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Introducing Texas
By John Antonik
July 27, 2012 09:00 AM





Mack Brown has developed one of the most successful and envied programs in college football at the University of Texas. The Longhorns under Brown won a national title in 2005, played in the BCS title game in 2010, and have won eight out of their last 10 bowl games.

The two-time national coach of the year is one of just two coaches nationally to lead his teams to 19 bowl games in the last 20 years, while also producing winning seasons 21 out of the last 22 years.

Overall, Texas has produced four national championships and some of the best players in college football history.

Texas men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes also operates one of the most successful programs in the country. Barnes has directed Texas to the NCAA tournament all 14 seasons he’s been in Austin, including a trip to the Final Four in 2003. Under Barnes, Texas has reached at least the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament five times, the most recent trip coming in 2008 when the Longhorns made it to the Elite Eight. In 25 seasons as a collegiate coach, Barnes has led 20 different teams to NCAA play at three different institutions.

Texas women’s basketball has traditionally been outstanding under Hall of Fame coach Jody Conradt, and the Longhorns are hoping to recapture that magic under Conradt protégé Karen Aston, who took over the head coaching reins last spring. A former eight-year assistant coach under Conradt, Aston was most recently at the University of North Texas after reviving Charlotte’s program. Aston tripled North Texas’ win total in just one season there after leading Charlotte to a 27-win campaign in 2011.

Texas has one of the most impressive traditions in women’s college basketball, capturing a national championship in 1986, making 26 total NCAA tournament appearances and winning more than 70 percent of their basketball games.

TEXAS BRIEFS:

Location: Austin, Texas
Population: 790,360
Founded: 1883
Enrollment: 51,145
Nickname: Longhorns
Colors: Burnt Orange and White
President: William Powers Jr.
Athletic Director: DeLoss Dodds
Website: http://www.texassports.com

2011 Football Record: 8-5 (Holiday Bowl)
2011-12 Men’s Basketball: 20-14 (NCAA tournament)
The University of Texas had the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of fall 2010 with more than 50,000 students on its campus.
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2011-12 Women’s Basketball: 18-14 (NCAA tournament)

TEXAS SPORTS HISTORY:

Football:

Pro Football Hall of Fame: Earl Campbell, Tom Landry, Bobby Layne and Tex Schramm

Texas Bowl Game History
2011, Holiday Bowl vs. Cal (W)
2010, BCS Championship vs. Alabama (L)
2009, Fiesta Bowl vs. Ohio State (W)
2007, Holiday Bowl vs. Arizona State (W)
2006, Alamo Bowl vs. Iowa (W)
2006, Rose Bowl vs. USC (W)
2005, Rose Bowl vs. Michigan (W)
2003, Holiday Bowl vs. Washington State (L)
2003, Cotton Bowl vs. LSU (W)
2001, Holiday Bowl vs. Washington (W)
2000, Holiday Bowl vs. Oregon (L)
2000, Cotton Bowl vs. Arkansas (L)
1999, Cotton Bowl vs. Mississippi State (W)
1997, Fiesta Bowl vs. Penn State (L)
1995, Sugar Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (L)
1994, Sun Bowl vs. North Carolina (W)
1991, Cotton Bowl vs. Miami (L)
1987, Bluebonnet Bowl vs. Pitt (W)
1985, Bluebonnet Bowl vs. Air Force (L)
1984, Freedom Bowl vs. Iowa (L)
1984, Cotton Bowl vs. Georgia (L)
1982, Sun Bowl vs. North Carolina (L)
1982, Cotton Bowl vs. Alabama (W)
1980, Bluebonnet Bowl vs. North Carolina (L)
1979, Sun Bowl vs. Washington (L)
1978, Sun Bowl vs. Maryland (W)
1975, Bluebonnet Bowl vs. Colorado (W)
1974, Gator Bowl vs. Auburn (L)
1974, Cotton Bowl vs. Nebraska (L)
1973, Cotton Bowl vs. Alabama (W)
1972, Cotton Bowl vs. Penn State (L)
1971, Cotton Bowl vs. Notre Dame (L)
1970, Cotton Bowl vs. Notre Dame (W)
1969, Cotton Bowl vs. Tennessee (W)
1966, Bluebonnet Bowl vs. Mississippi (W)
1965, Orange Bowl vs. Alabama (W)
1964, Cotton Bowl vs. Navy (W)
1963, Cotton Bowl vs. LSU (L)
1962, Cotton Bowl vs. Mississippi (W)
1960, Bluebonnet Bowl vs. Alabama (T)
1960, Cotton Bowl vs. Syracuse (L)
1958, Sugar Bowl vs. Mississippi (L)
1953, Cotton Bowl vs. Tennessee (W)
1951, Cotton Bowl vs. Tennessee (L)
1949, Orange Bowl vs. Georgia (W)
1948, Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (W)
1946, Cotton Bowl vs. Missouri (W)
1944, Cotton Bowl vs. Randolph Field (T)
1943, Cotton Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (W)

