(Aug. 31, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio is accustomed to setting and breaking records. During its inaugural 2011 football season, UTSA set an NCAA startup program record for inaugural game attendance with 56,743 fans. This year, UTSA hopes to break the record for most school spirit on campus with a new celebration called Rowdy Rally. The new tradition will begin at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7.
The campus will be alive with spirit to support the 2012 football team the week of each home game. Game week flags and banners will be distributed on Tuesday and the week will end with Rowdy Rally on Friday.
"We're thrilled and humbled that the campus community has come up with a new tradition to help support the football program on the Friday before home games," said head coach Larry Coker. "The support from the students, faculty and staff has been incredible and honestly more than I could have ever envisioned. The coaching staff and all of our players certainly appreciate everything the UTSA family has done to show their spirit for our program."
At Rowdy Rally, Rowdy the Roadrunner will charge through the Paseo, followed by the UTSA Marching Band. Attendees will learn a new UTSA cheer every week to take with them to the Alamodome. The campus will be showered in orange from the UTSA shirts, signs, flags and delicious Orange Crush ice cream floats. The campus will roar with pride as the football team parades through the Paseo, University Center and then loads the buses to go downtown.
Athletics also will have a booth set up with tailgating information and ticket sales.
"Our gloriously rowdy fans helped us set NCAA attendance records last season, and they are the backbone of our motivation throughout the season," sophomore center Nate Leonard said. "So much so, that they never leave me without a chill up my spine."
Don't miss the chance to be a part of the newest UTSA tradition.
>> For UTSA football tickets, call 210-458-UTSA.
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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.
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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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