NBA Hall of Famer, Rhodes scholar and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley will be the keynote speaker at The University of Texas at Austin’s Basketball and American Culture Symposium, sponsored by the H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. In a talk titled “Values of the Game,” Bradley will discuss his basketball career while at Princeton University and in the NBA.
From basketball to Buddhism, the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin opened two distinct exhibitions this fall designed to intrigue fans of art, sports and history alike. See “The Rules of Basketball” and the “Into the Sacred City” exhibitions on view Sept. 16 through Jan. 13, 2013.
The sport of basketball has captivated the nation and the world for more than 120 years. This fall, a cross-campus collaboration at The University of Texas at Austin inspired by the 1891 "Original Rules of Basket Ball" document, captures the spirit and history of basketball from its humble beginnings in a Massachusetts YMCA to the grand spectacle of the modern NBA.
Event: Media is invited to view James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, which are on loan to The University of Texas at Austin, and discuss them with Longhorns coaches Rick Barnes and Gail Goestenkors and former coach Jody Conradt. When: Friday, Oct. 28, 10–10:45 a.m. Where: The Great Hall, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and… » Continue Reading
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
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.'