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Football honoring veterans Saturday vs. Kansas State

Saturday's game will be Texas' annual Veterans Recognition Game.

Every year, on or around Veterans Day, The University of Texas community remembers and shows their appreciation for those who served during Veterans Recognition/Salute to the Military game week.

The University has a long-standing tradition of honoring former Texas students and military members. The Football team played its first game inside then-Texas Memorial Stadium on Nov. 8, 1924, a facility the UT student body chose to name in honor of the 198,520 Texans who fought in World War I and the 5,280 who lost their lives. In 1977, the stadium was rededicated to veterans of all wars and renamed Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in 1996 in honor of the Longhorns' legendary coach.