The University of Texas said that it has topped its $3 billion goal in an eight-year fundraising campaign. School officials said that they raised $856 million in the final year.
David Ash passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Texas started the Strong era with an overpowering 38-7 win over North Texas.
Navy Adm. William McRaven is the next chancellor of the UT System. McRaven made his first public appearance in Austin since he was first rumored as a candidate.
The University of Texas at Austin announced Tuesday that it has exceeded its $3 billion fundraising goal with a $50 million gift from the Livestrong Foundation.
Former Longhorns running back Joe Bergeron, who was dismissed from the team for undisclosed rules violations, has now enrolled at Texas A&M-Commerce.
Former Texas quarterback Vince Young has been hired by the school for community relations and fundraising. A UT spokeswoman said Young will earn $100,000 annually.
With 10 teams playing a round-robin schedule and no championship game, the Big 12 is emphasizing its unique standing in the new playoff era.
The Texas Longhorns are widely considered to be one of the nation’s best teams in 2014. They’ll also be playing on the biggest stage.
A University of Texas police spokeswoman says two Longhorns football players have been charged with felony sexual assault and their arrests are pending.
Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed part of spring drills with a broken left foot, has been cleared to participate in contact drills when the Longhorns return for training camp.
A federal appeals court panel ruled that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus.
The University of Texas System chancellor says he won’t approve beer and wine sales at Longhorns football games in Austin this fall.