UTSA Roadrunners

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UTSA Roadrunners
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UniversityUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
ConferenceC-USA
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorLynn Hickey[1]
LocationSan Antonio, TX
Varsity teams17
Football stadiumAlamodome
Basketball arenaConvocation Center
Baseball stadiumRoadrunner Field
MascotRowdy
NicknameRoadrunners
Fight songUTSA Fight Song
Colors
     Orange       White       Blue
Websitewww.goutsa.com
 
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UTSA Roadrunners
Logo
UniversityUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
ConferenceC-USA
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorLynn Hickey[1]
LocationSan Antonio, TX
Varsity teams17
Football stadiumAlamodome
Basketball arenaConvocation Center
Baseball stadiumRoadrunner Field
MascotRowdy
NicknameRoadrunners
Fight songUTSA Fight Song
Colors
     Orange       White       Blue
Websitewww.goutsa.com

UTSA Roadrunners is a collegiate athletic program that represents the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The UTSA Roadrunners are also commonly referred to as "UTSA", "Roadrunners", or simply "Runners" (chanted at football games). The Roadrunners compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA in 17 varsity sports. UTSA is San Antonio's only institution that competes in Division I FBS. UTSA joined the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2012.[2] In April 2012, it was announced that UTSA would join Conference USA on July 1, 2013, becoming the second member of the University of Texas System to join that conference, following the El Paso campus.[3]

Athletics[edit]

The Roadrunners compete in the following varsity sports:[4]

I-35 Orange vs. Maroon Rivalry[edit]

The I-35 Orange vs. Maroon Rivalry series is the name given to the athletic competitions between the Roadrunners and the Texas State Bobcats. The name is derived from the Interstate highway that essentially links the two schools who are in relatively close proximity to each other. In the beginning of the rivalry, a trophy was awarded to the winner of the men's basketball game. It has grown, however, to include all common sports the two schools compete with each other in throughout the academic year. A point system is used to crown a winner after the last competition between the schools in that year. The trophy is then inscribed with the annual winners and the winning institution retains the trophy for one year until the next winner is crowned.[5][6]

Athletic achievements[7][edit]

Final Four host site[edit]

Football[edit]

In December 2008, UTSA announced the planned expansion of the athletics program centered around a new football program.[8] The team is coached by former Miami Hurricanes head coach Larry Coker. UTSA began practicing in August 2010 and began competing as an NCAA Division I FCS independent on September 3, 2011.[8][9] On November 11, 2010, UTSA accepted an invitation for membership within the Western Athletic Conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision.[10] UTSA is now a member of Conference USA, joining the conference July 1, 2013. The team plays its home games at the Alamodome in Downtown San Antonio.

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