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UTPA NOTEBOOK: Broncs unfazed by blowout loss

EDINBURG — Just days removed from a 20-point loss to New Mexico State, coach Larry Tidwell said the confidence of the UTPA women’s basketball team remains unshaken.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
UTPA overwhelmed by NMSU’s size in loss
Posted: March 04, 2015

EDINBURG — New Mexico State’s Tshilidzi Nephawe caught the ball on the left block, muscled UTPA’s Dan Kimasa off his back and finished an and-one layup.

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UTPA men overwhelmed by New Mexico State's size in loss
Posted: March 04, 2015

EDINBURG — New Mexico State’s Tshilidzi Nephawe caught the ball on the left block, muscled UTPA’s Dan Kimasa off his back and finished an and-one layup.

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Defense a severe sore spot for UTPA
Posted: March 04, 2015

EDINBURG — Senior guard Shaq Boga didn’t hesitate to offer a frank evaluation of the UTPA men’s basketball team’s defense on Tuesday. The answer was so apparent, he didn’t even look up from tying his shoes.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Freshman McAllen Memorial alum Loredo making an impression
Posted: March 03, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA baseball freshman and McAllen Memorial alum Manny Loredo has quickly worked his way into the mix to be the Broncs’ starting designated hitter during conference play.

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Sunday 03/01/2015
UTPA baseball finishes sweep against Lamar
Posted: March 01, 2015

EDINBURG — For the third game in a row, the University of Texas-Pan American Broncs baseball team used a big inning, in this case five runs in the third, to beat the Lamar University Cardinals 6-4 and complete the series sweep on Sunday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

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Saturday 02/28/2015
UTPA men's tennis drops neutral site match to Southern Mississippi
Posted: February 28, 2015

BEAUMONT — The UTPA men’s tennis team dropped its neutral site match to Southern Mississippi 2-5 on Saturday at the Thompson Family Tennis Center, located on the campus of Lamar University.

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UTPA men's basketball game against New Mexico State rescheduled for Wednesday
Posted: February 28, 2015

EDINBURG — The WAC announced Saturday that, due to ice causing numerous flight disruptions in the Dallas area, Saturday’s scheduled men’s basketball game between UTPA and New Mexico State has been postponed until Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

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UTPA inducts 2015 Hall of Fame class
Posted: February 28, 2015

EDINBURG — Nearly 200 people filled the UTPA Ballroom on Saturday morning for the induction of the 2015 UTPA Hall of Fame and Hall of Honor classes, marking the largest turnout in the nine-year history of the event.

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Mantrana hits 600 career wins as UTPA baseball pulls off second-straight come-from-behind victory
Posted: February 28, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA baseball team scored seven runs off of four different pitchers in the sixth inning to come from behind and beat Lamar 11-8 on Saturday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

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UTPA women's basketball loses to New Mexico State
Posted: February 28, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The UTPA women’s basketball team fell to New Mexico State 80-60 on Saturday at the Pan American Center.

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UTPA track and field closes out WAC Indoor Championships with six top-five finishes
Posted: February 28, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The UTPA men’s and women’s track and field teams closed out the WAC Indoor Championships with six top-five finishes on Saturday at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Cadet Field House.

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Broncs rally to beat Lamar
Posted: February 28, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA baseball team scored five runs in the eighth inning to come from behind and beat Lamar 5-2 on Friday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

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UTPA athletics to build coach Al and Joann Ogletree Plaza at entrance to baseball stadium
Posted: February 28, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday plans to build a new entry plaza to its baseball stadium and name it after legendary Baseball Head Coach Emeritus Al Ogletree and his late wife of 62 years, Joann.

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After near miss, UTPA looks for upset against New Mexico State
Posted: February 28, 2015

EDINBURG — Throughout the conference season, the UTPA men’s basketball team has seemingly saved its best games for the toughest tests.

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Simpson reflects on tragedy before UTPA Hall of Fame induction
Posted: February 28, 2015

Tommy Simpson was setting up a pump to drain water from the UTPA baseball field when he was caught up in an accident that nearly cost him his life.

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UTPA track and field opens with seven top-five finishes at WAC Indoor Championships
Posted: February 28, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The UTPA men’s and women’s track and field teams combined for seven top-five finishes in their first day of action at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Friday at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Cadet Field House.

