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Why UT’s Administration Is Digging in Its Heels on ‘The Eyes of Texas’

DATE POSTED:October 16, 2020
UT-austin-songOn Saturday, despite staging a thrilling four-overtime near-comeback, the University of Texas Longhorns football team lost its second straight game to an unranked rival. At a Monday press conference, in addition to speaking to the team’s shortcomings on the field against Oklahoma, head coach Tom Herman addressed another controversy surrounding the Longhorns: the ongoing debate over the school song, “The Eyes of Texas.” In June, dozens of UT athletes signed a letter asking the university to address racist aspects of its history by, among other things, changing its spirit song to something without the troubled history of “The Eyes of Texas.” The university met some of the players’ requests but refused to budge on “The Eyes of Texas.” Many fans, alumni, and financial supporters of…View Original Post

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