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Vaqueros fall flat, no longer control own destiny

EDINBURG — UTRGV was already in a touchy situation heading into this weekend’s home WAC series against Grand Canyon at UTRGV Baseball Stadium. The Vaqueros needed a sweep of the three-game set to control their own destiny and assure a ticket to next week’s conference tournament.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
Brown, Luck encouraged by prospect of college football at UTRGV
Posted: May 19, 2016

EDINBURG — Mack Brown’s throw skidded across the plate as he delivered the ceremonial first pitch with NCAA executive Oliver Luck before UTRGV’s baseball game against Grand Canyon on Thursday night at UTRGV Baseball Stadium. Luck’s throw, however, was a hard strike right down the middle.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Final WAC series to determine UTRGV’s season
Updated: May 18, 2016 - 9:53 pm

EDINBURG — UTRGV’s 2016 campaign comes down to this weekend’s regular season finale WAC series against Grand Canyon.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
UTRGV tennis finds winner in freshman Donaho
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 10:59 pm

EDINBURG — As her high school days wound to a close, Tara Donaho found a connection to UTRGV through her private tennis coach Brit Coleman. Coleman coached UTRGV women’s tennis coach Stephanie Wooten-Quijada years ago and recommended his former pupil to his current pupil when Donaho was looking for a place to play collegiately.

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Thursday 05/05/2016
Notebook: UTRGV baseball young at shortstop position
Updated: May 05, 2016 - 9:26 pm

EDINBURG — UTRGV is young at arguably the most important position on the baseball field.

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
Wooten-Quijada, UTRGV women’s tennis accomplish goal with NCAA bid
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 10:35 pm

EDINBURG — UTRGV athletics director Chris King did not have a heavy list of criteria when he went searching for a women’s tennis coach last summer. But he did have three: someone who understood millenials, someone who could be a “CEO of their program,” and someone who could recruit.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Quinonez buys into success for UTRGV
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 11:59 pm

EDINBURG — Justin Quinonez was miffed. Relegated to the bullpen at the start of the season, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound sophomore right-hander was not pleased. He thought he was a starter. He knew he was a starter.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Versatile Perez nearing end of UTRGV tennis career
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 2:38 pm

EDINBURG — Julia Perez will compete for No. 2 seed UTRGV at this weekend’s WAC tennis championships in Brownsville. And by late winter, the Roma native will have played a nice role in possibly bringing college football to the Rio Grande Valley.

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Friday 04/22/2016
Davis, Gonzalez come up big as UTRGV rallies to beat Sacramento State
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 11:31 pm

EDINBURG — For most of this season, UTRGV baseball coach Manny Mantrana has praised Correy Davis’ at-bats.

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Thursday 04/21/2016
Mercer rebounds into all-around threat for UTRGV
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 10:38 pm

EDINBURG —Scott Mercer was lost in his first season at UTRGV in 2015.

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Saturday 04/16/2016
Mercer, Oakes find the long ball as UTRGV rolls to win
Updated: April 16, 2016 - 11:48 pm

EDINBURG — Through seven WAC games, UTRGV had not hit a home run.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
UTRGV opponent North Dakota suddenly playing final season
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 10:32 pm

EDINBURG — Earlier this week, UTRGV baseball coach Manny Mantrana was sent an unnerving text message from Jeff Dodson, coach at North Dakota, UTRGV’s WAC opponent for a three-game series at Edinburg Baseball Stadium starting Friday night.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Notebook: Despite low average, UTRGV’s offense still a hit
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 8:28 pm

There is common thinking among baseball people that the batting average statistic is irrelevant. All they need to do is point to UTRGV as proof.

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Friday 04/01/2016
UTRGV finally gets WAC play started, opens with win
Updated: April 01, 2016 - 11:36 pm

EDINBURG — It had been awhile.

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Junior college transfers Collazo, Garcia revive UTRGV’s offense
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 10:28 pm

EDINBURG — At a tryout prior to his freshman year of college, Jesus Garcia took batting practice with his brother, Jose, who was then going into his junior year of high school.

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Saturday 03/19/2016
UTRGV comfortable, but still tinkering with WAC play on horizon
Posted: March 19, 2016

EDINBURG — UTRGV’s baseball team won 10 of its first 19 games last season, but never really settled into a consistent lineup or rotation as it battled injuries and poor performances that ultimately led to a dismal ending.

