Get Your Horns Up!
One of the best things about living in Austin (and in Easton Park) is our proximity to the University of Texas at Austin. As one of the biggest and best research universities in the world (according to U.S. News & World Report), UT educates more than 50,000 students in more than 150 degree programs. But one of the most exciting parts of having a huge university in our backyard is the opportunity for tailgating, cheering, and celebrating Longhorn pride. You can find full sports listings and details on Texas Athletics, but whether you like football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or even quidditch, we’ve got a few suggestions that will get you to put your Horns Up!
Go to a Tailgate Party: Of course you can go to a football game (like the season opener against Maryland, on September 1), but true fans get the party started at a tailgate. Make friends at one of the free tailgates or pony up some bucks to get into one of the fancier shindigs.
Check out a UT Basketball Game: You’ll have to wait until November, but there are lots of opportunities to catch a UT Basketball game. Rumor has it that each season kicks off with a chance to see the fresh team at a special midnight practice.
Take your Picture with BEVO: The University of Texas is on its fifteenth BEVO, and the newest Longhorn mascot has been representing the university since 2016. Follow him on Facebook to get details about his appearances and photo ops.
Tour the Stadium: Built in 1924,Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium has seen some pretty exciting Longhorn history. This tour takes you behind the scenes, from the trophy room to the gameday press box.
Get Your Broom Up: Harry Potter fans won’t want to miss the chance to cheer on the Texas Quidditch team, which recently took second place in the nation. Go watch their team tryouts on September 7 from 6-9 p.m. at UT’s Intramural field.
One thing to know is that Texas Athletics has implemented a new clear bag policy for most venues on campus, so make sure to leave big purses and backpacks at home or in your car.