UTSA kicker named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week for second time this season
UTSA’s senior place-kicker was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season following the Roadrunners’ 31-28 victory over Western Kentucky, the league announced on Monday.
Roadrunners beat Zappe, Hilltoppers, 49-41, for C-USA title
Sincere McCormick rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns and the UTSA Roadrunners escaped another prolific outing by Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe to beat the Hilltoppers 49-41 and claim their first Conference USA championship at the Alamodome.
Jeff Traylor trolls CFP after Roadrunners left out of first playoff rankings and referred to as ‘USTA’
UTSA head football coach Jeff Traylor trolled the College Football Playoff committee and committee chair Gary Barta after the unbeaten Roadrunners were left out of the initial playoff rankings and Barta referred to the Roadrunners as “USTA.”
UTSA president addresses concerns over ‘Come and Take It’ signage at new RACE facility
UTSA president Dr. Taylor Eighmy responded Monday to an online petition asking for the immediate removal of the “Come and Take It” signage at the new Roadrunner Athletics Center for Excellence building on the university’s main campus.
UTSA cut ties with defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix after inappropriate sexual conduct violation
SAN ANTONIO – UTSA declined to renew the contract of football defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix after an investigation late last year determined he repeatedly made inappropriate comments to a female student trainer, university records released to the KSAT 12 Defenders confirm. University athletic officials announced that Nix, 48, was placed on leave during UTSA’s game against UTEP on Nov. 14, a day after the formal complaint was filed. #UTSA statement on DC Tyrone Nix:'Tyrone Nix has been placed on administrative leave in connection with an internal investigation. The investigation, which was finalized Jan. 13, found that Nix violated the university’s handbook of operating procedures pertaining to inappropriate sexual conduct. Nix was hired as defensive coordinator last year after most recently serving as outside linebackers coach at Ole Miss.
UTSA head football coach officially out for bowl game
SAN ANTONIO – Jeff Traylor is officially out for his first-ever bowl game as the head football coach of the UTSA Roadrunners after the school announced on Christmas Eve that he tested positive for COVID-19 a second time. In a statement, the university says Traylor received his second positive test on Thursday afternoon, even though he is not experiencing any symptoms. Traylor has remained in isolation since his first positive test on Wednesday and is following the guidance set forth by university medical staff and state and local health officials. Since Traylor will not be able to travel with the team, UTSA associate head football coach and offensive coordinator Barry Lunney Jr. will serve as acting head coach on Saturday. The Roadrunners face off against 16-Lousiana in the ServPro First Responders Bowl at 2:30 p.m. in Dallas on the campus of SMU.
UTSA fans embrace Jeff Traylor era
SAN MARCOS – There was a buzz of activity among UTSA spectators entering Bobcat Stadium Saturday. Although a 51-48 double overtime win over I-35 rivals, Texas State, in their season opener doesn’t hurt, Runners fans were already poised to embrace first year UTSA head coach, Jeff Traylor, in his first game heading the team. Caleb Hopkins, a 2016 UTSA alumnus, said it’s been a few years since there was this much energy surrounding the program. “I’m super excited," said Laura. Fans will get to another chance to see the Runners in action in their home opener Saturday when UTSA hosts Stephen F. Austin at the Alamodome at 2pm.
UTSA’s McCormick, Duplessis earn Conference USA weekly awards
SAN ANTONIO – For their performances in UTSA’s dramatic 51-48 double-overtime victory over Texas State on Saturday, sophomore running back Sincere McCormick and senior kicker Hunter Duplessis were named the Conference USA (C-USA) Offensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week respectively. McCormick spearheaded a rushing attack that tallied 330 yards on the ground, and he was quick to credit the offensive line for paving the way to victory. “Without them, I wouldn’t have 197 yards,” McCormick said. They’ve been clocking in, clocking out. The Roadrunners will return to action this Saturday for their home-opener in the Alamodome against Stephen F. Austin.
