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Texas Longhorns football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2021 Texas Longhorns football team
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
First season 1893
Athletic director Chris Del Conte
Head coach Steve Sarkisian
1st season, 1–1 (.500)
Stadium Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
(capacity: 100,119 [1] )
FieldCampbell-Williams Field
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Austin, Texas
NCAA division Division I FBS
Conference Big 12 Conference
All-time record92437833 (.704)
Bowl record31242 (.561)
Claimed national titles4 (1963, 1969, 1970, 2005)
Unclaimed national titles5 (1914, 1941, 1968, 1977, 1981)
Conference titles32
Rivalries Oklahoma (rivalry)
Texas Tech (rivalry)
Arkansas (rivalry; dormant)
Nebraska (rivalry; dormant)
Texas A&M (rivalry; dormant)
TCU (rivalry)
Heisman winners2
Consensus All-Americans61 [2]
Current uniform
Texas longhorns foot unif.png
ColorsBurnt orange and white [3]
   
Fight song Texas Fight
Mascot Bevo
Marching band The University of Texas Longhorn Band
Outfitter Nike
Website texassports.com

The Texas Longhorns football program is the intercollegiate team representing the University of Texas at Austin (variously Texas or UT) in the sport of American football. The Longhorns compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) as a member of the Big 12 Conference. Their home games are played at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.

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With over 900 wins, and an all-time win-loss percentage of .705, the Longhorns rank 3rd and 7th on the all-time wins and win-loss records lists, respectively. Additionally, the iconic program claims 4 national championships, 32 conference championships, 100 First Team All-Americans (61 consensus), and 2 Heisman Trophy winners.

History

Beginning in 1893, the Texas Longhorns football program is one of the most highly regarded and historic programs of all time. [4] From 1936 to 1946 the team was led by Hall of Fame coach Dana X. Bible, [5] and then from 1957 to 1976 the team was led by Hall of Fame coach Darrell K Royal, [6] who won three national championships. [7] The first championship was in 1963 and the second was in 1969. [6] In 2009, ESPN ranked Texas as the seventh-most prestigious college football program since 1936. [8] In 2012, the football program was valued at $805 million, [9] more than the calculated value of several NFL teams.[ citation needed ] Texas is known for their post-season appearances, ranking second in number of bowl game appearances (55), [10] fourth in bowl game victories (29), most Southwest Conference football championships (27), and most Cotton Bowl Classic appearances [11] and victories. Other NCAA records include 108 winning seasons out of 122 total seasons, 24 seasons with 10 or more wins, 9 undefeated seasons, and 26 seasons with at most one loss or tie. From 1936 to 2012, the Longhorns football teams have been in the AP or coaches' rankings 66 out of 76 seasons (86.8% of the time), finishing those seasons ranked in the top twenty-five 48 times and the top ten 28 times. Texas claims four Division I-A national championships (1963, 1969, 1970 and 2005) and 32 conference championships (3 Big 12 Conference, 27 Southwest Conference, and 2 Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association).

A total of 129 (53 consensus and 22 unanimous) Texas players have been named to College Football All-America Teams, while two Longhorn players, Earl Campbell (1977) and Ricky Williams (1998), have won the Heisman Trophy, [12] "College football's most prestigious individual honor". [13] Seventeen Longhorns have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, while four are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In the beginning of the 2019 season, Texas' all-time record was 909–371–33 (.705), which ranked as the third-most wins [14] [15] at the end of the same season Texas' record was 916–375–33 (.704) losing a spot and ending up in fourth in NCAA Division I FBS history. [16]

Conference affiliations

Texas has been affiliated with four conferences and twice been an independent. [17]

Championships

National championships

Texas has been selected national champion in 9 seasons from NCAA-designated major selectors (including four from major wire-service: AP Poll and Coaches' Poll). [18] :107–109 The 1963, 1969, 1970, and 2005 championships are claimed by the school, while the remainder are not claimed. [19]

Claimed national championships:

