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Athlete’s mental toughness as important as physical strength, say sport psychologists

Athlete’s mental toughness as important as physical strength, say sport psychologists

Don’t Even Think About It: Former baseball player Ray Knight said, ‘Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary’ and very succinctly summed up about half of the tenets of sport psychology. Much-loved Longhorn and coaching legend Darrell Royal summed up the other half when he stated, ‘Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.’

Twenty-seven Longhorns represent six countries in 2008 Olympic Games

Twenty-seven Longhorns represent six countries in 2008 Olympic Games

Going for Gold: Twenty-two current or former Longhorn student-athletes have earned spots on their respective countries’ 2008 Olympic team and a total of 27 athletes and coaches will represent their countries from Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China.