NFL First-Round Draft Picks
2010, Earl Thomas, FS (Seattle)
2009, Brian Orakpo, DE (Washington)
2007, Michael Griffin, FS (Tennessee)
2007, Aaron Ross, CB (New York Giants)
2006, Vince Young, QB (Tennessee)
2006, Michael Huff, SS (Oakland)
2005, Cedric Benson, RB (Chicago)
2005, Derrick Johnson, LB (Kansas City)
2004, Roy Williams, WR (Detroit)
2004, Marcus Tubbs, DT (Seattle)
2002, Mike Williams, T (Buffalo)
2002, Quentin Jammer, DB (San Diego)
2001, Leonard Davis, G (Arizona)
2001, Casey Hampton, DT (Pittsburgh)
1999, Ricky Williams, RB (New Orleans)
1997, Bryant Westbrook, CB (Detroit)
1995, Blake Brockermeyer, T (Carolina)
1991, Stanley Richard, FS (San Diego)
1991, Stan Thomas, T (Chicago)
1989, Eric Metcalf, WR (Cleveland)
1985, Jerry Gray, DB (Los Angeles)
1984, Mossy Cade, DB (San Diego)
1982, Kenneth Sims, DE (New England) *
1980, Lam Jones, WR (New York Jets)
1980, Johnnie Johnson, DB (Los Angeles)
1980, Derrick Hatchett, DB (Baltimore)
1979, Russel Erxleben, P (New Orleans)
1978, Earl Campbell, RB (Houston) *
1977, Raymond Clayborn, DB (New England)
1973, Jerry Sisemore, T (Philadelphia)
1970, Bob McKay, T (Cleveland)
1966, Tommy Nobis, LB (Atlanta) *
1953, Harley Sewell, OG (Detroit)
1953, Tom Stolhandske, LB (San Francisco)
1951, Bud McFadin, DT (Los Angeles)
1948, Max Bumgardner, DE (Chicago)
1948, Bobby Layne, QB (Chicago)
1942, Spec Sanders, TB (Washington)

* No. 1 overall pick

Men’s Basketball:

Naismith Hall of Fame: Slater Martin

Texas NCAA Tournament History
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008, Elite Eight
2007
2006, Sweet 16
2005
2004, Elite Eight
2003, NCAA Final Four
2002, Sweet 16
2001
2000
1999
1997, Elite Eight
1996
1995
1994
1992
1991
1990, Elite Eight
1989
1979
1974
1972, Sweet 16
1963, Sweet 16
1960, Sweet 16
1947, NCAA Final Four
1943, NCAA Final Four
1939, Elite Eight

NBA First-Round Draft Picks
2011, Tristan Thompson (Cleveland)
2011, Jordan Hamilton (Dallas)
2011, Cory Joseph (San Antonio)
2010, Damion Jones (Atlanta)
2008, D.J. Augustin (Charlotte)
2007, Kevin Durant (Seattle)
2006, LaMarcus Aldridge (Chicago)
2003, T.J. Ford (Milwaukee)
2000, Chris Mihm (Cleveland)
1994, B.J. Tyler (Philadelphia)
1990, Travis Mays (Sacramento)
1990, Lance Blanks (Detroit)
1982, LaSalle Thompson (Kansas City)

* No. 1 overall player selected

Women’s Basketball:

Naismith Hall of Fame: Jody Conradt, Kamie Ethridge, Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil and Andrea Lloyd Curry

Texas NCAA Tournament History
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2005
2004, Sweet 16
2003, NCAA Final Four
2002, Sweet 16
2001
2000
1999
1997
1996
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990, Elite Eight
1989, Elite Eight
1988, Elite Eight
1987, NCAA Final Four
1986, NCAA Champions
1985, Sweet 16
1984, Elite Eight
1983, Elite Eight
1981
1980

WNBA First-Round Draft Picks
2007, Tiffany Jackson (New York)
2000, Edwina Brown (Detroit)
1999, Edna Campbell (Phoenix)

VISITING FAN GUIDE:

Popular Attractions: LBJ Library and Museum, Blanton Museum of Art, Harry Ransom Center, Esther’s Follies

Popular Restaurants: Boomerangs, Terraburger, Madam’s Noodles and More, Sugar Shack BBQ, Sholz Garten, The Salt Lick, The County Line, El Arroyo, Guero’s Taco Bar

Lodging: AT&T Hotel & Conference Center, Doubletree Austin, Hampton Inn & Suites, The Driskill Hotel, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, Casulo Hotel, Drury Inn & Suites Austin North, Hyatt Place Austin Aboretum, Habitat Suites, Hilton Austin, Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Aloft Austin at the Domain

TEXAS-WEST VIRGINIA HISTORY

Football: 1-0 (Last meeting 1956, WVU 7-6)
Men’s Basketball: 1-2 (Last meeting 2006, Texas 74-71)
Women’s Basketball: 1-0 (Last meeting 2012, WVU 68-55)

TEXAS-WEST VIRGINIA CONNECTIONS: West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck earned his law degree at the University of Texas in 1987.

DID YOU KNOW?: The University of Texas had the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of fall 2010 (and had the largest enrollment in the country from 1997 to 2003), with more than 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 16,500 faculty and staff. It currently holds the largest enrollment of any college in Texas.

Michael Fragale, Julie Brown, Chris Ostien and Alyssa Casalino also contributed to this report

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