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Incoming CUSA member UTSA

Posted: 12/15/2012 8:43 AM

Incoming CUSA member UTSA 


I did a small bit of research on them since we will soon be conference mates and I knew nothing about them.  I was very impressed.  In their first season of FBS football just concluded, they finished 8-4 playing in the WAC and, in the final game of the season, they drew 39k to the Alamodome to watch them play Texas State.  I had no idea.

Last edited 12/15/2012 8:44 AM by BRaiderDave

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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:02 AM

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I'd be pleasantly surprised if a San Antonio fan-base is ANY different than the Miami fan-base.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 10:48 AM

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RaiderATO wrote: I'd be pleasantly surprised if a San Antonio fan-base is ANY different than the Miami fan-base.
And you would be wrong.   UTSA is a sleeping giant.   San Antonio is not a Miami.  It is Texas pure and simple.   If UTSA puts a good product on the field they will consistently draw well.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 11:38 AM

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I'd be pleasantly surprised if a San Antonio fan-base is ANY different than the Miami fan-base.

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Why would you say that? FIU could not get 39k in 5 games combined.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 11:47 AM

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BRaiderDave wrote:  In their first season of FBS football just concluded, they finished 8-4 playing in the WAC
But they played TX A&M Commerce, NW Oklahoma State, and Georgia State.

Their attedance has been impressive so far though.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 12:55 PM

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Since they are texas, what makes them different from the other texas schools that barely get 29k to games? Rice, Houston, N. Tex, Baylor until the last 2 years? Don't they give a bunch tickets away?
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Posted: 12/15/2012 2:05 PM

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Since they are texas, what makes them different from the other texas schools that barely get 29k to games? Rice, Houston, N. Tex, Baylor until the last 2 years? Don't they give a bunch tickets away?

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Don't know, but if you watch the video highlights of that last game, the lower bowl of that dome looks full. Now, if they were all give aways or not I don't know.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 10:12 PM

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Texas is the best football fan state in the US period. They get 30k at high school games there. San Antonio is a big city. They are in a very good spot to grow.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:35 AM

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blueraidermike wrote:
RaiderATO wrote: I'd be pleasantly surprised if a San Antonio fan-base is ANY different than the Miami fan-base.
And you would be wrong.   UTSA is a sleeping giant.   San Antonio is not a Miami.  It is Texas pure and simple.   If UTSA puts a good product on the field they will consistently draw well.
Not sure where I'd be wrong in my statement. I said I'd be "pleasantly surprised".

I've been there, worked on the campus for a bit even. Met plenty of students and was able to get out into the community. The most common impression that I got? "UTSA has sports?" and "What's an ootsa?"
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Posted: 12/17/2012 6:43 AM

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i have family in san antonio and was just there a few months ago. this area of texas is such a sleeping giant its silly. if this team or texas state, which is very close to san antonio, ever get a top25 team they will probably sell 25,000 season tickets. san antonio is now the 8th largest city in the country. the hispanic population growth in these areas is retardly high. this is a good place to be. job market is incredible, too. probably moving to the area, but closer to austin, after'the new year
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