Roadrunner Ruckus


If you arrived late during the Roadrunner Ruckus this past Friday at the Convocation Center, you might have been confused by both the men’s and women’s basketball players dancing hand-in-hand at mid-court to a Michael Jackson musical arrangement.

But with the crowd going crazy and laughing at the joyous, gyrating players, the ending routine seemed like the perfect humorous finish to an enjoyable night.

The third annual Roadrunner Ruckus commenced the opening of basketball practice on Oct. 16.

Over 2,000 supportive fans saw the crowd saw opening performances headed by the UTSA cheerleading team, the Chaparelle dance line, and pep band. After the performances, PA announcer Milton Hope, as well as the fans, welcomed the women’s and men’s basketball teams to the new season.

A three-point contest was held between the women’s and men’s squads as Amber Gregg, Kameisha Johnson and Whitney Wright of the women’s team outshot Omar Johnson, Demarco Stepter and Sei Paye of the men’s team.

Terry Fields, Melvin Johnson and Morris Smith IV participated in the Slam Dunk Contest. Freshman Johnson won the contest with the passing assistance of Devin Gibson.

Afterwards, the fans saw the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity’s step show performance.

The basketball teams then began their dance routine set to a mixture of Michael Jackson songs from “P.Y.T.” (Pretty Young Thing) to “Beat It”.

Men’s and women’s teams open the season next month.