Life is But a Game Page 10

Jocktastic! Top 10 schools where sports rule

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

Sports culture dominates the social scene at UT Austin, especially during football season. Football games are always sold out, packed full with students and alums (who tend to continue to support the Longhorns in large numbers long after graduation.) “Much of campus life revolves around the events of the Longhorn football team. From tailgating to road trips to national championships, UT football unites the entire student body,” writes an alumna who majored in communications. “Home football games are especially crowded – they facilitate a lot of the UT social atmosphere. There’s a lot of school spirit that comes from sports. This is even truer when it comes to games against neighboring Texas schools, not to mention the University of Oklahoma.” “Game days are always full of activities, starting with tailgating and (really often) ending in victory parties.” For more than one student plowing through the intense workload at UT, the sports scene helped keep them sane. “The best thing about UT is the sporting events. Without having them as a release, I probably would have gone crazy.”