UTSA Roadrunners

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UTSA Roadrunners
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University University of Texas at San Antonio
Conference C-USA
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Lisa Campos
Location San Antonio, Texas
Varsity teams 17
Football stadium Alamodome
Basketball arena Convocation Center
Baseball stadium Roadrunner Field
Mascot Rowdy
Nickname Roadrunners
Fight song UTSA Fight Song
Colors Navy Blue, White, and Orange[1]
              
Website www.goutsa.com
Conference USA logo in UTSA's colors

The UTSA Roadrunners is a collegiate athletic program that represents The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The UTSA Roadrunners are also commonly referred to as "UTSA", "Roadrunners", or simply "Runners". The Roadrunners compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA in 17 varsity sports. UTSA is San Antonio's only institution that competes in Division I FBS. UTSA joined the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2012.[2] In April 2012, it was announced that UTSA would join Conference USA on July 1, 2013, becoming the second member of the University of Texas System to join that conference, following the UTEP Miners.[3]

Sports sponsored[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Tennis Tennis
Track & field Track & field
Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

Football[edit]

In December 2008, UTSA announced the planned expansion of the athletics program centered on a new football program.[4] The team is coached by former Miami Hurricanes head coach Larry Coker. UTSA began practicing in August 2010 and began competing as an NCAA Division I FCS independent on September 3, 2011.[4][5] On November 11, 2010, UTSA accepted an invitation for membership within the Western Athletic Conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision.[6] UTSA is now a member of Conference USA, joining the conference July 1, 2013. The team plays its home games at the Alamodome in Downtown San Antonio.

I-35 Orange vs. Maroon Rivalry[edit]

The I-35 Rivalry Orange vs. Maroon Rivalry series is the name given to the athletic competitions between the Roadrunners and the Texas State Bobcats. The name is derived from the Interstate highway that essentially links the two schools, which are in relatively close proximity to each other. In the beginning of the rivalry, a trophy was awarded to the winner of the men's basketball game. It has grown, however, to include all common sports the two schools compete with each other in throughout the academic year. A point system is used to crown a winner after the last competition between the schools in that year. The trophy is then inscribed with the annual winners and the winning institution retains the trophy for one year until the next winner is crowned.[7][8]

Athletic achievements[edit]

  • The men's basketball team has qualified for the NCAA tournament four times: 1988, 1999, 2004, and 2011. [9]
  • The women's basketball team qualified for the 2008 Women's NCAA Tournament and 2009 Women's NCAA Tournament.
  • The softball team won their first Southland Conference tournament in 2004.
  • The baseball team won the Southland Conference tournament in 1994 and 2004 and the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in 2013.
  • The men's track team and women's track team won the 1997 and 1996 cross-country championships, respectively.

Final Four host site[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UTSA Artsheet (PDF). UTSA Roadrunners. September 20, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "WAC to Add Denver, UTSA and Texas State". Western Athletic Conference. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  3. ^ McMurphy, Brett (April 28, 2012). "C-USA Adding UTSA in 2013; North Texas, FIU, Louisiana Tech Also Likely". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on April 30, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "UTSA receives go ahead to add football on Thursday". UTSA Roadrunners athletics. December 18, 2008. Retrieved December 19, 2008.
  5. ^ Whisler, John; Briggs, Jerry (December 18, 2008). "UTSA football gets green light". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved December 19, 2008.
  6. ^ McCarney, Dan (August 19, 2010). "UTSA Will Pursue WAC Membership". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved August 29, 2010.
  7. ^ txstatebobcats.cstv.com - Maroon vs. Orange Rivalry Series
  8. ^ www.goutsa.com - I-35 Orange vs. Maroon Rivalry Series
  9. ^ About UTSA Athletics

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