Nate Kotisso

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Nate Kotisso is a sports reporter for The Monitor. He can be reached at nkotisso@themonitor.com or (956)-683-4451.

Patience is UTRGV senior guard Smith’s key to success

EDINBURG — Everything UTRGV graduate senior guard Tyson Smith did with the game of basketball was designed to pay off for him this season,...

Grand Canyon’s late flurry carries Lopes over Vaqueros

EDINBURG — After facing an 18-point hill to climb Thursday night, UTRGV mounted a late charge in the final four minutes of the game...

UTRGV’s second-half rally too little, too late in WAC home opener

EDINBURG — It took 36 minutes of game action for UTRGV to play its best basketball of the night. The Vaqueros were down 16...

Mission Veterans’ father-son duo take home All-Area Player, Coach of the Year honors

MISSION — Before he put up gaudy numbers as a high-schooler, Landry Gilpin grew up around football; he wasn't much of a football player,...

Mission Vets QB Gilpin receives Mr. Texas Football award at Texas Bowl

HOUSTON — One of the most decorated quarterbacks in Rio Grande Valley history can officially add another honor into his trophy case. After his selection...

Mission Veterans QB Gilpin, WR Gonzaque among Class 5A Valley players to earn AP...

Associated Press Sports Editors statewide determined two Valley football players were among the best at their positions in the football-rich state of Texas. The Texas...

UTRGV lacks ‘effort’ in home loss to Rice

EDINBURG — The UTRGV team known for turning its frontcourt pressure defense into easy offense this season has hit a few road bumps over...

Mission Veterans quarterback Gilpin named Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year

The Mission Veterans football season ended Dec. 8, but the acknowledgements and accolades have continued to roll in several days later. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine,...

Texas State uses hot shooting to give UTRGV first loss at Fieldhouse

EDINBURG — UTRGV is at its best when its pressure defense forces opposing offenses to stall before they ever have a chance to start....

Adjustments are a way of life for UTRGV grad transfer Hainna

EDINBURG — UTRGV forward Solomon Hainna wasn’t really into basketball as a kid. He played growing up in his Inglewood, Calif., neighborhood, but it was...