Repping 210: Breaking down UTSAs Triangle of Toughness
None of the players were allowed to wear single-digit jersey numbers during fall camp, not even returning starting quarterback Frank Harris, who wore no. Three of the ten possible jersey numbers were held in the highest regard and reserved for the highest vote-getters: 2, 1 and 0, representing San Antonios area code. Traylor knows how important his presence will be as the only senior member of the triangle, Hes everything that [the concept] epitomizes. He has not yet been officially named the starter for the upcoming season, but his selection as a member of the Triangle of Toughness speaks volumes. 0 with safety Rashad Wisdom this year, and its no surprise that Wisdom is considered a vital member of UTSAs foundation.
UTSA football adds home game against Army to 2020 schedule
SAN ANTONIO While the general college football season shrinks across the nation in reaction to the continuing spread of the coronavirus, UTSA football continues to expand their schedule. On Monday morning, the Roadrunners announced via press release that they have agreed to host Army West Point at the Alamodome on Saturday, Oct. 17. UTSAs football schedule now features 11 total games, six at homeThis will be the second straight season the Roadrunners host Army. We have agreed to host Army on Oct. 17 at the @Alamodome. MORE UTSA FOOTBALL COVERAGE
College football fractured: conference officials, players at odds over seasons status
The 2020 college football season is officially at a crossroads. Per an ESPN report, Big 10 officials voiced their intent to vote in favor of postponing fall sports to this spring. This uncertainty comes a day after the Mid-Athletic Conference officially postponed its fall sports seasons to the spring, becoming the first Division I FBS conference to do so. But while conference officials appear to be leaning towards postponement or cancellation, college football players have organized a national movement on social media. Their message is simple: We all want to play football this season.While prominent programs and big-name players remain at odds with each other over the status of the season, smaller conferences like Conference USA are left in limbo.
Rashad Wisdom reveals what Bryce Strong means to him
SAN ANTONIO As UTSA opens fall camp in preparation for the 2020 college football season, safety Rashad Wisdom enters his sophomore year as a defensive leader and is living by his late brothers mantra, Bryce Strong.The Roadrunners will open their season on the road against Texas State on Sept 12. MORE UTSA FOOTBALL COVERAGE
UTSA head football coach discusses challenges during COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO In his first season at the helm, UTSA head football coach Jeff Traylor is dealing with numerous challenges due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including finalizing the teams schedule, since their first two games against LSU and Grambling State have been canceled outright. The Roadrunners will take the practice field this Friday for the start of Fall Camp. MORE UTSA FOOTBALL COVERAGEUTSA to miss out on $1.4 million paydayUTSA Football presents united front after emotional discussion about racial injusticeJeff Traylor ready to embrace culture, get UTSA football on right track
UTSA to miss out on $1.4 million payday
SAN ANTONIO UTSA football was scheduled to open the 2020 college football season at defending national champion LSU, but that game is now off. Today, the Southeastern Conference moved to a 10-game conference-only football schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Roadrunners, who play in Conference USA, were slated to make $1.4 million for opening the season at LSU on Sept. 5 in Baton Rouge, La. Losing that kind of money is a tough blow for UTSA and the entire athletic program. UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos released a statement addressing the scheduling changes on Thursday evening, Earlier today, we became aware of the SECs decision to implement a conference-only football schedule for its member schools this season.
UTSA Football presents united front after emotional discussion about racial injustice
Im choosing my players, Im going to press send. I told my players thats the very thing we cant do anymore. I opened the forum up, and you can ask these guys, but Im going to guess it went 2.5 hours. Im going to try, as well as my teammates, to push stuff to be relevant and try to do stuff the right way. Like coach said, he has black players, and this could have been anyone of us.
UTSA set for primetime against Arizona at Alamodome
SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA Roadrunners will look for another signature win Thursday night when they take on the Arizona Wildcats in the program's first nationally televised primetime game at the Alamodome. It's been a remarkable rise for UTSA, which has only had a football program since 2011. UTSA lost to Arizona last season in Tucson 38-13, but the Wildcats know this will be a tough early season test. Arizona enters Thursday night's game after a blowout 58-13 win over UNLV in their opener. The excitement for the UTSA football team has never been higher and students are ready to make it a tough atmosphere for the visitors.