Austin is a beautiful place that we Longhorns like to call home. No other school in the Big 12 lives in as cool as a city as we do. No one is dying to move to Lubbock, Aimes…and they sure as hell don’t want to move to Norman. This is where this handy list of things every Longhorn should do by the time you walk across that stage at graduation. Hook ’em!
Take a swim in Barton Springs
Sure, it’s probably colder than your high school ex-girlfriend, but when it’s 100+ degrees outside, it doesn’t really matter. This is probably the best place to catch up on studying O-chem or that hot Longhorn laying out tanning.
Mag Mud at 3AM
Black beans, queso, avocado, and pico de gallo. 3AM. Wednesday night. Do it (and not just once).
Do the Trudy’s Trifecta Challenge
This is every Longhorn’s rite of passage when they turn 21. Visit all 3 and order your limit of Mexican Martinis (they cut you off at 2 at each restaurant). Do so responsibly of course.
Scarf down breakfast tacos the morning after
Best eaten the morning after hittin’ up the bars on Thursday night, where you may or may not have been kicked out of a bar or two (seriously, don’t be that guy). Our favorites are Torchy’s Tacos, Juan in a Million, Taco Shack, and Taco Deli.
We’ve got less than 50 days until kickoff of the 2014 Texas Longhorns football season!
Until then, check out What Every Longhorn Should Do until August 30, 2014.
Ladies & Gents – You can now smell like Bevo! UT has recently release its new line of fragrances for men and women. Don’t worry. Bevo’s “roses” really smell like “rosemary sprigs, orange blossom, and cashmere woods”, according to the fragrance wheel below.
You can buy the fragrance from the University Co-op.
A signature scent exclusively created to capture the essence of The University of Texas. The Spirited Passion of the Hook ‘em Horns, The Dramatic Beauty of the UT Tower bathed in Burnt Orange and The Immense Devotion to the Longhorns Spirit. Passionate, Triumphant and Strong.
TEXAS MEN TEXAS WOMEN TOP · Pimento Berry, Mandarin Pulp, Rosemary Sprigs
MIDDLE · English Lavender, Warm Orange Flower, Aged Bourbon Accord
BASE · Cashmere Woods, Tabac Absolute, Golden Amber
TOP · Sparkling Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Ruby Redcurrant
MIDDLE · Orange Blossom, Mimosa Flowers, Jasmine Sambac
BASE · Aromatic Patchouli, Creamy Vanilla Bean, Skin Musk, Turkish Rose
In a statement released today, Coach Charlie Strong remains steadfast in bringing the T back to Texas. The big news coming out of the 40 Acres: Burnt Orange will officially be removed from all jerseys for the 2014 Football Season.
“Burnt Orange has become too much of an icon for the University of Texas Football program. As head football coaches like Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury become designers in their own right, I’m becoming the anti-designer,” Coach Strong said when describing the update to the design.
Coach Strong went on to explain that numbers on jerseys will be off-white, so that individualism remains subtle.
Recently, Strong created a new rule banning any players from throwin’ up the Hook ’em Horns until they earn it. It remains to be seen if players will eventually be able to earn the burnt orange back throughout the season.
UPDATE: Our April Fools prediction came true! See photos below from a recent practice where Longhorn stickers were removed from helmets (players have to earn them back).
Notice the blank helmets? Yep, stickers are another thing Texas players will have to earn back. pic.twitter.com/IwX9aWL2KV
— Max Olson (@max_olson) August 4, 2014
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) August 4, 2014
Longhorn girls are hot. Not only because they look good in jeans, boots, and burnt orange, but because they’re smart as hell. She’ll most likely be your boss at home and/or at work, but fear not. It’s for the better. So, read below as we give you the 18 Reasons Why It’s Better to Date a Longhorn Girl…Hook ’em!
1.) She ain’t afraid to yell “Make ’em eat shit!” instead of “Go Horns, Go!” during Texas Fight!
2.) She’s so hot that even at away games, she’ll gain national media attention.
I’m not lying, read this story.
3.) But, she ain’t afraid of saying what she really thinks in front of the camera.
20.) Bill Moyers
For all of you PBS hippie lovers, President Johnson’s former Press Secretary, Bill Moyers, graduated from the University in 1956. He is well known for his work in public broadcasting, where you’ll find him on his weekly show Moyers & Company.
19.) Roger Clemens
Not unknown to controversy, 11-time All-Star, 2-time World Series Champion, and 7-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens helped the Longhorns win the 1983 College World Series. He is the first player to have his baseball uniform retired at UT…’cause Hook ’em!
18.) Felicia Day
Her hair is kinda burnt orange. And, she’s probably every gamer’s fantasy due to her Internet stardom (on top of playing “Vi” on TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer). She graduated from Texas in 2000, double majoring in mathematics and musical performance. Seriously. That hair.