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Report: UTSA Roadrunners Expected To Join American Athletic Conference

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The UTSA Roadrunners are expected to leave Conference USA and join the American Athletic Conference (AAC), according to multiple reports.

Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the story.

The news comes as the Roadrunners are in the midst of their best season in program history. UTSA is currently undefeated with a 7-0 overall record and a 3-0 record in Conference USA play.


Following the UTSA’s 45-0 shutout win over Rice on Saturday, the Roadrunners woke up on Sunday morning to find themselves ranked in the national polls for the first time in program history.

The Roadrunners are ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and No. 25 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

UTSA is just one of six schools looking to make the jump to the AAC along with FAU, Charlotte, North Texas, Rice, and UAB. Thamel’s report said the AAC would be reviewing applications as soon as this week.

The Roadrunners joining the AAC would see likely them replace Houston, who is leaving to join the Big 12.

UTSA joined Conference USA in 2013 and has played in the conference for the past eight seasons after previously playing in the Western Athletic Conference in 2012.

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