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President's BBQ 2009

President Ricardo Romo and students at the 2009 picnic at the Convocation Center (Photo by Mark McClendon)

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(Aug. 23, 2010)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo will host three free events on Wednesday, Aug. 25 for students, faculty and staff members as part of UTSA Roadrunner Days, a week of events marking the start of the fall semester. And, the day will end with free comedy in the Convocation Center by comic-actor Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey on TV's "Full House") and "Last Comic Standing" top-five comic Tommy Johnagin.

>> From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, the "President's Picnic on the Plaza" will be at Bill Miller Plaza on the UTSA Downtown Campus. UTSA administrators will don aprons and serve a free lunch to all, and there will be live music and free t-shirts.

>> From noon to 2 p.m., at the "President's Picnic on the Lawn," Romo and UTSA administrators will serve food at the Convocation Center east lawn near the University Center. As with the Downtown Campus event, there will be music and free t-shirts while the supplies last.

>> The fun will continue into the evening with the annual "President's BBQ" from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center east lawn. Along with free food, Campus Recreation staff will be on hand to provide games to entertain the crowd.

>> The evening will close with "An Evening of Comedy" at 7:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center, featuring Dave Coulier and Tommy Johnagin. UTSA students will receive priority seating at the free performance, which is open to the entire UTSA community. The doors will open at 7 p.m. (Read more on UTSA Today.)

 

 

Did You Know?

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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