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Encyclopedia > Texas Longhorn Athletics
The UT Tower lit in a special configuration in honor of the 2005 National Championship football team
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The UT Tower lit in a special configuration in honor of the 2005 National Championship football team

Texas Longhorn Athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports teams of University of Texas at Austin. These teams are referred to as the Texas Longhorns, taking their name from the Longhorn cattle that were an important part of the development of Texas. The University of Texas at Austin (often referred to as simply the University of Texas, Texas, or the abbreviation UT) is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. The women's teams are sometimes called the Lady Longhorns, but generally both the men's and women's teams are referred to as the Longhorns. Image File history File links UT_Longhorn_logo_with_Texas. ... Image File history File links Sports Illustrated cover showing the Hook em Horns sign, and problaiming the University of Texas at Austin to be number one. ... Image File history File links Sports Illustrated cover showing the Hook em Horns sign, and problaiming the University of Texas at Austin to be number one. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mano cornuto. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... Military signalmen use hand and body gestures to direct flight operations aboard aircraft carriers. ... Image File history File links UT-Tower-in-Orange. ... Image File history File links UT-Tower-in-Orange. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... Photo of a Texas longhorn. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq. ... Seal of the University of Texas System The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ...


The University of Texas offers a wide variety of varsity and intramural sports programs. Due to the breadth of sports offered and the quality of the programs, Texas was selected as "America's Best Sports College" in a 2002 analysis performed by Sports Illustrated. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...

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Varsity sports

A charter member of the Southwest Conference until its dissolution in 1996, Texas now competes in the Big 12 Conference (South Division) of the NCAA's Division I-A. The school's colors are officially Orange and White, with Burnt Orange — also known as Texas Orange — being the specific shade of orange used.[1] [2] Its alma mater is "The Eyes of Texas."[3] At football games, students frequently sing "Texas Fight", the University's fight song, while displaying the Hook 'em Horns hand gesture. The University of Texas Longhorn Band is also known as the "Showband of the Southwest." The school mascot is a Texas longhorn named Bevo. The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 585–620 nanometres. ... White is a color, (more accurately it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 585–620 nanometres. ... The Eyes of Texas is the alma mater of the University of Texas at Austin. ... Texas Fight is the official fight song of the University of Texas at Austin and was written by Colonel Walter S. Hunnicutt in collaboration with James E. King, then director of the Marlin High School Band. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mano cornuto. ... Performing at Reliant Stadium prior to the Big 12 Conference college football championship game. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, Florida. ... Photo of a Texas longhorn. ... Bevo I Bevo is the name of the mascot of the sports teams at the University of Texas at Austin, a Texas Longhorn steer with burnt orange coloring. ...

December, 1970 Sports Illustrated cover showing Longhorn fullback James "Woo-Woo" Worster running against Arkansas
December, 1970 Sports Illustrated cover showing Longhorn fullback James "Woo-Woo" Worster running against Arkansas

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Football

The University of Texas has traditionally been considered a college football powerhouse, with four national titles to their credit, including one to conclude the 2005-2006 season. From 1936 to 2004, the team finished the season in the top ten 23 times, or one-third of the time, according to the Associated Press. The team experienced its greatest success when it was coached by Darrell Royal, winning three National Championships — 1963, 1969 and 1970. Two Texas Longhorn running backs have won college football's highest honor, the Heisman Trophy: Earl Campbell (1977) and Ricky Williams (1998). Other former Longhorn greats include: Scott Appleton, Tommy Nobis, Bobby Layne, Tom Landry, Jerry Sisemore, Brad Shearer, Kenneth Sims, Tony Degrate, Doug English, Jerry Gray, Eric Metcalf, Tony Brackens, Priest Holmes, Derrick Johnson, Cedric Benson, and Vince Young. A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... Associated Press logo The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Darrell K. Royal, b. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football and is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955, Tyler, Texas) is a former American Football Running Back who is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Ricky Williams (born Errick Lynne Williams, Jr. ... Thomas Henry Nobis, Jr. ... Robert Lawrence Layne was born December 19, 1926, in Santa Ana, Texas. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ... Jerry Gray (born 1962) is a former American Football cornerback who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1985-1991), Houston Oilers (1992), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1993). ... Eric Quinn Metcalf (born January 23, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a former National Football League running back and wide receiver who played for the Cleveland Browns, as well as Atlanta, San Diego, Arizona, Carolina, Washington and Green Bay. ... Priest Anthony Holmes (born October 7, 1973 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. Holmes was raised in San Antonio, Texas. ... Derrick OHara Johnson (born November 11, 1982 in Waco, Texas) is an American football player linebacker drafted fifteenth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Cedric Myron Benson (born December 28, 1982 in Midland, Texas) is an American football running back. ... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ...


