The University of Texas has called its athletic teams “Longhorns” since 1900. When the basketball or football teams are composed mostly of freshman and sophomore players, the teams have been nicknamed “Baby ‘Horns” or “Babyhorns.”
“Baby Horns” has been cited in print since at least 2007. In the fall of 2011, “Baby Horns” was applied to both the Texas football team and then the Texas basketball team.
Wikipedia: Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports teams of The University of Texas at Austin. These teams are referred to as the Texas Longhorns (or variously as Longhorns or ‘Horns), taking their name from the Longhorn cattle that were an important part of the development of Texas, and are now the official “large animal” of the State of Texas. The University of Texas at Austin is the apparent flagship institution of The University of Texas System. The women’s teams are sometimes called the Lady Longhorns, but generally both the men’s and women’s teams are referred to as the Longhorns, and the mascot is a Texas Longhorn steer named Bevo.
The Longhorn nickname appeared in Texas newspapers by 1900.
1.Barry Popik’s archives Longhorn (University of Texas nickname) Accessed September 9, 2006.
Regional Breakdown: East
Texas, UNC wear each other out; make way for G’town
Posted: Monday March 12, 2007 12:02PM; Updated: Saturday March 24, 2007 2:16AM
By Luke Winn, SI.com
The fourth-seeded ‘Horns are as formidable as all the No. 3s—and even a couple of No. 2s—in the bracket. Skinny wunderkind Kevin Durant (25.6 points, 11.3 rebounds per game, unlimited entertainment) strikes fear into the hearts of opposing defenders. Durant will be on a chest-thumping scoring mission in his one-and-done farewell tour; he and freshman point guard D.J. Augustin lead a free-wheeling, Phoenix Suns-style offense that ranks fourth nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency. UT is glaringly inexperienced, starting four freshmen and one sophomore, but the green-Horns play fearlessly, and that’s what makes them dangerous.
Durant could near 40 points on the biggest stage of his career, and if the Baby Horns get respectable defensive performances from Damion James and Connor Atchley inside, the upset is possible.
Mr. Buddy Garrity
Re: #24 Texas vs BYU UPDATES
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2011, 08:23:58 PM »
The “baby horns” are back. Cardiac Horns like a few years ago. Get ya meds ready, gonna be a nailbiting season.
4 months ago via 247Sports Mobile (October 8, 2011)
Man y’all take it easy on the BABY Horns.
The Bleacher Seats
Green offense is buzzing, but the next phase of Texas? coming of age begins with old ?Horns on D
Posted by on October 10, 2011 at 1:44 am
And its left entirely up to the Baby ‘Horns on offense, frankly, we’re probably inf or a slightly more up-tempo repeat of Saturday night in Gainesville.
Posted: Tuesday November 22, 2011 1:50AM ; Updated: Tuesday November 22, 2011 1:44PM
Luke Winn>INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The NBA’s best scorer happened to be there, too, tagging along with Texas. Kevin Durant, the bored former Longhorn phenom, asked coach Rick Barnes last week for permission to hang out in Austin and train at the team’s facility. Durant became so attached to these baby ‘Horns that he joined them for the trip to Jersey, as a sort of pseudo-assistant—he rebounded for the Longhorns in warmups, and then chilled behind the bench—who attracted plenty of attention.
Are the Texas Longhorns March Madness worthy?
Published: 7th Feb 12 11:24 am
First off, the Longhorns are an extremely young team, with several freshmen seeing substantial playing time, earning the team the nickname the “BabyHorns” around Austin. Unless you are Kentucky, having five to six freshmen playing heavy minutes is not a recipe for success.
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, February 20, 2012 • Permalink