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

The campus landmark will be lit in burnt orange in celebration of Rowing’s 2024 Big 12 Championship.

The University of Texas Tower will be lit in Burnt Orange on Tuesday evening, May 21, in recognition of No. 1 Rowing’s Big 12 Conference championship title. Per tradition, the University recognizes UT sports programs who win a conference team championship with a Burnt Orange lighting of the campus landmark.

Fans are encouraged to arrive in front of the Littlefield Fountain on 21st Street at 8:45p.m. CT, when the team will arrive to take group photos with their Big 12 trophies.

The No. 1 Rowing team won the 2024 Big 12 title with a clean sweep of five races at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. on Sunday morning. It marked the ninth consecutive and 13th overall league title for the Longhorns. Additionally, the team’s first-place finish secured a trip to the 2024 NCAA Championships set for May 30-June 1 on East Fork/Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio.

Texas will learn the seeding of the three NCAA boats – First Eight, Second Eight and Four – during the NCAA Division I Rowing Selection Show at 4 p.m. this afternoon. Fans can watch the 2024 DI rowing selection on The Longhorns will be seeking a third national championship in four years after having won back-to-back titles in 2021-22 and placing fourth in 2023.