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University of Texas Announces 'The Eyes of Texas' Will Remain School Song

The "Eyes of Texas" will reportedly remain the school song of the University of Texas despite the controversy surrounding such a decision.

According to Brian Davis of USA Today, the University of Texas System Board of Regents released a statement on Thursday reaffirming the school's position on the song after University of Texas president Jay Hartzell announced the song will remain in place.

"To be clear, the UT System Board of Regents stands unequivocally and unanimously in support of President Hartzell's announcement that The Eyes of Texas is, and will remain, the official school song," regents chairman Kevin Eltife said in the statement.