Texas Football practice, Soccer and Volleyball set for August on Longhorn Network
Aug. 9, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- The 2012 UT Athletics season has begun on Longhorn Network with live preseason football practices televised daily (exceptions noted) now through Aug. 29. Soccer and volleyball matches join the lineup starting Aug. 10 and Aug. 24, respectively, with a total of 27 matches for air through November.
Live Preseason Football Practice Schedule (all times Central) Date Time Thursday, Aug. 9 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 8 a.m., 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 8 a.m., 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 4 p.m.
Additionally, Texas Soccer kicks off its season with an exhibition match against Texas State on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Central. New head coach Angela Kelly welcomes a nine-member freshman class rated in the top 10 nationally and the best in the Big 12 Conference.
"I'm very, very excited about Longhorn Network. There is no other institution that has the ability to broadcast each home match live with an ESPN-quality production. The people at Longhorn Network are the consummate professionals. The quality is fantastic. I'm really excited to have the ability to be on this platform and share everything that is Texas with all of our fans," Kelly said.
ESPN's Monica Gonzalez serves as analyst and Glenn Davis handles play-by-play duties for the matches. Gonzalez is a former member of the Mexico national women's team and was part of the 2004 Olympic team. Davis is a former U.S. professional soccer player and was a NAIA All-American.
Texas Soccer broadcast schedule (all times Central) Date Time Opponent Friday, Aug. 10 7 p.m. Texas State (exhibition) Friday, Aug. 17 7 p.m. Dayton Friday, Aug. 24 8 p.m. North Carolina State Sunday, Aug. 26 1 p.m. Toledo Friday, Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. Virginia Sunday, Sept. 2 1:30 p.m. New Mexico Friday, Sept. 14 8 p.m. Fresno State Sunday, Sept. 16 7 p.m. Denver Friday, Oct. 5 7 p.m. Oklahoma State Friday, Oct. 12 5:30 p.m. Texas Tech Sunday, Oct. 14 1 p.m. Kansas Friday, Oct. 26 7 p.m. West Virginia
Texas Volleyball launches the season with the 26 West Longhorns Classic, a two-day home tournament, to air live on LHN. The nation's No. 1-ranked recruit, Molly McCage, joins the team this fall as part of the second-ranked recruiting class in the country. The Longhorns lineup features five new players, including four of the top 20 incoming players in the nation, and also has five starters from the 2011 Big 12 Championship squad returning for the season.
Head volleyball coach Jerritt Elliott said, "We are eager to start the season with a great group of returning veterans and a talented class of freshmen. This team will need time to develop, but has a great upside if they learn to play well together."
Texas Volleyball broadcast schedule (all times Central) Date Time Opponent Friday, Aug. 24 6 p.m. LSU Saturday, Aug. 25 11 a.m. Cal Poly Saturday, Aug. 25 7 p.m. San Diego Thursday, Sept. 6 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Friday, Sept. 7 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Friday, Sept. 14 6 p.m. Illinois Saturday, Sept. 15 11 a.m. Cincinnati Saturday, Sept. 15 4 p.m. UCF Saturday, Sept. 22 5 p.m. Oklahoma Wednesday, Oct. 3 7 p.m. TCU Friday, Oct. 12 7:30 p.m. Kansas Wednesday, Oct. 24 7 p.m. Baylor Friday, Nov. 2 7 p.m. Kansas State Wednesday, Nov. 14 7 p.m. Texas Tech Saturday, Nov. 17 1 p.m. West Virginia
Longhorn Network is moving into its second year, having televised more than 400 original hours of event telecasts, more than 200 live events, and more than 150 hours of original football content. Sports events included 12 men's basketball games, 14 women's basketball games, 38 baseball games, 33 softball games and more than 14 hours of Texas Relays coverage. More than 900 hours of academic, arts and cultural content were featured.
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