Annual Debate Tournament

The UT Dallas Debate Team is the proud host of the “Fear and Loathing” Debates, held the first weekend in January. The tournament began in 2004 as a primarily regional event. It has since grown to one of the debate community’s largest and best-attended tournaments, featuring more than 100 teams from around the country battling it out over three days of intense debate competition.

The Fear and Loathing Debates are open to the public. Local coaches and debaters are encouraged to visit our campus and see the excitement of college debate firsthand.