BEST OF 2022: Uvalde football, Manu Ginobili, San Antonio FC headline San Antonio’s Top 12 sports stories of the year
Uvalde football's incredible rally, Manu Ginobili's induction into the Hall of Fame and San Antonio FC's historic first title are three of the top 12 sports stories from an unforgettable 2022.
North Dakota St. holds off Incarnate Word, 35-32 in semi win
Kobe Johnson broke free for a 31-yard touchdown run midway through the final quarter, Dawson Weber came up with a clutch interception with just over a minute left and North Dakota State came back twice to beat Incarnate Word, 35-32 in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal.
Scott’s 6 TDs lift UIW past Sacramento State 66-63 in highest-scoring FCS Playoff game ever
Quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. found Taylor Grimes for the game-winning touchdown with 27 seconds left, as UIW defeated Sacramento State 66-63 to advance to the FCS Semifinals for the first time in program history.
Scott, UIW outlast Furman 41-38, advance to FCS Quarterfinals for first time
After seeing their 14-point second-half lead evaporate, Lindsey Scott Jr hits Kole Wilson for the game-winning touchdown to lift UIW to a hard-fought victory over Furman in the second round of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday afternoon.
UIW, Trinity University men’s basketball game on Thursday postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, officials say
The University of the Incarnate Word men’s basketball game against Trinity University, initially scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within Trinity’s program, according to UIW officials.
Here are the spring 2021 graduation ceremony plans for San Antonio-area universities, colleges
The University of Texas at San Antonio recently announced that it will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for graduates, but guests will not be allowed. Read more on the details for graduation ceremonies at each San Antonio-area university below. AdKSAT has reached out to the Alamo Colleges, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Trinity University and the University of the Incarnate Word for more details on their graduation ceremonies. San Antonio College will have its commencement in person at 11 a.m. on May 8 at the San Antonio College campus. University of the Incarnate WordGraduates will be honored with in-person, outdoor graduation ceremonies on May 7-8 at Benson Stadium.
Ward accounts for 7 TDs, Incarnate Word beats SE Louisiana
The UIW Cardinals take the field for their road game against Lamar on March 6, 2021. SAN ANTONIO – Cameron Ward set a program record with six touchdown passes and he ran for another score as Incarnate Word beat Southeastern Louisiana 56-45 on Saturday. Ward was 26-of-47 passing for 407 yards, and his six scoring throws surpassed Jon Copeland's five against Texas Southern on September 14, 2019. Ward also carried the ball seven times for 38 yards and scored on a 1-yard run. AdCole Kelley threw three touchdown passes and was 38 of 60 for 431 yards passing for Southeastern Louisiana (2-2, 2-2).
CPS Energy uses a college student for weather forecasting. That’s not how other major Texas utilities operate.
Multiple representatives from CPS Energy have pushed back on the notion that they were ill-equipped to forecast storms. AdMoreno said last week the utility also uses public sources like the National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio and local newscasts. RELATED: CPS Energy faces $1 billion bill for winter weather power crisisA CPS Energy vehicle. (KSAT)DTN’s vice president of weather operations, Renny Vandewege, told the Defenders via telephone Friday CPS uses a customized version of the company’s weather platform, WeatherSentry. And while DTN employs a significant number of meteorologists, Vandewege did not know if communication between DTN and CPS increased as the storm approached Texas.
Graduates from UTSA, UIW to join President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)SAN ANTONIO – Four Texans who graduated from universities in San Antonio are headed to the White House to serve in President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday announced two graduates from the University of Texas at San Antonio — Emmy Ruiz and Adrian Saenz — will serve prominent roles in the administration. Biden announced Saenz as the deputy director of the office of public engagement. This week’s announcement came after the administration on Dec. 30 named three other Texans to serve on the cabinet.
National Signing Day 2020: Where some of San Antonio’s top players are headed
SAN ANTONIO – Wednesday is the start of the early signing period for student athletes in the class of 2021. Early Signing Day runs from Dec. 16-19. Another National Signing Day will be held in February. Jaylin Foster, Steele basketball committed to Western KentuckyAsjha Leake, Steele basketball committed to Southern MissBria McClure, Steele basketball committed to College of CharlestonAaliyah McMillan, Steele basketball committed to UT-ArlingtonLogan Perales, Steele baseball committed to Clarendon College(National Signing Day 2020 in San Antonio.) (National Signing Day 2020 in San Antonio)(National Signing Day 2020 in San Antonio)(National Signing Day 2020 in San Antonio)(National Signing Day 2020 in San Antonio)(National Signing Day 2020 in San Antonio)(National Signing Day 2020 in San Antonio)
WATCH: UIW kicks off Light the Way holiday event
SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word kicked off its annual holiday tradition, Light the Way, on Friday. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event has been transformed from a one-day festival into a three-day holiday drive. KSAT Q&A: What this year’s Light the Way event means to UIWWhile the 34th annual event is free, due to space and time considerations, visitors were encouraged to make reservations online. All reservations have been booked and all three days are officially “sold out.”Visitors will get a chance to travel through the one million lights that illuminate the UIW campus. The UIW Campus will be illuminated from dusk until dawn through Jan. 6.
