The UT Tower is lit to celebrate a championship won by the school's athletic program. Brian K. Diggs/AMERICAN-STATESMAN -

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After men’s swimming and diving team wins NCAA title, Texas to light its tower

Posted March 25th, 2018


Following its win in the pool, Texas’ Longhorns will once again celebrate on land.

Texas will light the UT Tower on Sunday evening in recognition of the NCAA championship won by the men’s swimming and diving team on Saturday. Following campus tradition, a burnt orange “1” will be lit on all four sides of the tower.  Just last month, Texas lit the tower to honor the swimming and diving team’s win at the Big 12 meet.

Texas edged Cal and Indiana in Minneapolis to secure its 14th NCAA championship. Led by head coach Eddie Reese, UT has won four straight titles.


With the tower serving as a backdrop, UT’s swimmers and divers will take group photos in front on the Littlefield Fountain at 8:15 p.m.


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