Overall, the University of Texas Longhorns have won 50 national team championships, as of January 2015. Of those 50 team titles, four are from the school's football team, six by the baseball team and one by the women's basketball team. The last team championship won by the University of Texas was by the volleyball team during the 2012-13 season.
The breakdown of team titles by the Longhorns is as follows:
Going into the 2015 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the longest losing streak in National Football League history at 26 games. The Buccaneers, who entered the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team along with the Seattle Seahawks, lost the first 26 games that they played. The Buccaneers finally won their first game on December 11, 1977 when they defeated the New Orleans Saints on the road.Full Answer >
The purpose of bands worn on football player's arms is to collect or wipe away sweat, similar to a wristband. It has recently become a trend, and many players admit to wearing them as a fashion statement instead of for a functional purpose.Full Answer >
The National Football League's pension plan provides a benefit credit to its players for each season that they play. Players are vested in the plan after they have played at least three credited seasons.Full Answer >
One interesting fact about football is that it is a combination of soccer and rugby. Another fact is that Rutgers and Princeton universities played the first college football game in 1869. In 1892, William Heffelfinger became the first pro football player after being paid $500 to play in a game.Full Answer >