Longhorns' title celebration scheduled for Sunday

Updated: January 9, 2006, 7:17 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas will honor its national championship football team with a celebration Sunday at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

Longhorns players and coaches as well as the band, cheerleaders and other spirit groups will participate.

Texas won its first outright national championship since 1969 with the Longhorns' 41-38 Rose Bowl victory over Southern California last week.

The stadium gates will open at 3:30 p.m., with the program to start at 5 p.m. The University Tower will be lighted orange with the No. 1 on all four sides at 6 p.m.

Also on Monday, state Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale, R-Tomball, asked the school to retire quarterback Vince Young's No. 10 jersey. Young was 30-2 as a starter in his career and scored three touchdowns against USC, including the game-winner with 19 seconds left.

Young announced Sunday he would enter the NFL draft and would not return to Texas for his senior season.

Texas has previously retired two football jerseys: Earl Campbell's No. 20 and Ricky Williams' No. 34. They are the only two Texas players to win the Heisman Trophy.


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