Autumn sports stumble, don’t fall

Autumn sports stumble, don’t fall

ASC announces spring schedule for fall sports

While fall sports were officially cancelled, the American Southwest Conference (ASC) has released schedules for student-athletes to play a consolation season in the spring. The ASC announced the new season schedules for women’s volleyball, as well as both men’s and women’s soccer and cross country on Aug. 31. Given the...

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Smash team hosts recruitment tournaments

Smash team hosts recruitment tournaments

Three singles tournaments conducted in late August, early September

The Smash team at Comet Esports recently ran recruitment tournaments to find more players. On Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11, Comet Esports conducted a series of singles tournaments, with about 30 players participating, to scout out and recruit new talent for the Smash team. Normally, the team uses...

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On the front lines

On the front lines

Athletics department shines spotlight on alumni battling COVID-19

Following the fall athletics suspension, the UTD Athletics Department has introduced a new undertaking to spread some positivity: Comet Frontline Heroes. The video project highlights the work of former student-athletes at the forefront of the pandemic. It’s a collection of video profile interviews conducted by assistant athletic director Dave Wester....

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“League of Legends” club create the UTD League Championship Series

“League of Legends” club create the UTD League Championship Series

LOLUTD hosts an LCS experience for casual players

The LOLUTD club had players of all ranks battle against one another in a summer LCS-style tournament. The tournament consisted of ten five-player teams competing over the course of five weeks in a round-robin format, as opposed to a classic elimination-style format. Biology senior and LOLUTD officer Sahajveer Mann said...

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A ‘Smash’ hit

A ‘Smash’ hit

UTD’s ‘Super Smash Bros.’ teams place first, second in competition

In a recent Smash tournament, UTD’s “Super Smash Bros.” teams beat out some of the best esports teams in Texas before competing against one another and taking home first and second place. The Rec Readiness Gaming Crew Battle, hosted by Recreation Readiness this month, was a Smash tournament that featured...

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Seasons ceasing?

Seasons ceasing?

Conference sports postponed, UTD athletics created return-to-play template

Following the ASC’s announcement to postpone fall 2020 sports to spring, UTD also announced its intent to resume sports next semester. Shortly after the ASC’s decision, on August 5 the NCAA announced that Division III fall championships were canceled. Part of this directive will allow member institutions — and sports...

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Comets play the Feud

Comets play the Feud

Athletes maintain camaraderie, teamwork through virtual game show

The UTD Athletics department introduced a virtual tournament for student athletes called “Comets Feud” over the summer break, inspired by the Family Feud-style game show format. To play, each UTD sport contributes a team of five players who compete against other teams in brackets, progressing from quarterfinals to semifinals to...

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Esports program now offering scholarships

Esports program now offering scholarships

Students accepted into team automatically eligible

The UTD esports department is now offering scholarships to student-players once they join the team. Esports coach Greg Adler said that providing scholarships had always been a goal for the department since he arrived, and that this was the year to start after establishing a foundation as an esports program...

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SSBU players rank in top ten

SSBU players rank in top ten

‘Super Smash Brothers Ultimate’ Comet eSport players achieve high power ranking In the first season of competitive “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate” of 2020, three UTD Comets were power ranked in the top ten in the DFW area. The power ranking of an area is the ranking of the top players...

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‘League of Legends’ A team ends season with close loss against Winthrop University

‘League of Legends’ A team ends season with close loss against Winthrop University

Esports to cease competing for rest of semester due to COVID-19 The “League of Legends” A Team recently ended their College League of Legends tournament run with a loss against Winthrop University at quarterfinals in a close 3-2 series. The Comets closing series against Winthrop was the climax of a...

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