Torchlight parade highlights fan support as OU game nears

Andrea Macias-Jimenez

Hundreds of students gathered in front of the UT Tower on Wednesday night to celebrate the Torchlight Parade and Rally, which takes place every year before the UT vs. OU game. The students and multiple organizations that came out to support the UT football team transformed the Main Mall into a sea of burnt orange. The atmosphere was vibrant as attendees hooked their horns and cheered on while head coach Mack Brown spoke of the importance of this upcoming game and his foreshadowing of a UT victory. The multitude broke out in celebration as the UT football team, the UT band and other performance groups each took turns in demonstrating their UT pre-game spirit. Every year, this rally brings together an impressive number of students, just as it has done since the tradition was re-instated in 1987 after a 20-year hiatus. This yearly event is hosted by the Texas Exes Student Chapter, whose members lowered the Texas flag underneath the lit-up Tower at the end of the ceremony.

Printed on October 6, 2011 as: Students offer support at rally