The AD's Corner — Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
Roadrunners To Open Conference USA Play On Saturday Night
This week’s game will be televised locally on KMYS-CW 35, which is available in the San Antonio market on AT&T U-Verse (35/1035HD), DirectTV (35), DISH Network (35), Grande Communications (7/807HD), Time Warner Cable (7/1212HD) and over the air (35.1).
The radio broadcast on Ticket 760 AM will begin with the two-hour pregame show at 5 p.m. (CT).
UTEP Official Watch Parties Set
· The Block Food Park & Patio Bar (14530 Roadrunner Way)
Neugebauer-Groff Posts 500th Career Victory
Neugebauer-Groff now owns a career record of 500-246. Before coming to UTSA, she compiled a 256-62 record in eight seasons at St. Mary’s. In her 14 seasons with the Roadrunners, the 2014 C-USA Coach of the Year has led the program to four conference championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and coached 48 all-conference players.
The Roadrunners will begin a three-match conference road swing on Friday at UAB. Their next home contest isn't until Sunday, Oct. 18, against Marshall.
Sheehan Honored By League Office
UTSA Football Home Attendance Ranks Third In Conference USA
The Roadrunners have averaged 27,065 against non-conference opponents Kansas State (Sept. 12) and Colorado State (Sept. 26). Marshall leads the league with an average of 31,453, while Southern Miss is second at 29,842.
UTSA ranks seventh among the 12 Football Bowl Subdivision schools in Texas. The Roadrunners have outdrawn SMU (26,587), Texas State (25,907), UTEP (22,322), North Texas (19,602) and Rice (18,296). UTSA stands behind Texas A&M (103,402), Texas (88,366), Texas Tech (58,482), TCU (46,957), Baylor (44,055) and Houston (32,868).
Volunteers Needed For The Alamo Invitational
Volunteers are needed to work shifts from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, and 7:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Volunteers can work one, two or all three days. Lunch will be served every day.
If you can volunteer for one or more rounds, please contact Brad Parrott via email at email@example.com or by phone at (210) 458-4909. Please indicate the days that you will be able to help.
Lozano Leads UTSA To Sixth Place At Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational
The sophomore from Fair Oaks Ranch carded a 2-over-par 212 that included a career record-tying 67 in the second round in registering his fourth overall top 10. The Roadrunners were sixth with an 872 (290-289-293) in the 12-team field and will return to action on Oct. 5-6 at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.
For more than two years, the UTSA administration and these key community leaders discussed major issues surrounding Roadrunners football and its place in the strategic plan of the university.
As part of their research, committee members and university representatives made numerous visits to universities and individuals seeking input and best practices for a new football program.
Early in the process, a committee contingent traveled to the American Football Coaches Association headquarters in Waco to visit with Executive Director Grant Teaff.
"You have a bird nest on the ground," the former Baylor head coach said. "The Alamodome is one of the best football stadiums in the country. You should be having Fiesta there six Saturdays every fall."
Coach Teaff's familiarity with the San Antonio community may have come from his son in law, Russ Bookbinder, the executive director of San Antonio Sports and former vice president of the San Antonio Spurs. Or maybe the long-time high school and college coach formed his opinion after numerous visits to the Alamo City.
Somehow he knew San Antonians love to eat, drink and be merry. Whether it's Fiesta, the Fourth of July or a UTSA football game, they enjoy hanging out with friends and family, and diving into good food.
Coach Teaff's words ring loudly through my mind before each of our home games at the Alamodome. Our loyal tailgaters are always lined up before the gates open to position themselves for the land run to their favorite spots. Once they fire up the grills, they help create one of the best tailgating scenes around.
During the past five years, a new San Antonio tradition has been established. Visiting fans and NCAA officials are amazed at how quickly UTSA fans have established a festive game day atmosphere.
Coach Teaff is recovering at home after being hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs. We want to wish him a speedy recovery and let him know we're having Fiesta six Saturdays this fall in the Alamodome parking lots. Coach Teaff, you got it right!
Thanks for all that you do for UTSA Athletics. Hope to see you soon at all of our home events.