Texas reaches 10-20-40 milestone again in Football-Men's Basketball-Baseball
May 12, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas Men's Athletics program reached an impressive milestone with the baseball team's 17-2 win at Kansas State on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the baseball team reached the 40-win plateau.
Coupled with the success of the football and men's basketball programs, it marked the eighth time in the last nine years that UT has had its football team record at least 10 wins, its men's basketball team post at least 20 victories and its baseball team record at least 40 wins.
To put this feat in better perspective, consider that only one other NCAA Division I school has accomplished the 10-20-40 milestone at least twice during the last nine years. Florida achieved the 10-20-40 feat in both 2001-02 (10-22-46) and 2008-09 (13-25-42) and has the chance to reach the milestone this year (13-21-33).
Football posted a 13-1 mark during the 2009 season and extended its national-leading streak of consecutive 10-win seasons to nine. The Horns have played in a BCS bowl game in four of the last six years, including two appearances in the BCS National Championship Game (2005 and 2009). Texas has been ranked in The AP poll for 157 consecutive weeks, the longest current streak in the nation.
Men's Basketball registered a 24-10 mark during the 2009-10 season and held the No. 1 ranking in both The Associated Press and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls for a two-week period in mid-January. The Longhorns are one of six schools to have advanced to at least the "Sweet 16" in the NCAA Tournament in five of the last nine years.
Baseball, ranked No. 2 nationally in the latest Baseball America poll (May 3), currently sports a 41-8 overall mark (21-3 Big 12) through games of May 9. The Horns have already secured their second straight Big 12 Conference title this year, marking their fourth league regular-season championship in the last five years. Texas has advanced to the College World Series a total of six times in the last 10 years (2000, 02, 03, 04, 05, 09), winning two national titles (2002, 05) and finishing as runner-up twice (2004, 09).
The only time in the last nine years that the Longhorns have failed to accomplish the 10-20-40 milestone came during the 2007-08 athletics season. That year, Football posted a 10-3 mark, Men's Basketball registered a 31-7 record and Baseball went 39-22.
FOOTBALL - MEN'S BASKETBALL - BASEBALL RECORDS IN THE LAST NINE YEARS