The Longhorns have a long tradition of winning football games. Only three programs, Notre Dame, University of Nebraska and the University of Michigan, have won more games than Texas,[1] which marked its 800th victory with its win over the USC Trojans in the 2006 BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the team was somewhat less successful, but has recently returned to prominence, finishing in the top ten in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005. The team currently plays home games in Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium which has a seating capacity of 80,082, but, as evidenced by the 1999 game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, actual attendance could surpass 85,000.[4] The stadium is undergoing renovations scheduled to start November 14, 2005, two days following UT's last home football game of the season. The improvements are scheduled to be completed before the 2006-2007 football season, and include additional seating [5] and the nation's first high definition video display in a collegiate facility.[6] Notre Dame helmet The Fighting Irishman Interlocking ND Symbol The University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, sometimes called Notre Dame or the Irish, is an American football team that competes as an Independent school in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A. Over the past century, the Irish have... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... This article refers to USCs football team. ... The BCS National Championship Game or BCS title game is the final game of the annual Bowl Championship Series intended by Series organizers to determine the NCAA Division I-A national football championship. ... The Rose Bowl can refer to: The Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. ... Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, USA is home to The University of Texas at Austin Longhorn football team. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... The Nebraska Cornhuskers, or Huskers, are the athletic teams of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Under the current bowl system, the Longhorns played their first Bowl Championship Series game in 2005 at the Rose Bowl against the University of Michigan. The game was the first meeting between the two storied teams and the Longhorns' first trip to the Rose Bowl for a BCS game. The Longhorns defeated the Wolverines 38-37 thanks to a successful field goal kick by Dusty Mangum as time expired off the clock. Three ex-Longhorns from the 2005 Rose Bowl team, Cedric Benson, Derrick Johnson, and Bo Scaife, were selected in the 2005 NFL Draft. For other uses of the abbreviation BCS, please see BCS (disambiguation). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... Dusty (#14) kicks an extra point during the Arkansas Game. ... Cedric Myron Benson (born December 28, 1982 in Midland, Texas) is an American football running back. ... Derrick OHara Johnson (born November 11, 1982 in Waco, Texas) is an American football player linebacker drafted fifteenth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Oliver Edward Bo Scaife III (born January 6, 1981 in Waco, Texas, USA) is an American football tight end drafted 179th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. ... The 2005 NFL Draft took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005. ...


The Longhorns are currently coached by Mack Brown. Longhorn football coach, Mack Brown, puts his horns up on ESPN2s Cold Pizza. ...


