If you’re having trouble waiting for the July 10th release of EA Sports NCAA Football ’13, here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll be seeing when you play as the Roadrunners, courtesy of EA Sports Teambuilder.
Looking at the overall ratings, there aren’t too many huge surprises. Unfortunately, our highest-rated player in the game (LE #45 – Marlon Smith) has apparently left the team, according to the latest roster published by UTSA.
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Tradition Sports Online have leaked the team ratings for EA Sports NCAA Football ’13, which is set to be released on July 10 and will mark the first time in the franchise’s history that UTSA will be included in the game.
UTSA has been given a 63 overall rating (66 offense and 63 defense), which places the Roadrunners tied for fourth worst in the game, ahead of FAU (60 overall), UMass (60) and Memphis (61), and tied with UNLV and Akron.
Also of note is the omission of fellow FBS newcomer South Alabama, who reportedly announced their move to FBS too late to be included in the game.
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Track & Field
UTSA track & field coach Aaron Fox was named the Southland Conference Outdoor Coach of the Year late last week. Fox helped coach the men’s team to their fourth conference title in school history, earning them a trip to Austin this weekend for the NCAA Championships Preliminary Rounds.
The Roadrunner baseball team only earned one victory in the three-game series over the weekend against Lamar, putting an end to their rather disappointing season. The team finishes with a 22-32 overall record and 11-21 in conference, giving them the worst record in the league.
Now that the baseball season has come to a close, the Southland Conference has announced the final standings for the Commissioner’s Cup, which is given to the school with the best all-around performance in all sports sponsored by the conference. Stephen F. Austin took home the Cup for the second time in school history, while Lamar took the Men’s title and Texas State took the Women’s title. UTSA finished third in both the overall standings and women’s standings, and fourth in men’s.
Track & Field
The UTSA men’s track and field team won the Southland Conference Outdoor Championship over the weekend, running the table in Southland competition after winning the Indoor Championship in February. The team heads to Austin on May 24 for the NCAA Championships Preliminary Rounds.
The women’s track and field team also impressed over the weekend, finishing in second place to Stephen F. Austin by a mere 2.5 points, which was the program’s best result in 15 years.
The Roadrunner baseball team dropped two of three games this weekend to the rival Texas State Bobcats, eliminating UTSA from postseason contention after falling to 10-19 in conference. UTSA also failed to complete the season-sweep of Baylor, falling to the Bears 14-3 in Waco on Tuesday night.
The team closes out the season at home this weekend, hosting Lamar for games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Last Friday marked the official announcement of Conference USA’s five latest additions: UTSA, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, FIU and Charlotte. Each program will join in all sports in 2013, with the exception of Charlotte who will be waiting until 2015 to move their football program.
The Mountain West also announced their additions of Utah State and San Jose State, which leaves the WAC with just two football-playing members, New Mexico State and Idaho.
The Roadrunner baseball team looked like they might be back on track on Friday, run-ruling Nicholls 14-1, but reclaimed the bottom seed in the conference by dropping their matchup on Saturday 10-2. Sunday’s game was cancelled due to inclement weather. Since UTSA and Nicholls are all but eliminate from tournament contention, no make-up date was announced as the game likely won’t be necessary.
The team will renew the I-35 rivalry over the weekend, playing two games in San Marcos on Friday and Sunday, with the Saturday game played in San Antonio. Texas State comes into the weekend in 4th place with a 15-12 record, while UTSA is in last at 9-17.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, you already know that UTSA is heading to Conference USA in the 2013 season after just a year in the WAC. In the following days after the Board of Regents agenda was released, news broke that CUSA was eying several other schools as well, including UTSA’s 2012 WAC conference mate Louisiana Tech, the Sun Belt’s North Texas and Florida International, along with recent startups Old Dominion and Charlotte. CUSA officials are reportedly planning a press release this Friday morning, followed by press conferences on campus at each of the new schools.
The six additions bring the total count up to 14 for the 2013 season with a very appealing geographical split between the two divisions. ODU and Charlotte are rumored to wait until 2015 before officially playing football in CUSA, so the league will likely continue scheduling as they have previously, with eight conference games for each team, playing all five opponents from the same division and three cross-divisional opponents. It has yet to be seen how a potential CUSA/MWC scheduling agreement would affect each of their conference schedules, or if it will simply facilitate the scheduling of out-of-conference games between the two leagues.
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There had been rumors for the past few days that a big announcement would be made next week regarding UTSA’s conference affiliation. Well, the UT System Board of Regents posted their Agenda for next week’s meeting, and all the way buried on page 137 are the words all of us were hoping for.
“U. T. San Antonio: Authorization to accept invitation from Conference USA and to negotiate and finalize terms for athletic conference membership, including possible future membership in a new athletic conference”
“The Chancellor concurs in the recommendation of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs ad interim, the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, and President Romo that authorization be granted to The University of Texas at San Antonio to accept an invitation from Conference USA (CUSA) to become a member, and to negotiate and finalize terms for athletic conference membership. Approval of U. T. San Antonio’s entrance in CUSA also includes approval of admittance to the potential new conference.”
The agenda does not indicate which year UTSA would be scheduled to join, but it would likely be for the 2013-2014 season, with UTSA playing the 2012-2013 season in the WAC.
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Early last week the UTSA staff visited Navarro College and offered offensive lineman Zachary Fondal, according to his twitter.
The 6’5″, 290-pound prospect would be a welcome addition to the Roadrunner offensive line, but it looks like a long shot with teams like Texas Tech, Baylor, West Virginia and South Florida in the mix as well.
Fondal’s highlights can be seen on his Hudl profile.
The big news this week was the second annual UTSA Spring Game on Sunday, which was narrowly won by the offense in front of 4,736 fans at the Alamodome. Overall, I was extremely impressed with the improvement over last year’s team and I’m looking forward to seeing further improvement in the next five and a half months leading up to the 2012 season.
I’ll save my analysis for a couple write-ups I have planned for later this week, but in the meantime you can check out my thoughts and cokermania’s thoughts over on Rowdyville for a quick breakdown. You can also see some highlights and interviews in the video below.
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According to IRS, an offer has gone out to Temple High School quarterback Zach Allen. The 6’3″, 185-pound prospect also has offers from Texas State, Syracuse and Eastern Illinois.
As a junior, Allen led the Temple Wildcats to a 5-2 record in district, bouncing back from a disappointing 1-7 season as a sophomore. You can see some of his junior highlights on his Hudl profile.
Earlier today, Brent Thibodeaux from BobcatReport.com tweeted that UTSA has also offered quarterback Austin Robinson from Episcopal High School in Bellaire. UTSA is the first to offer the 6’4″, 210-pound recruit.
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