YearCoachSelectorsRecordBowlFinal APFinal Coaches
1963 Darrell Royal AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FB News, Football Research, FW, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, NFF, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), UPI (Coaches), Williamson [18] :11311–0W Cotton No. 1No. 1
1969 Darrell RoyalAP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FACT, FB News, Football Research, FW, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, NFF, Poling, Sagarin, UPI (coaches), [18] :113 POTUS [20] [21] 11–0W Cotton No. 1No. 1
1970 Darrell RoyalBerryman, FACT, Litkenhous, NFF, UPI (coaches) [18] :11310–1L Cotton No. 3No. 1
2005 Mack Brown BCS, AP, Berryman, Billingsley, Colley, DeVold, Dunkel, Eck, FACT, FW, Massey, Matthews, NFF, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), Seattle Times, Sporting News, USA Today (coaches), Wolfe [18] :11513–0W Rose No. 1No. 1

Unclaimed national championships:

YearCoachSelectorsRecordBowlFinal APFinal Coaches
1914 David Allerdice Billingsley Report [18] :1118–0
1941 Dana X. Bible Berryman, Williamson System [18] :1128–1–1No. 4
1968 Darrell RoyalDevold System, Matthews Grid Ratings, Sagarin [18] :1139–1–1W Cotton No. 3No. 5
1977 Fred Akers Berryman, FACT, Sagarin (ELO-Chess) [18] :11411–1L Cotton No. 4No. 5
1981 Fred AkersNational Championship Foundation [18] :11410–1–1W Cotton No. 2No. 4

Conference championships

Texas has won 32 conference championships, 26 outright and six shared, spanning three conferences, the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Southwest Conference, and their current conference, the Big 12 Conference. [22] [17]

YearConferenceCoachOverall recordConference record
1913 TIAA Dave Allerdice 7–13–0
1914 TIAADave Allerdice8–04–0
1916 Southwest Conference Eugene Van Gent 7–25–1
1918 Southwest Conference William Juneau 9–04–0
1920 Southwest Conference Berry Whitaker 9–05–0
1928 Southwest Conference Clyde Littlefield 7–25–1
1930 Southwest ConferenceClyde Littlefield8–1–14–1
1942 Southwest Conference Dana X. Bible 9–25–1
1943 Southwest ConferenceDana X. Bible7–1–15–0
1945 Southwest ConferenceDana X. Bible10–15–1
1950 Southwest Conference Blair Cherry 9–26–0
1952 Southwest Conference Ed Price 9–26–0
1953Southwest ConferenceEd Price7–35–1
1959Southwest Conference Darrell Royal 9–25–1
1961Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal10–16–1
1962 Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal9–1–16–0–1
1963 Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal11–07–0
1968Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal9–1–16–1
1969 Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal11–07–0
1970 Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal10–17–0
1971 Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal8–36–1
1972 Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal10–17–0
1973 Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal8–37–0
1975Southwest ConferenceDarrell Royal10–26–1
1977 Southwest Conference Fred Akers S 11–18–0
1983 Southwest ConferenceFred AkersS 11–18–0
1990 Southwest Conference David McWilliams 10–28–0
1994Southwest Conference John Mackovic 8–44–3
1995 Southwest ConferenceJohn Mackovic10–2–17–0
1996 Big 12 Conference John Mackovic8–56–2
2005 Big 12 Conference Mack Brown 13–08–0
2009 Big 12 ConferenceMack Brown13–18–0

† Co-champions

Division championships

Texas has won a share of 7 Big 12 South titles, 5 of which resulted in an appearance in the Big 12 Championship Game. Texas is 3–2 in those appearances. As of 2011, the new ten team Big 12 Conference ceased to have divisions and conference championship games. [23]

YearDivisionOpponentCG resultNotes
1996 Big 12 South Nebraska W 37–27 notes
1999 Big 12 South Nebraska L 6–22 notes
2001 Big 12 South Colorado L 37–39 notes
2002Big 12 SouthN/A lost tiebreaker to Oklahoma notes
2005 Big 12 South Colorado W 70–3 notes
2008Big 12 SouthN/A lost tiebreaker to Oklahoma notes
2009 Big 12 South Nebraska W 13–12 notes

