Texas fans dance as they wait for the start of an NCAA college football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]


Why was the Royal-Memorial student section still empty at kickoff vs. Oklahoma State?

Posted September 21st, 2019


It’s a sold-out game against Oklahoma State. Where were the Texas students at kickoff?

Still waiting to get into Royal-Memorial Stadium, apparently.

Texas officials had announced a new student entry policy after students rushed past security to get a good seat for the LSU game on Sept. 7: lining up for a wristband and entering through a single gate.

On Saturday, students reported long wait times to make it into Royal-Memorial Stadium for the Big 12 opener:

Texas Athletics reported opening additional gates, but student sections remained bare at the 6:30 p.m. kickoff.


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