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Friday 03/18/2016
Former McAllen Memorial standout Loredo emerging as key for UTRGV
Updated: March 18, 2016 - 11:35 pm

EDINBURG — Manny Loredo knew he had the natural ability. Even seeing spot time during 48 games his freshman year for UTRGV last season, he knew that much.

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Saturday 03/12/2016
Newcomer Garcia adjusts to thrive for UTRGV baseball
Updated: March 12, 2016 - 10:11 pm

EDINBURG — After starting his college career two years ago at Paradise Valley Community College in Arizona, UTRGV junior right-hander Andrew Garcia had a big adjustment to make when he signed on to the Vaqueros last summer.

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Thursday 03/10/2016
UTRGV baseball closer to finding the right mix
Posted: March 10, 2016

EDINBURG — With the start of WAC play less than two weeks away, UTRGV’s baseball team is hitting a critical stretch of games.

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Saturday 03/05/2016
UTRGV women's golf has champ in Mesta, progress in team
Posted: March 05, 2016

Emma Mesta breathed easier during the Grand Canyon University Invitational last week. As a result, she rallied on the final day to win it, becoming the first UTRGV women’s golf player to win a tournament since Melissa Bernal in the fall of 2013.

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Thursday 03/03/2016
Offense failing UTRGV early
Posted: March 03, 2016

EDINBURG — UTRGV’s baseball team is 3-6 heading into this weekend’s series at Lamar. The reason why is clear.

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Thursday 02/25/2016
Sophomore Gonzalez stars as UTRGV tops Washington State
Posted: February 25, 2016

EDINBURG — UTRGV sophomore right-handed pitcher Johnny Gonzalez had a bad bullpen outing prior to taking the ball for the Vaqueros’ home opener Thursday night against Washington State.

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Saturday 02/20/2016
UTRGV football study has plenty to account for
Posted: February 20, 2016

EDINBURG — In less than six months, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley athletics director Chris King hopes to have information from a football feasibility study that allows him to make recommendations to president Guy Bailey.

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Friday 02/19/2016
Hall-bound Broncs baseball team had a 'dream year' in 1983
Posted: February 19, 2016

The 1983 Pan American baseball team rallied to win a game with three home runs in the final inning. It happened twice.

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Football study part of bigger picture for UTRGV
Updated: February 19, 2016 - 6:42 pm

Before University of Texas Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey can plot the course for the university’s future, he needs to know if the time is right for a football program.

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Thursday 02/18/2016
Sources: UTRGV to initiate feasibility study on college football
Posted: February 18, 2016

College football isn’t coming to the Rio Grande Valley just yet, but it could be close.

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Wednesday 02/17/2016
Hard work producing results for UTRGV outfielder Loncar
Posted: February 17, 2016

EDINBURG — Work is synonymous with UTRGV senior outfielder Cole Loncar.

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Tuesday 02/16/2016
Notebook: UTRGV’s Wiley adjusting quickly to new home
Posted: February 16, 2016

Kerissa Wiley is doing just fine in her new environment.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
UTRGV sophomore pitchers return with experience
Posted: February 11, 2016

EDINBURG — Right-handed pitcher Zach Martinez thought he would redshirt his freshman season at UTPA last year. Then calamity ensued.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Notebook: UTRGV’S May off to strong start
Posted: February 09, 2016

In making the transition from Bloomfield High in Connecticut to UTRGV, freshman track and field athlete Paul May had a lot to learn.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Notebook: Kaufman an early star for UTRGV men
Posted: February 02, 2016

At 2-2, the UTRGV men’s tennis team is “the best they’ve looked coming out of January,” according to first-year coach Brett Bernstein.

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Saturday 01/23/2016
Seattle upsets UTRGV women to taint looming showdown against New Mexico State
Posted: January 23, 2016

EDINBURG —If all went right Saturday night, UTRGV’s women’s basketball team would play New Mexico State at home next Saturday in a battle of two undefeated Western Athletic Conference teams and a rematch of last season’s WAC championship game.

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
Greenwood a No. 1 star for rebuilding UTRGV women's tennis
Posted: January 19, 2016

When she was an incoming freshman at then-UTPA three years ago, Reegan Greenwood was introduced to a whole new world.

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Monday 01/18/2016
Soria, UTRGV men's tennis have WAC championship aspirations
Posted: January 18, 2016

EDINBURG —UTRGV men’s tennis coach Brett Bernstein was hired three days before the Vaqueros’ first tournament of the fall season in September.

