|University||University of Texas at San Antonio|
|NCAA||Division I (FBS)|
|Athletic director||Lisa Campos|
|Location||San Antonio, Texas|
|Basketball arena||Convocation Center|
|Baseball stadium||Roadrunner Field|
|Fight song||UTSA Fight Song|
|Colors||Navy blue, White, and Orange |
The UTSA Roadrunners is a collegiate athletic program that represents the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The UTSA Roadrunners are also commonly referred to as "UTSA", "Roadrunners", or simply "Runners" and are represented by the mascot Rowdy. The origin of Rowdy dates back to 1977, when the Roadrunner was chosen as the university's mascot by student election.The Roadrunners compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA in 17 varsity sports. UTSA is San Antonio's only institution that competes in Division I FBS. UTSA joined the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2012. In April 2012, it was announced that UTSA would join Conference USA on July 1, 2013. The UTSA Cheer team has garnered two National Cheerleading Associations’ (NCA) collegiate national championships, first in 2012 and again in 2021. The cheer team has also secured a pair of top 5 finishes in 2019.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Track & field†||Track & field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor|
In December 2008, UTSA announced the planned expansion of the athletics program centered on a new football program.The team is coached by former Miami Hurricanes head coach Larry Coker. UTSA began practicing in August 2010 and began competing as an NCAA Division I FCS independent on September 3, 2011. On November 11, 2010, UTSA accepted an invitation for membership within the Western Athletic Conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision. UTSA is now a member of Conference USA, joining the conference July 1, 2013. The team plays its home games at the Alamodome in Downtown San Antonio.
UTSA men's basketball began as an Independent in 1981 before joining the then Trans America Athletic Conference in 1986. March 12, 1988 UTSA defeated Georgia Southern 76–69 in overtime sending the Roadrunners to their first NCAA post season appearance.UTSA men's basketball has won 3 regular season championships, 4 conference tournaments, and has had 4 NCAA tournament appearances.
UTSA appeared in the College Insider Tournament (CIT) post season play in 2018. In 2019 the Roadrunners were invited to the CIT again but turned down post season play.
The Lady Roadrunners won their first ever Southland Conference Championship in 2008 defeating Lamar 65–56 at the Merrell Center. This also marked the UTSA women's basketball team's first NCAA Tournament berth in school history.
UTSA earned an NCAA Tournament berth for a second consecutive seasonwith a 74–63 win over top seed UT Arlington in the State Farm Southland Conference Tournament Championship Game on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Merrell Center.
The UTSA women's basketball team has earned 2 NCAA Tournament Appearances, 2 conference championships, 1 regular season title, and the 2011 Southland West Division Championship.
The UTSA baseball team was formed in 1992 where they initially competed in the Southland Conference. Built in 1993, UTSA plays at Roadrunner Field which is commonly known as "The Bird Bath." The Roadrunners have won 5 conference tournaments and have 3 NCAA post season appearances.
The UTSA softball team plays their home games at Roadrunner Field and initially competed in the Southland Conference since 1996. UTSA shattered its own NCAA record in 2007, hitting 105 round-trippers in 51 contests for a 2.06 average, eclipsing the 1.87 mark set in 2004 (101/54). The Roadrunners own three of the top six home run seasons in NCAA history 105 (2006), 103 (2005), 101 (2004) and set a conference record with 14 home runs in four games at the 2006 SLC Tournament.
The Roadrunner softball team has 2 NCAA Tournament Appearances, 3 Regular Season Conference Titles, and 2 Conference Tournament Championships.
The Roadrunners volleyball team host their home games in the Convocation Center which has been dubbed "The Historic Convo" or "Convo" for short. In 2010 the Roadrunners won their second-ever Southland Conference Tournament Championship in program history (third overall)and head to the 2010 NCAA Tournament. In 2014 the lady Roadrunners sweep Tulsa to win the Conference USA Regular Season Championship in 2013 (4th conference title). UTSA clinched their third NCAA Tournament berth in program history in 2013 by claiming the Conference USA Tournament Championship in four sets against Tulane (25-20, 25–16, 18–25, 25–23). In 2014 the Roadrunners captured the Conference USA Regular Season Championship with a sweep of Rice (25-19, 25–21, 25–22). The volleyball team has 3 NCAA Tournament Appearances, 5 Conference Championships, and 5 Regular Season Championship Titles.
The I-35 Rivalry Orange vs. Maroon Rivalry series is the name given to the athletic competitions between the Roadrunners and the Texas State Bobcats. The name is derived from the Interstate highway that essentially links the two schools, which are in relatively close proximity to each other. In the beginning of the rivalry, a trophy was awarded to the winner of the men's basketball game. It has grown, however, to include all common sports the two schools compete with each other in throughout the academic year. A point system is used to crown a winner after the last competition between the schools in that year. The trophy is then inscribed with the annual winners and the winning institution retains the trophy for one year until the next winner is crowned.
|NCAA Men's Final Four||NCAA Women's Final Four||NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament/Final Four|
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