† Co-champions

Bowl games

At the end of the 2018 season, Texas is tied for second in all time bowl appearances in the NCAA FBS at 55, matching Georgia and trailing Alabama's 70 appearances. [24] (Note: Some years Texas went to two bowls although they were in different seasons)

Bowl gameNo. of appearancesFirst yearLast yearBowl record
Cotton Bowl 221943200311–10–1
Bluebonnet Bowl6196019873–2–1
Holiday Bowl 5200020113–2–0
Sun Bowl 4197819942–2–0
Sugar Bowl 4194820192–2–0
Alamo Bowl 5200620204–1–0
Orange Bowl 2194919652–0–0
Fiesta Bowl 2199720091–1–0
Rose Bowl 2^20052006^2–0–0^
BCS National Championship 2^2006^20101–1–0^
Gator Bowl 1197419740–1–0
Freedom Bowl1198419840–1–0
Texas Bowl2201420171–1–0
Total bowl appearances57Total bowl record31–24–2

^ The 2006 Rose Bowl was both the Rose Bowl Game and the sanctioned BCS National Championship Game, after that season the BCS NCG became a separate game unaffiliated with the major bowl games.

† The Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston was discontinued in 1988, but was replaced by the Houston Bowl (2000–2001) and the Texas Bowl (2006–current).

‡ The Freedom Bowl merged with the Holiday Bowl in 1995.

New Year's Six bowls and Bowl Championship Series games

Texas has played in four Bowl Championship Series games (including two BCS National Championships) and one New Year's Six bowl. Texas also played in two Bowl Alliance games (the precursor to the BCS): the 1995 Sugar Bowl and the 1997 Fiesta Bowl.

SeasonGameOpponentResult
2004 Rose Bowl No. 12 Michigan W 38–37
2005 Rose Bowl (BCS National Championship Game)No. 1 USC W 41–38
2008 Fiesta Bowl No. 10 Ohio State W 24–21
2009 BCS National Championship Game No. 1 Alabama L 21–37
2018 Sugar Bowl No. 5 Georgia W 28–21

Head coaches

There have been 31 head coaches since the inaugural team in 1893, with Steve Sarkisian being the current head coach of the Longhorns. [25]

No.CoachSeasonsYearsRecordPct
No coach118934–01.000
1 Reginald DeMerritt Wentworth 118946–1.857
2 Frank Crawford 118955–01.000
3 Harry Orman Robinson 118964–2–1.643
4 Walter F. Kelly 118976–2.750
5 David Farragut Edwards 118985–1.833
6 Maurice Gordon Clarke 118996–2.750
7 Samuel Huston Thompson 21900–190114–2–1.853
8 J. B. Hart 119026–3–1.650
9 Ralph Hutchinson 31903–190516–7–2.680
10 H. R. Schenker 119069–1.900
11 W. E. Metzenthin 21907–190811–5–1.676
12 Dexter W. Draper 119094–3–1.563
13 Billy Wasmund 119106–2.750
14 Dave Allerdice 51911–191533–7.825
15 Eugene Van Gent 119167–2.778
16 William Juneau 31917–191919–7.731
17 Berry Whitaker 31920–192222–3–1.865
18 E. J. Stewart 41923–192624–9–3.708
19 Clyde Littlefield 71927–193344–18–6.691
20 Jack Chevigny 31934–193613–14–2.483
21 Dana X. Bible 101937–194663–31–3.665
22 Blair Cherry 41947–195032–10–1.756
23 Ed Price 61951–195633–27–1.549
24 Darrell Royal 201957–1976167–47–5.774
25 Fred Akers 101977–198686–31–2.731
26 David McWilliams 51987–199131–26.544
27 John Mackovic 61992–199741–28–2.592
28 Mack Brown 161998–2013158–48.767
29 Charlie Strong 32014–201616–21.432
30 Tom Herman 42017–202032–18.640
31 Steve Sarkisian 12021–present1–1.500

