UTSA has inked a one-year agreement with the Longhorn Network to televise the Roadrunners’ five remaining home football games.
UTSA Athletics Director Lynn Hickey says she is not concerned that the TV deal will cut into the Roadrunners’ Alamodome attendance.
The university set an NCAA record for an upstart football program by attracting nearly 57,000 fans to its first-ever game last Saturday.
Hickey says she expects that the network exposure will only help drive up interest in UTSA football.
“Having your football program on national TV is a positive,” she says.
Hickey adds that the exposure will enhance UTSA’s recruiting efforts.
While the Longhorn Network has yet to gain widespread penetration in Texas, since carriers such as Time Warner and AT&T have yet to pick up the programming, the Roadrunner games will be available to some viewers in a number of markets in the San Antonio area and in other markets across the U.S., including Dallas, Baltimore, Boston and Los Angeles.
The Longhorn Network is available nationwide on Verizon FiOS TV and within Texas on Grande Communications , Consolidated Communications , En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision.