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DKR Exhibit Open Before All Home Games
Before all home football games this season (except Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, we will not be open), ticket holders are invited to see our new exhibit “Royal-T: Remembering Coach Royal & The Season of ’63″. The exhibit features photographs, letters, and other memorabilia from Royal’s life and the 1963 National Championship team including the ’63 roster and team photo recently signed by former players, images from scrapbooks kept by Royal’s wife, Edith, and a collection of well-known Royalisms.
The exhibit will open two hours before each home game and remain open until kick-off. Ticket holders can access the Stark Center via Gate 25 by taking the north side ramps up one level. “Royal-T” will remain on display this semester and can be seen during regular hours (Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). During the week, access the Stark Center via the east elevator (Level 5) in the North End Zone concourse (Gate 16).
As a research center at The University of Texas at Austin—one of the nation’s major research universities—the Stark Center is dedicated to: 1. acquiring and providing access to archival materials in the fields of physical culture and sports; 2. supporting and conducting research in disciplines concerned with health and high performance; 3. preserving the history of physical culture and sports; and 4. educating the public about the cultural and scientific significance of physical culture and sports through publications, digitization, web-based initiatives, and museum gallery displays.
Physical Culture is a term used to describe the various activities people have employed over the centuries to strengthen their bodies, enhance their physiques, increase their endurance, enhance their health, fight against aging, and become better athletes.