University of Texas men’s basketball fans will see 12 UT regular season games on Longhorn Network this season. The games – nine non-conference and three Big 12 matchups – will further enhance the channel’s live events offerings. In addition, the network will televise basketball-themed programs to take viewers inside the team to get to know the players and coaches as the Longhorns begin their 2011-12 campaign.
Dave Brown, LHN vice president, programming, said, “We’ve compiled a terrific regular-season schedule in our first year of coverage. These games, paired with our comprehensive pre- and post-game coverage shows, continue our mission of delivering high profile programming to fans of UT athletics.”
Rick Barnes, head men’s basketball coach at Texas, said, “Our program is excited to have so many games televised by Longhorn Network this coming season. When our fans and college basketball viewers in general see the quality of the telecasts, they will think they are watching an ESPN or ESPN2 national telecast. In addition, the Texas GameDay show that will air courtside at the Erwin Center creates a great opportunity for our students and fans to come early and provide a great home-court advantage for our team.”
Longhorn Network men’s basketball schedule:
|Date||Time (all times CT)||Matchup|
|Sun, Nov. 13||6 p.m.||Boston University at Texas|
|*Sat, Nov. 19||8 p.m.||Texas vs. Oregon State|
|*Mon, Nov. 21||5:30/8 p.m.||Texas vs. NC State/Vanderbilt|
|Sat, Nov. 26||7. p.m.||Sam Houston State at Texas|
|Tue, Nov. 29||7 p.m.||North Texas State at Texas|
|Tue, Dec. 6||7 p.m.||UT-Arlington at Texas|
|Sat, Dec. 10||7 p.m.||Texas State at Texas|
|Tue, Dec. 13||7 p.m.||Nicholls State at Texas|
|Sat, Dec. 31||1 p.m.||Rice at Texas|
|Sat, Jan. 7||6 p.m.||Oklahoma State at Texas|
|Tue, Jan 24||8 p.m.||Iowa State at Texas|
|Sat, Feb 4||6 p.m.||Texas Tech at Texas|
*Indicates games played in the TicketCity Legends Classic from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. These games will co-exist on LHN with ESPN3. All other games listed are exclusive to LHN.
Additional Basketball Programming: Beginning in December, LHN will bring viewers live pre- and post-game coverage of every Texas home basketball game and select away games. For home games, Texas GameDay will be courtside from the Frank Erwin Center, providing viewers with previews, analysis and interviews covering the team from every angle. In addition, Longhorn Network will go behind the scenes with the basketball program and provide viewers with an all-access pass to the team like never before. Longhorn Network will also provide unprecedented coverage of the men’s team through regular coaches’ shows and media availabilities.
Where to Watch: Longhorn Network is available on Verizon FiOS TV, Grande Communications, Consolidated Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision. Longhorn Network will be available online at LonghornNetwork.com, on tablets and on smartphones to fans with an affiliated video subscription in the near future.
About Longhorn Network: ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to all things University of Texas in partnership with UT and IMG College which has the exclusive right to sell advertising. Longhorn Network, launched August 26, 2011, offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 200 exclusive events annually from 20 varsity UT sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings. Additionally, the LonghornNetwork.com broadband companion to the TV network will offer extensive content.