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Big Texas budget, Big Texas revenue, Big 12 results?
April 22, 2013 04:00 PM
— The football team went 5-4 in the league, 9-4 overall, to finish third in the conference. By the way, the Longhorns are a combined 11-15 in Big 12 play over the last three seasons.— The basketball team struggled through a 16-18 campaign, 7-11 in the league, to finish seventh in the Big 12.
— The baseball team, which has been to seven College World Series and won two titles under fiery coach Augie Garrido, is shockingly bad, standing 21-17 overall and 5-10 in the Big 12, earning the Longhorns a tie for dead last. It’s hard to imagine how Garrido is taking it this season, given some of his legendary rants from the past.
— Even in women’s basketball, where Texas has produced a long line of winners, the Longhorns went 12-18 overall, 5-13 in the conference, good for ninth out of 10 teams.
That adds up to pretty lackluster results for an athletic department with a $162 million budget in 2012-13, and one that made $160 million in revenue in fiscal 2012. All of that money helps build a lot of shiny, new facilities, but the Longhorns prove that it’s still no guarantee of athletic success.