NCAA implements eligibility waiver for D-III athletes

NCAA implements eligibility waiver for D-III athletes

Waiver provides flexibility for planning academics alongside athletics

The NCAA recently approved a blanket waiver, temporarily modifying stringent pandemic protocols for Division-III student-athletes. Typically, every athlete has four seasons of eligibility and ten consecutive semesters to play those seasons. Associate Athletic Director Angela Marin said that this new waiver gives students more semesters of eligibility or seasons of...

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Out of the starting blocks

Out of the starting blocks

New track and field team finds its footing

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the new UTD track and field team has hit the ground running in its first semester as an official program. Establishing a track and field team has been a goal for head cross country – and now track and field – coach Danielle Kcholi since she became...

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Rocketing to the top

Rocketing to the top

“Rocket League” team lands first place in qualifying tournament

The Comets’ “Rocket League” team just qualified for Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) play by topping the qualifying tournament. After its founding in spring 2020, UTD’s “Rocket League” team played through a qualifying tournament in a bracket against some of the best teams in the Western Conference. This includes the team...

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Oozeball glows up

Oozeball glows up

Annual mud volleyball fundraiser switches to virtual tournament "Game Glow"

“Despite having to move into a virtual gaming tournament in lieu of the traditional Oozeball tournament, the UTD Student Ambassadors’ annual fundraiser managed to gain the same turnout and about $1000 more in cash” The fundraiser is held annually as a way to raise money in celebration of North Texas...

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UREC provides alternative to group intramural sports

UREC provides alternative to group intramural sports

Department continues to host online activities, considers one-on-one sports

University Recreation has delayed intramural sports – originally slated to kick off Sept. 12 – until guidelines for safe in-person interaction are refined. All in-person intramurals have been postponed until UREC can instate further measures to ensure the safety of all participants involved. Registration has been reopened for all postponed...

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Former Dallas Fuel coach collaborates with “Overwatch” team

Former Dallas Fuel coach collaborates with “Overwatch” team

Louis “Tikatee” Lebel-Wong guest-coached the team during practice

One of the Comet Esports “Overwatch” teams recently received professional advice when former Dallas Fuel coach Louis “Tikatee” Lebel-Wong spent two hours coaching them at practice. This month, Tikatee spent time with the players and coaches – including main tank and ITS junior Jonah “Luey” Salinas and head “Overwatch” student...

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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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