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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