34 Facts About Texas Longhorns


Texas Longhorns are the athletic teams representing the University of Texas at Austin.

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The Texas Longhorns have consistently been ranked as the biggest brand in collegiate athletics, in both department size and breadth of appeal.

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Texas Longhorns was listed as the number one Collegiate Licensing Company client from 2005 to 2013 in regards to the amount of annual trademark royalties received from the sales of its fan merchandise.

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Charter member of the Southwest Conference until its dissolution in 1996, the Texas Longhorns now compete in the Big 12 Conference, as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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In July 1993 Texas Longhorns settled the lawsuit, agreeing to add women's rowing, soccer and softball; and agreeing to devote more than 44 percent of its varsity athletic roster spots and more than 42 percent of its athletic scholarship money to women.

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Two Texas Longhorns Longhorn running backs have won college football's most prestigious individual award, the Heisman Trophy: Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams .

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In terms of total wins, Texas Longhorns is the 2nd-ranked NCAA Division I FBS program in college football history with 891 wins, after passing Nebraska during the 2016 season.

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University of Texas Longhorns team plays home games in Darrell K Royal-Texas Longhorns Memorial Stadium which has a seating capacity of 100,119.

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University of Texas Longhorns began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in 1906.

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Texas Longhorns have won 27 total conference championships in men's basketball and have made 34 total appearances in the NCAA tournament, reaching the NCAA Final Four three times and the NCAA regional finals seven times.

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Texas Longhorns are the winningest team in college baseball history, both in terms of total wins and in terms of win percentage.

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Texas Longhorns holds the records for most appearances in the College World Series and most individual CWS games won.

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The Texas Longhorns have won six NCAA baseball national championships — second only to Southern California's total of 12 – and have appeared in the CWS Championship Game or Championship Series on six other occasions .

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From 1997 to 2016, the Texas Longhorns were led by head coach Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in NCAA baseball history.

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Texas Longhorns has made 20 total appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 23 seasons of varsity competition, reaching the Women's College World Series five times and finishing as high as 3rd on three occasions .

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University of Texas Longhorns has a strong golf tradition, dating back to their first season in 1927.

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In 2019 Texas Longhorns won its first NCAA Regional in school history and was the stroke play medalist at the NCAA Championship.

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Texas teams have reached the NCAA Championship semifinals five times and prior to the formation of the tournament when the final standings were determined by a poll, the Longhorns finished fourth or better five times, including 1946,1952,1955,1957, and 1960 .

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The Texas Longhorns were runners-up in the outdoor championships in 1987,1988, and 1997 but have never won a title.

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Texas Longhorns won the 1988 and 2012 NCAA National Championships, with runner-up finishes in 1995,2009,2015, and 2016.

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Texas Longhorns won the Big 12 Conference in 1997,2007,2008,2009,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015, and 2017.

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Texas Longhorns volleyball has produced many All-Americans, and in 2007, they won the program's first Big 12 title since 1997, sharing the title with Nebraska.

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Texas Longhorns broke Nebraska's three-year streak of winning the title outright.

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Texas Longhorns has won fifteen national titles in men's swimming and diving and nine in women's swimming and diving, making swimming and diving the most successful Texas Longhorns athletics program by far, based on number of national titles.

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Reese has coached numerous former and current world record holders while at Texas Longhorns, including many competing in the Summer Olympic Games for the United States and other home nations.

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Texas Longhorns rugby has instituted a combine to identify the most elite athletes on campus with an eye towards recruiting them to play rugby.

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Texas Longhorns won the 2012 Southwest 7s tournament to qualify for the 2012 USA Rugby Sevens Collegiate National Championships.

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Months later Texas Longhorns won the 2014 Southwest Conference 15s Championship, making them the first team in the conference to win both the 7s and 15s championships in the same season.

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The Texas Longhorns finished the season with their first participation in The Varsity Cup Championship, where they finished in the top 8.

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However, in football, Texas Longhorns considers the Oklahoma Sooners to be a more significant rival.

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Texas Longhorns has a long-standing, bitter rivalry with the University of Oklahoma.

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Nine straight years, Texas Longhorns was listed as the number one Collegiate Licensing Company client in regards to the amount of annual trademark royalties received from the sales of its fan merchandise.

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Banners with the name "ESPN Texas Longhorns" were visible during segments of SportsCenter and other programs originating from Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas Longhorns in the week prior to Super Bowl XLV.

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University of Texas Longhorns is known to have a big group of powerful boosters that help support a third of the budget of the athletics department.

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