Conference realignment talks surrounding UTSA continue to heat up as officials from Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference were both reportedly on campus last week. According to Dan McCarney, some conference officials are warming up to the idea of adding UTSA to the new alliance. “The more you look at them, and I’ve looked at them a lot, the more you like them. Potential growth, the size of the school, location — there’s a lot to like, a lot of great things going on.”
To make things more interesting, the Sun Belt has already started their expansion by adding Georgia State yesterday, with plans to add at least one more school in the near future. UTSA has been speculated as a leading candidate for the Sun Belt, as commissioner Karl Benson has stated he would like to expand into Texas, but we will likely have to wait and see how the alliance expansion turns out before the Sun Belt will make their decisions.
UTSA will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony today for the first phase of the new Park West athletic complex, featuring a track and field stadium, soccer field, paved parking and related infrastructure. Follow @RowdyReport on Twitter for live updates from the ceremony.
Continue reading Week in Review – 4/10/12
The Roadrunners kicked off their second week of spring camp this week, with Dan McCarney providing his insight on last Wednesday’s practice, Saturday’s scrimmage, and Monday’s practice. You can also check out the write-up and stats from Saturday’s scrimmage on goUTSA.com.
Despite many nagging injuries, the receivers continue to impress, while Tucker Carter and Ryan Polite are creating quite the quarterback controversy by outperforming incumbent starter Eric Soza in the weekend scrimmage. Along the offensive line, Patrick Hoog appears to be every bit as good as we had hoped, while Josh Walker is making a push into the starting rotation with a strong spring. The running game still seems to be where it was last year, with no clear leader in the competition despite Evans Okotcha’s move from running back to tailback.
With defensive coordinator Neal Neathery beginning to implement a more complex defense than we saw last year, it looks like much of the personnel will remain unchanged. Walk-on Jarron Harris is a player that could be making his way into the rotation at defensive end. The secondary will be looking for help from the recruits joining the team in the fall after allowing a 100-yard receiver in each of the two scrimmages played this spring.
UTSA also released their walk-on tryout information earlier last week, with the tryouts slated for September 4, just five days after the Roadrunners kick off their second season in Mobile, Alabama against the 2009 startup South Alabama Jaguars.
Continue reading Week in Review – 4/3/12
This week, the UTSA Roadrunners will be looking to put an end to their three game losing streak by winning their first game in over a month, after coming off of their first bye week of the season. They will be facing the Georgia State Panthers, who started their football program just a year before UTSA and are coming off a double-overtime victory over South Alabama. That’s the same South Alabama team that UTSA took into two overtimes earlier in the year, so this is sure to be an exciting matchup.
Continue reading Game 8 Preview – UTSA vs. Georgia State