NBA head coaching position less strong

Recent mid-season terminations of NBA head coaches brings to light millennial culture problem of instant gratification The average shelf life of a typical NBA head coach is no longer what it used to be a decade ago. This is evidenced by an unprecedented number of firings during the season this...

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Men’s squad looks to be key player in ASC tourney

Men’s squad looks to be key player in ASC tourney

Comets finish second in ASC East, headed to 13th straight ASC tournament after taking on best of conference teams Firmly positioned at second place in the ASC East standings, the men’s basketball team (17-8, 9-6) is poised for a deep playoff run. On Feb. 4, the Comets traveled to Mary...

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Baseball team has eyes set on ASC crown

Baseball team has eyes set on ASC crown

Team determined after falling short in league title game last year Losing 6-5 in last year’s ASC championship game against the 24th ranked UT Tyler Patriots left a bitter taste in the mouths of members of UTD’s baseball team. Now the Comets use that loss to add more fuel to...

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All-Star game turning into popularity contest

All-Star game turning into popularity contest

Ability of fans to have direct impact on voting for game skews results, leads to teams unreflective of actual NBA talent Georgian center Zaza Pachulia was 14,227 votes from being named a starter in this season’s NBA All-Star game in Toronto on Feb. 14. For most of his career, Pachulia...

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Women’s basketball shoots to demolish past defensive records

Women’s basketball shoots to demolish past defensive records

Comets among best teams in conference with defensive play Since the introduction of the three-point field goal and its increasing reliability in professional sports, many teams now live and die by the three. The women’s basketball team, however, puts more stock in its defense. Despite a sluggish offensive start to...

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Love of the Game

Love of the Game

Junior forward forced to give up basketball during cancer battle, becomes women’s team’s go-to player Following the roster turnover from last season’s NCAA tournament squad, junior forward Micaela Gonzalez has been burdened with the responsibility of filling the void her former teammates left behind. The added pressure, however, doesn’t faze...

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Alum returns as assistant coach

Alum returns as assistant coach

Former point guard, member of program’s only Elite Eight squad returns to men’s basketball team after stints at Franklin, Schreiner A UTD alumnus and former member of the men’s basketball team has decided to return to his roots and rejoin the three-time ASC championship winning program — this time with...

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Signing Day

Signing Day

Baseball team welcomes 9-year-old boy battling to stay in remission Putting pen to paper during a signing day press conference on Nov. 16, Hamilton Grant’s signature on his celebratory letter made him the youngest player ever in UTD baseball program history. Applause filled the room during the much-anticipated afternoon. Smiling...

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Men’s team aims to improve on lackluster 2014 campaign

Men’s team aims to improve on lackluster 2014 campaign

A second half collapse in last year’s ASC quarterfinal against Hardin-Simmons all but ensured the Comets’ post-season fate, leading to a 77-63 rout at the hands of the Cowboys. The first round exit was the earliest the men’s basketball team had been sent home packing since the program’s 2007-2008 campaign....

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