Road Hawks

Austin, Texas


Fly or Drive?

Fly to Austin. Usually Midwest Airlines goes straight there or American Airlines connects.

Stadium Info

Football Stadium: Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field
Capacity: 94,113
Basketball Arena: Frank Erwin Center
Capacity: 16,755
Traditions: The “UT Tower” is a 27-story building that is bathed in UT-colored lights to signify the Longhorns’ success; Hook ‘Em Horns is a hand gesture that originated in 1955 and is now a regular sign used by players and fans. “The Eyes of Texas” is a song sang following games.

Celebrity Fans

Matthew McConaughey

Actor Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas, and attended the University of Texas, graduating in 1993. McConaughey has oftentimes been spotted on the sidelines of Texas football games, including the 2006 Rose Bowl and 2009 Fiesta Bowl. McConaughey had a custom motorcycle designed and custom-built following UT’s 2005 national championship in football. The bike was painted burnt orange and white and contained the Longhorn logo on the side. He also narrates for the DVD, “Baby Longhorn,” which introduces young children to UT and its traditions.


The KU Alumni Association will host a tailgate at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center three hours before the football game kicks off. Entry is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. The cost includes a catered breakfast or lunch (depending on kickoff time), water, lemonade and iced tea. A cash bar also will be available.

Alumni Association Web site:


Sam Burns 11 years, 6 months ago

If you're driving thru OKC and would just like to pick up a sandwich, Del Rancho still makes the best steak sandwich I've ever had. It's the Steak Sandwich Supreme. They'll even package them up with the cold items in a seperate bag if you want to eat em later. I found these drive-ins in 78 when I was stationed at Tinker AFB.

jimbo4584 11 years, 6 months ago

If you don't have a ticket to the game still worth going to Austin as it has so much to offer. Watch it at Scholz Garten (OLD & big beer garden close to the stadium), Cain and Ables is right on campus basically for a good college age crowd bar. 6th street is a obvious win and grab a burger at Hut's or Dirty's. Lastly grab some real tex-mex while in town for breakfast, lunch or dinner you cant go wrong.

Kenneth Hillman 11 years, 4 months ago

Would love to see a ton of blue walking around Austin that weekend. I live in Austin and want to see Jayhawk Nation travel well for this one.

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