The list of Longhorn Legends reads longer than a Lord of the Rings novel, but who is the ultimate Texas Longhorns ambassador? That's what Horns Illustrated aims to determine in our Longhorn Legends Faceoff and the answer lies in your hands.
For tradition's sake, our tournament consists of 64 of the most iconic members in the University of Texas athletics history. There are hundreds of Longhorns in the Hall of Honor, so trust us when we say this was no easy task. If there is anyone that you feel missed the cut, comment and we'll look to include them in next year's tournament.
Our Play-in Round features a match-up between the Voice of the Longhorns, Craig Way, and one of the greatest college golf coaches of all time, Harvey Penick. Check out the bios of each player and vote at the bottom to determine who makes it into the official tournament! Also, get in on the conversation at our Facebook page.
The Voice of the Longhorns blessed with an instantly recognizable set of pipes, Craig Way has long been one of the most beloved figures in University of Texas sports. The play by play announcer for all major Texas Longhorn sports. Way coined the unforgettable phrase "you can say goodnight to this one" to cap off any huge moment in a University of Texas game. Sports fans often find themselves wrapped up in a world of hyperbole and outlandish comments, but it's no stretch of the truth to say that a Texas Longhorns game just isn't the same without the voice of Craig Way at the forefront.
Both a mentor and master of the game of golf, Harvey Penick lived by the philosophy to "take dead aim." The coach who claimed to have seen more golf shots than anyone who ever lived coached University of Texas players to 20 SWC golf team titles, and tutored 20 individual SWC champions and one NCAA medalist. "He found out in life that he had a gift for teaching," said fellow Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw. "He was a fine player, but he made his life's mission to help others in golf in any way possible." Penick's advice lives on in several books and In 1989, he was honored by the PGA of America as Teacher of the Year. The list of golfers Penick coached reads like a Who's Who of golf and includes major championship winners Sandra Palmer, Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Mickey Wright, Betsy Rawls and Kathy Whitworth.