A ROYAL TRIBUTEA WHO's WHO of Texas alumni and friends turned out to pay tribute to the legendary coach as Darrell K Royal Fund for Alzheimer's Research received a wonderful kick start for its mission March 27 at the Moody Theater at ACL Live in downtown Austin.

The fundraising gala, hosted by Larry Gatlin and championed by Ben Crenshaw and Royal's widow, Edith Royal, was highlighted by a video tribute to the late coach. A parade of former players from the '50s and '70s also attended the event.

Royal died Nov. 7 at age 88 after ...

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