By Riley Zayas
While the 2019-20 year in Texas athletics, and just about everything else in the country and in many parts of the world, had a sudden and abrupt end in a year that still had volumes to be written, there were many memorable moments that are worth looking back on to remember just how much success the Longhorns enjoyed over these past seven months.
Football: Alamo Bowl win over Utah
As a team that didn’t quite meet preseason expectations headed into the bowl season, the Longhorns, who were 1-3 on the 2019 campaign against ranked opponents, found themselves facing the No. 11 Utah Utes in the Valero Alamo Bowl, a game in which Texas was projected by many experts to lose, but instead took down the Utes, 38-10. The Longhorns dominated the game in front of a largely pro-UT crowd in dominating fashion. Quarterback Sam Ehlingher tossed three touchdowns and ran for another on his way to the MVP honors.
Men’s basketball: Late-season five-game win streak
All hope for Texas to make the NCAA Tournament seemed lost heading into the final six games of the regular season, which turned out to be the final six of the entire season. The Horns reached into the hat and pulled out a win streak that surprised experts across the nation. It started with a 70-56 home win over TCU that ended a four-game losing streak. That victory .