1. Longhorn Statue
You may not be able to see Texas’s live mascot Bevo at a basketball game, but the longhorn statue outside the Frank Erwin Center is the next best thing. Snap a picture with the statue for a nice keepsake from your visit to Austin.
2. Hook ‘Em Horns
The famous hand signal of all Texas Longhorn fans is almost always coupled with the saying “Hook ‘em!” or “Hook ‘em Horns!” The signal is made by extending your index and pinky fingers while your middle and ring finger are held down by your thumb.
No matter the situation or the time of the game, if you yell Texas, someone will surely respond with a “Fight!”. It’s one of the more popular chants that can be heard throughout Longhorn games, so don’t be afraid to join in when you hear it.
4. Jody Conradt Statue
The Longhorns honor legendary women’s basketball coach Jody Conradt with a statue inside the arena. The statue depicts Conradt showing the “Hook Em Horns” sign and is a must see for Longhorn fans everywhere, so make sure to check it out.
5. The Eyes of Texas
The song sung at each game was created as a poem. It is now a staple of Longhorn games and is sung to the tune of “I’ve been working on the railroad”. Nothing like singing with 100,000 people to unify and celebrate a great tradition of Texas football. Here are the lyrics.
Take a minute to view the banners and remember your favorite Longhorns players and teams when attending a game at the Frank Erwin Center. The Longhorn’s 2003 Final Four run is an especially important memory for Longhorns fans, so look for the banner and remember the incredible run.
Texas’s costumed mascot Hook’em is one of the most well-known mascots in the country. Hook’em can be seen at every game cheering on the team and energizing the crowd, so don’t miss him during your visit to the Frank Erwin Center.
8. Pep Band
The Longhorns have one of the best marching bands in the country, and as a result, their pep band puts on a great performance as well. The band is a big part of any Texas sporting event, so enjoy the pep band’s musical stylings when attending a game at the Frank Erwin Center.
9. Spirit Squad
The cheer and pom squads to an excellent job of entertaining and energizing the crowd throughout the game. They even perform a halftime extravaganza at some games, so enjoy the show if you’re lucky enough to attend one of those games.
10. Red River Rivalry: Texas-Oklahoma
Texas and Oklahoma have a long standing rivalry that goes beyond just sports. The two states have a strong distaste for each other, and there is nothing better than showing your superiority, so make sure to be in attendance when the Longhorns and Sooners meet.