UT Longhorn Football http://kut.org en Photos: Mack Brown & Wife Sally Honored by City http://kut.org/post/photos-mack-brown-wife-sally-honored-city <p>Former Longhorns head coach Mack Brown and wife &nbsp;Sally were honored by the City of Austin last night.</p><p>Austin Mayor Lee&nbsp;Leffingwell&nbsp;issued a proclamation marking Thursday, Jan. 30 as “Mack and Sally Brown Day” in the capitol city. <a href="http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-leaving-ut-longhorns-after-bowl-game">Brown resigned in December</a> after 16 seasons with 158-48 record, being <a href="http://kut.org/post/longhorns-welcome-charlie-strong-head-coach">replaced by Louisville’s Charlie Strong</a>.</p><p>See photos of the event in the slideshow above.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:54:41 +0000 KUT Staff 9690 at http://kut.org Photos: Mack Brown & Wife Sally Honored by City UT Regents Approve 5-year $25 Million Contract for Charlie Strong http://kut.org/post/ut-regents-approve-5-year-25-million-contract-charlie-strong <p>It's official: University of Texas Regents approved Charlie Strong's contract today. Strong will be paid $25.4 million over 5 years — $5 million per year with a $100,000 bonus available after every year.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:46:52 +0000 Andrew Weber 9530 at http://kut.org UT Regents Approve 5-year $25 Million Contract for Charlie Strong Longhorns Welcome Charlie Strong as Head Coach http://kut.org/post/longhorns-welcome-charlie-strong-head-coach <p>The Longhorns welcomed new head football coach Charlie Strong today in a press conference at Darrell K. Royal Stadium. And if the presser had a theme, it was simple: Integrity.&nbsp;</p><p>Strong told reporters he respected the foundation of Mack Brown's tenure, that the coach was a man with integrity, and that players must perform, both on and off the field, with integrity and accountability. Ultimately, Strong says his goal is to bring the Longhorns back into the national title conversation.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:06:17 +0000 Andrew Weber 9490 at http://kut.org Longhorns Welcome Charlie Strong as Head Coach Longhorns Fall to Oregon in Mack Brown's Final Game as Head Coach http://kut.org/post/longhorns-fall-oregon-mack-browns-final-game-head-coach <p><strong>Update: </strong>The Longhorns got trampled 30-7 by the University of Oregon Ducks tonight in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.&nbsp;</p><p>The Ducks ran two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling what was the farewell game for Longhorns' Head Coach Mack Brown, who is retiring after 16 seasons with UT.</p><p>Despite the loss -- and a 30-21 record in his final four seasons -- the crowd gave Brown a warm send-off. UT athletic director Steve Patterson has said the team intends to name Brown's successor by January 15th.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Original story: </strong>It's not unusual for the <a href="http://texassports.com/?path=football">University of Texas at Austin's football team</a> to appear in a post-season bowl game. But tonight, when the Longhorns take on Oregon in the <a href="http://www.alamobowl.com/main/">Alamo Bowl</a>, there is one twist: it is the last game as Head Coach for Mack Brown.</p><p>Brown became the Longhorns'&nbsp;28th head football coach on December 4, 1997.</p><p>On December 15, 2013, after months of speculation, Brown made the announcement that he will retire at the end of the 2013 season.</p><p>After a few disappointing seasons since 2010, many fans and observers have considered the team to be underperforming and were clamoring for change. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 03:58:46 +0000 KUT Staff 9450 at http://kut.org Longhorns Fall to Oregon in Mack Brown's Final Game as Head Coach Study: Black Male Student Athletes Overrepresented in UT Sports http://kut.org/post/study-black-male-student-athletes-overrepresented-ut-sports <p>African-American men make up only 1.8 percent of the University of Texas’ student body – but they comprise 68 percent of the university’s basketball and football players.</p><p>That’s one of the findings in a University of Pennsylvania study <a href="http://www.gse.upenn.edu/equity/sites/gse.upenn.edu.equity/files/publications/Harper_Williams_and_Blackman_(2013).pdf">[PDF]</a>, “Black Male Student-Athletes and Racial Inequities in NCAA Division I College Sports.”</p><p>The study finds that 43 percent of black male student athletes graduate from UT within six years. That compares to 62 percent of all student athletes, and 79 percent of all students.