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UTSA Athletics offers free round-trip bus ride Dec. 3 to NCAA volleyball match

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(Dec. 2, 2010)--UTSA Athletics will offer a free round-trip bus ride Friday, Dec. 3 for UTSA faculty, staff and students to the NCAA Tournament volleyball match versus the University of Texas at Austin. The bus to Austin will load in front of the Convocation Center onthe UTSA Main Campus at 2:30 p.m. and will return immediately following the match.

The Southland Conference Tournament Champion Roadrunners will face national No. 9 seed Texas-Austin. The first serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Gymnasium.

Soft drinks and water will be complimentary on the bus. Guests will be responsible for their own meals, and the bus will not stop on the way back to San Antonio. Concessions will be available at the match. Passengers are responsible for purchasing their own game tickets, which range in price from $5 to $12.

>> Seating is limited, so to reserve a seat on the bus on a first-come, first-served basis, e-mail Elizabeth Dalton, UTSA deputy athletic director.

UTSA will bring a 22-11 overall record to its second national tournament appearance in program history. The Roadrunners' five-set victory a week ago against Central Arkansas propelled them into their first NCAA Tournament in a decade, and they have won of 17 of their last 20 outings.

The Longhorns, 23-5 and currently ranked eighth in the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Top 25 Poll, earned an at-large berth in the 64-team field after finishing second in the Big 12 Conference with an 18-2 mark this fall. The Horns advanced to last year's National Championship Match where they lost to Penn State in five sets.

>> Read the UTSA Dec. 3 volleyball match notes.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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