Your guide to UT athletics events during the winter break.Volleyball
It's not on campus, but we can't help calling out the defending national champion volleyball team, who are looking for a repeat this year. Tune into ESPN2 on Dec. 19 for the #1-ranked Longhorns' Final Four match against Wisconsin. The championship game will be Saturday, Dec. 21, also on ESPN 2.U.S. Diving Nationals
Six Olympians, including 2012 gold medalist David Boudia, bronze medalist and Texas alum Troy Dumais, and bronze medalist Nick McCrory, are among the nearly 125 divers registered to compete at the 2013 USA Diving Winter National Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the University of Texas campus. Divers will compete for 10 national titles as well as the chance to represent the United States in several upcoming international competitions.
Ten current University of Texas divers, including 2013 World Championships team members Samantha "Murphy" Bromberg (above), Michael Hixon and Maren Taylor, are planning to compete.Men's Basketball
Dec. 21 vs. Michigan State
Dec. 30 vs. Rice
The 9-1 Longhorns host #5 Michigan State at the Erwin Center, where they are undefeated this season. Texas Ex, former NCAA player of the year and retired NBA player T.J. Ford will be on hand signing autographs for fans before the game. And catch the final game of 2013 as UT takes on the Rice Owls.Women's Basketball
Dec. 20 vs. Northwestern State
Dec. 28 vs. Idaho
After a 109-48 offensive outpouring against Sam Houston State University, the Lady Longhorns look to finish 2013 strong before kicking off Big 12 conference play in the New Year.Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports
Closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1. Regular hours are M-Th 10-6, Friday 10-5. Admission is free. Call 512-471-4890 to gain access while the normal entry is under construction.
The Stark Center, located inside the North End Zone at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, showcases sports photographs, memorabilia and equipment from some of history's greatest athletes. Galleries include black and white photographs from the 1940s and 1950s depicting the golden era at Muscle Beach, 19th-century images of circus and vaudeville strongmen and strongwomen, papers and memorabilia of Texas golf legends Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite and Harvey Penick, and images of television and film stars playing golf at Pebble Beach.
There is also an exhibit commemorating UT's 1963 football national championship and the life of legendary coach Darrell K. Royal. The exhibit features photographs, letters and other memorabilia from Royal's life and the 1963 National Championship team, including the '63 roster and team photo recently signed by former players, images from scrapbooks kept by Royal's wife, Edith, and a collection of well-known Royalisms.Parking Information
C PERMIT AND SELECT LONGHORN LOTS
C Lots and the Longhorn Lots are open for parking without a permit from Monday, December 23rd through Wednesday, January 1st. Lots 70, 80, and 108 are exceptions for special events such as women's and men's basketball at the Frank Erwin Center. Please pay attention to posted signage at the entrances of these lots on restriction dates.
A AND F PERMIT LOTS
A and F spaces are open for parking without a permit from Monday, December 23rd through Wednesday, January 1st, including staff skeleton days during this time. Parking restrictions will remain in effect for those spaces that require a particular UT permit AT ALL TIMES. Lots 19, 23, and 118 are exceptions for special events such as women's and men's basketball at the Frank Erwin Center. Please pay attention to posted signage at the entrances of these lots on restriction dates.
D AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SPACES
All spaces designated for persons with disabilities will continue to be reserved for persons with disabilities only, although vehicles will only be required to display one of the following throughout this period: a state-issued disabled person placard or license plate, a university D permit, or a university TD permit.
All parking garage offices, excluding the Conference Center Garage (CCG), will be closed from Saturday, December 21, through Wednesday, January 1.
CCG will be staffed during the entire winter break with regular CCG daily rates applying.
During this period, the Trinity Garage (TRG) will operate for special events such as men's basketball and Disney Live at the Frank Erwin Center. Garages staffed for event parking will charge an entry fee on event days.
Otherwise outside of the event periods TRG and all other university garage gates will be open (with the exception of CCG), allowing for unrestricted garage parking.