With throngs of Longhorns faithful at Darrell K Royal-Memorial Stadium dripping in burnt orange and passion, you'll feel the eyes of Texas, all right … and you'll be hooked, too. Take the photo tour of the University of Texas football experience, then click here for our pilgrimage to Austin.

Smokey the Cannon

A familiar tradition on the sidelines since 1953, Smokey is fired each time the Longhorns score, at every kickoff and at the end of each quarter at every home game and some away tilts. The current version weighs 1,200 pounds and fires up to four blank 10-gauge shells.