UT Rowing’s Race to the Big 12 Championship

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It seems like this year many of the University of Texas at Austin’s athletics are performing at an elite status, and Rowing team is no exception.

This past race season, the UT Rowing team have taken top honors from races all across the country and currently sit at the No. 8 spot in the nation. In addition, the team just took big race wins at the recent Clemson  Invitational this past weekend and took Big 12’s Boat of the Week award. The Varsity Rowing team has one more meet this season at Lady Bird Lake against No. 4 Virginia before heading the the Big 12 Championships and the NCAA Championships the following two weekends.

Right now Texas holds a strong spot in the Big 12 for rowing and are favorites to win the Big 12 Championship this year for the second straight time. Texas looks to continue a dominant strong-hold for Rowing in the Big 12.

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What about the NCAA championship? Well it seems that the Big 12 has little to no presence when it comes to the national stage, with one exception, us. It’ll be a tough fight seeming that conferences like the PAC-12, Big 10, and Ivy League seem to be where the majority of the contenders for the national championship are placed. However, Texas has given many of the higher ranked teams this season a run for a money. So to count Texas out for the whole sha-bang, would be premature at this point.

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Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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