Tower Turns Orange for Men’s Golf, Darkens for National Parks Service Centennial Celebration Rehearsal

The University of Texas at Austin Tower will turn orange May 1 to honor the Men’s Golf team as they return from winning their fourth-straight Big 12 Championship.

The Longhorns secured their 47th conference title after all five players finished the day at or under par at 14-under for the weekend — the most subpar rounds in a single round in Big 12 Conference history.

The Tower will glow burnt orange until 9 p.m. on May 1 as the team returns to Austin from the championship. Another Tower lighting will be scheduled in the near future to honor the team’s championship.

After 9 p.m., the Tower will darken to enable the National Park Service production team to setup and rehearse their “virtual experience” projection show for the National Park Service Centennial Celebration on May 3. Their show will involve video projections on the south face of the tower.

The Tower will remain dark following the rehearsals May 1 and May 2 and return to white after the event on Tuesday.

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