Orange Tower Celebrates Teams, Texas

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Published: March 1

It’s a weekend of celebrating milestones and achievements, starting with the men’s swimming and diving Big 12 championship on Saturday.

The eighth-ranked Texas men are poised to win their 35th consecutive conference title under 36th-year head coach Eddie Reese, 31st-year associate head coach Kris Kubik and 20th-year diving coach Matt Scoggin. With one session remaining on Saturday afternoon, Texas leads with 769 points while West Virginia sits in second place with 543 points. TCU holds third place with 480 points. The Tower will be lit to honor the team’s championship. For final results and more information, visit

Then Sunday, March 2, the Tower will glow again in recognition of Texas Independence Day. Read how Texas Independence Day came to the university in the story Texas takes a holiday. See an online exhibit about Texas Independence from the Briscoe Center for American History. Visit UT History Central for more university facts and stories. And read more about the university’s iconic Tower in two feature stories: How to Build a Tower and A Towering Mystery Solved.

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