Home stadium

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium with a view of the Godzillatron Memorial Stadium Pregame.JPG
Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium with a view of the Godzillatron

The Longhorns have played their home games in Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (formerly just "Memorial Stadium" and "Texas Memorial Stadium") on Campbell-Williams Field [26] since 1924. The stadium is located on the campus of The University of Texas in Austin, Texas. The current official stadium capacity is 100,119, [27] making it the second largest football venue in the state of Texas, [28] the largest in the Big 12 Conference, [29] the fifth largest on-campus stadium in the NCAA, and the seventh largest non-racing stadium in the world.

The stadium has been expanded several times since its original opening, and now includes 100,119 permanent seats, the nation's first high definition video display in a collegiate facility nicknamed "Godzillatron," [30] and a newly renovated Joe Jamail Field with FieldTurf. The current DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium and Big 12 attendance record was set on September 15, 2018 against USC with 103,507 spectators.

The final planned phase of the stadium's expansion includes the construction of permanent seating and an upper deck in the south end zone, completely enclosing the playing field. The stadium's seating capacity is expected to reach 112,000 once the south end zone is fully enclosed, which would mean DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium would surpass Michigan Stadium as the largest football stadium in North America. [31] However, the date of the final construction phase to fully enclose the south end zone has not been set nor have any funds been raised. Varying sources claim this phase may not take place for upwards of 10 to 15 years, though on March 11, 2014 an announcement was made that an exploratory committee has been formed regarding the expansion of the stadium in conjunction with the construction of the Dell Medical School on campus.

Before the Longhorns football team moved to DKR, they played their home games at Clark Field from 1887 [32] to 1924. Clark Field was a wooden-structured stadium located on the University of Texas campus. [33] The Longhorns last game at Clark Field before moving to brand new Memorial Stadium occurred on October 25, 1924. The Longhorns battled the Florida Gators to a 7–7 tie that day. [34] Texas finished with a record of 135–23–3 during their time at Clark Field. [35]

Rivalries

Oklahoma

2006 Red River Rivalry with yellow arrow indicating the crowd split at the 50-yard line TX OU Red River Shootout in Cotton Bowl seen from fair grounds - with arrow showing 50 yard line.JPG
2006 Red River Rivalry with yellow arrow indicating the crowd split at the 50-yard line

Texas has a long-standing rivalry with the University of Oklahoma. The football game between the University of Texas and Oklahoma is commonly known as the "Red River Rivalry" and is held annually in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl. Dallas is used as a "neutral site" since it is approximately midway between the two campuses. The stadium is split, with each team having an equal number of supporters on each side of the 50 yard line. Texas state flags fly around the Longhorn end of the stadium and Oklahoma state flags fly around the Sooner end. This border rivalry is often considered to be one of the top five current rivalries in the NCAA. The Red River Shootout originated in 1900, while Oklahoma was still a territory of the United States, and it is the longest-running college-football rivalry played on a neutral field. [36] Since 2005, the football game has received sponsorship dollars in return for being referred to as the "SBC Red River Rivalry" [37] (changed to AT&T Red River Rivalry in 2006 after SBC merged with AT&T), a move which has been criticized both for its commercialism [38] and its political correctness. [39] The University of Texas holds its annual Torchlight Parade during the week of the Red River Rivalry. [40] In 2005, the Dallas Morning News did an opinion poll of the 119 Division 1A football coaches as to the nations top rivalry game in college football. The Texas-OU game was ranked third. [41] The game typically has conference or even national significance. Since 1945, one or both of the two teams has been ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation coming into 60 out of 65 games. Twice Texas has defeated the Sooners a record eight straight times from 1940–1947 and 1958–1965. One of the most significant meetings was in 1963 with Oklahoma ranked No. 1 and Texas ranked No. 2, the game won by Texas 28–7 en route to their first officially recognized national championship. The series has also had its share of games that came down to the wire and comebacks most recently in 2009 when Texas cemented a 16–13 victory in the fourth quarter over OU. The game has also been the result of controversy. The meeting in 1976 was a heated affair as the Oklahoma staff was accused of spying on Texas' practices, a move later confirmed by former OU head coach Barry Switzer. In the 2008 season Texas scored 45 points over then No. 1 Oklahoma for the win, but even with the victory Texas would not go on to the Big 12 Championship game due to BCS rankings. Six of the last ten showings featured one of the participants in the BCS National Championship Game (2000, 2003–2005, 2008, 2009), including national titles won by Oklahoma in 2000 and by Texas in 2005. On October 6, 2018 the Longhorns and Sooners squared off in a Red River Rivalry game that will go down in history. After giving up a 21-point 4th Quarter lead, the Longhorns found themselves tied at 45 with the Sooners with just over two minutes left to play in the game. As the Longhorns began to systematically march down the field, time began to run out. However, a Cameron Dicker 40 yard field goal sealed a 48–45 win for the Longhorns and finally ended the 2-year drought in the Red River Rivalry.

