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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.

Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

First came the fiery attacks last summer as the NAACP approved a resolution condemning perceived racist elements within the Tea Party movement. A few days later, United States Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign after a video taken out of context showed her regaling an audience with a story about how…   » Continue Reading

Texas Affirms Commitment to Big 12 Conference

Texas Affirms Commitment to Big 12 Conference

The University of Texas at Austin will continue competing in the Big 12 Conference, university officials confirmed today.

Commentator Frank Deford to Discuss Intersection of Sports and Society at McGarr Symposium, April 1

Event:: Six-time "U.S. Sportswriter of the Year" winner Frank Deford will discuss the cultural trends he's seen over 50 years of covering sports as an author and commentator. The Deford speech is free and open to the public. There will be a question-and-answer period after the speech. When: 4 p.m., April 1. Where: The Texas…   » Continue Reading

Longhorn Student-Athletes Lead the Nation with 10 Academic All-America Selections

When it comes to giving out final grades to the 2007-08 University of Texas at Austin student-athletes for their performance in the classroom, only one can do justice.