UTSA home opener vs. Houston postponed
SAN ANTONIO - The UTSA home opener vs. the Houston Cougars at the Alamodome on Saturday has been postponed.
The cancellation was at the request of the University of Houston in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.
"As families across Southeast and South Central Texas struggle with the catastrophic flooding and impact of the storm, our focus must be on how we all can help," said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. "In lieu of this weekend's game, I urge Roadrunners, the San Antonio community and all Texans to support recovery efforts in Houston and across the region, including donating to disaster relief efforts."
In addition to the impact on University of Houston students, more than 4,200 students currently enrolled at UTSA come from the counties most heavily affected by Harvey. UTSA has put in place programs to support these students.
"Our heartfelt wishes go out to the Houston family and to Texans everywhere in storm-ravaged areas," said UTSA Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey. "We're disappointed that we will not be able to play the game this weekend, but right now our focus should be on the well-being of our fellow Texans."
The schools will try and reschedule the game for a date later in the season.
The Roadrunners are next scheduled to play Baylor at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, in Waco.