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Darrell Royal Passes Away

Legendary Longhorns Football Coach and College Football Hall of Famer Darrell Royal has passed away in Austin, The University confirmed today. He was 88 years old.

New Book Gives Intimate Look at “The Coach,” Darrell K. Royal

New Book Gives Intimate Look at “The Coach,” Darrell K. Royal

A new book from The University of Texas Press, DKR: The Royal Scrapbook, uses an extraordinary collection of never-before-published photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, football ephemera and recollections to reveal the private man behind Longhorn football legend Darrell K. Royal.

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

Historic Basketball Rules Come to University of Texas

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

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

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.

Longhorn Football Player, McCombs Student Wins “Academic Heisman”

University of Texas at Austin senior defensive end Sam Acho has been named winner of the 21st National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame William V. Campbell Trophy, as college football's top student-athlete in combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership.