Looking for the top sport organizations in Texas? Look no further than this list of the best organizations in the state! From football to basketball to tennis and more, these organizations have it all!
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The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is one of the top sport organizations in Texas. It offers a wide range of sports including football, basketball, baseball, track and field, golf, tennis, and more. The university is a member of the NCAA Division I and the Big 12 Conference. It has won multiple national championships in various sports.
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University is a public research university in College Station, Texas, United States. It is a state flagship university and since 1948 is the founding member of The Texas A&M University System. The Texas A&M system endowment is among the 10 largest endowments in the nation. As of 2017, Texas A&M’s student body is the second largest in Texas as well as the United States. Texas A&M’s designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution—the only university in Texas to hold all three designations—reflects a range of research with ongoing projects funded by organizations such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense. In 2001, Texas A&M was inducted as a member of the Association of American Universities; it is also a leading recipient of research funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and ranks in the top 20 American public universities for its number of Nobel Prize winners.
Baylor University is a private Christian university located in Waco, Texas. The school was founded in 1845 and is the largest Baptist university in the world. Baylor competes in NCAA Division I athletics and is a member of the Big 12 Conference. The school’s mascot is the bear and its official colors are green and gold.
Notable Baylor alumni include NFL quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Matt Hasselbeck, former Texas governor Rick Perry, and former first lady Laura Bush.
Southern Methodist University
SMU is home to one of the nation’s top collegiate rowing teams. The team has won numerous national championships and produced several olympic rowers. The school’s rowing teams compete in the Big 12 conference.
The SMU Mustangs football team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The team has won multiple conference championships and has produced many NFL players.
The SMU men’s basketball team competes in the NCAA Division I and has made numerous appearances in the NCAA tournament. The team has also won multiple conference championships.
The University of Houston
The University of Houston is a state research university located in Houston, Texas, United States. Founded in 1927, UH is the third-largest university in Texas with nearly 44,000 students. Its campus spans 667 acres in southeast Houston, and was known as University of Houston–University Park until 1983. The Carnegie Foundation classified UH as a Doctoral Degree-granting institution with “highest research activity.” The U.S. News & World Report ranked UH 75th among 353 public and private colleges and universities in the United States and 36th among public institutions of higher learning in 2017.
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas. Established on February 10, 1923, and commonly known as “Tech”, it is the flagship institution of the four-institution Texas Tech University System.