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Roadrunner Football

Football Games Rescheduled

The scheduling of three UTSA football games has been changed to accommodate national television.

The season opener in Houston will now be held Friday, Aug. 29. The home opener against Arizona recently was moved to Thursday, Sept. 4, and the home game against Southern Mississippi also has moved to a Thursday and will be held Nov. 13 instead of Nov. 15.

Network television information will be announced at a later date.

Sombrilla Fountain

Flowing Fountain

The 35-year-old fountain in Sombrilla Plaza is flowing once again following extensive renovations.

The fountain was turned on Jan. 10, and a re-dedication ceremony was held March 4 at the Main Campus.

The fountain is now fully sustainable and uses only reclaimed water from the air conditioning systems in the neighboring buildings. Students proposed the idea and now the fountain will not strain the water supply.

Economic Impact

Economic Impact

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development generated $1.6 billion in business growth for its clients during the 2013 fiscal year, the group reported.

The growth includes $1.26 billion in increased sales, contracts and exports as well as $350 million in new capital.

The institute provides professional business advising, training, research and strategic planning services to entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders.

It is the second consecutive year the institute and its clients have exceeded the $1 billion threshold.

Diploma Dash

Diploma Dash hits 30

On March 1, more than 2,100 runners turned out for the 30th annual Diploma Dash.

The 5K City Championship race helps fund alumni programs, services and scholarships.

The course takes runners through Main Campus and medals are awarded in a variety of categories.


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