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Character Development of Young Athletes Will Be Focus of Groundbreaking UT Austin Effort

Character Development of Young Athletes Will Be Focus of Groundbreaking UT Austin Effort

AUSTIN, Texas — Recognizing the need for college and professional athletes to serve as leaders and role models, The University of Texas at Austin is launching a new center that will help young male and female athletes succeed on and off the field as responsible citizens.

Childhood Sports Participation Influences Adult Creativity

The kind of sports participation you engage in during childhood influences your level of creativity later in life, according to research findings from The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education.

University of Texas at Austin Explores its Tradition of Olympic Athletes

Event: The University of Texas at Austin has a deep tradition of athletics beyond football, baseball and basketball. Longhorn swimmers, divers and track and field athletes have made names for themselves beyond Texas on the national and international stages via the Olympics. From 1936 to 2010, 139 University of Texas at Austin student athletes have…   » Continue Reading

3-D Projection on University’s Tower Scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3

Event: A video production company will use the Tower at The University of Texas at Austin to film public service messages that will air on the Longhorn Network when it debuts Aug. 26. When: Evening hours of Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3 Background: The filming will include the projection of three-dimensional images on…   » Continue Reading

NCAA Releases Report on Student-athlete Academic Progress at The University of Texas at Austin

Athletic programs at The University of Texas at Austin once again have their annual set of data to prove the Longhorns are advancing toward their ultimate goal — to graduate all student-athletes.

Nine University of Texas at Austin Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards for High Academic Marks

A total of nine athletic teams at The University of Texas at Austin will receive public recognition awards for their latest multi-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR), the NCAA announced Tuesday (May 17). These teams include baseball, men's basketball, men's golf, men's tennis, women's golf, women's indoor track and field, women's outdoor track…   » Continue Reading

Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Barnes to Receive USBWA’s Good Guy Award

University of Texas at Austin men's basketball head coach Rick Barnes has been selected to receive the Good Guy Award from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The award honors both coaching excellence and cooperation with the news media.   Barnes will be presented with the Good Guy Award Friday, April 1, at the USBWA's…   » Continue Reading

Vice President Gregory J. Vincent to Receive PVIL Lifetime Achievement Award

Gregory J. Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Austin, will receive an honorary Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association (PVILCA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding work in helping to preserve the history of the organization and its members.

Two ESPN Veterans Named Vice Presidents for University of Texas at Austin Network

Two ESPN Veterans Named Vice Presidents for University of Texas at Austin Network

ESPN is gearing up for the debut of its network with The University of Texas at Austin by naming two ESPN employees with more than 40 years of combined experience at ESPN to top programming and production posts.

ESPN, IMG Introduce TV Network for The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin, ESPN and UT Athletics' multimedia rights partner IMG College announced today a 20-year contract agreement to create what soon will be the nation's largest 24-hour television network dedicated to covering a university's intercollegiate athletics, music, cultural arts and academics programs.