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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Soccer teams hope to reach championships

Soccer teams hope to reach championships

The smell of fresh cut grass on the main soccer field across from the Waterview Park Phase III apartments means  one thing to the soccer buff: the new season is here. The men’s and women’s soccer teams both shared a similar fate last season, reaching the American Southwest Conference tournament...

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Bowyer to lead the forward line

Bowyer to lead the forward line

Breaking into any first team is by no means an easy feat. Breaking into the team as a freshman and returning the highest goal tally for the season in one fell swoop? Enter Leah Bowyer, UTD women’s soccer forward. An undeclared sophomore, Bowyer started playing soccer as a 5 year...

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