Texas Longhorns athletic director Chris Del Conte’s story of how, after weather delays, he roadtripped to the NCAA Tournament with two fellow Texas fans is as good as it gets.
But it gets funnier, in fact.
Del Conte and company were apparently pulled over for speeding in Oklahoma of all places.
“Listen here: Buford T. Justice was in full effect,” Del Conte said, according to 247Sports. “We got pulled over and I’m like — first of all, my man has the bladder of a walnut. We’re not even out of Dallas and we stopped. I go, ‘We just ate two minutes ago!’ Every two hours we’re stopping. We’re going through Oklahoma and all of a sudden the guy pulls me over and says, ‘How fast were you going?’ I really don’t know. The cop looks at me and goes, ‘Alright, just keep it under 45.’ He let me go. I’m like, ‘OK, that’s not bad. This is starting to work out.’ We just matriculated our way through.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Four takeaways from Texas basketball’s NCAA loss to Purdue
Austin American-Statesman: Texas AD Chris Del Conte recalls his wild road trip to Milwaukee
Austin American-Statesman: Quarterback, offensive line and new faces are key Texas spring topics
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas’ complete victory has Horns hoping for a deep NCAA run
Dallas Morning News: Texas tallied too many fouls, too few points as Purdue sent Longhorns packing from March Madness
Dallas Morning News: Texas spring breakout candidates: Jerrin Thompson to emerge as a real leader in secondary
Inside Texas: Monday: A look at Texas men’s basketball’s future
Inside Texas: An educated guess and thoughts on Texas’ spring defensive depth chart
Inside Texas: 2022 Texas Longhorns Spring Football Preview: Running backs
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Late night HUDdle: Latest on elite 2024 WR, Texas Hoops thoughts
247Sports: Top performers from this weekend’s Pylon 7-on-7 tournament in Dallas
247Sports: Rising safety Tyler Turner breaks down recruitment, relationship with Texas
247Sports: Eye-openers from Day 1 of Pylon 7-on-7 Dallas
247Sports: Recruiting notebook from Day 1 of Pylon 7-on-7 Dallas
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: History slips from Baylor’s grasp, Bears lose 93-86 to North Carolina
Viva the Matadors: (3) Red Raiders bounce (14) Bobcats
Frogs O’ War: TCU 69, Seton Hall 42: The Frogs are still dancing
Frogs O’ War: TCU 80, Arizona 85: Heartbreak in March
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Projecting the spring depth chart - offense
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Iowa State takes down Wisconsin, head to the Sweet Sixteen
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Sweet 16 teams, ranked by their chances of winning men’s March Madness
SB Nation: A ref made the worst technical foul call ever during Illinois vs. Houston
SB Nation: How Creighton advanced to its first Sweet 16 in program history
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas softball took home three wins over the LSU Tigers over the weekend.