Texas Longhorns president Jay Hartzell spoke out Wednesday on whether the school’s band will perform “The Eyes of Texas” song, following a report in The Daily Texan that said the school band would not play the song and would not be attending the Baylor Bears game.
Hartzell said in a statement following the student paper’s report, per 247Sports, “‘The Eyes of Texas’ will be played this weekend as it has been throughout this season — and it will continue to be played at future games and events. While we would love the band be with our fans at all our games, we never planned for them to perform live this Saturday. We knew this summer that, as we make our campus a more welcoming place, we would face many hard conversations. I remain truly optimistic the we will find ways to join together around our song, which has been so positive for so many Longhorns over the past 120 years.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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Austin American-Statesman: Golden: As reunion approaches, former teammates Herman, Aranda dealing with non-football issues, too
Austin American-Statesman: With Skylar Fields providing energy and kills, Texas volleyball remains unbeaten
Dallas Morning News: While Baylor is thankful just to be playing football again, a chance to beat Texas is a welcome bonus
Dallas Morning News: Texas prediction: Will Longhorns salvage season with win over Baylor?
247Sports: Horns247 Staff Predictions: Texas vs. Baylor
247Sports: How has Texas met, fallen short of expectations?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas offensive tackle pledge Max Merril
247Sports: 2021 DL Ikechukwu Iwunnah down to two schools
247Sports: WATCH: Morice Blackwell off to a hot start in senior season
247Sports: Experts weigh in on what makes Quinn Ewers top overall prospect
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
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Crimson and Cream Machine: College Football: Big 12 offense (and defense) throughout the SEC
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball is still unbeaten this season.
No. 1️⃣ pic.twitter.com/GxxMbDxbGo— Texas Volleyball (@TexasVolleyball) October 21, 2020
- Texas women’s basketball junior Charli Collier earned an unanimous preseason Big 12 team nod, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “The unanimous selection of Collier by the Big 12’s coaches was not a surprise. Collier is coming off a standout sophomore season in which she earned all-conference accolades. Collier led Texas with her 13.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. She became the first Longhorn to average double-digit points and rebounds since the 1991-92 season.”
They're playin' basketbaaaall. We love that basketbaaaall.— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 21, 2020
https://t.co/jzKljRclU9 | #Th12isWBB pic.twitter.com/K7d2Jk0UB3