</p><p>In a comparison of universities where black male students are most over-represented in sports, UT ranks 14<sup>th</sup> out of 25. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:04:12 +0000 Syeda Hasan 9075 at http://kut.org Study: Black Male Student Athletes Overrepresented in UT Sports Shutdown Cancels Naval ROTC’s Long-Running Texas-OU Tradition http://kut.org/post/shutdown-cancels-naval-rotc-s-long-running-texas-ou-tradition <p>For 30 years the Naval ROTC unit at the University of Texas has run the Texas-OU game ball from Austin to Dallas. Their counterparts at the University of Oklahoma did the same.</p><p>But neither will be making the trip this year. It&rsquo;s not the death of a tradition &ndash; just another temporary casualty of the government shutdown.</p><p>The UT Naval ROTC unit is normally a part of the annual <a href="http://texasexes.org/get-involved/torchlight-parade.aspx">torchlight parade</a>, part of a huge pep rally in anticipation of the Red River Shootout in Dallas. As part of the ceremonies at the base of the UT Tower, Coach Mack Brown would normally hand the game ball to the commanding officer&nbsp; of the Naval ROTC student battalion.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F114602590&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=ff7700" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:24:16 +0000 Mark Gwin 8902 at http://kut.org Shutdown Cancels Naval ROTC’s Long-Running Texas-OU Tradition Red River Rivalry Fundraising a Growing Trend http://kut.org/post/red-river-rivalry-fundraising-growing-trend <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.35; ">More than 30 Texas legislators are hoping to cash in on the big Longhorn-Sooner rivalry game this weekend in Dallas, but they&#39;re not relying on bookies or their betting prowess.</span></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; ">The annual&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; ">SBC Red River Rivalry football game between the&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; ">University of Texas and Oklahoma University is</span></span>&nbsp;increasingly becoming a fundraising hotspot for lawmakers in both parties, who can rely on plenty of deep-pocketed donors to be in Dallas for the game-day festivities.&nbsp;While most of the legislators holding fundraisers represent districts in the Dallas area, recently more lawmakers from across the state, like state Reps.&nbsp;<a data-tooltip="/directory/ken-king/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/ken-king/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144); ">Ken King</a>, R-Canadian, and<a data-tooltip="/directory/todd-hunter/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/todd-hunter/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144); ">Todd</a><a data-tooltip="/directory/todd-hunter/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/todd-hunter/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144); "> Hunter</a>, R-Corpus Christi, are going to Dallas hoping to score big financially at the Cotton Bowl.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:29:22 +0000 David Maly, Texas Tribune 8894 at http://kut.org Red River Rivalry Fundraising a Growing Trend Longhorn Football Loses Legendary Player James Street http://kut.org/post/longhorn-football-loses-legendary-player-james-street <p>Former University of Texas quarterback James Street died Monday morning in his Austin home after suffering a heart attack. He was 65 years old.</p><p>Street played for Coach Darrell K. Royal from 1966 to 1969. He won all 20 games he started as quarterback &ndash; a feat no other Longhorn quarterback has repeated.</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:09:01 +0000 Carrie Powell 8827 at http://kut.org Longhorn Football Loses Legendary Player James Street After Ole Miss Loss, Mack Brown Pleads to UT Fans, Eyes Big 12 Play http://kut.org/post/after-ole-miss-loss-mack-brown-pleads-ut-fans-eyes-big-12-play <p>Following the weekend’s 44-23 loss to Ole Miss, Longhorn Football coach Mack Brown is realistic about the list of challenges facing the Longhorns and the <a href="post/mack-brown-longhorns-could-win-it-all-year">dismal performance</a> of his team so far this season.</p><p>“I’m more disappointed than anybody at the way we have started,” Brown said in a press conference on Monday. “It has kind of been the perfect storm. We’ve had injuries, we’ve had setbacks.”</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:08:05 +0000 Carrie Powell 8708 at http://kut.org After Ole Miss Loss, Mack Brown Pleads to UT Fans, Eyes Big 12 Play Longhorns Running Back Coach Accused in OSU Pay For Play Scandal http://kut.org/post/longhorns-running-back-coach-accused-osu-pay-play-scandal <p></p><p>University of Texas running back coach Larry Porter is accused of illicitly compensating players during his time at Oklahoma State University.