Drive-thru flu shot clinic to be held at UIW Cardinal Clinic Saturday
SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word Cardinal Clinic and San Antonio Metro Health District are hosting a drive-thru flu clinic on Saturday. Before the flu shot clinic, District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran along with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and UIW leaders will host a ribbon-cutting and kick-off ceremony for the drive-thru free flu vaccination campaign. Doctors across the country are urging people to get their flu shot and help the country avoid what they are calling a 'twindemic" of the flu and COVID-19. The Metro Health Immunizations Clinic is open by appointment only at this time. For more information please visit the Metro Health website.
San Antonio university officials say COVID-19 safety measures keeping campus cases low
Many college students in the San Antonio area have decided to attend classes on campus. About a month into the fall semester, school officials say they’re keeping a close eye on the situation to make sure the COVID-19 numbers stay as low as possible. “(We) have people take their own temperature at home before they attempt to come to campus, whether they are faculty, staff or students. At St. Mary’s University, students and staff members must also electronically complete a health check and report any confirmed cases, which are then reflected on the school’s site. Since the beginning of the semester at St. Mary’s University, there have been 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with five still active between faculty and students.
Seeing double: three pairs of twins compete in UIW athletics
San Antonio Three sets of twins share the unique bond of attending the University of the Incarnate Word together. I think that just really showcased the family connection UIW has, how everyone is like so close and its like a family bond between all the athletes so it kinda just strengthened what I thought about UIW, Sophia said. The ultimate decision was UIW because it all lined up perfectly with her being there and graphic design and all that, he said. However, with her entire family living in the San Antonio area, Jordan decided she wanted to attend UIW with sister. But like now what were older, we know when to like push and when to like stay quiet, Jordan said.
UIW offers free back-to-school vaccines for San Antonio school children
SAN ANTONIO If your child still needs to get their back to school vaccines, the University of the Incarnate Word may be able to help. The university will offer free back-to-school immunizations through the Cardinal Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 15, by appointment only. The free vaccines will be given at the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine. To be eligible to receive the vaccines, you must meet these qualifications:Child must be between 4-18 years of age. RELATED: In person or virtually, students still need vaccines to go back to school
50 acres of land will be untouched, preserved indefinitely, UIW announces
SAN ANTONIO The University of the Incarnate Word announced Wednesday that 50 acres of land will be untouched and preserved indefinitely in San Antonio. The preservation effort is part of a signed conservation easement between the Headwaters at Incarnate Word and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The university said the goal of the easement is to make sure everyone can use the land without it ever changing. The Headwaters property includes the blue hole spring and natural walking trails.
UIW football eager for return to practice, start of 2020 season
SAN ANTONIO Months removed from their last practice together, the head coach Eric Morris and the UIW football team are raring to return to the practice field this fall and begin preparing for the 2020 season. The Cardinals are still currently scheduled to open the season against Northwestern State in Louisiana on September 3. MORE COLLEGE SPORTS COVERAGE
Richard Duran drops interim tag, officially elevated to UIW Athletic Director
SAN ANTONIO On Aug. 12, 2019, the University of the Incarnate Word announced that Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom had left the program after just two years at the helm. In the wake of that abrupt departure, deputy AD Richard Duran stepped up to assume those duties as the interim Athletic Director. Today, that interim tag has been dropped. As announced via a press conference Monday morning, University of the Incarnate Word President Dr. Thomas M. Evans has officially elevated Duran to the permanent position of Athletic Director. This story will be updated with full quotes from Duran and UIW President Thomas M. Evans later this afternoon.
Recent UIW graduate and golf program alum, John Hill, qualifies for the PGA Tour Canada despite great personal loss
SAN ANTONIO – The UIW golf program might have been cut short, but that didn’t mean that recent graduate, John Hill, didn’t shine. Hill was a Southland men’s golf All-Academic first team selection two years in a row as well as a first team All-Southland Conference selection last season. Hill won three tournaments outright his junior season – the most individual wins in a single semester for the Cardinals. Hill was also named the Southland Conference Men’s Golf Student Athlete of the Year for the 2019-20 season – also a program first. “You just kinda have to learn to go out and shoot a low number each time and just kinda go fight against a lot of really good players so I’m excited to do that – I love playing against good players.
UIW cancels study abroad trip to Italy, urges precaution for other international travel
SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word has suspended a faculty-led study abroad trip to Italy in light of a coronavirus outbreak in that country, and school officials are urging others to consider the CDC’s travel warnings before making plans to travel internationally. UIW officials also sent a message to student and faculty about international travel plans during Spring Break. They were also encouraged to “evaluate non-essential travel throughout the Asia region during the Spring semester.”Students from China were asked to contact the Office of International Services to advise of international travel plans in advance. The residence and dining halls will be open and fully operational during Spring Break for students staying on or near campus. UIW officials shared the following CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of respiratory viruses:
No. 25 UIW rolls over Lamar 35-17
25 UIW improved to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in Southland Conference action with a 35-17 victory over Lamar University Saturday at Benson Stadium. The UIW offense had no problem against the conference's most stringent passing defense, putting up 150 more yards than Lamar had allowed on average per contest. Copeland threw touchdowns to four different receivers and attributed his success to both his receivers and the offensive line. Lamar halved the lead in the third quarter after a 10-yard run from Myles Wanza but UIW was able to respond on the ensuing drive. The UIW defense also added two interceptions, bringing their season total to 15 -- tops in the FCS.