A house-amended version of Senate Bill 1385 passed in the Texas Senate on Friday, with the bill now awaiting the signature of Governor Greg Abbott (R). Once Abbott puts pen to paper or allows 10 days to pass without a veto, Texas will become the 17th state to enact legislation enabling collegiate student-athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness (NIL).
UT board of regents chairman Kevin Eltife, president Jay Hartzell, and athletics director Chris Del Conte all had brief speaking parts before Steve Sarkisian's introduction as Texas' head football coach.
Darrell K Royal’s desk sits in the office of the athletic director of the University of Texas. The legendary football coach was faced with many decisions, including several that altered the future of the department he oversaw while men’s athletic director from 1962 to 1980.