The Mavericks won a tough battle against North Texas Saturday that went back and forth until the last minute when the Mavericks were able to pull ahead. UT Arlington in 7-1 with their only loss to No. 25 Alabama. Kevin Hervey had a season high 23 points while Eric Neal had a season high 5 steals to end the close game 65-60. Julian Harris also had his first game back after suffering a hand injury in the preseason. The Mavericks next game is December 7th at Northern Iowa at 7 p.m. The game can be watched on ESPN 3.
Lady Maverick Basketball hosted the University of Houston Friday in a game that turned out to be a defensive battle. After their 5-0 start to the season, Houston delivered their second loss in the season. The Lady Mavericks face a tough schedule ahead, the next three away games are against power five conference schools like Kansas State, Georgia Tech, and Arkansas. The Lady Mavs lost 62-58. Senior Rebekah VanDijk did record her 38th career double-double while freshman Jennifer Parker had a career high 14 rebounds. The Lady Mavericks next game is December 6th at Kansas State at 7 p.m. You can watch the game on ESPN 3.
For the first time at UT Arlington, Lady Maverick Basketball has started their season off 5-0 for the second consecutive year. Lady Mavericks shot over forty percent from the field for the second game in a row after Crystal Allen’s buzzer-beater three against SMU. Lady Mavericks topped Fresno State 67-54 before their next four out of five games on the road against power 5 conference schools. Coach Krista Gerlich says that protecting home court is a strategy that the Lady Mavs are using to protect their undefeated record. The Lady Mavs are also 14-3 at home going back to last season.
Lady Maverick Volleyball hosted Texas State and the University of Louisiana-Monroe in the final week before the Sunbelt Championship Tournament. The Mavericks had a tough three to two loss against Texas State who is currently first in the Sunbelt Conference West Division. In the second game against the University of Louisiana-Monroe, the Mavericks outlasted with a three to two win. Senior Qiana Canete had her eighteenth double-double during that game. The Mavericks also hosted the University of Louisiana but lost, that put them with the number six seed leading into the Sunbelt Conference Tournament.
The Lady Maverick Volleyball team played two games over the weekend against Little Rock and Arkansas State. The Mavericks won three sets to one against Little Rock with Sophomore Kylie Jedlicka charting a career-high twenty kills in the match. In the game against Arkansas State the Mavericks won the first set only to lose the next three. That loss did not stop Senior Qiana Canete from setting a career record for kills with sixteen. Qiana is also now holds the record for the all time kills list at UTA. Lady Maverick Volleyball only has three games left before the Sunbelt Championship games.
UTA Radio put on their annual concert series during October called Rocktober. UTA Radio brought different local bands each Friday to campus to create some community outreach. UTA Radio’s station manager gave insights on how the station plans and goes about setting up for Rocktober. There are multiple parties that participated in Rocktober and UTA Radio had to deal with protesters and weather issues, but that did not stop them from having a show each Friday. The station manager had multiple responsibilities to plan and organize Rocktober, like scheduling the bands and making sure they had transportation.
UTA celebrated 122 years of education. The UTA ambassadors celebrated UTA’s birthday by having a founders day celebration. There were tables that you could win prizes, dress up and take pictures, and they served cake for everyone. The band played the fight song and UTA’s student body president gave a speech. The founders day celebration has not been held since 2008. The UTA ambassadors wanted to give UTA the celebration that it deserves. Many students came to Founders Day to join in the celebration. The Maverick cheerleaders and dance team also came to support our university.
Zeta Tau Alpha hosted their annual Think Pink Week. The goal of Think Pink Week is to raise awareness and teach other people about breast cancer. Throughout the week Zeta Tau Alpha hosted tabling events where they sold baked goods and pink lemonade. The proceeds they collected go to the ZTA foundation as well as Bright Pink, a organization that teaches women how to check and prevent themselves from having breast cancer. Think Pink Week ended with a Bar-B-Que for a Cure on Saturday. Breast cancer rates have dropped almost forty percent since 1989 according to the American Cancer Society, but that does not mean we should stop raising awareness.
UT Arlington has seen a record increase in enrollment this fall. Enrollment exceeded the expected by over one thousand students with the total being 41,715 students. That is a five percent increase from last fall and it also makes UT Arlington the third largest University in Texas. Students express concerns with class and campus size as well as the already troubling parking. Diversity at UT Arlington is also at its highest and will potentially bring more benefits to campus. With the higher enrollment also brings more opportunity for students to connect and grow at UT Arlington.
- Andrea Ayers
- Madison Korta