In 2012: The UTSA Roadrunners men’s basketball team wins the Southland Conference championship and makes its first NCAA Tournament appearance, losing in the first round to Ohio State.
David Morgan II is a former American football player who competed for the UTSA Roadrunners football team from 2012 to 2015. Morgan played as a tight end and was considered one of the best at his position in Conference USA during his time with the Roadrunners. During his senior year in 2015, Morgan was named to the All-Conference USA First ...
In 2017: The UTSA Roadrunners women’s basketball team wins the Conference USA championship and makes its first NCAA Tournament appearance, losing in the first round to Baylor.
History of the Roadrunners
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Roadrunners have a proud and storied history in NCAA athletics. Since the school's founding in 1969, the UTSA Roadrunners have been competing on college sports' biggest stages, making their mark as one of the top programs in Conference USA.
From football to basketball and everything else, UTSA has consistently proven itself a force to be reckoned with in collegiate athletics. The university's all-time win record is 537–522–4 (.506), including 18 conference championships across multiple sports since joining Division I in 1983.
In football alone, UTSA has won four conference titles over its tenure — three Southland Championships from 2012-2014 and one CUSA title during its inaugural season with that league back in 2017 — while also appearing twice each bowl game appearances (2012 & 2016 New Mexico Bowls). Over on the hardwood court side of things, they've fared even better, winning eight regular season championships and two tournament crowns since 2011!
In addition to these successes throughout their NCAA careers thus far, the road runners look forward to future success this upcoming year. With new head coach Jeff Traylor leading them into battle come fall 2020, fans can expect nothing but excellence from his team. He brings an impressive resume filled with experience coaching both high school teams, such as Gilmer High School, where he led them to 3 state championship games before becoming the offensive coordinator for Arkansas Razorbacks. His vast experience will help him lead this talented group of athletes to greatness!
College Sports Established
San Antonio, Texas
University of Texas at San Antonio
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1969 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
2023 - / American Athletic Conference
2013 - 2023 / Conference USA
2012 / Western Athletic Conference
2011 / Independent
1992 - 2011 / Southland Conference
1986 - 1991 / Trans America Athletic Conference
1982 - 1986 / Independent
Roadrunners - The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) Roadrunners have become a beloved college sports team in the Lone Star State. With their impressive record and spirited fan base, it's no wonder why they're so popular! But have you ever wondered where the name “Roadrunners” came from?
The original nickname for UTSA was "Cornyotes," which students chose during an online poll in 1977. However, this nickname didn't stick as many people found it too similar to other teams' nicknames like Coyotes or Cowboys. So when UTSA joined Division I athletics in 2012, they decided to go with something more unique—the Roadrunner!
This iconic bird is native to Texas and has been associated with speed since its early days on television shows such as Looney Tunes and The Jetsons. It made perfect sense for UTSA's athletic teams because road-running requires quick thinking and agility—qualities that are essential for success on the court or field! Plus, who doesn't love a good pun?
The official mascot of UTSA is Rowdy the Roadrunner – he wears a red jersey adorned with white wings, just like his real-life counterparts do while running around campus before games! He can often be seen cheering on athletes at sporting events throughout San Antonio while wearing his signature sunglasses. Even if you don’t follow college sports closely, chances are you still know about Rowdy thanks to his appearances on social media platforms such as Twitter & Instagram (@GoRunners).
So next time someone asks why your favorite school chose "Roadrunners" as their mascot, remember: it reflects their commitment towards excellence and pays homage to one of Texas' most iconic birds -the road-running bird itself!
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