Coach’s life-long passion for basketball

Coach’s life-long passion for basketball

Former three-time ASC champion desires to build relationships through coaching UTD women Many people spend a considerable amount of their lives searching for the perfect career, or finding out their path was the wrong one.  For Polly Thomason, head coach of UTD women’s basketball team, this was never the case. ...

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Rugby streak ends

The undefeated streak of the UTD rugby club came to a halt on April 14-15, when the newly founded team experienced its first losses of the season at a tournament that would have placed them in the national championships. Leaving on the foreboding Friday the 13th, the team began a...

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Unlikely champions

Unlikely champions

It’s not often to find a true rags-to-riches story in sports. Rarely does a team that epitomizes an underdog actually pull off the upset, go undefeated or win a championship. But in its first year of competitive existence, the UTD rugby team did all of the above. The club completed...

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Sports briefs

RUGBY SCORES HOME FIELD IN REGIONAL After a 74-0 beat-down against SMU, UTD’s rugby club has advanced to the Texas Rugby Union Regional Tournament. The team earned home-field advantage by going undefeated (5-0). UTD will face Lamar University on Feb. 18 and, should they win, will then face the winner...

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Coach brings passion, knowledge to program

Coach brings passion, knowledge to program

Brad Posner has been a coach his entire life. Softball may be his passion, but teaching is his calling. Posner was named UTD’s head softball coach July 5. For Posner, it is yet another opportunity in his career to influence minds and leave his mark on young adults’ lives, the...

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Soccer set to kick off 2011 run

Soccer set to kick off 2011 run

Returning core gives head coach luxury to adjust, experiment with starting lineup The UTD men’s soccer team has begun preparations for what head coach Jack Peel hopes to be the program’s fourteenth consecutive winning season. Coming off a 12-5-2 mark and a run to the conference semi-finals in 2010, the...

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Volleyball seeks out sixth title

Volleyball seeks out sixth title

Women begin season Sept. 1 at U. of Dallas The Lady Comets volleyball team will set out for another division title Sept. 1 when they take on the University of Dallas Crusaders. UTD has won four consecutive outright division titles under head coach Marci Sanders, after sharing one in 2006....

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Comets to face new ASC foe

UTD will gain a new conference adversary this fall, after the American Southwest Conference, added Centenary College of Louisiana to the East Division. Centenary, a private liberal arts college in Shreveport, La., competed in The Summit League at the Division I level in all sports until officially joining the ASC...

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Calverly set on ‘winning everything’

Calverly set on ‘winning everything’

Comets setter and team member of the 2008 American Southwest Conference (ASC) championship winning team, Niki Calverley, is a part of the Wylie dynasty of volleyball players who played for the same high school volleyball team. One can’t be too surprised Calverley chose volleyball above other sports she played as...

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Payne seeks to reclaim ASC title in final year

Payne seeks to reclaim ASC title in final year

As comfortable in the lab studying E. coli as he is on the field dishing tackles to opposition, biochemistry senior Jarrod Payne is one of the most experienced players in the Comets lineup. A defensive player, Payne said he started playing soccer as a kid in Tomball, Texas, a town...

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