Texas will require fans to wear a mask or face covering at all times when inside the stadium and will move exclusively to a mobile ticketing format for the 2020 season. The University says it is adding more than 3,000 hand sanitizer dispensers within the stadium and will be removing all moveable food, condiment and merchandise kiosks.
Whittier, who passed away in 2018 from Alzheimer’s disease, joined Texas’ varsity football team in 1970 and was a standout offensive guard for two seasons before moving to tight end his senior year. As Texas’ first Black football player, he was a role model to Black players who joined the team in later years, his sister said.
With the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences announcing the implementation of a conference-only schedule and several conferences canceling fall sports entirely, a canceled or postponed college football season is becoming more likely. Here are three Texas football players with the most to lose in the event of a canceled season:
Texas posted just one 10-win season in the last decade, unlike juggernauts Alabama, Clemson and rival Oklahoma. Still, the Longhorns, valued at a nation-high $1.1 billion in 2018, are among college football’s top earners.