The best college football coach the state has ever seen died early Wednesday morning at the age of 88. Memories & tributes from the Texas Monthly archives and around the state and country.
"I didn't ask for it," the UT football coach said before adding that the ESPN channel gives opposing coaches too much information on his football program.
Saturday's loss to Oklahoma had nearly every columnist in Texas speculating about the Longhorns football coach's future, but he dismissed such talk this afternoon.
The outcome of the case could bar affirmative action from use in college admissions.
With OU weekend and another Longhorns home game now behind us (sigh), it's time to check in once again with Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.
UT may still have the better team, but Texas A&M is doing better than expected in the SEC.
If you thought the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M was currently on ice, you are correct. Tonight in College Station, the two schools face off in, you guessed it, hockey.
Playboy's annual list of "Top 10 Party Schools" is out, with SMU scoring number one for "Best Nightlife." Former champion UT is still in the top ten, along with TCU.
Highlights from two football weekend's worth of UT Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.
The rivalry continues off the field: A "This is SEC Country" billboard in North Austin was defaced with University of Texas colors over the weekend.
At last weeks UT system Board of Regents meeting, University of Texas at El Paso president Diana Natalicio told UT-Austin president Bill Powers that the Miners plan to soften up OU on Saturday.
The San Antonio-native's star performance for the silver medal-winning U.S. Olympics volleyball team was accompanied by two weeks of cheap Twitter jokes.
Sports Illustrated catches up with the former Houston Oilers running back, painting an affecting portrait of the Tyler Rose, who overcame substance abuse addiction in 2009.
College Station Mayor Nancy Berry responds to a dig by the University of Florida head coach (and former UT defensive coordinator) with a bit of YouTube comedy.
The unfortunate typo on the commencement programs for the LBJ School of Public Affairs was discussed on The View Tuesday.
The Republican presidential candidate's campaign stop at the University of Texas had the vibe of an Austin rock festival.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Fisher v. Texas, a case that could limit or eliminate using race as a college admissions factor.
Texas A&M's new conference bans students from sitting behind the visiting team's bench.
But Tim Tebow is more popular than all of them. Public Policy Polling released the last part of its January Texas voter survey.
The end of a rivalry, the beginning of a franchise affair, and championships won (and lost) made 2011 a year to remember.
Cassie Wright stays under the radar, but the media continues chattering about the offensive tweet.
Long before Walter Cronkite was the voice of the news, he was just a kid from Houston at the University of Texas, chasing girls, acting in school plays, and drinking cheap beer. Yet Douglas Brinkley, whose new biography of Cronkite will be released this month, argues that it was in Austin that the seeds of one of the greatest careers in American journalism were sown.
Indian Creek native Katherine Anne Porter is the finest author ever to come out of Texas. But only recently has her home state stopped writing her off.
Dobie, Bedichek, and Webb were the leading Texas writers and intellectuals of their age. But as ribald raconteurs, they were ahead of their time.
It was a year of aggrieved actors, banned boobs, Cuban commodes, DeLay denial, errant Elmo, frisky floaters, grouchy governors, hung hoopsters, immigration insensitivity, job-seeking judges, klobbered Karl, Longhorn lushes, miffed musicians, nude no-no’s, ousted Osteens, peeved passers, quarreling queens, riled Rangers, subpar sheriffs, tiny “terrorists,” unseemly URLs, vice presidential violence, wiseacre W., x-asperated x-wives, youthful yakkers, and zoo zeal.
A year of altered antlers, bawdy broadcasters, comedian corrections, dining detectives, emancipated emus, fossilized felines, gullible Gore, hemline harassment, insatiable igniters, jazzed-up jewelry, Kay’s kennelwear, lottery loonies, metric madness, numerous nudes, 007 oenophiles, poultry protesters, questionable quizzes, revengeful revenuers, Spam slingers, tie tirades, unallowed uniforms, variant videotapers, warning! water, x-humed x-mascots, yanked Yvonne, and zodiac zombies.
All four remaining NFL teams have their share of Texas college football favorites, but--sorry Red Raiders--you can't seriously expect us to root for San Francisco or New England, right?
An ESPN analysis of "recruiting migration" trends among Top 20 college football teams found one thing never changes: Texas had the most players in both 1940 and 2010.
Texas co-eds are seeking additional daddies to pay down debt
Does Texas A&M’s Cotton Bowl dominance of Oklahoma mean the Aggies would have had an even better season had they stayed in the Big 12? No.
How rare was last night's one-point safety by Oregon against Kansas State? It's only happened once before in NCAA history: when UT did it against A&M eight years ago.
Friday's Cotton Bowl gives Longhorns fans a chance to decide which team they hate more: the University of Oklahoma, or Texas A&M.
Teams from Texas—all former members of the Southwest Conference—went 5-1 in the pre-New Year's college football bowls.
Because DeLoss Dodds, the University of Texas's athletic director, has a long memory.
Southwest Airlines announced it will slash spending by at least $100 million after the airline's third-quarter numbers were lackluster.
For the past four years, a group of passionate reformers has been steadily trying to remake how higher education works in Texas—over the screams and howls of many professors and school presidents. Last year the battle came to UT. And the bombs are still flying.
Due to a proofreading error, the program for Saturday's commencement ceremony at UT's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs left out a crucial "L.”
In San Antonio and then again in Austin, the governor addressed the controversy over the University of Texas at Austin president's position on tuition.
Will Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin help the U.S. Supreme Court decide affirmative action once and for all? Not likely, which is why it's time to let public universities make their own decision about which students to accept.
The University of Texas women's basketball coach, who won big while at Duke, ends her time in Austin with only one NCAA tournament win in five years.
Homegrown film director David Gordon Green and three writers who studied at the Michener Center made up the creative team behind "It's Halftime in America" commercial.
Is the Texas twang disappearing? Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin's Texas English Project pretty much say: "Yup."
Two new studies from Texas researchers focus on shedding the pounds and keeping them off.
As a compensation scandal unfolds, the University of Texas Law Dean, Larry Seger, resigned at the request of university President Bill Powers.
On Tuesday dot-XXX domain names went on sale, prompting major universities, sports teams, and politicians to purchase URLs to protect their public image.
Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman marches on as gossip swirls about University of Texas’s Mack Brown’s departure and University of Houston’s Kevin Sumlin’s future.
Texas A&M’s athletic department may be leaving behind the University of Texas, but they remain linked through academics.
University of Texas fans are fuming about the photo of a “Horns Down” Longhorn that the Alcalde put up on its website.
Cassandra Wright is the second University of Texas College Republicans President in just over a month to get into hot water for a tweet about President Obama.
Lauren E. Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at the University of Texas, tweeted about the White House shooting suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortego-Hernandez and lands on the national political media's radar.