UTSA football start times, pre-game festivities

UTSA recently sent out a survey to students regarding the upcoming football season, and it contained some information that had not yet been announced publicly.

First, all home games at the Alamodome will kick off at 1 pm. This comes as somewhat of a surprise, as the only other published time was in the McMurry football schedule, which had the McMurry @ UTSA game starting at 2 pm. Check out our updated Future Schedules page for game times of most of the 2011 away games as well.

Next, the university will likely host “pre-game activities that could include tailgating, free concerts, food venues, family activities, Team Spirit Walk or other entertainment outside the Alamodome starting at 10 a.m. on gameday.”

There are also two tentatively planned events for the days prior to each home football game, including “‘Roadrunners on the River Walk,’ which will be on Friday before the games and involves the football team and marching band” as well as “scheduled spirit events on Thursday nights on the Main Campus.”

VIA Park & Ride bus options will cost $2.50 roundtrip for students, $5 for all others, and will likely be available at the following locations:

  • UTSA Main Campus
  • Crossroads
  • Madia Center (South Side)
  • I-10/1604
  • 281/1604
  • UTSA Downtown Campus

From the Desk of Lynn Hickey

Here is a copy of an e-mail sent out to Roadrunner Athletic Fund donors:

We at UTSA Athletics just wanted to take the time to thank everyone that attended our first ever Spring Football Game on April 9 at the Alamodome. We couldn’t have been happier with the turnout. There are many spring games at universities across the country that do not have the turnout that we experienced. For that, we thank you.

We thank all of you that have purchased season tickets for the inaugural season and for those who haven’t, there is still time. Please invite everyone to take part in this historic event for Texas. We want to see the Alamodome packed and rocking this September 3. It is hard to believe that we are only four months from kickoff.

Basketball excitement is already growing around campus for next season. Coach Thompson’s team is recruiting heavily across the country and is confident they will be in a position for a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Devin Gibson’s shoes will be tough to fill, but we are sure to have someone step up and lead the team to another championship. Make plans to be a season ticket holder next fall.

One thing to note is that we have currently tied the Southland Conference record with four conference championships this year and Outdoor Track, Baseball, Softball, and Men’s and Women’s Golf are still competing. One more conference championship this year would break the record. Please show your support to these athletes by attending their competitions. It really does make a difference. Our student-athletes greatly appreciate all of the support that you give, personally and financially.

The 3rd Annual Larry Coker Golf Tournament will be held May 24 at Briggs Ranch. This is a change of venue for this tournament as it has been at Sonterra in the past. We look forward to having a full field again this year. Thank you to those that have played in the past and supported the groundwork for UTSA Football. Contact Shelly Horn-Rogers at (210) 458-6333 or shelly.rogers@utsa.edu for details about the tournament.

Go ‘Runners!

Signature of Lynn Hickey

Marching band uniforms unveiled

The UTSA Marching Band unveiled their uniforms for the inaugural 2011 season tonight.

Keep in mind that there are still going to be a few minor changes in the uniform before the football season, including a shade brighter orange (to make it look less like the burnt orange team up I-35). Also, he’s wearing black gloves, but the band will be wearing navy gloves to match the rest of the uniform.


Info on inaugural spring game

Here’s some new info on the Spring Game on April 9 from an e-mail sent out by the Athletic department:

The UTSA football team has been going through their first-ever spring practices.  Believe it or not, the inaugural Spring Game is less than 2 weeks away on April 9 in the Alamodome.  Make sure you come to check out the team and don’t forget to buy your season tickets before April 15 to be part of the initial seat selection! Here are some more details on the Spring Game:

  • It is FREE and open to everyone
  • Game time is at 2 pm and doors will open at 1 pm
  • Concession stands will be open during the game
  • Parking lots A and B will be open and the cost will be $5 per spot
  • The Fiesta Carnival will be taking place in lot C
  • NO TAILGATING WILL BE ALLOWED in the parking lots
  • There will be a post-game autograph session with the players on the field