Texas leads the all-time series 62–48–5 through the 2019 season. [42]

Texas Tech

The Chancellor's Spurs is the traveling trophy between the Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders Chancellor Spur Trophy.jpg
The Chancellor's Spurs is the traveling trophy between the Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders

The first meeting between the Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Matadors (as the team was known until 1937) was in 1928, a 12–0 win for Texas. The teams only faced each other nine times before 1960 with Texas holding an 8-1 record over Tech at the time. [43] From 1960 to 1995, both schools played annually as members of the Southwest Conference. Since 1996, both schools have played as members of the Big 12 Conference. [44] In 1996, the Texas Tech University System was established and the system's first chancellor, John T. Montford, a former member of the Texas State Senate, started the exchange of a traveling trophy between the two universities called the Chancellor's Spurs. [45] [46] The spurs are gold and silver and engraved with Texas Tech's Double T and Texas' interlocking UT logo and were first awarded to Texas after a 38-32 victory over the Red Raiders in Lubbock. [46]

Texas leads the all-time series 52–17 through the 2019 season. [47]

Arkansas

Old Southwest Conference rivals, Texas and Arkansas first met in 1894, a 54–0 win by Texas. In the days of the Southwest Conference, the game between the two schools usually decided which team would win the conference championship. Overall, Texas won the game about 71% of the time, which led to an incredibly fierce and intense rivalry. The two programs have met 78 times, with Texas holding a 56–22–0 advantage, and have had many big games. The meeting in 1969 is the true Game of the Century commemorating the 100th year of college football, which led to the Longhorns' 1969 national championship. This game still does not sit well with Razorback fans to this day. [48] The game saw Arkansas lead throughout only to have Texas come from behind and win in the final minutes, 15–14. The game also saw former President Richard Nixon attend the game and crown the Longhorns the National Champion in the locker room. Although the 1969 Texas-Arkansas game is also commonly known as The Big Shootout, it has not been played annually since Arkansas's departure from the Southwest Conference to the Southeastern Conference in 1991. However, many Longhorn and Razorback fans still consider this matchup an important rivalry. Texas and Arkansas played in September 2008, with Texas winning, 52–10. Texas and Arkansas also played in the 2014 Texas Bowl, which Arkansas won, 31–7. Texas and Arkansas have a scheduled regular season meeting in the 2021 season.

Texas leads the series 56–22 through the 2017 season. [49]

Nebraska

The rivalry is known for the tension between the two programs. Almost every game between the two could have gone either way, with Texas stealing many of the victories in heartbreaking fashion.

