In the early 1960s, the University of Texas Sports Association and its clubs lost members from lack of interest in maintaining the student governance structure and an increased desire for more competitive opportunities. In 1966, after a petition from two sets of students to set up intercollegiate volleyball and basketball teams, the UTSA was declared defunct. In 1966-67, Texas started its first season of intercollegiate competition under the Division of RecreationalSports, in both volleyball and basketball. The total budget for the first year was $700, too small to cover all of their costs and coaches volunteered on a non-pay basis. The teams shared a set of handmade uniforms, paid their own transportation expenses, played on the undersize courts at the Women’s Gym and used secondhand equipment from the physical education department.
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