A 1,200-pound longhorn statues provides a photo background at the Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame. (Courtesy University of Texas) Addition to University of Texas stadium collects school’s athletic glory in one place The 8-foot-tall, 1,200-pound longhorn statue poised at the entrance to the new Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame leaves no doubt about the purpose of the space: to celebrate all things Texas athletics.  “You immediately know where you are and that it’s a really big deal,” said Chris Del Conte, University of Texas vice president and director of athletics.  Texas gutted a nearly 25,000-square-foot food court in the on-campus Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to make room for the new hall of fame, which also required raising $17.1 million to make happen. Moving into the stadium was the perfect location.  “It’s the front porch to our athletics department that […]
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