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Friday 01/15/2016
2015-16 UTRGV Vaqueros Extras
Updated: January 15, 2016 - 5:59 pm

1.15.16 More from UTRGV men and women picking up wins against Chicago State

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UTRGV runner Polanco overcomes cancer, adversity to thrive on course
Posted: January 15, 2016

EDINBURG — When UTRGV freshman runner Thalia Polanco was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the spring of 2013, it produced a lot of emotions.

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Monday 01/11/2016
Former Bronc Dan Firova finds way to Nationals
Posted: January 11, 2016

In the winter of 1977, then-Pan American College baseball coach Al Ogletree called the Refugio Police Department.

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Tuesday 01/05/2016
Home games beginning to dominate UTRGV baseball schedule
Posted: January 05, 2016

In an ideal world, UTRGV baseball coach Manny Mantrana would like more than the 29 home games the Vaqueros will play this season.

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Saturday 01/02/2016
UTRGV wins, but concerns remain heading into WAC play
Posted: January 02, 2016

EDINBURG — Against NAIA Our Lady of the Lake on Saturday night, UTRGV’s men’s basketball team struggled to the finish line in its 89-81 win at the UTRGV Fieldhouse. The Vaqueros were solid, and sometimes spectacular, but familiar mistakes haunted what should have been an encouraging, easy win.

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Wednesday 11/04/2015
UTRGV to retire Moore’s No. 34
Posted: November 04, 2015

When Otto Moore learned his No. 34 jersey is going to be retired by UTRGV in February, one thought crossed his mind.

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Tuesday 11/03/2015
Lancaster, others to be inducted into UTRGV Hall of Fame
Posted: November 03, 2015

Jim Lancaster began his career at then-Pan American University 36 years ago, making $9,000 a year in his first job as an athletic trainer after the late Pan American and University of Texas basketball coach Abe Lemons strongly recommended him.

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Saturday 10/24/2015
New Mexico State provides lesson in sweep of UTRGV volleyball
Posted: October 24, 2015

EDINBURG —If UTRGV’s volleyball team didn’t know what it was like at the top, it got a good idea of it on Saturday.

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Friday 10/23/2015
Freshman Ecker all over the place for UTRGV volleyball
Posted: October 23, 2015

EDINBURG — Since preseason camp practices in August, first-year UTRGV volleyball coach Todd Lowery knew to expect big things from freshman Alex Ecker.

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Monday 10/12/2015
Notebook: Former UTPA pitcher Henson wraps up rookie pro season
Posted: October 12, 2015

After a broken pinky derailed his senior year at then-UTPA last spring, left-handed pitcher Alex Henson had to trust he did not jeopardize his professional prospects in the process.

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Thursday 10/08/2015
GK Castillo, UTRGV men's soccer team ready for Top-25 foes
Posted: October 08, 2015

EDINBURG — UTRGV men’s soccer team hosts a pair of nationally-ranked top-25 teams this weekend when No. 23 Utah Valley visits at 7 Friday night and No. 19 Seattle follows at 1 p.m. Sunday at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex.

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Monday 10/05/2015
UTRGV Notebook: Freshman Vukoja provides different dynamic
Posted: October 05, 2015

At 6-feet tall, freshman Dubravka Vukoja gives UTRGV’s volleyball team a taller and more athletic presence at setter.

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Sunday 10/04/2015
UTRGV men's soccer upsets UNLV for 1st WAC win
Posted: October 04, 2015

During this first season of the UTRGV men’s soccer program’s return from an 18-year hiatus, ups and downs have been plenty, with more of the latter than the former for the young club.

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Same old story as UTRGV women's soccer falls to CSU Bakersfield
Posted: October 04, 2015

EDINBURG — UTRGV’s women’s soccer team suffered another defeat in usual fashion Sunday afternoon.

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Saturday 10/03/2015
UTRGV volleyball's first WAC win far from perfect
Posted: October 03, 2015

EDINBURG—On paper, UTRGV’s volleyball team could have sleep-walked through Saturday’s WAC match against Chicago State and still won.

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Thursday 10/01/2015
Freshman Isidro Martinez emerges fast for UTRGV men's soccer
Posted: October 01, 2015

EDINBURG — UTRGV men’s soccer coach Paul Leese knew freshman Isidro Martinez was going to be good.

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Wednesday 09/30/2015
UTRGV volleyball thinks outside the US
Posted: September 30, 2015

Recruiting internationally has always been a staple of UTRGV volleyball coach Todd Lowery’s philosophy. It’s helped Lowery develop a reputation as a winner, leading his teams to four NAIA championships, before being brought to Edinburg in January.

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