2005-2006 Texas Longhorns football

Main article: 2005 Texas Longhorn football team
In the 2006 Rose Bowl, Vince Young led Texas to a fourth National Championship to cap the 2005 season
In the 2006 Rose Bowl, Vince Young led Texas to a fourth National Championship to cap the 2005 season

Brown, who was often lauded for his recruiting while being criticized for failing to win championships, followed up a strong 2004 season on the field with an extremely successful 2005 recruiting season by securing the top-ranked recruiting class (the 2005 recruiting season is for players entering the University in Fall 2006). With the exception of Cedric Benson, Derrick Johnson, and Bo Scaife, Texas returned most of their key players from 2004 - 2005, including red-shirt Junior Quarterback Vince Young. The Texas Football website trumpets the win. ... Image File history File links Si_cov_010606_300. ... Image File history File links Si_cov_010606_300. ... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cedric Myron Benson (born December 28, 1982 in Midland, Texas) is an American football running back. ... Derrick OHara Johnson (born November 11, 1982 in Waco, Texas) is an American football player linebacker drafted fifteenth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Oliver Edward Bo Scaife III (born January 6, 1981 in Waco, Texas, USA) is an American football tight end drafted 179th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. ... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ...


Texas was given a pre-season #2 ranking (behind defending National Champions University of Southern California) by Sports Illustrated magazine, and was also ranked second in the AP and USA Today coaches pre-season polls. They maintained those rankings throughout the entire 2005 - 2006 season. The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern California and Southern Cal), located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Associated Press logo The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ...


On October 24, Texas passed USC in the Bowl Championship Series rankings because a strong showing in the computer rankings, which favored the Longhorns because of the overall strength of their opponents, as well as the week before's win over previously unbeaten Texas Tech. The first place ranking was the first ever for Texas in the BCS era, and the first top ranking in any major football poll since October 8th, 1984, when they were atop both the Associated Press and Coaches polls. [7] The 0.0007 percent margin separating Texas from USC was the slimmest margin between the top two teams since the inception of BCS rankings.[8] October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... For other uses of the abbreviation BCS, please see BCS (disambiguation). ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The stay at the top was short-lived. With the October 31st BCS rankings, Texas remained first in the computer rankings, with Virginia Tech actually pulling even with USC for number 2 in the computer rankings. However, USC remained atop both human polls and was able to reclaim the top overall ranking. Texas and USC ended up winning out their seasons and faced each other in the National Championship, which Texas won, 41-38. This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ...


2005-2006 Texas Longhorns football schedule
Date Rank* Opponent Result Game, site
September 3, 2005 No. 2 Louisiana-Lafayette W 60-3
September 10, 2005 No. 2 @ No. 4 Ohio State W 25-22
September 17, 2005 No. 2 Rice W 51-10
October 1, 2005 No. 2 @ Missouri W 51-20
October 8, 2005 No. 2 vs. Oklahoma W 45-12 Red River Shootout, Cotton Bowl (Dallas, Texas)
October 15, 2005 No. 2 No. 24 Colorado W 42-17
October 22, 2005 No. 2 No. 10 Texas Tech W 52-17
October 29, 2005 No. 2 @ Oklahoma State W 47-28
November 5, 2005 No. 2 @ Baylor W 62-0
November 12, 2005 No. 2 Kansas W 66-14
November 25, 2005 No. 2 Texas A&M W 40-29 Lone Star Showdown
December 3, 2005 No. 2 vs. Colorado W 70-3 Big 12 Championship Game, Reliant Stadium (Houston, Texas)
January 4, 2006 No. 2 vs. No. 1 USC W 41-38 † BCS National Championship, Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)
February 2, 2006 No. 1 Final Poll (65 1st place votes; 1,625 points

* Rankings are from the Associated Press poll released prior to each game.
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Basketball

Brandon Mouton shoots a free throw during a UT Basketball game.
Brandon Mouton shoots a free throw during a UT Basketball game.

