVID gambit

Chess team takes to online tournaments this spring

The UTD Chess team has been consistently ranking high during online tournaments this semester. Due to COVID-19, the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship was held online for the first time ever from Jan. 3-6. Traditionally, this competition consists of six games with players allotted 90 minutes each, a format known...

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Comet basketball teams start season strong

Comet basketball teams start season strong

Women’s team holds record of 7-2, men’s team with record of 4-2

Early into their 2020-21 seasons, the UTD men’s and women’s basketball teams are entering the spring semester with several wins under their belts. With a current record of 7-2, the women’s team has seen a string of victories over long-time competitors. This includes their Jan. 7 victory against the University...

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Rocket League team finishes in championship quarterfinals

Rocket League team finishes in championship quarterfinals

Comets qualified for championship through wildcard event

In UTD Esports’ second competitive “Rocket League” season, Comets finished in the quarterfinals of the Collegiate Rocket League championship on Jan. 7 after qualifying through a wildcard event. UTD’s “Rocket League” team made it to playoffs in the national qualifier then made a loser’s bracket run in the wildcard tournament...

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Comets smash competition at NACE league

Comets smash competition at NACE league

The Temocs, Comets take second, first place in “Smash Bros” tournament

The UTD Comets “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate” team took 1st and 2nd place at the end of the NACE seasonal league in an undefeated run through playoffs. The Comets took over NACE with two rosters formed from the main team: the Temocs and the Comets. The Temocs were made up...

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Four’s a crowd: new guidelines for students attending spring 2020 sporting events

Four’s a crowd: new guidelines for students attending spring 2020 sporting events

Attendance to be capped at 25%, all fans required to pre-register

Starting in January, Comets will be able to attend UTD sporting events with distanced arrangements and reduced capacity. Alongside other university efforts to relax restrictions on in-person campus gatherings in the spring, Vice President of Student Affairs Gene Fitch said that UTD will be opening up athletic events to student...

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NCAA implements eligibility waiver for D-III athletes

NCAA implements eligibility waiver for D-III athletes

Waiver provides flexibility for planning academics alongside athletics

The NCAA recently approved a blanket waiver, temporarily modifying stringent pandemic protocols for Division-III student-athletes. Typically, every athlete has four seasons of eligibility and ten consecutive semesters to play those seasons. Associate Athletic Director Angela Marin said that this new waiver gives students more semesters of eligibility or seasons of...

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Out of the starting blocks

Out of the starting blocks

New track and field team finds its footing

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the new UTD track and field team has hit the ground running in its first semester as an official program. Establishing a track and field team has been a goal for head cross country – and now track and field – coach Danielle Kcholi since she became...

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Rocketing to the top

Rocketing to the top

“Rocket League” team lands first place in qualifying tournament

The Comets’ “Rocket League” team just qualified for Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) play by topping the qualifying tournament. After its founding in spring 2020, UTD’s “Rocket League” team played through a qualifying tournament in a bracket against some of the best teams in the Western Conference. This includes the team...

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Oozeball glows up

Oozeball glows up

Annual mud volleyball fundraiser switches to virtual tournament "Game Glow"

“Despite having to move into a virtual gaming tournament in lieu of the traditional Oozeball tournament, the UTD Student Ambassadors’ annual fundraiser managed to gain the same turnout and about $1000 more in cash” The fundraiser is held annually as a way to raise money in celebration of North Texas...

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