2014-2015 Texas Longhorns Schedule
It's college basketball season again and that can only mean one thing, the Texas
Longhorns are looking to leave their mark on the Big 12 and the NCAA as a whole. In the last decade or so, Texas has established
itself as a true national power and has recruited some of the best and most exciting college basketball players in the country.
While the Big 12 had long been known for its college football, basketball has always been a big deal in the conference as
well and in recent years several schools have stepped up their game making it extremely difficult for a team to navigate the
tough conference schedule. Perennial powerhouses Kansas and Oklahoma State always are staunch competition and with the recent
development of programs like Oklahoma and Kansas State, the conference is only getting tougher.
The Longhorns will face
a tough test when the Oklahoma State Cowboys come to town to hit the court and do battle. Other major parts of the schedule
include games against TCU, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech and plenty of others, giving the Longhorns plenty of opportunities
to put it all together for another memorable season absolutely loaded with rim-rocking excitement. You can definitely count
on home games at the Frank Erwin Center to be absolutely filled to the brim with passionate fans who know how to show their
support for their Longhorns, as this is a community that spruces up come game day.
But it's also not just about the
road games, as the Longhorns have plenty of fans who wave their favorite team gear in support away from home as well. Though
home games are a must, every fan needs to see a road game sooner or later, and this season has a schedule loaded with road
possibilities as the Longhorns hope to make their move up the Big 12 standings. Once you're there in the middle of a big game
loaded with twists, turns and nail-biting moments, you'll be glad that you're not still sitting at home wondering what the
atmosphere of the big game is like.
Texas Longhorns Team Info
The Texas Longhorns have seen some incredible
players come through the program over the years. One of the best players to ever suit up for the Longhorns was Kevin Durant.
While Durant only played in Austin for one year, he made a real impact during that single season, winning the National Player
of the Year award with relative ease. Durant has gone on to star in the National Basketball Association, where he is currently
one of the top players in the league. This is a program that doesn't just have one or two superstars in its history, however,
as the Longhorns have a proud tradition of excellent players that goes back more than 100 years. At this point, the Longhorns
always have a roster loaded with some of the stars of both today and tomorrow, providing plenty of incentive to keep an eye
on them as they look to take their game to the next level.
College Basketball Experience
has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, from plenty of top-tier regular season battles to Tournament
clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. These are some of the best amateur athletes in the entire world, though
that's something that you need to see for yourself to truly appreciate. Will you be there when your favorite player pulls
up for a game-winning three that will have everyone jumping out of their seat in unison? This is just one of those sports
that gets taken to a completely different level when you get a chance to see it in person, giving you plenty of reasons to
ditch the couch and make sure that you see the action the way it was meant to be seen.
Texas Longhorns History
Texas Longhorns basketball team dates back to 1906 and the hoops program at Texas has developed into one of the premier destinations
for the best high school players in the country on an annual basis. The Longhorns have had a lot of success over the years,
reaching the NCAA Tournament 30 times. The team has been to the elite eight seven times and made it all the way to the Final
Four on three occasions. Surprisingly, Texas is yet to win a National Championship, or even reach the title game, but that
is something the team is working hard to change as soon as possible. This is a program that makes the Big Dance just about
every single year and has many appearances in the Sweet Sixteen, the Elite Eight and even the Final Four, providing many memorable
Tournament runs over the years.
Texas Longhorns Trivia
When was the last time the Texas Longhorns were
able to reach the Final Four?
The answer is 2003, ending a drought of more than 50 years. Since then, the Longhorns
made it back to the Elite Eight two different times and made it to the NCAA Tournament every season since 2013. With a program
that is clearly back on the rise in one of the most competitive conference in the country, it just doesn't get any better
Texas Longhorns Fans
College hoops fans love a good rivalry, and that is certainly the case
with the Texas Longhorns fans. The main rivalry with Texas is with the Oklahoma Sooners. The basketball rivalry began in 1996
when the Big 12 was formed, but the two schools already had a long standing football rivalry that just spilled over to other
sports when they began competing against one another in conference play. As Texas has become a national power under head coach
Rick Barnes, a rivalry has emerged with the traditional conference power the Kansas Jayhawks. In recent years the two programs
have found themselves neck and neck for conference titles as well as higher national rankings and seeding in the NCAA Tournament.
With plenty of rivals to square up against and another talented roster that can do a little bit of everything, the Longhorns
are sure to have plenty of buzz surrounding them each and every time they take to the court.