Title puts Texas back in the saddle again

Updated: December 16, 2012, 1:50 AM ET
By Mechelle Voepel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Let's face it: When you're Texas, you never get to be the cuddly underdog. You're the big, bad Longhorns, representing the giant school with the well-funded athletics department in the giant state loaded with talented recruits in all sports.

And Texas was as important a catalyst in the development of women's athletics -- especially with the move to the NCAA in 1981-82 -- as any school in the country.

Yet even so, it's been a very long time -- the 1980s ...

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