Get to know Texas’ new head coach Charlie Strong

School president Bill Powers pronounced it a “historic day for the University of Texas.”  Charlie Strong accepted the position of head coach of the Longhorns on Saturday and faced his first official press conference this morning.

So what does Strong bring to Texas?  In the infographic below we’ve pulled together highlights from Strong’s career as both a player and a coach, including his last four years as head coach as Louisville where he achieved a 37-15 record.

Do you think Strong is right for Texas? Let us know in the comments below.

Charlie Strong

UT’s Newest Longhorn

Recently, a BYU alum that now resides in Austin contacted TicketCity looking for tickets to the Texas versus BYU game. Since his alma mater was playing in Austin, he wanted to take his son to his first college football game to experience the excitement first-hand.

While our client’s son started off the game cheering for BYU, things quickly changed as the crowd joined in the “Texas Fight” cheer. Check out the video below to see how UT earned its newest longhorn. Looks like our client’s son may not be a second-generation BYU Cougar afterall. Enjoy!

Hurricane Ike Disrupts Texas Sports and Concert Schedules

Update:
Hurricane Ike has reached land, sending huge gusts of wind and torrential rain all along the Texas and Louisiana coasts.  Here is a radar picture provided by Weather Underground:

Hurricane Ike strikes the Texas Coast

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Hurricane Ike is already taking its toll on the Texas coast.  As Ike advanced closer to Texas Wednesday, many Texas teams are taking necessary precautions to avoid the possible torrential weather Ike is set to unleash on the Gulf.

-The University of Texas Longhorns have postponed their game vs the Arkansas Razorbacks.  A stroke of luck granted both teams the option to reschedule the game to the Sept. 27 bye week.  Austin, Texas is expected to recieve a significant storm on Saturday and through Sunday, if Hurricane Ike maintains is current course toward Corpus Christi, Texas.

“We have been monitoring this situation since Sunday and, at this time, feel confident this is the right thing to do,” Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said.  “A football game becomes less important when you are dealing with the safety of people.”

-The University of Houston Cougars elected to move their game against the Air Force Falcons from Robertson Stadium to SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium.  Kickoff is still scheduled for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be aired on CBS College Sports Network.  Tickets purchased for the game will remain valid, and students with a valid ID will be admitted free of charge.

**Updates**
-The SMU – Texas Tech game is set to play as scheduled, despite threats of up to 10 inches of rain.

-The Houston Texans home opener vs the Ravens has been rescheduled to Monday night at 7:30 p.m.

-The Houston Astros Friday night’s series opener with the Chicago Cubs game has been postponed due to Hurricane Ike.  Saturday’s game is postponed as well.

-Oklahoma State’s game against Missouri State is moved to a 12:05 p.m. Central Time kickoff.

-Louisiana Monroe and Alabama A&M will play their football match tonight, Sept. 11, 2008 in wake of Hurricane Ike.  The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

-Due to imminent Hurricane Ike, The Eagles concert scheduled for Thursday, September 11 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas will be postponed until October 2, 2008.

-Texas Christian University (TCU) will change the kickoff time for their Saturday home game against Stanford from 6 p.m. to noon.  Stadium gates to Amon G. Carter stadium and Frog Alley will open at 10 a.m.

-Baylor University has moved its home game with Washington State University to tonight at 6:30 p.m.

-The Sam Houston vs Prairie View A&M football game is cancelled

**This blog post will be updated to give you the scoop on Hurricane Ike’s effect on Texas sports**

New Seating Chart for Cotton Bowl

Provided below is the new seating chart for 2009 Cotton Bowl game.  As you may know, the Cotton Bowl is undergoing renovations due to the aging of the facility.  Southern Bleacher Company, the winning construction bidder, is adding seats, concession stands, scoreboards, restrooms and lighting and sound upgrades.  We can also expect additions of media, conference and VIP sections.  The overall plan is set to cost $50 million, and should be finished before the Texas – OU game.

New Cotton Bowl Seating Chart

New Cotton Bowl Seating Chart

The new stadium will have a maximum capacity of over 96,000.  Make sure to get yor UT-OU tickets, and your Cotton Bowl game tickets here at TicketCity.  We offer the best college football experience with the largest supply of college football tickets, including Texas Longhorns Tickets and Oklahoma Sooners Tickets.

View From the Seats: UT vs. FAU at DKR Memorial Stadium

What an excellent weekend of college football! Alabama upset Clemson, East Carolina surprised Virginia Tech with a blocked punt win, and the Longhorns beat FAU. Despite not being able to carry my super awesome Canon 5D camera into DKR, I nabbed some interesting shots with my girlfriend’s camera phone from the University of Texas vs. Florida Atlantic University game. Below are some panoramas/pics taken prior to and during the UT – FAU game.

Randy and Rafael enjoy the pre-game tailgate

Randy and Rafael enjoy the pre-game tailgate

Jamie, Lindsay, Lindsay and Lou tailgatin'

Jamie, Lindsay, Lindsey and Lou tailgatin

New DKR end zone seating

New DKR end zone seating

Opening kickoff cell phone panorama - UT vs. FAU

Opening kickoff cell phone panorama - UT vs. FAU

Interesting kickoff reverse panorama - UT vs. FAU

Interesting kickoff reverse panorama - UT vs. FAU