Wednesday, September 2, 2020
  Athletics, Around Campus

By News and Internal Communications

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics on Wednesday debuted its #RallyTheValley Podcast, a weekly show that can be found through Spotify, Apple Podcasts and at

The #RallyTheValley Podcast, presented by TownePlace Suites by Marriott, features prominent voices from UTRGV Athletics as well as other campus, local, state and national figures.

Most episodes start with a look at what’s going on in the world of UTRGV Athletics, followed by an interview with a local, state or federal leader. The podcasts generally will conclude with a UTRGV coach, student-athlete, or former student-athlete.

The first episode, now available online, features UTRGV Vice President and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque, and Qube Hotel Group Chief Operating Officer Hiren Govind, president of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

The second episode will be available Wednesday, Sept. 9, with UTRGV Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief Revenue Officer Vince Volpe, UTRGV Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Dr. John H. Krouse, and UTRGV women’s soccer head coach Glad Bugariu.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.