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RGV Capsules: UTPA inducts 2015 Hall of Fame class

EDINBURG — Nearly 200 people filled the University of Texas-Pan American 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.

  • icon Posted: February 28
Friday 02/27/2015
RGV Capsules: UTB men’s golf heads to San Antonio

The University of Texas at Brownsville men’s golf team will travel to San Antonio to co-host the San Antonio Shootout in partnership with Oklahoma City University starting on Monday at TPC San Antonio golf course.

Thursday 02/26/2015
Saldivar title defense to take place in McAllen

Fabian Saldivar of Santa Rosa defends his Texas featherweight title against Eduardo “Teddy” Bustillos of Saltillo, Mexico, in the main event of Friday’s STFC 33: Domination mixed martial arts cage fighting show at McAllen Convention Center.

RGV Capsules: Milan and Vasquez earn weekly RRAC honors

WACO — Saad Milan of the University of Texas at Brownsville was named the Red River Athletic Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for the week of Feb. 16, and UTB’s Veronika Vasquez was tabbed as the RRAC Women’s Golfer of the Week over the same period.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
RGV Capsules: UTPA looking to take advantage of one-game weeks

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

Tuesday 02/24/2015
RGV Capsules: UTPA women’s golf finishes in 14th at Islanders Classic

CORPUS CHRISTI — The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs 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.

Monday 02/23/2015
RGV Capsules: Shortstop Roque no longer with UTPA

EDINBURG — The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs’ starting shortstop Tony Roque is no longer with the team as he takes time to work out “personal issues,” coach Manny Mantrana said Monday.

Sunday 02/22/2015
RGV Fighting Notes: Figueroa bout now set for Hidalgo

Rio Grande Valley fight fans received some good news during the past week.

RGV News: UTPA baseball complete sweep of Abilene Christian

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

Saturday 02/21/2015
RGV Capsules: Price’s buzzer beater, career night lifts Broncs

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.

Friday 02/20/2015
RGV Capsules: UTPA women’s tennis falls to Texas State

SAN MARCOS — The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs women’s tennis team fell 3-4 to the Texas State Bobcats on Friday at Bobcat Tennis Complex.

Thursday 02/19/2015
RGV Capsules: UTB receives fifth NAIA Five-Star Award

For the fifth year in a row, the University of Texas at Brownsville athletic program has received the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Award given out to institutions that demonstrate commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion.

Wednesday 02/18/2015
RGV Capsules: Broncs staying focused with history in sight

EDINBURG — The University of Texas-Pan American 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.

Tuesday 02/17/2015
RGV Capsules: Garcia finds power stroke for UTPA baseball

EDINBURG —University of Texas-Pan American first baseman Victor Garcia Jr. said the baseball looked more like a beach ball during the Broncs ’ opening weekend.

Monday 02/16/2015
RGV Capsules: UTB men’s golf battles cold and rain to finish 11th at Claud Jacobs

VICTORIA — The University of Texas at Brownsville men’s golf team’s first tournament of the spring season is in the books. The Ocelots, battling cold and rainy conditions on the final day, finished in 11th place, tied with Embry Riddle (AZ), the No. 23 team ranked in the country by the NAIA.

Sunday 02/15/2015
RGV Fighting Notes: Former champ back in the ring

Weslaco boxer Omar “ Panterita ” Figueroa Jr. is scheduled to return to the ring May 9 in San Antonio .

RGV News: UTPA men’s tennis drops match to Nicholls State

HOUSTON — The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs men’s tennis team dropped a neutral site match to the Nicholls State University Colonels 3-4 on Sunday at the Walden Country Club.

Saturday 02/14/2015
RGV Capsules: Joesaar helps UTPA end losing streak

EDINBURG — The University of Texas-Pan American 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.

Friday 02/13/2015
RGV Capsules: Women’s golf to play Sunday in Claud Jacob Invitational in Victoria

BROWNSVILLE — In less than a week, the women’s golf team at the University of Texas at Brownsville will be at it again.

Thursday 02/12/2015
RGV Capsules: Struggles continue for UTPA men in fourth straight loss

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

Wednesday 02/11/2015
RGV Capsules: Freshman season rocky but promising for Kimasa

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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