I decided to hold off until Tuesday for this week’s edition of Week in Review so that it wouldn’t interfere with the highly anticipated release of the 2012 UTSA football schedule on Monday.
The Roadrunners went on the road on Wednesday night to face Central Arkansas in the second-to-last game of the season, where senior guard Sei Paye would lead the team to a 73-60 win over the Bears. Jeromie Hill recorded his second double-double of the year with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win. After facing the league-worst Bears, UTSA was faced with a rematch against the top-ranked and conference-undefeated UT-Arlington Mavericks, who won the last matchup in Arlington by a final score of 67-66. Despite some less-than-perfect officiating, UTSA was able to spoil UTA’s perfect season with a convincing 97-88 victory over the Mavericks. The Roadrunners knocked down 16 three-pointers, including six from junior point guard Michael Hale III. UTSA will return to action in the first round of the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, TX as the 5th seed, facing 4th seed McNeese State on Wednesday night at 8:30 pm.
The Western Athletic Conference unveiled the 2012 composite football schedule today for all seven football-playing schools.
The marquee matchup for UTSA will undoubtedly be the first ever matchup against I-35 rival Texas State, when UTSA hosts the Bobcats on Thanksgiving weekend. UTSA will also host San Jose State (Oct. 20) and Utah State (Oct. 27) in their two remaining conference matchups at home.
UTSA will travel to New Mexico State on September 29 to kick off the 2012 WAC conference schedule, along with traveling to Louisiana Tech (Nov. 3) and Idaho (Nov. 17).
With just one day to go until National Signing Day, UTSA has picked up another commitment. According to Dan McCarney, Alamo Heights LB/DE Skylar Nelson will be switching his commitment from New Mexico State over to UTSA, but might be gray shirted, which would postpone his scholarship status until the next signing class, as UTSA did with 2011 graduate Jordan Grey. Nelson’s status will depend upon whether or not another recruit chooses UTSA:
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Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News reported today that 9,101 season tickets have been sold for the Roadrunners’ inaugural season.
But how does 9,101 compare with other D1 programs?
The Baylor Bears announced today that their 15,000th season ticket had been sold, which is apparently their highest number in recent history. Last year Baylor averaged just over 40,000 in attendance at each home game.
Episode 4 of the six-part monthly series premieres on Saturday, July 30 at 4:00 PM CT. The 30-minute show will be replayed several times throughout August.
The latest installment focuses on head coach Larry Coker’s defensive unit headed by defensive coordinator Neal Neathery. Neathery joined UTSA after posting impressive defensive stats at Drake University. He’s implemented a 4-2-5 defense, which will be examined in this episode.
The show also will spotlight what the student reaction to the new program has been like on campus, and look at the Roadrunners’ improbable and fortunate journey to joining the Western Athletic Conference in 2012.
Episode 4 Showtimes:
Saturday, July 30, 4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 1, 12 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug., 6, 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 15, 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 1:30 p.m.
For fans who may have missed any episodes to date, FOX Sports Southwest announced Friday that there will be a marathon beginning at noon on Saturday, Aug. 27. The first four episodes will be shown consecutively leading into the 2 p.m. debut of the fifth episode.
Saturday, Aug. 27 Marathon:
Episode 1, 12 p.m.
Episode 2, 12:30 p.m.
Episode 3, 1 p.m.
Episode 4, 1:30 p.m.
Episode 5, 2 p.m.