The AD's Corner — Wednesday, April 15, 2015
UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game To Take Place This Saturday
Parking is available for $15 per space in Lots A and B. Gates to the parking lots will open at 11 a.m. Tailgating will be allowed in Lot B only. Please note that the Fiesta Carnival will be located in Lot C and it also opens at 11 a.m.
UTSA students, faculty and staff may catch a ride with a bus service provided by UTSA Transportation with departures beginning at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Convocation Center. The return service will leave from Lot A just south of the Alamodome up to 30 minutes following the conclusion of the game.
Softball To Host UTEP, Rowdy Readers This Weekend
Elementary school students who participate in the Rowdy Readers program will take part in the opening ceremonies on Sunday. Throughout the school year, UTSA student-athletes visit local elementary schools to serve as mentors helping students with reading and other subjects. Students will join the UTSA players on the field for the national anthem and will take part in an autograph session following the game on the field.
H-E-B To Open First-Ever UTSA Roadrunners Shop
The UTSA Roadrunners Shop will carry men’s, women’s and children’s UTSA apparel, souvenirs and tailgating gear for game days along with year-round wear.
“H-E-B has had a longstanding relationship with UTSA, and we’re proud to be in Roadrunner Country,” said Dya Campos, H-E-B Public Affairs Director and UTSA alumna. “We’re excited to be able to give our customers the opportunity to take their UTSA Roadrunner pride to the next level.”
The UTSA Roadrunners Shop is the first-ever store to open in the San Antonio area and the second similar store to open inside an H-E-B.
In 2013, a Baylor Bear Gear Shop opened its doors inside a Waco H-E-B store.
Cheerleaders Finish Second At National Competition
The UTSA small coed team was the only team out of 120 in the competition to earn a perfect 10.0 score in any skill category. The Roadrunners scored the perfect 10 in jumps and posted the highest cumulative scores in baskets and jumps. The small coed team finished behind Louisville for the championship, and outpointed North Carolina State, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech and USC.
San Antonio Quarterback Club To Kick Off Spring Lineup
For the fifth consecutive year, head football coach Larry Coker will lead off the fall Quarterback Club speaker lineup on Sept. 14 at Earl Abel’s. Each week during the football season, UTSA assistant coaches will precede the featured speaker and will provide an update on the Roadrunners’ season. Click here for more information on SA QB Club membership and luncheons.
Former Roadrunner Named Coach of the Year
Havens came to Richland from NCAA Division II Northeastern (Okla.) State where he served as an assistant from 2010-14. He also had assistant positions at Texas-Pan American and St. Edwards.
A four-year starter at UTSA, Havens was an All-Southland Conference selection and left the Roadrunners with the fourth-most career assists in school history. He graduated from UTSA in 2004.
Hopefully, you already have renewed your season tickets and have requested parking for the 2015 season. If not, there’s still time. UTSA Ticket Office representatives will be on the phones until 8 p.m. Call (210) 458-UTSA (8872) to make sure you are in your seats when the Roadrunners host Kansas State on Sept. 12 at the Alamodome.
The Fifth Annual UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game presented by Health Texas will be played at 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Alamodome.
The Spring Game will mark the conclusion of the Roadrunners’ spring season of 15 workouts. It will pit the offense (white/QBs in orange) against the defense (navy) and consist of four 12-minute quarters with normal clock rules in the first half and a running clock in the second following a 10-minute halftime. The offense and the defense will use an adjusted scoring system to determine the winner. It should be fun.
Last week, the 2015 UTSA Football Challenge was launched to encourage season ticket holders to help the Ticket Office identify potential new season ticket holders and win valuable gifts and prizes. Click here for more information on the Football Challenge.
“I saw your newsletter today and read about losing 15 percent of season ticket holders. I wanted to let you know that even though my son is being sent to Guam for two years, I renewed his seat. I put my deposit down on four seats the very first day they were available, back before we even had players.
“While my son is in Guam, his wife and my two grandsons (soon to be three grandchildren!) will be attending the games this season. My grandsons are four and eight, and know all the chants and love UTSA football. Once the baby needs his/her own seat, I’ll add another seat.
“I just wanted you to know that some of us have been following the program from the day it was announced and will continue to follow and support the team. It is a fun family event attending the games and the kids love to tailgate!”
Please help us share this message with your friends, family and neighbors. The Roadrunners are playing a top-notch home schedule this season with games against Kansas State, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion, Rice and Middle Tennessee. Season tickets including all six home games can be purchased for as little as $78.
If you know anyone who is a football fan and does not have UTSA season tickets, please call the UTSA Ticket Office at (210) 458-UTSA (8872) and provide a telephone number or email address. We’ll give them a call and share our story. Thank you, Ms. Rozelle, for sharing your story.
Hope to see you this weekend at the Spring Game or the softball games on campus and thank you for all that you do for UTSA Athletics.