Texas Athletics Overview

Texas cheerleaders running with flags through the endzone at a football game.

Spirit and pride run deep at The University of Texas at Austin, and never is that more evident than on Longhorn game day. And while our unique history of traditions and legacy of athletics achievements give Longhorns much to be proud of, the impact of Texas Athletics extends far beyond the playing field. As one of the few self-sustaining athletics programs in the nation, Texas Athletics enhances the mission of the university by contributing financially to student and faculty programs and academic initiatives. Today, more than 500 student-athletes compete in 20 sports programs where they are instilled with the passion, knowledge and character it takes to compete to win, to succeed academically, to achieve dreams and to contribute to society.

Texas volleyball team celebrates winning the NCAA championship in 2012.

Across all sports, university teams have earned 51 national championships since 1949 and have claimed more Big 12 Conference titles than any other school since the league began in 1996.

Big Bertha

From the famed live mascot Bevo to the "Hook 'em Horns" sign, "The Eyes of Texas," and Big Bertha, our many traditions help strengthen our community and bind us together as Longhorns.

Former student-athletes Mykkelle Thompson and Malcolm Brown on graduation day.

The Longhorn Foundation is a family of Longhorn faithful whose gifts have a huge impact on the lives of student-athletes by supporting our competitive edge and the health, education and welfare of our student-athletes.

Fans holding signs and cheering at football game.

A single transaction, single-purchase, all-event student ticket that buys you a reserved seat to every football home game and a general admission pass to every other home sports event. That's close to 120 events a year, featuring the Horns against Big 12 Conference and national competition.

UT Austin student-athlete being interviewed by Longhorn Network.

With year-round, 24-hour coverage dedicated to Texas Athletics, the Longhorn Network offers a variety of content highlighted by more than 200 exclusive events annually from 20 sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings.