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Sept. 1: First pep rally at Downtown Campus, Howdy Rowdy Bash at Main Campus

Howdy Rowdy

UTSA mascot Rowdy

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(Aug. 29, 2011)--It's time for UTSA football -- and students, faculty and staff are invited to two special events this Thursday. To kick things off, the first pep rally of the season is noon-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1 at Bill Miller Plaza on the Downtown Campus. Then, the Howdy Rowdy Bash is 6-8 p.m. that night at the Convocation Center east lawn on the Main Campus.

Wear your orange and blue to show your UTSA spirit!

  • At the Downtown Campus Pep Rally, Joe Reinagel, KENS TV sports personality, will host the event featuring UTSA football players, Head Football Coach Larry Coker, the UTSA marching band, cheerleaders and much more. "The pep rally is a historic event celebrating a big step in UTSA's development. This is an exciting period at UTSA, and the Downtown Campus is proud to participate in it," said Jesse Zapata, UTSA vice provost for academic and faculty support and the Downtown Campus.
  • Later at the Howdy Rowdy Bash on the Main Campus, meet the UTSA student-athletes and celebrate one more time the official kickoff of UTSA's inaugural football season. Chant with the UTSA cheerleaders, sing the UTSA fight song with the Marching Band and get crazy with Rowdy the Roadrunner. There will be music, along with free food, t-shirts and other giveaways while the supplies last. For more information, contact the Campus Activities Board at 210-458-4727 or cab@utsa.edu.

For more information, visit the UTSA Football Game Day or UTSA Athletics websites.

 

 

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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