Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Longhorns

Head Coach: Charlie Strong

Team Mascot: Bevo

Year Opened: 1924

Capacity: 100119

City / State: Austin / Texas

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Red River Rivalry

Rival Team: Oklahoma Sooners

The Texas/OU Sooners rivalry is one of the biggest in all of college sports. The name comes from the river that forms part of the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma. Red River Shootout trophies are given out at the game, most notably the Golden Hat which is a gold ten-gallon hat that the athletic department of the winning school holds onto until the next showdown. Even the governor’s of Oklahoma and Texas get involved: the losing Governor has to present a side of beef to the winning governor who is then given to charity. This rivalry game makes for a great tailgating experience.

Hex Rally

Rival Team: Texas A&M Aggies

Every year before the Texas A&M game, UT fans gather for the Hex Rally. Dating back to 1941, the tradition started when a group of students went to a clairvoyant to figure out how to beat an undefeated Texas A&M, in which they were told to burn red candles en masse since they represented challenge and opposition. They did as they were told and ended up upsetting the Aggies to a 23-0 victory. Since then, the tradition has stuck and is now attended by players and coaches and is a great start to one of the largest weekends in Texas football.

Chancellor's Spurs

Rival Team: Texas Tech Red Raiders

The winner of the annual Texas - Texas Tech game receives the Chancellor’s Spurs. The rivalry between these schools dates back to 1928 when the Longhorns shut out the Tech 12-0. The Longhorns lead the all-time series 49-15 and have won the last six meetings, so come to Austin and watch them make it seven in a row.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Longhorns

Head Coach: Charlie Strong

Team Mascot: Bevo

Year Opened: 1924

Capacity: 100119

City / State: Austin / Texas