Comets seize a regional win for Super Smash Bros

Comets seize a regional win for Super Smash Bros

Smash team heads to CSL Nationals as reigning champions

The Smash team took top seed in the national qualifying regional after a loser’s final versus UT Arlington and a grand final win against UT Austin. The Comets cinched the regional win after being sent down to the loser’s bracket by UT Austin, forcing them to fight a loser’s final...

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Comets place first in Rocket League qualifying tournament

Comets place first in Rocket League qualifying tournament

Team will have to beat UNT, LSU to qualify for nationals

UTD just started play in the CRL Spring League after placing first in the Spring League Qualifying tournament. After finishing top eight in the Fall National Championships for CRL, UTD’s Rocket League team is going into their second semester with a major win and substantial growth in team cohesion. Shortly...

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Women’s volleyball begins season with eight undefeated games, soccer gets underway

Women’s volleyball begins season with eight undefeated games, soccer gets underway

Men’s, women’s soccer win first matches

With regular season play delayed from the fall due to the pandemic, the soccer and volleyball teams all returned to games on Feb. 26. The women’s soccer team opened the ASC competition with a win over Ozarks. They have six more games scheduled before a three-game ASC conference championship beginning...

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From team manager to team player

From team manager to team player

Basketball team manager Donovan Williams joins roster

After serving as student manager on the men’s basketball team for the past three years, human resource management senior Donovan Williams was added to the roster as a guard in January. Williams tried out for the team during his freshman year, but due to the small size of the roster,...

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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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