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The Texas Longhorns getting ready for the 1941 football season, months before the U.S. would enter into WWII. From The Early Days of Texas Football slideshow at Chron.com.

Note the schedule in the background—the Oregon game was on December 6, the day before the Pearl Harbor attack. The Longhorns beat the Ducks 71-7 in Austin and finished #4 in the AP poll under coach Dana X. Bible.

On November 3, 1941, the Longhorns became the first UT football team to reach #1 in the AP Poll. They were crowned National Champions by three different rating systems.

Image: Chron.com — photo by George Strock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

2015 Texas Football Trailer

August 21

Fired up, y’all.

Video: TexasSports.com

Make the Most of Life at UT

New Students — Longhorn Welcome


To help adjust to Life as a Longhorn, a series of free events called Longhorn Welcome kicks off Aug. 21 with Mooov-In, where students, faculty and staff welcome and help move more than 7,400 new and returning students into campus residence halls. The festivities continue with 10 signature events, including From Austin with Love, Gone to Texas and Party on the Plaza. More at this UT News link.

Photo: UT News