The first football game in UTSA history is less than a week away. The excitement is building and the team is ready to face their first real opposition since they began practicing over a year ago.
On the other side of the ball will be the Northeastern State RiverHawks, a school located in the small town of Tahlequah, Oklahoma with less than 10,000 students. The football team participates at the Division II level and is currently transitioning from the Lone Star Conference to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Some might argue that their most famous alum is American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, but there was a defensive back that played for NSU from 1966-1969 who went on to coach at the highest level of college football, winning both a National Championship and the Bear Bryant Award, given to the best college football coach in the nation. A mere 42 years since suiting up for Northeastern State, head coach Larry Coker will now lead the UTSA Roadrunners in their inaugural game against his alma mater.