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 2, 1948James Street is Born
Quarterback James Street, who led the Horns to consecutive national championships, is born in Longview, Texas.
August 2, 1961Walter Morris Passes Away
Shortstop Walter Morris dies in Dallas, Texas at the age of 81.
August 2, 1983Huston Street is Born
Huston Street, ace closer and some of former QB James Street, is born in Austin, Texas.
August 2, 1996Kip Harkrider Wins Bronze
Kip Harkrider wins a bronze medal as part of the USA Baseball team in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
August 2, 2012Anthony Fera Announces Transfer to Texas
Penn State kicker Anthony Fera announces that he will transfer to Texas. As part of the NCAA sanctions against Penn State, players are allowed to transfer and be eligible to play immediately.
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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