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Who gets a pie in the face today from Be A Responsible Roadrunner students?

Rowdy Roadrunner and Kelsey Bratcher

Rowdy Roadrunner and UTSA staff member Kelsey Bratcher

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(Oct. 21, 2010)--Who will get a pie in the face from a Be A Responsible Roadrunner member? As a fundraiser for BARR, a UTSA student alcohol peer education group, last-chance monetary votes will be accepted from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21 at the University Center paseo as part of the "Thirsty Thursday" event.

>> Place donations in the buckets to vote for the one UTSA staff member or administrator who will receive a pie in the face shortly after noon at the paseo.

The competition has been tight between UTSA Head Football Coach Larry Coker and Head Men's Basketball Coach Brooks Thompson. Following up closely are Barry McKinney, director of student activities, and Kelsey Bratcher, assistant director of student activities.

"The students are having fun with this one and the BARR consultants appreciate you taking a risk of getting a pie in the face," said Bratcher, who is UTSA assistant director of student activities for risk education, alcohol and drug programs. "The votes have gone back and forth on who is in the lead, and right now the competition is very intense. Oh, I am deep in the running, too."

Donations will go toward training and education of BARR student consultants and educational programming at UTSA to reduce underage and high-risk drinking.

Read more at the Be A Responsible Roadrunner website.

 

 

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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