In recent years, the men's basketball team has gained prominence. In 2003, the basketball team advanced to the NCAA Tournament Final Four round, and in 2004 advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round. In 2005, they tied for the Big 12 Conference regular season championship, but lost to the Kansas Jayhawks in the Big 12 Conference tournament championship game, 80-68. In the 2006 NCAA Tournament they would advance to the Elite Eight, losing to Louisiana State University in overtime. Image File history File links 100_years_of_University_of_Texas_Longhorns_basketball. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x767, 359 KB) Licensing This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Enoch Lai. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x767, 359 KB) Licensing This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Enoch Lai. ... In basketball, free throws or foul shots are attempts to score points unopposed from the free throw line (informally known as the charity stripe), and are generally awarded after a foul by the opposing team. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... NCAA Basketball logo The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... Disambiguation: March Madness comes from the phrase Mad as a March Hare. In England, the phrase March Madness may refer to wasteful spending at the end of a budget year. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... NCAA Mens Basketball Division I Championship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Disambiguation: March Madness comes from the phrase Mad as a March Hare. In England, the phrase March Madness may refer to wasteful spending at the end of a budget year. ... Memorial Tower. ...


Texas entered the 2006 Championship Tournament as a second seed. 2006 Also marks the 100th anniversary of basketball at UT, and special logos have been placed on the uniforms to commemorate this anniversary. Disambiguation: March Madness comes from the phrase Mad as a March Hare. In England, the phrase March Madness may refer to wasteful spending at the end of a budget year. ...


The women's basketball team has long been a national power, especially during the late 1980s (winning a National Title in 1986) and through the 1990s. Both teams play home games in the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. This year (2005-2006) they went into the season ranked #2 in the nation until they were beat by the #1 Duke Blue Devils in East Rutherford, New Jersey and the Tennessee Lady Vols. The Frank C. Erwin Jr. ... Blue Devils is the mascot for Duke Universitys athletic teams. ... Map highlighting East Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ...


Baseball

Texas baseball team with the 2006 Lone Star Showdown trophy
Texas baseball team with the 2006 Lone Star Showdown trophy

The University's baseball team is considered one of the best in the nation with more trips to the College World Series (CWS) than any other school, extending their record in 2005 to 32 appearances. Texas has also won more individual games in the CWS than any other school, though they do not have the most championships. Texas has won the CWS six times: 1949, 1950, 1970, 1983, 2002 and 2005. The team was runner-up five other times: 1953, 1984, 1985, 1989 and 2004. Former Longhorns who went on to success in the pros include Roger Clemens, Calvin Schiraldi, Burt Hooton, Keith Moreland, Spike Owen, Greg Swindell and Huston Street. Image File history File links Texas_wins_2006_Lone_Star_Showdown_trophy. ... Image File history File links Texas_wins_2006_Lone_Star_Showdown_trophy. ... The Lone Star Showdown is the official moniker for all varsity mens and womens athletics competitions between Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II in St. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... The 2005 College World Series will be held June 17 through 27, 2005 in Omaha, Nebraska. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket, is one of the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest pitchers of all time[1]. He has won seven Cy Young awards... Burt Carlton Hooton (born February 7, 1950 in Greenville, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Chicago Cubs (1971_75), Los Angeles Dodgers (1975-84) and Texas Rangers (1985). ... Spike Dee Owen (born April 19, 1961 in Cleburne, Texas) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Seattle Mariners (1983-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-88), Montreal Expos (1989-92), New York Yankees (1993) and California Angels (1994-95). ... Forest Gregory Swindell (born January 2, 1965 Fort Worth, Texas - ) was a pitcher with a 17-year career from 1986 to 2002. ... Huston Lowell Street (born August 2, 1983 in Austin, Texas) is a relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics currently best known for being named the 2005 American League Rookie of the Year. ...


In January of 2006, Texas is listed at number 1 in both major pre-season polls. The team plays home games on Disch-Falk Field. Disch Falk Field is the baseball field of the University of Texas at Austin. ...


Golf

Texas has a strong golf tradition, winning National Titles in 1971 and 1972 and finishing runner-up four other times. Several former Longhorn players have gone on to success on the PGA Tour including: Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Phil Blackmar, Mark Brooks, Bob Estes, and Justin Leonard. Legendary golf instructor Harvey Penick was a long-time Texas coach. // Tom Kite (born December 9, 1949 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Harvey Penick (October 23, 1904–April 2, 1995) was a well-known golf pro and instructor. ...


