Texas boosters threaten to withhold funds, deny jobs to athletes over school song

“What starts here changes the world” has been the official trade-marked slogan of the University of Texas since 2005. But a more apt slogan might be “Money talks.” Everything about Texas has always started and ended with money, especially when it comes to the once-proud football program. From the Permanent University Fund, which is fueled by 2.1 million acres of oil and gas land in West Texas, to the athletic department, which still made a profit of $22.1 million in 2019-20, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial largess is what Texas does best and seemingly respects most. And there appears …

Read More

HEDGE accordingly