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UTPA women's tennis snaps skid with win over Incarnate
Posted: February 28, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA women’s tennis team snapped their four-match losing streak with a 6-1 victory over Incarnate Word on Friday at the Orville Cox Tennis Center.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Notebook: UTPA looking to take advantage of one-game weeks
Posted: February 25, 2015

EDINBURG — With just less than 15 minutes to play in Saturday’s game, the UTPA men’s basketball team trailed Utah Valley by only 5. Then, coach Dan Hipsher said his team “died.”

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Drought continues for UTPA baseball vs. No. 6 UT
Posted: February 25, 2015

AUSTIN — The drought is now 45 years.

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UTPA women's golf finishes 14th at Islanders Classic
Posted: February 25, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI — The UTPA women’s golf team posted a final round 326 to finish in 14th place at the Islanders Classic on Tuesday at the Corpus Christi Country Club.

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UTPA men's golf finishes fifth at Atchafalaya Intercollegiate
Posted: February 25, 2015

PATTERSON, La. — The UTPA men’s golf team posted a 315 in the final round of the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate to finish in fifth place on Tuesday at The Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild.

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UTPA baseball gets another crack at UT
Posted: February 25, 2015

EDINBURG — Last season, the UTPA baseball team was three outs away from ending a 44-year drought.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
UTPA NOTEBOOK: Shortstop Roque no longer with Broncs
Posted: February 24, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA starting shortstop Tony Roque is no longer with the team as he takes time to work out “personal issues,” coach Manny Mantrana said Monday.

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UTPA women's golf in 14th after first round of Islanders Classic
Posted: February 24, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI — The UTPA women’s golf team is in 14th place after the first round of the Islanders Classic on Monday at the Corpus Christi Country Club.

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UTPA men's golf in fourth after Day 1 of Atchafalaya Intercollegiate
Posted: February 24, 2015

PATTERSON, Louisiana — The UTPA men’s golf team is in fourth place after day one of the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate on Monday at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild Golf Course.

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UTPA baseball game at Texas postponed due to inclement weather
Posted: February 24, 2015

AUSTIN — The UTPA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday that, due to expected inclement weather in the Austin-area on Tuesday, the baseball game between the Broncs and No. 8 Texas Longhorns has been postponed.

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Sunday 02/22/2015
UTPA baseball completes sweep of Abilene Christian
Posted: February 22, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA baseball team completed the three-game sweep of Abilene Christian University with a 4-3 win to close out the Al Ogletree Classic on Sunday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

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Saturday 02/21/2015
UTPA men lose to Utah Valley
Posted: February 21, 2015

OREM, Utah — The UTPA men’s basketball team fell to Utah Valley 72-49 on Saturday at the UCCU Center.

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Rowe alum Jackson leads UTPA past Abilene Christian
Posted: February 21, 2015

EDINBURG — Reigning WAC Pitcher of the Week and Broncs freshman McAllen Rowe alum Ryan Jackson pitched his second-straight gem to lead the UTPA baseball team to a 5-3 series-clinching victory over Abilene Christian in the second game of the Al Ogletree Classic on Saturday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

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Price’s buzzer beater, career night lift Broncs
Posted: February 21, 2015

EDINBURG — When senior Cherrell Price caught the ball in the post with just two seconds left to play in a tie game, all she knew was that she needed to get a shot off.

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Landon's big night propels UTPA baseball to victory in home opener
Posted: February 21, 2015

EDINBURG — Senior Logan Landon was involved in all of the scoring, including a go-ahead home run in the sixth, to lead the UTPA baseball team to a 3-1 victory over Abilene Christian in the home opener, which was also the opening game of the Al Ogletree Classic, on Friday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Rowe alum Jackson looking to follow up strong debut
Posted: February 19, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA pitcher and McAllen Rowe alum Ryan Jackson said he entered first college start excited and a little nervous.

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Poor shooting dooms UTPA against Grand Canyon
Posted: February 19, 2015

EDINBURG — On Wednesday, Shawnte’ Goff outlined a three-step plan for the UTPA women’s basketball team to avenge its January loss against Grand Canyon. The Broncs needed to contest Grand Canyon’s 3-point shooters, keep guards from cutting into the lane and play their up-tempo defense to force turnovers.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Broncs staying focused with history in sight
Posted: February 18, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA women’s basketball team is in the midst of the best season in program history, but coach Larry Tidwell says his players don’t like to hear him talk about the big picture.

