University of Texas Traditions
Bevo, a Texas Longhorn, has been a fixture at UT games since 1966. The Longhorn mascot epitomizes the pride and tradition of Texas Football.
|Burnt orange and white
Learn how burnt orange and white became the official colors of The University of Texas.
|"The Eyes of Texas"
Learn the real story behind one of the greatest traditions in collegiate athletics, "The Eyes of Texas."
The Longhorns' costumed mascot.
|Hook 'em Horns
Texas' world-renowned Hook 'em Horns sign, created by head cheerleader Harley Clark in 1955, was voted the nation's top hand signal by Sports Illustrated.
|Smokey the Cannon
Residing in the south end zone area at home football games, Smokey's thunderous roar is heard when the cannon fires blank shotgun shells after each Texas score and at the final gun after a Texas victory. The cannon is operated by the Texas Cowboys, a men's campus service organization.
"Texas Fight" earned a top 10 national ranking in ratings compiled in 1990 by Bill Studwell, a librarian at Northern Illinois University and self-styled fight song expert.
|The Texas Seal
Set foot on the UT campus and you'll find it in the front covers of library books, on the shoulder patches of UT police officers, inlaid on the floor in Gregory Gym, on brass plaques that recognize University donors, and in limestone ornaments adorning UT buildings.
The 27-story Main Building -- the UT Tower -- is bathed in orange-colored lights to stand as a beacon to the Longhorns' success.