Texas leads the series 10–4 through the 2018 season. [50]

Texas A&M

The first meeting between the football squads of the University of Texas and Texas A&M was in 1894, a 38–0 win for Texas. In fact, Texas won its first seven games against the Aggies, all of them by shutout. By 1915 Texas held a 15–4–2 advantage against the Aggies. The game was a back and forth affair for the next twenty years as the home team usually took the victory in the game, however Texas still maintained the series lead. In 1940, Texas shutout the Aggies 7–0 and kept them from receiving the Rose Bowl bid that year. From that year forward Texas would go on to win 33 of the next 38 games over A&M. It was not until the mid-1980s that A&M developed a win streak over Texas and in the late 1990s and 2000s the rivalry would again go back to Longhorns. [51] The Texas/Texas A&M rivalry has given rise to several stereotypes on both sides: Texas A&M is generally portrayed as the rural smaller school while Texas is portrayed as the urban-wealthy larger school. With the exception of the 1994 game, when A&M's probation restricted the Aggies from being televised, the annual football game with Texas A&M traditionally takes place on Thanksgiving Day or the day after each year. This iconic in-state rivalry is often considered one of the top college rivalries of all time. In July 2011, Texas A&M elected to join the Southeastern Conference beginning in 2012, as the Aggies wanted to play in a financially and competitively better conference, which Texas refused to join. The move to switch conferences resulted in the ending of the 118-year rivalry game between the two schools. On November 24, 2011, Texas faced Texas A&M in College Station in the final scheduled meeting of the rivalry as of January 2019. Texas defeated Texas A&M 27-25 on a last second field goal to win the final meeting. In an attempt to generate more attention for the rivalry in sports other than football, the two schools created the Lone Star Showdown [52] in 2004. Essentially, each time the two schools meet in a sport, the winner of the matchup gets a point. At the end of the year, the school with the most points wins the series and receives the Lone Star Trophy.

Texas leads the series 76–37–5 through the 2018 season. [53]

TCU

Texas leads the series with TCU 63–26–1 through the 2019 season. [54]

Baylor

Baylor and Texas have created a rivalry in the last 15 years after Baylor established themselves as a major contender in the Big 12 Conference.[ citation needed ]

Rice

All-time series records

Big 12 opponents [55]
OpponentFirst meetingLast meetingOverallBig 12Rivalry
Baylor
1901
2020
TEX 79-27-4TEX 19-6
Iowa State
1979
2020
TEX 14-4TEX 13-4
Kansas
1901
2019
TEX 16-3TEX 16-1
Kansas State
1913
2020
TEX 11-10KSU 9-8
Oklahoma
1900
2020
TEX 62-49-5OU 16-10 Red River Showdown
Oklahoma State
1916
2020
TEX 26-9TEX 17-8
TCU
1897
2020
TEX 63-27-1TCU 7-2 Texas-TCU Rivalry
Texas Tech
1928
2020
TEX 53-17TEX 19-6 Chancellor's Spurs
West Virginia
1956
2020
Tied 5-5Tex 5-4
Former Big 12 and SWC opponents [56]
OpponentFirst meetingLast meetingOverallBig 12SWCRivalry
Arkansas
1894
2021
TEX 56-23
-
TEX 46-19 Texas-Arkansas Rivalry
Colorado
1940
2020
TEX 12-7TEX 8-3
-
Houston
1953
2002
TEX 16-7-2
-
TEX 12-7-1
Missouri
1894
2017
TEX 18-6TEX 7-2
-
Nebraska
1933
2010
TEX 10-4TEX 9-1
-
Texas-Nebraska Rivalry
Rice
1914
2019
TEX 73-21-1
-
TEX 59-21-1 Texas-Rice Rivalry
SMU
1916
1995
TEX 47-22-4
-
TEX 46-22-4
Texas A&M
1894
2011
TEX 76-37-5TEX 11-5TEX 50-28-3 Lone Star Showdown

Individual accomplishments

National awards and honors

The University of Texas has had 129 Longhorns selected to the College Football All-America Team including 53 Consensus and 22 Unanimous; Texas also has 17 players and coaches that have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. [57]

Conference awards

As of 2016, the Texas Longhorns have had 570 All-Conference Player selections since 1915, including 292 in the Southwest Conference and 278 in the Big 12 where Longhorn players have been named 78 times to the first team and 65 to the second team. [58]