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Notebook: Garcia finds power stroke for UTPA baseball
Posted: February 18, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA first baseman Victor Garcia Jr. said the baseball looked more like a beach ball during the Broncs’ opening weekend.

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Tuesday 02/17/2015
UTPA MEN'S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Watson shows scoring flash for UTPA
Posted: February 17, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA men’s basketball point guard Elijah Watson rarely looks for his own shot, but he took his opportunities with confidence when given an opening on Saturday.

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Monday 02/16/2015
UTPA women's basketball achieves winningest season in program history
Posted: February 16, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA women’s basketball team is now assured of the winningest season in program history after improving to 15-11 with a 54-53 victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders on Monday at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

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UTPA Jackson earns WAC honors
Posted: February 16, 2015

EDINBURG — The Western Athletic Conference on Monday named UTPA's  Ryan Jackson as its Pitcher of the Week.

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UTPA men's tennis drops match to Nicholls State
Posted: February 16, 2015

HOUSTON — The UTPA men’s tennis team dropped a neutral site match to Nicholls State 3-4 on Sunday at the Walden Country Club.

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Saturday 02/14/2015
Joesaar helps UTPA end losing streak
Posted: February 14, 2015

EDINBURG —UTPA men’s basketball coach Dan Hipsher said he was “scared to death” after he watched sophomore Janari Joesaar drill 3-pointer after 3-pointer during the team’s walkthrough.

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Ninth-inning rally falls short as UTPA drops season opener
Posted: February 14, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. — Sophomore Victor Garcia Jr. hit a two-run double in the ninth, but he was stranded at third as the UTPA baseball team dropped its season opener 6-5 to Jackson State in game one of the JSU Tournament on Friday at Robert Braddy Field.

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UTPA's Jackson shines in tough luck loss
Posted: February 14, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. — Freshman Nikki Rowe alum Ryan Jackson scattered five hits and struck out eight over eight innings, but the UTPA baseball team fell to Tennessee at Martin 1-0 in game two of the JSU Tournament on Friday at Robert Braddy Field.

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UTPA track has strong showing at Houston tune up
Posted: February 14, 2015

HOUSTON — The UTPA men’s and women’s track and field teams combined to post 15 top-10 finishes at the Houston Tune Up at the Yeoman Fieldhouse on Friday.

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Friday 02/13/2015
UTPA BASEBALL PREVIEW: After injury, UTPA catcher Huckabay eager for season to start
Posted: February 13, 2015

EDINBURG — When catcher Jacob Huckabay was working to rehab a torn meniscus in his knee that cost him all but the first month of last season, he was constantly fighting his own impatience. He underwent surgery and jumped into rehab work as quickly as possible, but nothing seemed fast enough.

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UTPA BASEBALL PREVIEW: English steps into Friday night role
Posted: February 13, 2015

EDINBURG — Last season, UTPA baseball coach Manny Mantrana thought of Friday nights as an “automatic win.”

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Thursday 02/12/2015
Struggles continue for UTPA men in 4th straight loss
Posted: February 12, 2015

EDINBURG — What should have been a winnable game Thursday against CSU-Bakersfield at home simply wasn’t for the UTPA men’s basketball team.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Freshman season rocky but promising for Kimasa
Posted: February 11, 2015

EDINBURG — Dan Kimasa came to UTPA as one of the most highly regarded recruits in program history, but he’s hardly been given a cushy welcome.

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Tuesday 02/10/2015
UTPA BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Starting rotation working well for Broncs women
Posted: February 10, 2015

EDINBURG — Rickell Preston and Hildur Bjorg Kjartansdottir have been switched in and out of the UTPA women’s basketball team’s starting lineup during conference play, and coach Larry Tidwell said the starter is usually determined by matchup.

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Monday 02/09/2015
UTPA women's tennis falls to Texas A&M Corpus Christi on the road
Posted: February 09, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI — The UTPA women’s tennis team fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6-1 on Sunday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.

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Saturday 02/07/2015
Bush powers UTPA past Chicago State
Posted: February 07, 2015

EDINBURG — After playing just 9 minutes and suffering a fracture in her left ring finger on Thursday, UTPA forward Brittany Bush was eager to get back on the court.

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