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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.

March 29, 1955

The Tyler Rose is Born

Earl Campbell, the Heisman Trophy winning running back, is born in Tyler, Texas.

March 29, 1973

Brad Bridgewater is Born

Olympic swimmer Brad Bridgewater is born.

March 29, 1993

Sharis Lachappelle is Born

Soccer player Sharis Lachappelle is born in San Antonio, Texas.

March 29, 1998

Justin Leonard Wins the Players Championship

Golfer Justin Leonard takes the Players Championship by two strokes over Glen Day and Tom Lehman.

March 29, 2005

Baseball: Texas A&M Corpus Christi versus Texas 2005

#1 Texas beats Texas A&M Corpus Christi in baseball 2-1.

March 29, 2005

Men's Golf: OMNI National Invitational Tournament 2005

The Texas men's golf team finishes 5th in the OMNI National Invitational Tournament with a total score of 844 (+20).

March 29, 2006

Softball: Baylor versus Texas 2006

#1 Texas beats #20 Baylor in softball 2-1.

March 29, 2007

Women's Tennis: Texas at Texas Tech 2007

#69 Texas Tech beats #36 Texas in tennis 1-6.

March 29, 2008

Baseball: Nebraska versus Texas 2008

#19 Nebraska beats #13 Texas in baseball 0-2.

March 29, 2008

Softball: Texas at Iowa State 2008

Texas beats Iowa State in softball 4-0.

March 29, 2008

Softball: Texas at Iowa State 2008

Texas beats Iowa State in softball 10-0.

March 29, 2008

Men's Swimming & Diving: NCAA Championship 2008

Texas's Sean Patton finishes 4th in the 200 Backstroke event at the NCAA Championship with a time of 1:41.98.

March 29, 2008

Men's Swimming & Diving: NCAA Championship 2008

Texas's Matt McGinnis finishes 6th in the 100 Freestyle event at the NCAA Championship with a time of 42.44.

March 29, 2008

Women's Tennis: Nebraska versus Texas 2008

#17 Texas beats Nebraska in tennis 6-1.

March 29, 2009

Baseball: Texas Tech versus Texas 2009

#9 Texas beats Texas Tech in baseball 8-1.

March 29, 2009

Softball: Oklahoma versus Texas 2009

Texas beats #6 Oklahoma in softball 9-7.

March 29, 2009

Men's Tennis: Texas at Oklahoma 2009

#12 Texas beats Oklahoma in tennis 5-2.

March 29, 2011

Baseball: Oral Roberts versus Texas 2011

#8 Texas beat Oral Roberts in baseball 2-1.


I am adding entries just about every day, so if there’s a piece of Texas Longhorn history that you believe is missing, let me know.

This information is provided by the History Collection WordPress Plugin, a WordPress plugin that I have created.

Written by Brian Combs

July 17th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

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