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By Kelechi Onunka | Special to UTAMavs.com

ARLINGTON, Texas - With the final set of basketball home games set for this week, we here at #MavCity want to present to you some great promotional events we have in store for the final few home games. All that said, we at UTA would like to thank you fans for your support this basketball season!

BK - Thursday, Feb. 22 vs. Georgia Southern (11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.)

- Elementary School Day (Women's Game).
- Fraternity and Sorority Life (Men's Game).
- First 250 students wearing their Greek letters get a FREE hot dog and soft drink (Men's Game).
- Sun Belt 3 Point Thursdays. Includes 1 ticket, 1 small popcorn and 1 small soda for $10.

BK- Saturday, Feb. 24 vs. Georgia State ( 2 and 4:15 p.m.): Senior Day
- UTA Beats Cancer shirts will be sold to raise funds for cancer.
- All students get FREE admission courtesy of Texas Trust.
- All fans in attendance get a Senior poster.
- Sun Belt Saturday Family Four Pack. Includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 small sodas for $40.

ARLINGTON, Texas - It's no secret that UTA women's basketball coach Krista Gerlich is competitive, from the sidelines, to her playing time on the court, she is out there to win. The apple didn't fall far from the tree with her daughter, Bryn. 

This week CBS11 met with coach Gerlich and Bryn, who has committed to play at Oklahoma State about their dynamic of what it means to be a parent in coaching.

Full Article: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/02/09/bryn-gerlich-mother-daughter/

"With Colleyville Heritage cruising into the girls' state basketball playoffs, Bryn Gerlich is poised to finish her high school career in style.

She has already signed to play college ball next season at Oklahoma State.

When she looks in the stands, she instantly realizes where her inspiration comes from. Bryn's mother, Krista Gerlich, was a star player on the women's basketball team that won the national title in 1993 at Texas Tech.

"I couldn't do any of this without my mom," said Bryn. "Her love of the game is why I love the game."

Krista says she's happy to see her daughter following her own path. That path includes heading to Stilwater, Oklahoma, instead of Lubbock, Texas, like her mother and her father Brian, who was a linebacker for the Red Raiders."

For the last couple of years, UT Arlington communications students have earned real-world news reporting experience by covering various preseason media days for Maverick sports.  Beginning with the 2016 men and women's basketball preseason media and photo day, students in classes and programs led by professors Lance Liguez, Jennifer Little and Brad Loper have observed press conferences, conducted interviews, taken photographs and gathered video and social media content.  The experience provides a unique opportunity for the students to see firsthand how press events work and how content is gathered by news organizations.

With UT Arlington's baseball and softball seasons just days away, Maverick head coaches Darin Thomas and Peejay Brun served as the centerpieces of Wednesday night's Maverick Hour radio show presented by Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital at Arlington.  Hosted by voice of the Mavericks Josh Sours, the show took place at Grease Monkey in Downtown Arlington and was broadcast live on KEXB 620 AM and online via TuneIn.

UTA Baseball Schedule   |   UTA Softball Schedule

Attending UTA sporting events in College Park Center can be a high energy, fun experience - thanks in large part to Ken Vincent (aka "DJ Diamond K"), a live DJ who keeps the event rockin' regardless of what is taking place on the floor.  Check out this great feature produced by athletics student video intern Andrea Ayers.

This week's Maverick Hour featured live interviews with UTA women's basketball coach Krista Gerlich and men's coach Scott Cross.  Hosted by Voice of the Mavs Josh Sours, the one-hour show took place at Grease Monkey in Downtown Arlington and is presented by Baylor Orthopedia & Spine Hospital at Arlington.

By Kelechi Onunka | Special to UTAMavs.com

ARLINGTON, Texas - Hey there Maverick fans, this Thursday Mav City will host our annual Blue Out! We want you to come join us as the whole CPC will be rockin' in blue. Also this Saturday, UTA will team up with the Sun Belt and American Cancer Society to help beat Cancer. Be on the look out for pink promotional items to help raise funds for the cause. It's a week filled with color at Mav City and we hope to see you there.

BK - Thursday, Feb. 1 vs. App. State (5 and 7:15 p.m.): Blue Out
- First 500 Students get a Blue Out shirt - Sun Belt 3 Point Thursday Pack. Includes 1 ticket, 1 small popcorn and 1 small soda for $10.

BK - Saturday, Feb. 3 vs. Coastal Carolina (2 and 4:15 p.m.): UTA Beats Cancer
- UTA Beats Cancer shirts will be sold to raise funds for cancer. - Sun Belt Saturday Family Four Pack. Includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 small sodas for $40.

Baseball & Softball Promotion:
-Baseball and Softball season is just around the corner, be sure to reserve your spot at our games with tickets now on sale. Get your tickets at UTATickets.com.

The 'Maverick Hour,' a basketball radio show featuring UTA men's basketball coach Scott Cross and women's coach Krista Gerlich is scheduled to return to the airwaves Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. live from Grease Monkey in Downtown Arlington.

Hosted by voice of the Mavs, Josh Sours, this week's show will open with Gerlich talking about the status of the Lady Mavs and the team's upcoming home games with Appalachian State and Coastal Carolina this weekend.  

The show is broadcast live throughout the D-FW Metroplex on KEXB 620 AM and will be posted online at UTAMavs.com on Thursday morning.

As the UTA men's golf team prepares for its spring season opener in mid-February, UTAMavs.com caught up with graduate transfer Nick Thornton to discuss his holiday break, the upcoming season and the Maverick golf program, in general.

IMG_7489.JPGAs part of a fun-filled Hall of Honor weekend on UTA's campus, around 30 former Mavericks football standouts returned for an alumni reunion in Arlington. 

On Friday, UTA's 2018 Hall of Honor class was inducted in a ceremony at the UTA University Center. It featured former football stars Fred Gough and Don Morrison. On Saturday, the football reunion was held at Legal Draft on Saturday morning and the alumni were recognized at the men's basketball win over ULM later in the day. 


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