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2010 Women's Final Four offers family-friendly activities April 2-6

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(March 26, 2010)--The NCAA Women's Final Four Division I Basketball Championship comes to town April 2-6 and the festivities include a weekend filled with free, family-fun events and activities.

As the NCAA Final Four host institution, UTSA once again teams up with the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee and the City of San Antonio to host a number of downtown events. San Antonio also hosted the 2008 and 1998 Men's Final Four.

The fun begins at noon, Friday, April 2 at the Alamodome with the Dome Dribble fueled by Powerade. Youths age 18 and under are invited to participate in the free event where they will receive a t-shirt and basketball donated by the NCAA and Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the official basketball supplier of the NCAA. The event will feature several thousand youths dribbling from the Alamodome to Tourney Town, a family-friendly festival celebrating the best in women's college basketball at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Exhibit Hall A. Pre-registration is recommended at the 2010 NCAA Women's Final Four Web site.

Inside Tourney Town spectators will enjoy live music and a deejay hosting fan activities. Basketball courts are adjacent to both stages for youth clinics, open play and deejay hosted games. Fans can choose from a wide variety of concessions, merchandise, roving entertainment, live and pre-recored video programming, and live musical performances by local, regional and national talent.

The concerts kick off at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, with Kate Voegele, singer and star of the television show "One Tree Hill," performing.

From 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 3, country music artist Joe Nichols will lead a lineup of performers including J.R. Castillo and Unwound, and Charla Corn.

From noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 4, musical concert performers will include "American Idol" finalist Ayla Brown, Sarah Lenore and DJ Mel to entertain the crowds.

The festivities wrap up at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6 with the NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship game.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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