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The University of Texas at Austin welcomed more incoming freshmen than ever before, with 9,060 new Longhorns, thanks to the rise of on-time graduations allowing the university to admit more undergraduates.

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The Longhorn Band played its school alma mater at Texas' first football game just after the NAACP filed a complaint against the school's support for its song. (Texas Longhorns/Twitter)

In the latest play on the "Eyes of Texas" chessboard, the NAACP of Texas, its University of Texas chapter and five anonymous UT students have filed a civil rights complaint against the school for creating a "hostile environment" for Black students as the school continues to back its controversial alma mater.

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For the first time, Austin FC and Texas football will play on the same day as the Longhorns kick off their season at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Luckily, the teams play hours—and countries—apart this Saturday as Austin FC heads to Vancouver, but plenty of fans will stick to tailgates and watch parties right here in the city.

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Austin FC and Texas football fanbases will collide and intertwine this fall for the first time. (Jay Torres/Twitter)

Austin sports fans are in the clear this weekend as Austin FC heads to Vancouver and Texas football plays at home, but this month they'll face a moral dilemma as they're forced to choose between Verde and burnt orange for the first time.

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