Gymnastics

The University of Texas does not field a varsity gymnastics squad. However, the University is home to two club gymnastics teams. The women's gymnastics team won a national title on April 16, 2005 at the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs competition, and the men's team finished second, missing out on the national title by seven-tenths of a point to Penn State. Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings and handstands. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ...


Volleyball

Texas has a strong women's volleyball tradition, with its teams finishing in the top 25 in the nation 19 out of the last 23 years, as well as two #2 finishes. Texas won the national championship in 1981 and 1988 and was runner-up to Nebraska in 1995. It also sent Demetria Sance to the 2000 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. The team plays home games in Gregory Gymnasium. Two longstanding traditions exist in which the fans interact with the team and each other; when Texas makes a stuff block, the players yell "Whose House?" and the fans respond with "Horns' House!" In addition, whenever a point is made by Texas, the announcer will say "Point Texas!" and the fans respond with "Point Texas!" 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nebraska Cornhuskers, or Huskers, are the athletic teams of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Nickname The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach, A-Town, The ATL Location Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Government Country State Counties United States Georgia Fulton County, Georgia DeKalb County, Georgia Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 132. ... Gregory Gymnasium is the current home of the University of Texas Longhorn Womens Volleyball team, and former home of the Longhorn Basketball and Swimming teams. ...

Gold Silver Bronze
2004 9 4 6
2000 9 9 2
1996 7 2 3
1992 5 3 3
1988 5 4 1
1984 5 1 0
Prev. 8 1 0
Total 48 24 15

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Swimming and diving

In addition, Texas has won nine National Titles in men's swimming and diving (1981, 1988-1991, 1996, 2000-2002) and nine in Women's Swimming and Diving (1981-82, 1984-88, 1990-91). Texas women's cross country won a National Title in 1986. Women's tennis claimed the title in 1993 and 1995. Women's track and field achieved national indoor titles in 1986, 1988, 1990, 1998-99, and outdoor titles in 1982, 1986, 1998-99, 2005. Volleyball achieved titles in 1981 and 1988.


Several Longhorn athletes have had success at the Olympics over the years. The table at right shows Longhorn medals won in the Summer Olympics. For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ...


Intramural sports

UT was chosen number 1 by SI
UT was chosen number 1 by SI

UT offers a large number of intramural sports opportunities. Some of these teams compete with other university clubs. Sports Illustrated cover, October 7, 2002. ... Sports Illustrated cover, October 7, 2002. ...


The women's volleyball club won National Championship honors at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Collegiate Volleyball Sport Club Championships April 14 - April 16, 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri. Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams, separated by a high net, hit a ball back and forth over the net between the teams. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Official website: http://www. ...


Rivalries

The University's biggest rival is Texas A&M University, although UT considers the Oklahoma Sooners to also be important rivals in football, especially in recent years due to the prominence of both programs. Texas has other important rivalries as well. Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... The University of Oklahomas sports teams are called the Sooners, a nickname given to early Oklahoma land rush pioneers. ...


Texas A&M

The Texas/Texas A&M rivalry has given rise to several stereotypes on both sides: Aggies are generally portrayed as ignorant and dumb farmers, while Longhorns are portrayed as highbrow and arrogant city-slickers. The annual football game with Texas A&M takes place the day after Thanksgiving each year. In an attempt to generate more attention for the rivalry in sports other than football, in 2004 the two schools started the Lone Star Showdown, a trial two-year program. Essentially, each time the two schools meet in a sport, the winner of the matchup gets a point. At the end of the year, the school with the most points wins the series and will receive a trophy. Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is an annual holiday observed in the United States and Canada to celebrate being thankful for the things one has. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lone Star Showdown is the official moniker for all varsity mens and womens athletics competitions between Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin. ...


