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Bevo honored as best live animal mascot in college football

Does the Longhorns’ current record have you down? Then this might brighten your day: Bevo was recently named the best live animal mascot in all of college football. Bevo, which has served as the Longhorns’ mascot for nearly 100 years, beat out LSU’s “Mike,” Baylor’s bears and the Aggies’ Reveille … Read More

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Watch 24,152 golf balls transform into a mosaic of Jordan Spieth

You have seen him hoisting trophies, wearing green jackets, being serenaded by Miss Texas and photobombing PGA tour bystanders, but you’ve never seen him like this — recreated in 24,152 golf balls. To honor former Longhorn and golf wunderkind Jordan Spieth’s terrific year — in which he took home … Read More

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Mostly disgusting cake tells story of this year’s Red River Rivalry

It’s been almost two weeks since Texas’ season-changing triumph over Oklahoma in the 2015 Red River Rivalry showdown, but this cake is too good and/or disgusting to ignore. Don’t ask us what the cow — erm — piles are made of, because we don’t know. R.I.P. Read More

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Hook ‘Em sign, taco emojis debut with new Apple update

In the November of 1955, then-UT head cheerleader Harley Clark  introduced what would become Texas’ most famous hand gesture — the Hook ‘Em Horns sign. Almost 60 years later, the hand sign has been immortalized not just by the tens of thousands of students and alumni who use it and have used it, … Read More

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Texas Tribune Fest 2015: Follow ‘One on one with Mike Perrin’ live

Interim Athletic Director of the University of Texas Mike Perrin sits down with the Texas Tribune’s Matthew Watkins Saturday at 1:45 p.m. Follow live updates from Ryan Autullo. Read More

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Send us your photos of the late Bevo XIV

The University of Texas announced today that the school’s beloved mascot since 2004, Bevo XIV, has lost his battle to bovine leukemia. The news comes not long after Bevo XIV’s retirement from the public eye as the Longhorns’ sideline mascot. Do you have photos of the late Bevo XIV? … Read More

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Farewell, Bevo XIV

After more than 10 years as the University of Texas’ beloved sideline mascot, Bevo XIV is set to retire following a cancer diagnosis. Bevo XIV will be going out on a high note, following Texas’ recent victory over OU in the Red River Rivalry showdown in Dallas. [ … Read More

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Get well soon, Bevo!

On Wednesday it was announced that UT’s legendary bovine icon, Bevo, will miss the big Texas-OU game this weekend due to a ‘life-threatening condition.’ As people took to social media to wish him well, it became clear just how many people love Bevo, no matter if they are Texas fans … Read More

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Texas DB coach Chris Vaughn enticing recruits with drawings posted to Twitter

Technically speaking, college coaches aren’t supposed to name potential recruits until they sign a National Letter of Intent or financial aid agreement. Technically speaking, Texas defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn hasn’t named names, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out who he is talking about in … Read More

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Jordan Spieth’s last days on historic PGA tour: photobombs, humble words and record earnings

Having you been tuning out for the last part of the PGA tour? Here is what you may have missed from the last days of former Longhorn Jordan Spieth’s historic season: With a Tour Championship victory at East Lake Golf Club on Sunday, former Longhorn and golf wunderkind Jordan Spieth reclaimed the world … Read More

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Fox Sports: ‘The burnt orange jersey is as classic as it gets’

Fox Sports recently set about naming the 25 best college football uniforms. Though many of the rankings — or at least the justifications for each — seem to fall to Fox Sports’ personal proclivities for certain colors, we won’t argue with Texas’ top spot on the list. “The burnt … Read More

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Internet reacts to Ed Freeman’s injury in Cal game with ‘American Sniper’ parody, mean tweets

Many believed Ed Freeman’s fall in the last few minutes of Saturday night’s game to be a fake injury, a ploy to slow Cal’s offense. Gifs, like the following from SB Nation, mocked the move from the Texas linebacker. https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/status/645407553304793088 Freeman told the American-Statesman on Monday that he … Read More

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Ricky Williams to Buzzfeed: ‘Sometimes I feel like I wasted at least five years of my life playing football’

This time 20 years ago, Ricky Williams was just beginning his record-breaking, Heisman-winning run as running back for the University of Texas Longhorns. Nowadays, he works as a sports analyst for the Longhorns Network’s “Texas GameDay” and is finally finishing up his bachelor’s degree at the University of … Read More

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Texas college football fandom, mapped

Are the Longhorns in the AP Top 25? No. Are three other Texas teams? Yes. But the hearts of the geographic majority of the Lone Star State belong to the University of Texas, according to a new study. To identify where loyalties lie, the Remington Research Group conducted 1,900 interviews … Read More

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Explore a timeline of ousted UT athletic director Steve Patterson

University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves has fired UT athletic director Steve Patterson. During his 22-month career at UT, fans grew outraged over higher ticket prices and Patterson battled the perception that his cool demeanor simply does not fit UT’s style. Explore a timeline of his career at UT below: … Read More

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Need a reason to be more hyped? Watch this fan-made preview for the 2015 Texas Longhorns

Need any more reasons to be excited for Saturday’s kickoff game against Notre Dame? We didn’t think so, but just in case, it can’t hurt to check out this fan-made hype video: Saturday’s game in South Bend against the 11th-ranked Notre Dame kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Read More

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Miss Texas uses rap pickup line on Jordan Spieth at Texas Rangers game

What’s the best way to former Longhorn turned golf wunderkind Jordan Spieth’s heart? Current Miss Texas Shannon Sanderford thought it might be rap. At Tuesday’s Rangers game in Arlington, both famous Texans threw out first pitches, and then Sanderford showed off her rhyming talent for the upcoming Miss America pageant. Her last … Read More

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Vince Young will wear a Cal shirt if Texas loses to Bears

If the Longhorns lose to the Bears in their upcoming Sept. 19 game, one sight that Texas fans will have to endure is Vince Young shedding his burnt orange for a Cal shirt. Before pitchforks are raised, we should mention that it’s not because of a change of heart. The … Read More

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Jordan Spieth drinks out of Claret Jug while aboard plane with Zach Johnson

When former Longhorn and golf wunderkind Jordan Spieth lost the British Open Monday, his historic bid for a Grand Slam slipped away. But that didn’t stop Spieth from being the first one to hug and congratulate the winner, Zach Johnson. Spieth, a die-hard Texas sport fan and the most buzzed-about rising … Read More

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A brief history of University of Texas icons

MacArthur “genius” and University of Texas at Austin professor David Hillis, recently profiled by the New York Times, has spent over a decade researching the evolutionary history of the Texas longhorn. Hillis’ investigation into Texas’ famed animal namesake inspired us to take a few moments to research the origins of … Read More