Longhorns in the NFL

317 Longhorns have been drafted into the NFL, including 43 in the 1st round. [59]
As of July 22,2021, The Longhorns have 34 players active on NFL rosters. [60]

Uniforms

Texas' home uniform (2007) John Chiles on sidelines of KSU at UT 2007.jpg
Texas' home uniform (2007)

Colors

The 1893 team did not always wear orange. They also wore gold and white uniforms. In 1895, the Texas Athletic Association moved to orange and white colors. In 1897, the Association moved to orange and maroon to save cleaning costs. The Cactus Yearbook at the time listed the University colors as either gold or orange and white until the 1899 Cactus declared the University colors to be gold and maroon. Students at the University's medical branch in Galveston (UTMB) were in favor of royal blue. By 1899, a UT fan could have worn any of yellow, orange, white, red, maroon, or even blue. [61]

The Board of Regents held an election in that year to decide the team colors. Students, faculty, staff and alumni were asked to vote. 1,111 votes were cast, with 562 in favor of orange and white. Orange and maroon received 310, royal blue 203, crimson 10, and royal blue and crimson 11. For the next 30 years, Longhorn teams wore bright orange on their uniforms, which faded to yellow by the end of the season. By the 1920s, other teams sometimes called the Longhorn squads "yellow bellies," a term that didn't sit well with the athletic department. In 1928, UT football coach Clyde Littlefield ordered uniforms in a darker shade of orange that wouldn't fade, which would later become known as "burnt orange" or "Texas orange." The dark-orange color was used until the dye became too expensive during the Great Depression, and the uniforms reverted to the bright orange for another two decades, until coach Darrell K Royal revived the burnt-orange color in the early 1960s. [61]

For the 2009 Lone Star Showdown, the Longhorns wore a Nike Pro Combat uniform.

Helmets

Colt McCoy hands the ball to Jamaal Charles. Colt McCoy and Jamaal Charles vs Rice 2006-09-16.jpg
Colt McCoy hands the ball to Jamaal Charles.

From 1961 to 1962, the Longhorns' helmets featured the individual player's number on the side in burnt orange above the "Bevo" logo, which was also in burnt orange, with a large burnt-orange stripe down the middle of the helmet. The burnt-orange stripe was removed in 1963 and the helmet featured only the burnt-orange Bevo logo below the player's number, which was also in burnt orange. In 1967, the team abandoned the individual player's number above the logo, and moved the burnt-orange Bevo logo to the center of the helmet's side. With the exception of the 1969 season, this remained the team's helmet design until 1977.In 1969, the helmet design commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first college football game. The player's number was replaced by a large burnt-orange football above the Bevo logo. Inside the football was a white number "100" that indicated the anniversary year.

Traditions

The University of Texas is a tradition-rich school, and many of those traditions are associated with athletics events, especially football. Some Longhorn traditions include:

Future non-conference opponents

Announced schedules as of February 13, 2020. [66]

2021202220232024202520262027202820292030203120322033
vs Louisiana vs Louisiana–Monroe vs Rice vs Colorado State at Ohio State vs Texas State vs Georgia at Georgia
at Arkansas vs Alabama at Alabama vs Michigan vs San Jose State vs Ohio State at Michigan at Florida vs Florida at Arizona State vs Arizona State
vs Rice vs UTSA vs Wyoming vs UTSA vs UTEP vs UTSA vs UTEP vs UTSA vs UTEP vs UTSA vs UTEP

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Nebraska Cornhuskers football University of Nebraska-Lincoln football team

The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team competes as part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the West Division of the Big Ten. Nebraska plays its home games at Memorial Stadium, where it has sold out every game since 1962. The team is coached by Scott Frost.

2006 Texas Longhorns football team American college football season

The 2006 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head football coach was Mack Brown. The Longhorns played their home games in Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR), which during 2006 was undergoing some renovations to improve older sections as well as to add extra seating capacity.

Baylor Bears football American college football team

The Baylor Bears football team represents Baylor University in Division I FBS college football. They are a member of the Big 12 Conference. After 64 seasons at the off-campus Baylor Stadium, renamed Floyd Casey Stadium in 1989, the Bears opened the new on-campus McLane Stadium for the 2014 season.

