Bevo is a burnt orange colored Texas longhorn steer and has been the official mascot of Texas University since 1916. Bevo is one of the most famous mascots in all of sports and can be seen at every Texas home game as well as away games. Keep your eyes peeled for Bevo as he is quite the sight to behold.
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. Show off your Texas pride with this famous hand gesture.
3. Big Bertha
According to the University of Texas, Big Bertha is the largest drum in the world. The drum gets its name from the Big Bertha Howitzer and stands over 10 feet tall. Look out for the drum at halftime and listen for it after every Longhorns score.
4. Smokey the Cannon
In the south end zone of the stadium, Smokey the Cannon can be heard after each Texas score and after Texas victories. The cannon fires blank shotgun shells and are operated by a men’s service campus organization entitled Texas Cowboys. You’ll know exactly where you are on game day when you hear Smokey the Cannon on game day.
5. Stadium Stampede
Fans can greet the Longhorns before each home game at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium. Fans line up down 23rd Street to the north gate of the stadium in anticipation of the Longhorns’ arrival. As the players and coaches unload off the buses, fans decked out in burnt orange and white cheer them on and pump them up before kickoff. Join the stampede for a chance to get up close with Longhorns players and coaches.
6. Texas... Fight!
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.
7. Longhorn Band
Nicknamed the Showband of the Southwest, the UT marching band is one of the most recognizable in college football, and they do an amazing job of keeping the energy and spirit level high in DKR Stadium. Script Texas is one of their signature performances, so stay in your seat at halftime to witness this wonderful display.
8. UT Tower
A very iconic part of the UT campus is the UT Tower. The tower was opened in 1937 and is still one of the defining pieces of architecture on the UT campus. The tip is lit with a burnt orange light after each regular season win and entirely drenched in orange light when Texas beats A&M or wins the conference title. Make sure to snap a picture of the UT Tower to get the full Texas game day experience.
9. The World's Largest Texas Flag
UT’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter has been running the massive 75 feet by 125 feet flag at UT football games since the Thanksgiving game against A&M in 1962. It is showcased at the beginning of each home game and covers most of the field at DKR stadium. Check out this flag to get in the Texas game day spirit.
10. The Eyes of Texas
The song sung at each game was created as a poem. It is now a staple of Longhorn football 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.