The U.T. Tower shines with burnt-orange lights

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Sunday, April 7 in honor of the Texas Men’s Tennis team clinching at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title.

The No. 5 Longhorns earned their share of the title with a 4-1 win over No. 11 Oklahoma in Norman.

It marks the fourth time in the last five years the conference schedule has been played that the Longhorns have claimed at least a share of the title. That discounts 2020 when the conference season was canceled due to the pandemic. Two of the previous three titles have been outright in 2019 and 2023, while it was shared with Baylor and TCU in 2021. Texas will play Baylor on April 13 in its final regular season match with an opportunity to earn the outright title with a win or a loss by Oklahoma against Oklahoma State.

“I couldn’t be happier for or more proud of our team,” head coach Bruce Berque said. “It was a total team effort today, and our guys continue to build as we head into the homestretch of our season. We’re looking forward to our Senior Day next Saturday and the opportunity to celebrate a very special senior class.”

As part of campus tradition, the Tower is bathed in burnt orange lighting from top-to-bottom when a University of Texas Athletics team wins a conference championship.