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Former UT tennis coach Michael Center completes his prison sentence and is released from halfway house.

Former University of Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center was released from a Texas halfway house on Friday, where he finished a six-month federal prison sentence for falsely designating a wealthy West Coast student as a Longhorns recruit.

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Baker Mayfield is one of multiple big name athletes that comes from Austin.

Austin is known for many things, prying itself as the Live Music Capital of the World. What sometimes gets overlooked, however, is the countless athletes who come out of the area.

Here's a non-comprehensive look at the athletes who call Austin home.

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NASCAR is making its way to Austin's Circuit of The Americas.

For the first time in the track's eight year history, the Circuit of the Americas will host a NASCAR race in 2021.

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A crowd cheers at the 2012 U.S. Grand Prix hosted at the Circuit of The Americas.

After losing out on Formula One and IndyCar races due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Circuit of the Americas track could be hosting NASCAR races as soon as 2021, according to The Athletic.

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In a historic win for college athletes and voter advocates, led by former NBA champion and Austinite Chris Bosh, the NCAA voted this week to require an annual November Election Day "off day" for Division 1 student athletes to vote or volunteer in election activities if they choose.

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Former UT coach Michael Center was part of a string of college admissions scandals last year.

Former University of Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center is in a Texas halfway house and set to be released in October after serving six months in federal prison for falsely designating a wealthy West Coast student as a Longhorns recruit.

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UT Longhorns conference season starts 9/26 vs. Texas Tech Raiders: Big 12 releases schedule

The excitement is building and tensions are rising as the University of Texas at Austin prepares for the first home game of its Texas Longhorns football team on Saturday—the largest gathering in Austin since the brink of the pandemic in March.

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We all need a little escapism even in the best of times—certainly these days—and sports have always scored big on that field.

The roaring crowds, mile-long concession lines and heady weekend tailgates in the parking lot are mostly gone for the year, but that doesn't mean you can't cheer your guts out for your favorite teams.

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