Aspects of the rivalry include:

  • Each school mentions the other in their fight song (Texas with "and it's goodbye to A&M" in Texas Fight, and the Aggies singing about Texas for essentially the entire second verse of the Aggie War Hymn)
  • The last regular season football game is reserved for their matchup
  • Each school has elaborate pre-game preparations for the annual football clash, including the Aggie Bonfire and the Hex Rally
  • Texas has a unique lighting scheme for the UT Tower after wins over Texas A&M
  • In the past, mischief has preceded the annual game, such as "kidnapping" each other's mascots

Texas Fight is the official fight song of the University of Texas at Austin and was written by Colonel Walter S. Hunnicutt in collaboration with James E. King, then director of the Marlin High School Band. ... ... The Aggie Bonfire was a long-lasting tradition begun in 1909 at Texas A&M University until a tragic accident in 1999. ... Hex Rally (sometimes Texas Hex) is a pep rally at The University of Texas at Austin that occurs in the week prior to the annual football game between the Texas Longhorns and their main rivals, the Texas A&M Aggies. ...

University of Oklahoma

There is also a long-standing rivalry with the University of Oklahoma. The football game between the University of Texas and Oklahoma is known as the "Red River Shootout" (the official name of the event was changed to "Red River Rivalry", most likely due to political correctness) and is held annually in Dallas, Texas at the Cotton Bowl. This name has come to refer to the two schools' contests in other major team sports as well. The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma is an institution of higher learning located in Oklahoma. ... 2001 Red River Shootout in the Cotton Bowl For the 100th meeting in 2005, SBC has bought sponsorship rights The Red River Shootout is a common name for the annual college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the University of Texas Longhorns. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... Nickname: Big D Official website: www. ... For the Cotton Bowl game, please see Cotton Bowl (game). ...


In recent years, this rivalry has taken on added significance, since both football programs have been highly ranked and compete in the same division of the Big 12 conference. The Red River Rivalry has given rise to a great deal of negative stereotyping on the part of both fanbases: Sooners are often portrayed as poor, ignorant hillbillies envious of the state of Texas while Longhorns are portrayed as arrogant, self-glorifying pretend cowboys. Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq. ...


Aspects of the rivalry include:

The South Oval in Norman, OK
The South Oval in Norman, OK
  • The Red River Shootout being played on neutral turf in a stadium split with each team having an equal number of supporters on each side of the 50 yard line
  • Further division of the Cotton Bowl by having Texas state flags flying around the Longhorn end of the stadium and Oklahoma state flags flying around the Sooner end.
  • Images of upside-down Longhorn logos and Hook 'em hand signals, known by Sooner fans as the "Horns Down" sign, on the part of OU as well as various chants deriding each team
  • Prior to the game, a ball is run from the 50 yard line of each school's football field to the cotton bowl by members of each school's ROTC. Though more than 50 game balls are used during the game, the first balls used by each side is the ball that is run from their stadiums.
  • A prominent red and white slogan on the pavement at a busy pedestrian area of the South Oval of the OU Norman campus reminds OU students daily to "Beat the Hell out of Texas".
  • The University of Texas holds its annual Torchlight Parade during the week of the Red River Shootout.

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Others

Many other schools consider UT among their biggest rivals. This list includes most other colleges in Texas, but especially Baylor (located just up Interstate 35 from UT), Texas Tech, and Houston. Texas is also the biggest rival of the University of Arkansas which may be attributed to their long tenure as the two eponymous state schools of the former Southwest Conference, or to the 1969 game between the two, which decided the national championship in favor of the Longhorns. So far the Longhorns' most distant rival is the University of Southern California Trojans. Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... Interstate 35 (abbreviated I-35 or in some parts of Texas IH-35) is an interstate highway running north-south in the central United States. ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas (USA) established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern California and Southern Cal), located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ...