</p><p>In&nbsp;<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20130910/oklahoma-state-part-1-money/?sct=hp_t12_a2&amp;eref=sihp">an investigative report by Sports Illustrated</a>, the Oklahoma State football program is at the center of numerous NCAA violations, ranging from player compensation to drug use. Porter, who coached there from 2002 to 2004, is in his first season with the Longhorns.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:36:22 +0000 Roy Varney 8655 at http://kut.org Longhorns Running Back Coach Accused in OSU Pay For Play Scandal After BYU Blowout, Longhorns Sack Defensive Coach Diaz http://kut.org/post/after-byu-blowout-longhorns-sack-defensive-coach-diaz <p>When the Longhorns prepare for their game against Ole Miss this Saturday, they’ll do so without Manny Diaz. Defensive coordinator Diaz was fired Sunday after the Longhorns suffered a 40-21 defeat against unranked Brigham Young University this weekend.</p><p>"Our performance on defense last night was unacceptable, and we need to change that," Longhorns head coach Mack Brown <a href="http://texassports.com/news/2013/9/8/FB_0908130601.aspx?path=football">said in a statement </a>on Sunday.&nbsp;The loss stung particularly given&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/mack-brown-longhorns-could-win-it-all-year">Brown’s preseason confidence</a>&nbsp;in the Horns this season.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:38:44 +0000 Emily Mathis & Roy Varney 8632 at http://kut.org After BYU Blowout, Longhorns Sack Defensive Coach Diaz Your Guide to Texas Longhorns Tailgating http://kut.org/post/your-guide-texas-longhorns-tailgating <p>College football is back. For many that means a chance to catch their favorite team in action. For others, it’s an opportunity to get down and celebrate.</p><p>The two come together in tailgating – that long held practice of grilling, drinking, and eating in a game day parking lot. When the University of Texas Longhorns open their season against New Mexico State Saturday night, expect to see tailgaters by the drove.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:05:00 +0000 Roy Varney 8578 at http://kut.org Your Guide to Texas Longhorns Tailgating Mack Brown: Longhorns Could Win It All This Year http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-longhorns-could-win-it-all-year <p>College football starts in two weeks - and Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown is ready.</p><p>“People have asked, 'Do you have a chance to win all the games?' We do,” Brown said at a news conference today.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:49:19 +0000 Ann Choi 8493 at http://kut.org Mack Brown: Longhorns Could Win It All This Year Why Austin's the Reason 7-Eleven Stays Open Around the Clock http://kut.org/post/why-austins-reason-7-eleven-stays-open-around-clock <p>If you're heading to 7-Eleven today for <a href="http://corp.7-eleven.com/Newsroom/2013NewsReleases/GetDownwithyourSlurpeeSelf/tabid/570/Default.aspx">a free Slurpee</a>, raise your glass to the city of Austin and her Texas Longhorns: After all, it was here in Austin the convenience store giant first went 24/7.</p><p>In <a href="http://corp.7-eleven.com/AboutUs/History/tabid/75/Default.aspx">its corporate history</a>, the Dallas-based chain writes that in 1963 “one 7-Eleven store in Austin, Texas, located close to the University of Texas, stayed so busy after a football game, it couldn’t close. The store just remained open.” That night’s success kept the store open 24 hours from there on out - inspiring other locations to do the same.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:55:33 +0000 Wells Dunbar 8341 at http://kut.org Why Austin's the Reason 7-Eleven Stays Open Around the Clock Mack Brown Suspends WR's, Says Horns Have 'Another Run' Left in Them http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-suspends-wrs-says-horns-have-another-run-left-them <p>As summer heats up, the Texas Longhorns are taking to the practice fields.</p><p>Today, UT Football Coach Mack Brown said, this year, the team is looking to rebound from last year’s lackluster season, that the team will move forward with Quarterback David Ash firmly at the helm and that wide receivers Cayleb Jones and Kendall Sanders will be suspended for the Horns' first game against New Mexico State. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:11:42 +0000 Andrew Weber 7975 at http://kut.org Mack Brown Suspends WR's, Says Horns Have 'Another Run' Left in Them