Texas A&M Aggies football Program representing Texas A&M University in American football

The Texas A&M Aggies football program represents Texas A&M University in the sport of American football. The Aggies compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Texas A&M football claims three national titles and 18 conference titles. The team plays all home games at the newly redeveloped Kyle Field, a 102,733-person capacity outdoor stadium on the university campus. Jimbo Fisher is the team's head coach.

2007 Texas Longhorns football team American college football season

The 2007 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Mack Brown. The Longhorns played their home games in Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR).

2008 Texas Longhorns football team American college football season

The 2008 Texas Longhorn football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Mack Brown, who has a contract lasting through the 2016 season. The Longhorns play their home games in Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR), which during 2006–2008 was undergoing renovations to improve older sections as well as to add extra seating capacity.

2009 Texas Longhorns football team American college football season

The 2009 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Mack Brown. Texas played their home games in Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium.

William Mack Brown is the former head coach of the University of Texas Longhorn football team. Through 2008 the Texas Longhorns football team under Mack Brown have had a winning season for all eleven seasons since Brown took over the program for the 1998 season. As of 2008, they have won at least ten games in each of the past eight seasons; that is the longest active streak in the nation.

The Big 12 Conference is a conference of 10 universities which participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision football. The conference was formed in 1994 but did not begin conference play until the fall of 1996. The schools that compose the Big 12 Conference, except West Virginia, were members of either the Big Eight Conference or the Southwest Conference, and have won 21 national titles including 3 titles since the inception of the Big 12 Conference.

The 2009 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game was a post-season college football bowl game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Texas Longhorns on Monday, January 5, 2009, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Texas participated in the Fiesta Bowl because the Big 12 champion University of Oklahoma Sooners were participating in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game; however the bowl kept its ties to the Big 12 by selecting the Longhorns, who did not play in the championship game as they beat Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, 45–35, then lost to Texas Tech and Texas Tech in turn lost to Oklahoma and dictated that a tiebreaker would decide that the highest BCS ranked team for the Big 12 South the week of November 28, 2008 would be in the title game. The Buckeyes were chosen as an at-large school as co-champions of the Big Ten Conference, having lost the right to play in the Rose Bowl due to a 13–6 loss to Penn State on October 25.

Nebraska–Oklahoma football rivalry

The Nebraska–Oklahoma football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team of the University of Nebraska and Oklahoma Sooners football team of the University of Oklahoma. The rivalry continued in the Big 12 Conference until 2010, though the rivalry was more prominent when both teams were members of the former Big Eight Conference before 1996. The annual series effectively ended when Oklahoma was lined up in the Southern division of the newly formed Big 12 to maintain its rivalry with Texas and also its recruiting hotbeds in Texas. As both teams won their respective divisions in 2010, they met in the 2010 Big 12 Championship Game. Following the 2010 season, Nebraska left the Big 12 for the Big Ten Conference. As a result, the 2009 meeting turned out to be the last regular-season scheduled meeting. Nebraska's departure left the future of the rivalry in doubt. The two teams have agreed to play a home-and-home non-conference series scheduled for 2021 in Norman and 2022 in Lincoln. They added games in 2029 and 2030 as well.

2010 Texas Longhorns football team American college football season

The 2010 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Mack Brown, in his 13th year at Texas. Longhorns played their home games in Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium and are members of the south division of the Big 12 Conference. Texas finished the season 5–7, 2–6 in Big 12 play. It was the Longhorns' first losing season since 1997.

LSU–Texas A&M football rivalry

The LSU–Texas A&M football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the LSU Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies.

Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry

The Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas A&M Aggies. The rivalry was played every year between 1915 and 2011, until A&M left the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference during the 2010–12 Southeastern Conference realignment as a part of the wider 2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment. Texas currently leads the series 76–37–5.

The Texas Longhorns football team represents the University of Texas at Austin in college football.

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