ASU, UTSA Agree On Future Football Series
April 9, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz --- Arizona State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio have scheduled a future home/home series in football, Vice President for University Athletics Lisa Love announced Friday.
The games will be played on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Alamodome in San Antonio and on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Sun Devil Stadium/Kush Field in Tempe.
“This is a series that fits several criteria that we have in football scheduling,” says Love. “It is important for us to schedule home/home series with schools that are located in the Western portion of the country. And what a fantastic travel destination the city of San Antonio is for our fan base with the River Walk and the Alamodome. The series fits well with the other non-conference games that we have in those years. The University of Texas at San Antonio is a very nice addition to our future schedules, which already include Notre Dame, LSU, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri and Illinois.”
UTSA, which signed its first ever recruiting class in February, 2010 under new head coach Larry Coker (formerly of Miami), will play two years as an FCS Independent, beginning in 2011. It then will notify the NCAA in June, 2013 of its intent to advance to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2015. The Roadrunners will comply with FBS standards during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, then will seek full FBS membership and bowl eligibility in 2015.
In March, UTSA announced a series with Baylor University, its first-ever football series with an NCAA FBS opponent. UTSA is currently in discussions with several FBS schools for future football series, including schools in the Big 12 Conference and the Pacific-10 Conference.
The addition of the UTSA series completes the schedule in 2016. That schedule is listed below.
2016 ASU Football Schedule
Sept. 3 -- Northern Arizona
Sept. 10 -- LSU
Sept. 17 -- at Texas-San Antonio
Sept. 24 -- Stanford
Oct. 1 -- at Oregon State
Oct. 8 -- Bye date
Oct. 15 -- at USC
Oct. 22 -- Oregon
Oct. 29 -- at Washington
Nov. 5 --Washington State
Nov. 12 -- at California
Nov. 19 -- UCLA
Nov. 26 -- at Arizona
2018 ASU Football Schedule (non-conference only)
Sept. 1 -- Texas-San Antonio
Sept. 8 -- Open date
Sept. 15 -- Colorado