The Roadrunners have yet to take the field for a real game, but they are well on their way to building a fanbase, thanks to a television series aired on FOX Sports on Southwest and Houston stations.
Two episodes have already aired, but before the first episode was shown to a regional audience, UTSA hosted a premiere party on May 13 in the Skyline Lounge at the Alamodome.
Among the dignitaries were UTSA Athletic Director Lynn Hickey, Head Coach Larry Coker and general manager of FOX Sports Southwest, Jon Heidtke.
The miniseries has been in the works for two years, thanks to a persistent Jim Goodman, UTSA athletics marketing director.
“Jim Goodman called me and said, ‘I have a great idea for a TV show,'” Heidtke said. “He told me about what was going on down here, but I told him we had a lot going game.”
The players who will take the field in the first-ever game will have the summer to prepare themselves for the rigors of birthing a football program on the field.
“Our players are going to be in summer school,” Coker said. “They will be lifting weights with our strength coaches and conditioning. Also, they will have their voluntary individual