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(Austonia staff)

Chris Del Conte, the always-upbeat University of Texas athletics director, is confident there will be Longhorn football this fall.

"I'm fully optimistic," Del Conte said Tuesday in an interview with Austonia. "There will be football at DKR [Memorial Stadium] this fall."

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(Austin FC)

Jeremiah Bentley is planning to purchase season tickets for Austin FC, the soccer team that will be the city's first major league sports franchise, despite the uncertainty that comes with a pandemic.

Bentley is a member of Austin Anthem, the team's official supporters group, whose members have access to a designated section in McKalla Place, the $260 million stadium under construction in North Austin.

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(Starting Strength Austin)

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced gyms and fitness studios can open at 25% capacity starting May 18—just over two months after local stay-home orders required them to close. They'll join a growing list of businesses—including restaurants, malls, movie theaters, barbershops and tanning salons—that have received the green light from the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fanatics

McConaughey is offering his company at a UT football game for the "All In Challenge" (Fanatics)

Matthew McConaughey has signed onto the "All-In Challenge," he announced on Twitter yesterday, offering a "Texas Football Experience."
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