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.

August 31, 1982

Ian Crocker is Born

Swimmer and five-time Olympic medalist is born in Portland, Maine.

August 31, 1989

Volleyball: Texas at Southwest Texas 1989

Texas beats Southwest Texas in volleyball 15-9, 15-11, 15-5.

August 31, 1990

Volleyball: Houston versus Texas 1990

Texas beats Houston in Volleyball 15-3, 15-11, 15-8.

August 31, 1991

Bethany Adams is Born

Freestyle and breaststroke swimmer Bethany Adams is born in Newport Beach, California.

August 31, 1992

Dillon Peters is Born

Pitcher Dillon Peters is born.

August 31, 1996

Volleyball: Stanford versus Texas 1996

#2 Stanford beats Texas in Volleyball 5-15, 7-15, 12-15.

August 31, 1996

Football: Missouri versus Texas 1996

#8 Texas beats Missouri in football 40-10.

August 31, 2001

Volleyball: Purdue versus Texas 2001

Texas beats Purdue in volleyball 31-29, 30-25, 30-26.

August 31, 2002

Volleyball: San Diego versus Texas 2002

San Diego beats Texas in volleyball 30-22,30-28,17-30,26-30,14-16.

August 31, 2002

Football: North Texas versus Texas 2002

#3 Texas beats North Texas in football 27-0.

August 31, 2003

Football: New Mexico State versus Texas 2003

#5 Texas beats New Mexico State in football 66-7.

August 31, 2007

Volleyball: Texas at Houston 2007

Texas beats Houston in volleyball 30-22, 30-16, 30-19.

August 31, 2007

Women's Soccer: TCU versus Texas 2007

Texas beats TCU in women's soccer 3-1.

August 31, 2007

Men's Cross Country: Bear Invitational 2007

The Texas men's cross country team finishes 2nd at the Bear Invitational.

August 31, 2008

Volleyball: Stanford versus Texas 2008

#2 Stanford beats Texas in volleyball 17-25, 19-25, 27-25, 25-20, 10-15.

August 31, 2008

Women's Soccer: Texas at Louisville 2008

Texas beats #25 Louisville in women's soccer 1-0.

August 31, 2012

Volleyball: Florida versus Texas 2012

#2 Texas beats #18 Florida in volleyball 29-27, 25-22, 26-24

August 31, 2012

Longhorn Network on uVerse

The Longhorn Network goes live with AT&T uVerse on channels 609 and 1609 (HD).


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.

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