Dedicated to the greatness that was Darrell K Royal, THE greatest head coach the University of Texas has had or ever will have. Â Rest in peace coach.
DKR Trivia(1)…Bet you didn’t know Coach coached professionally?Â What pro team did Coach Royal coach in 1953?
Little Known UT Fact… Research indicates that students who live on campus Â are more likely to…graduate in 4 years…achieve a high GPAÂ in undergraduate and graduate school…develop interpersonal contacts with faculty and other students….develop improved self-confidence and ability to speak in public…finish college than those who never live on campus.
Little Known UT Fact… The Longhorn Band was founded in 1900. The band has grown to 340 members. Only 15% are music majors. The remaining 85% represent virtually every academic discipline on UT.
DKR Trivia(2)…What song did Coach Royal request the band play in 1971? Answer below..
Little Known UT Fact…The song “Texas Fight” was ranked #9 out of the top 13 most inspiring fight songs in the country.
DKR Trivia(3)…Coach Royal was anÂ institution at TexasÂ butÂ from what rival school did Coach graduate?
Little Known UT Fact…The UT Tower is the 27 story Main Building. Â The protocol for lighting: Â Tower is completely orange with the number “1” displayed on each side when a team wins an NCAA championship or to mark an achievement as determined by the UT President…The complete tower is orange when a Big 12 team championship is won, on nights of a football victory over Texas A&M, on nights of an NIT championship, at commencement and on March 2 and July 4…The toweer shaft is white and observation and colmums decks orange after football wins other than against Texas A&M, on nights of basketball victories in a Big 12 Tournament, on nights of each victory in NCAA district or regional team championships, on nights of basketball victories in the NIT, and on Easter, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Tower shaft is white and the observation and column decks are alternately orange and white for Big 12 championship or football games.
DKR Trivia(4)..Before his 20 years as UT Coach Royal was head coach at what other two universities?