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There was a lot of coverage this week over the controversy at the University of Texas over the tradition of playing the song “Eyes of Texas” after home games. The song has come under fire since the summer because it was originally played at minstrel shows. As OutKick’s Clint Lamb detailed earlier this week, the band did not appear at Texas’s game against Baylor as the band members were split on whether or not to play the song.
The band members had not been at any previous games during the COVID-19 pandemic, so as with before, “Eyes of Texas” was played on the PA system after the game. Longhorn players and coaches remained on the field for it:
— KXAN News (@KXAN_News) October 24, 2020
We’ll see where the story goes from here.