Today in Texas Longhorn Sports History

What happened on this day in Texas Longhorn sports history?

Below is a list of major events in Texas Longhorn sports history that happened on this day. They can have been for current teams, former athletes, or related events. There’s something new every day.

December 8, 1894

Football: Texas at San Antonio 1894

Texas beats San Antonio in football 57-0.

December 8, 1904

Wilmer Allison is Born

Amateur tennis champion Wilmer Allison is born in San Antonio, Texas.

December 8, 1914

The SWC is Formed

At a formal meeting at the Rice Hotel in Houston, the Southwest Conference is officially formed.

December 08, 1932

Men's Basketball: Texas versus Southwest Texas State 1932

The Texas Longhorn's men's basketball team beats Southwest Texas State 42-12 at San Marcos, Texas.

December 08, 1976

Volleyball: USC versus Texas 1976

USC beats Texas in volleyball 1-15, 6-15.

December 08, 1976

Volleyball: Arizona versus Texas 1976

Texas beats Arizona in volleyball 15-3, 3-15, 15-8.

December 08, 1984

Volleyball: UCLA versus Texas 1984

#2 UCLA beats Texas in volleyball 17-15, 11-15, 13-15, 14-16.

December 08, 1989

Volleyball: California versus Texas 1989

Texas beats #20 California in volleyball 15-11, 15-6, 15-10.

December 08, 1990

Volleyball: LSU versus Texas 1990

#17 LSU beats Texas in volleyball 15-8, 15-4, 10-15, 11-15, 15-17.

December 08, 1995

Volleyball: Texas at Florida 1995

Texas beats #4 Florida in Volleyball 9-15, 15-7, 15-8, 10-15, 15-13.

December 08, 2002

Men's Basketball: Texas versus Notre Dame 2002

Notre Dame beats Texas Longhorn's men's basketball team 92-98 at MCI Center in Washington, D.C.

December 08, 2005

Women's Basketball: Stephen F. Austin versus Texas 2005

The Texas Longhorn's women's basketball team beats Stephen F. Austin 77-56.

December 08, 2006

Volleyball: Wisconsin versus Texas 2006

Texas beats #10 Wisconsin in volleyball 30-19, 30-22, 30-12.

December 8, 2006

North End of DKR is Demolished

Beginning the construction of the second northern deck of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the north end of the stadium, one of its oldest portions, is demolished.

December 08, 2007

Men's Basketball: Texas versus Rice 2007

The Texas Longhorn's men's basketball team beats Rice 80-54 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

December 08, 2007

Women's Basketball: Texas at A&M-Corpus Christi 2007

The Texas Longhorn's women's basketball team beats A&M-Corpus Christi 88-41.

December 08, 2007

Volleyball: USC versus Texas 2007

#5 USC beats Texas in volleyball 25-30, 22-30, 26-30.

December 08, 2010

Women's Basketball: Texas-Pan American versus Texas 2010

The Texas Longhorn's women's basketball team beats Texas-Pan American 112-59.

December 08, 2012

Volleyball: NCAA Austin Regional Finals 2012

#3 Texas beats #6 USC in NCAA Austin Regional Finals in volleyball 25-19, 25-22, 25-14.

December 08, 2012

Men's Basketball: UCLA versus Texas 2012

UCLA beats Texas Longhorns men's basketball team 63-65 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

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