Volleyball on the rise
It is no secret that The University of Texas’ football program has had a rough time these past four years. Coaches have come and gone, games have been blown, and losing seasons are now the norm, but there is hope.
Yes, hope. When most people think of the University of Texas the first thing that comes to mind is football. The University of Texas has always been a football school, and when looking back at their history you get a good idea of why, but this has not been the case recently. The University of Texas has been severely lacking in the football win department these past four years, and it is starting to wear down the fans.
The amount of students attending the games has slowly been declining this season, with many students opting to watch the football game at home or at a bar rather than watching their school lose at home once again. This has caused people associated with the football program to lash out at the students, such as Tom Herman quoted saying “…the students need to do better”, which in turn has ostracised the student fan base even more.
A new hope for students and fans
A lesser talked about the program at the University of Texas is UT’s volleyball team. They have had amazing seasons these past four years, which is completely opposite of the football team, and are finally starting to get the recognition they deserve.
With their recent win against Baylor, UT is the Big 12 champion once again and is gearing up for their NCAA tournament games. With such a lackluster football team and such a great volleyball team, many students are starting to ask if UT is actually a football school, or if it is actually a volleyball school.
So what is it?
Thit is something the student body has to decide. Although students are starting to talk about the volleyball team more and more they have yet to fully accept that the volleyball team is leading the way when it comes to representing the flagship university of the state of Texas. Will they ever accept that UT is a volleyball school? We’ll find out soon, as the students begin to rally around the volleyball team as they dive and spike their way to an NCAA championship.
Author: Trent Koen