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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas AD Chris Del Conte: Expect 25 percent stadium capacity for season ticket holders

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Plus: Sug Sutton rejoins the Washington Mystics

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Texas Longhorns officials are planning to limit football stadium capacity to 25 percent this year, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

From the Statesman: “In an email sent to Texas season ticket holders on Sunday, athletic director Chris Del Conte confirmed the school is moving ahead with a ‘safe, socially-distanced seating plan’ using 25% stadium capacity. Royal-Memorial Stadium’s current capacity is under 100,000 because of south end zone stadium construction. It’s expected that 25% capacity would be about 24,000 tickets. Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a statewide mandate of a 50% stadium capacity because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But interim UT President Jay Hartzell first floated the idea of the school looking at a 25% model in late July.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

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Dallas Morning News: Tom Herman says Big Ten, Pac 12 players have not contacted Texas about transferring

Sports Illustrated: Notes from the Texas Longhorns first fall camp scrimmage

247Sports: The Stampede: Tons of 2021 and 2022 recruiting nuggets

247Sports: Scrimmage Report: Details on Texas’ first fall camp scrimmage

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • The Austin American-Statesman reports that Texas women’s basketball head coach Vic Schaefer’s will be approved by the University of Texas Board of Regents later this week. For the first three years of the seven-year deal, Schaefer will make about $1.8 million annually.
  • Longhorn women’s basketball alum Sug Sutton is back on the Washington Mystics’ roster after the franchise drafted her earlier this year only to later cut Sutton several weeks later.