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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Smash Team Competes at International Competition

Smash Team Competes at International Competition

UTD’s “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate” team went to the 2020 Frostbite Major where they faced off against international opponents and fought in match-ups not found in the DFW area. The Comets competed at one of the largest “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate” tournaments so far with 1,235 players competing in the...

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Defending Champions

Defending Champions

Women’s tennis to play against ASC East competitors Ozarks in March The UTD women’s tennis team season is only a small part into their season and has many games ahead of them, but with the prospect of being repeat conference champs, the end of the season couldn’t come sooner enough....

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Stepping Up

Stepping Up

Softball team sets sights on championship, welcomes new players The UTD softball season is in full swing after the team’s first conference match against Hardin-Simmons. With three conference games under their belt and six more in the near future, the players have their sights set on the ASC Championship Tournament....

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Men’s Tennis Starts Season Anew

Men’s Tennis Starts Season Anew

Team to compete in East region for first time since 2014 after UT Tyler leaves The UTD men’s tennis team recently kicked off its 2020 season. Having won the 2019 ASC Championships, the team is preparing for what players hope to be another successful run. After 2019 victory, the Comets...

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