Play Hard, Work Harder

Play Hard, Work Harder

Survey reveals most student athletes prioritize academics above athletics With the fall term having kicked off, student athletes around campus once again began the process of balancing their academic demands with the commitment they’ve made to their teams. Discussing how they deal with the pressures of both the university and...

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Men’s Soccer Sets Sights on Championship

Team strives for more goals this season, hopes mid-August preparation will help players through upcoming fall matches After taking a summer break, the men’s soccer team is looking forward to creating more opportunities to score this season, as well as build a strong team dynamic.  Jason Hirsch, head men’s soccer...

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Softball loses series, advances in ASC games

Softball loses series, advances in ASC games

The softball team’s last series for the American Southwest Conference on April 26-27 against UT Tyler had a bittersweet ending, with the team taking losses in all three games while also breaking its home run record for this season. The Comets are currently losing 20-16 and have won 12 out...

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Baseball leads with eight-game winning streak

Baseball leads with eight-game winning streak

The UTD baseball team came off a season record eight-game winning streak following a three-game American Southwest Conference series against Sul Ross State on April 19-20. The players entered their latest tournament hot off a three-game win against McMurry but opened the series against Sul Ross State with a 14-9...

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Esports teams wrap up first year

Esports teams wrap up first year

The UTD esports program is wrapping up its inaugural year and ramping up fall recruitment with a new “Super Smash Bros.” team and overall good records for “League of Legends” and “Overwatch.” The esports program was launched in August and now has teams for three different games. Esports director and...

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Tennis teams to compete in ASC regionals

Tennis teams to compete in ASC regionals

The men’s and women’s tennis teams each have one more match left to play in the American Southwest Conference West competition before advancing to ASC regionals. “We have the exact same team as last year plus two more freshmen, so we’re a bit stronger than last year,” said UTD tennis...

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UTD places third at chess championship

UTD places third at chess championship

UTD competed for the 16th time at the President’s Cup chess championship in New York, a national competition that determines the top U.S. collegiate team. The championship was held April 6-7, with the winners announced April 7. UTD placed third after UT Rio Grande Valley and Webster University. The President’s...

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Golf shows strong presence at conference

Golf shows strong presence at conference

The women’s golf team played in the American Southwest Conference Championships on April 12-14. The championship was held in Glen Rose, Texas, where the Comets also competed against Mary Hardin-Baylor, Hardin Simmons, Concordia, McMurry, UC Santa Cruz, East Texas Baptist, Howard Payne and Le Tourneau. The team started the tournament...

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Bad weather leads to rough season opener for women’s golf

Bad weather leads to rough season opener for women’s golf

The UTD women’s golf team opened the spring season with a second place finish at the Pinecrest Intercollegiate, a two-day event hosted by LeTorneau University. UTD finished at the event, held March 5, with a 36-hole total of 708, 16 shots behind the tournament champion. The event began with a...

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Eyes on the prize

Eyes on the prize

It’s 6 p.m. and UTD’s softball team is running one last set of laps before the weekend.  As her teammates round the field, Melissa Livermore’s cleat taps home base. For a moment, she stands there alone, eyes cast out somewhere beyond the outfield. Then the spell is broken. Livermore extends...

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