8/27/08 - Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN - The UT Tower is lit orange in celebration of LBJ's 100th birthday on Tuesday Aug. 26, 2008.

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Texas to light tower in honor of Big 12 swimming dominance

Posted February 24th, 2018

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That orange glow in the Austin sky tonight? It’s for the Texas swimming and diving teams.

The school announced Saturday afternoon that it will light the UT Tower in honor of both the men’s and women’s teams claiming Big 12 championships in their home pool.

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Longhorns swim coach Eddie Reese has a streak that should make Kansas basketball coach Bill Self jealous. With a victory Saturday, the Texas men will have secured 39 straight conference championships. The women will have claimed six straight titles.

At the end of Friday’s action, the men led West Virginia 723 points to 611 and the women were up 703-434.5 over the Mountaineers.

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