The Texas Tribune recently obtained emails showing Texas Longhorns alumni and donors threatening to pull donations and other types of funding if university officials opted to take an unsupportive stance against the student’s protest last year of the “Eyes of Texas” song.
Here’s one example, per the Tribune: “My wife and I have given an endowment in excess of $1 million to athletics. This could very easily be rescinded if things don’t drastically change around here,” wrote one donor in October. His name was redacted by UT-Austin, citing open records laws that protect certain donor identities. “Has everyone become oblivious of who supports athletics??”
And another: “The Eyes of Texas is non-negotiable,” wrote another graduate who said they’ve had season tickets since 1990 and whose name was redacted by the university. “If it is not kept and fully embraced, I will not be donating any additional money to athletics or the university or attending any events.”
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WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: As Longhorn bricks pile up, big man Sims remains underutilized
247Sports: The Flagship Interview: Longtime UT reporter Roger Wallace weighs in on Texas
Inside Texas: Game Thoughts: Texas Tech 68 – Texas 59
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: 5-star S Jacoby Mathews reveals top 6 schools
Burnt Orange Nation: 4-star S Bryce Anderson reveals top 5 schools
Burnt Orange Nation: 5-star OL Devon Campbell reveals top 8 schools
Burnt Orange Nation: 4-star S Bryan Allen Jr. announces commitment to Texas
247Sports: The Stampede: Can Texas continue to close on elite targets?
247Sports: Texas still an option for four-star running back Jovantae Barnes
247Sports: Texas entering crowded mix for four-star wide receiver Chris Marshall
247Sports: Three schools making a big impression on four-star DT Domonique Orange
247Sports: Texas commit Maalik Murphy recaps Austin trip with Horns247
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: A former player on Jeff Banks; comprehensive recruiting rundown; Maalik takes Austin
Inside Texas: Weekend thoughts: Pylon 7 on 7, Bryan Allen, DBU reboot
Inside Texas: Meanwhile, out West….
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: An awful night ends perfection, but not the goals of the season
Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech brings on a potential three year starter in Tyler Shough
Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech completes the season sweep of UT
Frogs O’ War: TCU sweeps Liberty as bats get on track
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners fall to OSU in OT heartbreaker, 94-90
The Smoking Musket: Mountaineers Use Ninth Inning Rally To Beat Bryant 9-7
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Solomon Young will not be returning next season
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: This $4.6M Luka Doncic card is the most valuable sports card of all time
SB Nation: Dan Dakich stuck his foot in his mouth again
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas men’s and women’s track and field teams swept the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships in Lubbock over the weekend – for the first time since 2015.
Texas wins Big 12 Track and Field Championships https://t.co/eUxi9nesLQ— Longhorns Wire (@LonghornsWire) February 28, 2021
- Texas softball is officially 8-0 and ranked No. 7 in the NFCA Poll.
- Bijan might be the guy-to-know but don’t count out Roschon Johnson.