Facilities

Major sporting facilities and their main use include:

In addition, the University of Texas has numerous practice, training, and intramural facilities. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, USA is home to The University of Texas at Austin Longhorn football team. ... The Frank C. Erwin Jr. ... Disch Falk Field is the baseball field of the University of Texas at Austin. ... Mike A. Myers Stadium is the home of the University of Texas track and field and soccer teams, and it is the home of the USATF Elite Running Circuit Austin Track Club. ... The Red and Charline McCombs Field is the current home of the University of Texas Longhorn Womens Softball team. ... Gregory Gymnasium is the current home of the University of Texas Longhorn Womens Volleyball team, and former home of the Longhorn Basketball and Swimming teams. ... The Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center is an aquatic facility at the University of Texas at Austin. ...


Traditions

Texas is a tradition-rich school, and many of those traditions are associated with athletics events, especially football. Some UT traditions include:

  • Bevo - the school mascot, a live Texas longhorn steer present for football games and other special events
  • Big Bertha - the world's largest drum
  • "The Eyes of Texas" - the school song
  • Hook 'em Horns - the school hand signal
  • "Texas Fight" - the school fight song
  • Texas - Fight! cheer - one side of the stadium yells "Texas!" and then the other side yells "Fight" - this is usually repeated several times
  • Script Texas - half-time routine by the Longhorn Band
  • Smokey the Cannon - fired in celebration on game day at the moment of kickoff and after UT scores
  • The University of Texas Longhorn Band, nicknamed The Showband of the Southwest
  • Cheerleading by the Texas cheerleaders and Pom squads
  • Lighting the UT Tower (also known as the Main Building) in different colors for various types of sporting victories
  • Read the rest - Students from Texas A&M University and the University of Oklahoma usually taunt Texas students by threatening to "saw off" the horns of Bevo, citing the Bible verse Psalms 75:10, "I shall cut off the horns of the wicked." As it turns out, that's not the entire verse however, and as a response, Texas students tell Aggies and Sooners to "read the rest." The rest of the verse is "but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up." This appears on shirts, usually with "Hook 'Em" written underneath.

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Quotes

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  • "... why, some say the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why - 35 years ago - why fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the Moon, we choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard ..."
  • "When the challenger meets the champion and the challenger wins, there is a new champion."
    • Wayne Hardin, coach of the US Naval Academy, ranked #2 prior to the 1963 Cotton Bowl, hoping to pull off an upset of #1 Texas. At the time, the prevailing custom was for the final polls to come out in advance of the bowl game, meaning Texas had already been crowned the National Champions. Texas coach Darrell Royal replied, "We're ready." and the Longhorns went on to win the game.

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Notes

  1.  Board of Regents Meeting Minutes - July 31, 1970 The University of Texas System. Accessed February 27, 2006.
  2.  The University of Texas Style Guidelines - signed by UT president Larry Faulkner. Accessed February 27, 2006.
  3.  Berry, Margaret C. Entry for The University of Texas at Austin from the Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed December 1, 2005.
  4.  Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
  5.  Young, Meghan Regents approve stadium upgrades November 10, 2005 The Daily Texan.
  6.  Longhorns choose Daktronics for HD video display
  7.  Veyhl, Jake Longhorns Number 1 for First Time in BCS Rankings October 25, 2005 The Daily Texan
  8.  Harmonson, Todd Texas ascends to No. 1 in BCS ahead of USC October 25, 2005 The San Diego Union-Tribune

Larry Faulkner presenting at the May 10, 2004 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board meeting. ... The Handbook of Texas (ISBN 0-87611-151-7) is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published jointly by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Daily Texan is the student newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin. ... The San Diego Union-Tribune is a daily newspaper published in San Diego, California by the Copley Press. ...

References

  1. ^ Division I-A All-Time Wins. College Football Database.

External links

Big 12 Conference
North Division: ColoradoIowa StateKansasKansas State • Missouri • Nebraska
South Division: BaylorOklahoma • Oklahoma State • TexasTexas A&MTexas Tech

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