by Caitlyn Macaluso

The excitement we all felt when the new fall semester began may be starting to cool down. Schedules and to-do lists are filling up and sometimes it’s a challenge to find the time or motivation to be active. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends healthy adults…

by Dixon Hankins, Associate Director for Outdoor Recreation

Planning to explore Austin’s great outdoor spaces? Check out these tips from the UT RecSports Outdoor Recreation program to maximize your adventures.


Most websites in Austin have produced their version of a “Best Outdoor Activities in Austin” list. Finding a list from…

The history of the Intramural Championship t-shirt.

The coveted intramural champion shirt is one of the most sought-after articles of clothing at The University of Texas at Austin. Each year thousands of participants compete in over 30 different events for the honor of claiming bragging rights and their piece of UT history.

Along with their photo on…

What’s your connection to RecSports? What are you up to these days?

Daniel Rincones

BA Kinesiology ’06

Daniel says some of his greatest memories as a Longhorn can be traced back to his involvement with RecSports. While serving on the Intramural Sports Council and playing intramural flag football, soccer, softball, and basketball, Daniel formed lasting memories and lasting friendships. One standout memory for Daniel…

Associate Director, Facility Operations

He’s a reliable, supportive colleague to co-workers. A mentor and role model to students. A friendly, courteous representative of Recreational Sports to gym patrons and the campus community. And to his supervisor, Director of Facility Operations Pete Schaack, E.J. …

The Recreational Sports Intramural Sports program has undergone many changes in the past 105 years. From new sports being added to new divisions being created, the program has gotten bigger, better, more diverse, and looks very different than it did in 1916.

Petroleum Engineer at Hilcorp

Renowned naturalist John Muir famously said, “You should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live.” Those words must have resonated with Ryan Rupert. He said farewell to the Lone Star state as a newly-graduated Longhorn…

By Dixon Hankins, Associate Director for Outdoor Recreation, and Ross Rodriguez, Senior Assistant Director — Outdoor Satellites and Instructional Program

The President’s Student Employee of the Year Award is given annually to an outstanding student employee who has made a positive impact on the university and has demonstrated exceptional quality…

In celebration of the Class of 2021, we’ve compiled stories of some of our amazing graduates. There is no shortage of impressive achievements and inspiring stories among them. Read our latest story featuring 10 of Team RecSports’ impressive grads.

Originally a campus tradition established in 1922 for recognizing student leaders and a symbolic gesture of transferring leadership from one class to the next, the Swing Out Awards are presented annually by the Office of the Dean of Students to recognize student organizations that have demonstrated excellence in leadership on…

UT Recreational Sports

Education through recreation. Est. 1916. | The University of Texas at Austin

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