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Vipers first-rounder Williams close to making pro debut

EDINBURG — The Rio Grande Valley Vipers have won three of their first four games heading into the start of a four-game homestand tonight against Los Angeles at State Farm Arena.

  • icon Posted: November 26
Tuesday 11/24/2015
Frontcourt leads way in UTRGV's win over Southeast Missouri State

EDINBURG — Entering a matchup against a Southeast Missouri State team that starts a pair of 6-foot-7 frontcourt players, forward Shaq Hines knew the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley could dominate the post.

UTRGV Capsules: Vaqueros volleyball signs two players

EDINBURG — University of Texas Rio Grande Valley volleyball coach Todd Lowery announced Tuesday the signings of 6-1 outside hitter/libero Helen Lacava and 5-11 middle blocker/outside hitter Barbara Silva, both of whom are from Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to national letters of intent for the 2016-17 academic year.

Monday 11/23/2015
UTRGV’s Thompson readies for familiar foes

EDINBURG — When the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley men’s basketball team met Monday morning to begin scouting Southeast Missouri State, coach Dan Hipsher regularly called on fifth-year senior J.J. Thompson for help.

Sunday 11/22/2015
Dreadful first half dooms UTRGV vs. Portland State

EDINBURG — UTRGV University of Texas Rio Grande Valley men’s basketball coach Dan Hipsher couldn’t put his finger on what went wrong Sunday.

Saturday 11/21/2015
UTRGV News: Vaqueros lose on the road

YPSILANTI, Mich. — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros women’s basketball team fell to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles 78-56 on Saturday at the EMU Convocation Center.

Friday 11/20/2015
UTRGV Capsules: UTRGV women’s tennis adds Donaho

EDINBURG — University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros women’s tennis coach Stephanie Wooten-Quijada announced Friday the addition of Tara Donaho to the roster for the spring semester.

Thursday 11/19/2015
Vipers win home opener

HIDALGO — As the Rio Grande Valley Vipers try and find out who they are as a team during this start to the NBA Development League season, it’s a chance for players to produce and show they deserve to be on the court.

Kimasa a focal point for UTRGV

EDINBURG — Last season, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley men’s basketball coach Dan Hipsher watched center Dan Kimasa miss layup after layup. Then a freshman, Kimasa averaged 7.3 points per game, ranking fourth on the team.

Edcouch-Elsa’s Martinez signs NLI with UTRGV

Edcouch-Elsa senior distance runner Krysta Martinez signed her National Letter of Intent to compete for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday at Edcouch-Elsa.

UTRGV Capsules: Vaqueros upset Utah Valley at WAC Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The sixth-seeded University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros volleyball team won its first Western Athletic Conference Tournament match by upsetting the third-seeded Utah Valley University Wolverines 25-21, 25-20, 25-14 in the quarterfinals on Thursday at Swinney Recreation Center.

Wednesday 11/18/2015
Vipers coach, players have admiration for former Rockets coach McHale

EDINBURG — Rio Grande Valley Vipers coach Matt Brase worked closely with former Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale during the past four years.

UTRGV Capsules: Three UTRGV volleyball players earn All-WAC honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Western Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that University of Texas Rio Grande Valley sophomore right side hitter Bojana Mitrovic is an all-WAC first-team selection and outside hitter Alexandra Ecker and setter Dubravka Vukoja are part of the all-freshmen team.

Tuesday 11/17/2015
UTRGV News: Alexander honored with service award

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Women’s Golf Coaches Association announced on Tuesday that University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros women’s golf coach Risë Alexander has been named the 2016 Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award Recipient.

Monday 11/16/2015
Vipers’ Johnson making fast impression as tryout invitee

Tyrone Johnson made Rio Grande Valley’s regular-season roster as a tryout player, the only Vipers athlete with that distinction.

Sunday 11/15/2015
Preston brings senior presence to UTRGV women

EDINBURG — Long before the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley women’s basketball team takes the court, Rickell Preston goes on YouTube and pulls up a two-hour meditation track. Once that’s finished, she switches to gospel music.

Saturday 11/14/2015
Vipers overpowered for first loss

HIDALGO — As Friday’s season-opening game against Idaho wore on, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers got better. They started slow, and then finished strong for a four-point win.

UTRGV Capsules: Savoy’s historic game propels Vaqueros past Cal Poly

CORPUS CHRISTI — Junior Mary Savoy had 22 rebounds, the second-highest single-game total in program history, to go with 20 points, four steals and three blocks in leading the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros women’s basketball team past the Cal Poly Mustangs 66-58 in their final game of the Islanders Classic on Saturday at American Bank Center.

Friday 11/13/2015
UTRGV Capsules: Wells leads cross country at NCAA South Central Regional

COLLEGE STATION — Senior Jose Juan Wells finished 25th at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships to lead the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley men’s and women’s cross country teams Friday at the Dale Watts Cross Country Course.

Vipers win home opener

HIDALGO — The Rio Grande Valley Vipers topped the Idaho Stampede 110-106 in the team’s home opener Friday night at State Farm Arena.

Thursday 11/12/2015
UTRGV duo plays for home

EDINBURG — As soon as Dan Kimasa and Adonis Rwabigwi heard that the University of Texas-Pan American men’s basketball team was planning to play without names on the back of its jerseys last season, they set up a meeting with coach Dan Hipsher.

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