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  • Orange Tower Celebrates Teams, Texas

    Published: March 1, 2014

    It’s a weekend of celebrating milestones and achievements, starting with the men’s swimming and diving Big 12 championship on Saturday.

    The eighth-ranked Texas men are poised to win their 35th consecutive conference title under 36th-year head coach Eddie Reese, 31st-year associate head coach Kris Kubik and 20th-year diving coach Matt Scoggin. With one session remaining on Saturday afternoon, Texas leads with 769 points while West Virginia sits in second place with 543 points. TCU holds third place with 480 points. The Tower will be lit to honor the team’s championship. For final results and more information, visit

    Then Sunday, March 2, the Tower will glow again in recognition of Texas Independence Day. Read how Texas Independence Day came to the university in the story Texas takes a holiday. See an online exhibit about Texas Independence from the Briscoe Center for American History. Visit UT History Central for more university facts and stories. And read more about the university’s iconic Tower in two feature stories: How to Build a Tower and A Towering Mystery Solved.

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      Bruce7 said on March 3, 2014 at 6:10 p.m.
      Congratulations to the Swim & Div'g Team, and to the Best Coach on the 40 Acres, Coach E. Reese. Hook em God Bless Texas
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      Cory Leahy said on March 3, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.
      Hi Karen, The Tower was illuminated for Texas Independence Day. Matthew McConaughey's win at the Oscars Sunday night was a happy coincidence!
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      Karen Fraser said on March 3, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.
      Was UT Tower lit on Sunday 3/2/2014 only for Texas Independence Day or also for UT Alumni Matthew McConaughey's Oscar win?
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