Longhorn ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay plans to take fiancé to Texas-OU Red River Showdown

Longhorn alum and Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay has finally chosen her boo. The Dallas native chose Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami.

According to GuideLive.com, the two aren’t set on where to live, but one thing is for sure. She’s going to take him to the Red River Showdown and show him why OU still sucks:

“Yes, I’m going to take him to the state fair,” Rachel told GuideLive on a conference call Tuesday. “I’m a Longhorn, so I want to take him to the Texas-OU game and kill two birds with one stone.”

Hook ‘em, Rachel (and congrats)!

Bonus: Did you know Rachel dated Kevin Durant when they were students at the 40 Acres?

Bonus x2: Rachel working out in Longhorn gear!

The Best #UT21 Instagram Reactions To #GoneToTexas

#UT21 knows how to rep that burnt orange. We picked our favorite Instagram reactions to those who are #GoneToTexas. Hook ’em forever.

21. The best Christmas gift EVER!

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20. Ready to learn how to be a good boy.

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19. Because some are Longhorns since birth.

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18. Possibly the worst sandwich to be in. But s/o to the only sane person in the middle.

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17. Getting the perfect angle for the big announcement.

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16. Even this cat is ready to live on the 40 Acres.

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15. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with Texas-shaped cookies.

14. I don’t even know what is going on here…but I like it!

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13. When you have to stare at it a little longer because you still can’t believe it.

12. I mean come on…easiest choice ever.

#UT16 Grad Gets Smacked In Face By Flying Graduation Cap

Meagan Richards, a recent #UT16 grad in African and Africa Diaspora Studies, tweeted out this golden video at UT’s commencement ceremony.

The title speaks for itself. Metaphor.

Buzzfeed interviewed Richards, who commented on her video going viral:

“I knew the video made me and my friends laugh, but I never expected it to make this many people laugh,” she said.

The 20 People You Meet In Downtown Austin (as told by Leonardo DiCaprio)

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are aware that Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar for his well-deserved performance in “The Revenant”. Fan and audiences alike pined for Leo at this year’s Academy Awards because of his lack of Oscars in the past. Leo has proved time and time again that he is an incredible actor from his first role in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” where he played a young boy with learning disabilities, to “Titanic” where he stole all of our hearts, to most recently “The Wolf of Wall Street” where Leo was just not good enough to beat out one of the greatest talents on planet Earth and a symbol for us Austinites — Matthew McConaughey.

Much like Leonardo’s repertoire, there are also a lot of characters we meet on a day to day basis when on 6th street. The good, the bad, and the ugly, here is an homage to Leo’s lifetime achievement of winning the most prestigious award in the film industry by showing all the people you will meet downtown.


#1 The Dancer

The one who you cannot bring around if there is the slightest bit of a chance that Beyonce will come on because they will lose all control and create a dance circle around them.

#2 The Flirt

The one who cannot seem to speak to anyone the entire night without making it blatantly obvious they are sexually attracted to them — you will definitely catch them lingering with the bouncer because they can’t help themselves.

#3 The Crier

The one who has too many emotions trapped inside of them that the slightest drop of alcohol makes it all boil to the surface.

#4 The Talker

The one who is having such an amazing time and feels so connected with everyone they talk to that they can’t seem to shut up — they also will not get social cues that you’re over hearing what they have to say so you have to tell them.

#5 The Creepy Old Guy

The one who probably has a few kids and a family but is trying their hardest not to give into adulthood and attempts to use their adult paychecks to buy college kids drinks.

#6 The Sleeper

The one who has too many shots to keep them awake, but they try their farthest to fight against the fatigue to continue partying.

#7 The Fighter

The one who seems to get upset about everything and is constantly looking for an excuse to fight whoever they come in contact with to establish their masculinity.

Watch This 5-minute Aerial Documentary of Austin, Texas NOW

If you feel like crying and thanking God you live in the best city in the country, watch this beautifully shot aerial documentary of Austin.

AxA – Austin by Air: An Aerial Documentary from iMaerial on Vimeo.

Shot by AxA (Austin by Air), the shots weave through downtown, South Austin, Zilker Park, Barton Springs, the Capitol, and our beloved 40 Acres.

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I know. It’s just so beautiful.

Someone Hacked A Traffic Sign on 24th & Rio Grande To Say “OU Still Sucks”

Not all hacks are bad, and not all heroes wear capes.

