It was a big night in Tyler as University of Texas President Jay Hartzel was in town along with UT Athletic Director Chris Del Conte as University of Texas Board of Regents Chairman Kevin Eltife was honored.

Click on the photos above to see who was at the event, which had record numbers on the night the SEC accepted Texas into their conference.

Story on Kevin Eltife being honored, CLICK HERE

Story on the reaction of the Texas to the move to the SEC, CLICK HERE


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