Fly to Austin. Usually Midwest Airlines goes straight there or American Airlines connects.
Football Stadium: Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field
Basketball Arena: Frank Erwin Center
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.
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.