Spirit and pride run deep at The University of Texas at Austin, and never is that more evident than on Longhorn game day. And while our unique history of traditions and legacy of athletics achievements give Longhorns much to be proud of, the impact of Texas Athletics extends far beyond the playing field. As one of the few self-sustaining athletics programs in the nation, Texas Athletics enhances the mission of the university by contributing financially to student and faculty programs and academic initiatives. Today, more than 500 student-athletes compete in 20 sports programs where they are instilled with the passion, knowledge and character it takes to compete to win, to succeed academically, to achieve dreams and to contribute to society.
At the University of Texas in Austin, former player Kevin Durant attended and played for the UT Longhorns for his first year before entering the NBA.