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For Raffle: Mini-Helmet Signed by Joshua Cephus

As you all know, everything we do is based on donations from the UTSA fanbase.  Those donations go directly towards our ability to support deals with student athletes, which in turn is returned to the fanbase with some sort of content creation with these athletes.  With the Roadrunners’ Football season a little under five weeks away, we’ve decided to mix it up a little bit, and are expanding the content we’re providing…so that said…  Recently, we came across a mini-UTSA football helmet which we think would look awesome on a desk in an office, or placed somewhere prominently at someone’s …

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Now Hiring! Will YOU be our next Director of Business and Community Outreach?

One of the key characteristics of The Runners Rising Project is the staff is 100% comprised of volunteers.  We do this to make sure that our monetary contributions go directly to supporting UTSA Student Athletes.  As we ourselves are donating our time to The Project, we have to weigh that with things that are going on in other aspects of our lives.  Today, we’ve reached one of those moments.  Caleb Hopkins, who is doing some phenomenal work in his day job, is stepping down as our Director of Operations for Business and Community Outreach.  He’s still involved with Runners Rising, …

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Elyssa Coleman

Q&A with Elyssa Coleman of UTSA Basketball

Elyssa Coleman is a redshirt freshman from Houston, Texas. She transferred to UTSA after signing and attending UT Austin out of Atascocita high school. Coleman was ranked as the #12 forward in the 2020 high school class (ESPN). She had an impressive first year with UTSA. Her breakout game came in the CUSA tournament against UTEP with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Elyssa took some time out of her busy student athlete schedule to answer some questions for the Runners Rising Project. See the full Q&A below. If you enjoy this type of content and want to ask questions for …

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Jonathan Tapia

Twitter Q&A – Jonathan Tapia of UTSA Baseball

The Runners Rising Project is happy to have Jonathan as our very first official Runners Rising Athlete! Jonathan is a San Antonio native and attended O’Connor High School in Helotes. He choose to stay home and attend UTSA while majoring in Kinesiology. He batted .295 in 2021 with 24 RBIs as a member of the UTSA baseball team and also played in the Texas Collegiate League as a member of the Victoria Generals. Excelling both on and off the field, Jonathan has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in each of his four years at UTSA (2017-2021). …

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Luke Malone

A Conversation with Luke Malone of UTSA Baseball

This week we were lucky enough to get a Runners Rising favorite to join our Executive Director Eddie for a 1-on-1 conversation. UTSA Baseball pitcher Luke Malone was one of our original NIL agreements when we launched the website. After his dominant start to this season we felt it was natural to reach back out to him about participating in another NIL deal. The Runners Rising project is committed to bringing you an inside look at the lives of UTSA student athletes, and Luke definitely brought the goods. Eddie and Luke chopped it up for close to an hour on …

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A Conversation with JT Clark of UTSA Football

Last week the Runners Rising Project hit an exciting milestone as we recorded our first interview with a UTSA student-athlete. Our volunteer staff approached UTSA wide receiver JT Clark to engage in an NIL agreement with him to produce an interview in exchange for a cash payment. We were blown away by JT’s thoughtfulness and empathy which really shone through in our interview. Supporters of the Runners Rising Project at the Booster tier and above were provided the opportunity to submit questions for JT and attend the live recording session over Zoom. If you’d like to enjoy this level of …

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