Great job to whoever did this. OU still sucks!

Here’s The “Portlandia” Episode About Austin You’ve Been Waiting To Watch

Is this brisket organic? Like Austin organic or Texas organic?

Your favorite hipsters, feminists, and empty nesters of liberal America are coming to Austin! Portlandia debuted its Austin episode last night on IFC.

Portlandia Sneak Peek: Welcome To Austin

Strollers. Not Cool.New Portlandia Thursday at 10P on IFC.

Posted by Portlandia on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

They even made a listicle about how cool Austin is…because we’re the best.

Let us know what you thought if you watched it.

8 Differences Between Austin City Limits and Fun Fun Fun Fest

Austin’s famous Fun Fun Fun Fest is around the corner. You heard that right: It is three times as fun as your regular Fun Fest. Now for those of you who haven’t heard about FFF Fest or have only heard about it from the hipster kids down the hall from you who are constantly blasting their stereos too loud, FFF Fest is a music festival that takes place at Auditorium Shores in Austin. It is a weekend of crazy music, crazy times, and of course—crazy people. I found myself asking, why is FFF Fest not as publicized or popular as ACL to most of the UT college goers? I had only heard about it from a friend of mine who was studying to be a music producer. Well, I have listed out here the differences between ACL and FFF Fest so you can decide for yourself which is more up your alley.

1) The People


The audiences who attend ACL are varied from frat boys, to children and their families, to former rock and roll lovers, to just about everyone. ACL definitively gives a much more family-friendly vibe (though there are still inappropriate activities that may take place). ACL is the time of the year where UT college kids can frolic in the fields of Zilker Park and get the best possible Instagram post while sneaking alcohol into their shorts for the best weekend of the year.

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(yes I know this is Coachella)


Don’t even try to bring your stereotypical frat boy or sorority girl selves to this festival, and definitely do not bring your children here. The people who go to FFF Fest are not joking about their music. They are not there to get an Instagram or spend time with their friends; they are there to appreciate the music that they are die-hard fans of. People who go to FFF Fest typically are not afraid to be in the center of a mosh pit and are also the first ones to jump on top of the crowd in an attempt to crowd surf.

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2) The Fashion


ACL is the place for college kids to finally put their Flower-Crown-Pinterest-Board to the test and go full on Coachella-esque style. Girls wear the least possible clothing to fight the heat while also treating the weekend like a fashion show—trying to have the best possible outfit of the entire festival. Boys typically wear whatever outfit their girlfriend picks out for them or no shirt at all because it avoids the whole problem of pit stains entirely. The main fashion goal of ACL is to get weird and stand out.



For the people who go to FFF Fest, the last thing on their mind is what they’re going to wear. For the true, hardcore FFF Festers, clothes are only there for a way to keep warm at nights when the temperature drops. A lot of band t-shirts are worn, a lot of Zumiez and other brands of tank tops are worn. By no means is FFF Fest a fashion show like ACL is. If you try and be weird and stand out, you will literally be weird for standing out. Also, a huge FFF fashion trend is to wear a bandana around your face so the only thing you can see is your eyes—but don’t ask me why. I’ve been too scared to ask.

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3) The Price


If you get early bird tickets to ACL you are an overachiever, but will still have to pay about $250 for the weekend pass. Most people, like myself, are not so ahead of the game so the cost for tickets goes up to $300-350. The tricky thing about ACL is that it always sells out, which means the demand for tickets increases, which THEN means that Craiglist sellers can charge you an arm and a leg and your first born child for the wristbands.

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Since the people who go to FFF are there strictly for the music, there are no games being played by the ticket sellers. Tickets are $75 a day or $175 for the entire weekend. Kind of makes you regret giving your first-born child for that ACL ticket, huh? It gives you plenty of money to spend on other things at the festival like merchandise, food, and of course alcohol.

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4) The Size


This year at ACL approximately 450,000 people attended the festival spread over the course of two weekends. Though there are not 450,000 people at the festival at one time, it definitely can feel like it at times. Especially when it comes to more popular bands, the crowds can be overwhelming because everyone and their mothers attend the festival.

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Last year around 65,000 people attended the festival. FFF is known for being significantly smaller and more intimate than other festivals. The people who attend the festival are there for the music and don’t have time to be bothered with the randoms who will show up to other festivals for a social event. FFF provides a better chance for the festival-goers to get closer to the bands they love so much and interact with them more.

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