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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas volleyball protested ‘The Eyes’ in last night’s matchup

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Texas Longhorns volleyball didn’t observer “The Eyes of Texas” at the Erwin Center last night, per the Austin American-Statesman, marking the latest chapter in the controversy.

From the Statesman: “As the song played at the Erwin Center, Longhorns players huddled together but did not acknowledge the song. In years past, players would congregate in small groups after matches and take part in the school song with fans. ... This summer, several volleyball players joined an athlete-led protest that aimed to address racial issues at the university. The protest included a list of demands, one of which was the retirement of “The Eyes of Texas.” Texas administrators eventually declined to ditch the song, but did tell the athletes that they no longer had to sing along.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

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Dallas Morning News: ‘It’s always a handful against them’: How No. 9 Texas plans to matchup against TCU’s sound defense

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RECRUITING ROUNDUP

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247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Commitment breakdown & TXHSFB pick em

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Texas volleyball (3-0) is ranked No. 1 in the AVCA’s fall poll, among the Big 12, SEC, ACC and Sun Belt conferences, following a win over the Kansas Jayhawks earlier this week. Click on the link for more from the Austin American-Statesman’s report on the Longhorns’ sweep.
  • Get hyped – because we’ve still got a long way to go. Video courtesy of Texas football.