UTSA football season opener against Houston postponed due to Harvey

Teams will look to reschedule game at later date

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SAN ANTONIO – The University of Texas at San Antonio football game versus the University of Houston has been postponed.

Below is the statement released by UTSA:

At the request of the University of Houston and in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, this weekend’s football season opener between the UTSA Roadrunners and the Houston Cougars has been postponed. The universities will explore rescheduling the game for a date later in the season.

UTSA was slated to host the Cougars at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Alamodome.

“As families across Southeast and South Central Texas struggle with the catastrophic flooding and impact of the storm, our focus must be on how we all can help,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. “In lieu of this weekend’s game, I urge Roadrunners, the San Antonio community and all Texans to support recovery efforts in Houston and across the region, including donating to disaster relief efforts.”

In addition to the impact on University of Houston students, more than 4,200 students currently enrolled at UTSA come from the counties most heavily affected by Harvey. UTSA has put in place programs to support these students.

“Our heartfelt wishes go out to the Houston family and to Texans everywhere in storm-ravaged areas,” said UTSA Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey. “We’re disappointed that we will not be able to play the game this weekend, but right now our focus should be on the well-being of our fellow Texans.”

The Roadrunners are next scheduled to play Baylor at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, in Waco.

Houston has been practicing in Austin since Harvey hit the area.

The University of Houston athletics department posted all Houston athletics events have been postponed or cancelled due to the catastrophic flooding from Harvey.

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