UT Athletics http://kut.org en UT Austin to Sell Alcohol at Longhorn Athletic Games Starting Friday http://kut.org/post/ut-austin-sell-alcohol-longhorn-athletic-games-starting-friday <p><strong>Update: </strong>UT Austin says it will start selling beer and wine at Red &amp; Charline McCombs Field Friday&nbsp;when&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Texas Softball hosts the Texas Invitational.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">“This trial will be in effect this spring for all remaining men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball games, and the fan fest area at the Texas Relays,” said UT Men’s Athletics Director Steve Patterson in a statement released Thursday. “We could look into expanding it for other sports events next fall provided the outcome of the trial is positive.”</span></p><p>At the end of the 2014 spring sports season, UT officials, along with&nbsp;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">UT Police, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and UT Athletics concessionaire Sodexho Sports and Leisure,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;say they will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the trial to see if alcohol will be served at other sporting events.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">The beer and wine trial will not include the spring football game on April 19 at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 04:53:58 +0000 Kate McGee 9856 at http://kut.org UT Austin to Sell Alcohol at Longhorn Athletic Games Starting Friday In Black America Podcast: T. J. Ford http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-t-j-ford <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with T. J. Ford. Terrance Jerod “T. J.” Ford was born on March 24, 1983 in Baytown, Texas. From a young age, Ford dreamed of being a basketball player.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before long, Ford experienced championship success for himself when he led </span><a href="http://www.willowridgealumni.com">Willowridge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.willowridgealumni.com"> High Schoo</a>l to the Class </span>5A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Texas State Basketball Championship. His team was so dominant during that period, with teammates Daniel Ewing and Ivan McFarland, that they posted a 62 game winning streak. After high school, he decided to stay close to home and play basketball at the University of Texas at Austin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128036090&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="662.2222290039063px"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 18:52:55 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9484 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: T. J. Ford Mack Brown Leaving UT Longhorns After Bowl Game http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-leaving-ut-longhorns-after-bowl-game <p>Texas Longhorn’s Football Coach Mack Brown is leaving the team after 16 years.</p><p>In an email released Saturday night, Brown said the Longhorn job was the best in the country and that he wants to team to get back to the top of college football.</p><p>"<span style="line-height: 1.5;">I sincerely want it to get back to the top and that's why I am stepping down after the bowl game. I hope with some new energy, we can get this thing rolling again," Brown said.</span></p><p>UT-Austin president Bill Powers and new athletic director Steve Patterson heaped praise on Brown in the release. &nbsp;Patterson said Brown was a, "...<span style="line-height: 1.5;">tremendous coach, mentor, leader and ambassador for our university and our student-athletes." While Powers simple said,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mack is just the best and he will be missed."</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124894342&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:58:08 +0000 Ben Philpott & Roy Varney 9351 at http://kut.org Mack Brown Leaving UT Longhorns After Bowl Game Steve Patterson Named UT's Next Athletic Director http://kut.org/post/steve-patterson-named-uts-next-athletic-director <p>After much speculation, University of Texas President Bill Powers confirmed that Steve Patterson will succeed DeLoss Dodds as athletic director of the university later this fall, who is retiring after 32 years as the school's A.D.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:04:42 +0000 Andrew Weber 9099 at http://kut.org Steve Patterson Named UT's Next Athletic Director