Celebrating Novice Debate – notes from an alum

UTSA Debate traveled to Edmond, Oklahoma two weeks ago (shout-out to UCO for always hosting a great tournament). This tournament is often a first for our novices. This year, four novices made their debut. 2 of our older debaters had previously attended this tournament as novices as well. To celebrate and reflect on novice debate, […]

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November 12, 2018

Belated CEDA post

Armando Alanis Flores and Geoffrey Okolo (better known as the AO Show) and Charlie Weathersby and Sarah Woeppel (aka the dubs) wrapped up CEDA Nationals going 4-4 and missing on points. While we would have loved to debate in elims, those numbers alone can’t speak to how much work and heart these four debaters bring […]

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March 23, 2018

End of Summer Days

We’ve been busy lately as summer wound down and preparation for the school year intensified. Last week was our summer workshop. We welcomed three new Roadrunners to the team; two of them will begin as novices. At the end of week, we hosted an Open House for Communication Department faculty and dedicated the debate office […]

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August 22, 2017

Summer ’17 Updates

It’s been an eventful summer for UTSA Debate as we’ve mourned our long-term director, made improvements to the debate office, and prepared for next season.   One summer project has been sorting through the 35 years of team pictures, university press releases, and newspaper articles that Skip collected. We’ve been posting some of these to […]

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August 8, 2017

Remembering Skip

UTSA community remembers longtime debate coach Skip Eno  (June 8, 2017) — Roy “Skip” Eno, director of debate and faculty member in the UTSA Department of Communication, died May 11 after an extended illness. Eno had been the director of forensics and debate at UTSA since 1982. In that time, the UTSA debate team earned […]

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August 8, 2017

2016 Summer Debate Update

COM Kudos: UTSA Debate Team: ‘Archiving a Legacy of Champions’ by Red Madden, M.F.A. One knows they are among champions and witnessing a legacy, like when I saw the UTSA Debate Team Coaches, Philip DiPiazza and Ashley Denney, hauling wagons of trophies down to the ground-level storage room, a few weeks ago. They must do this in order to make room for the […]

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February 20, 2017