Women's Basketball meets and greets fans at Football tailgate
AUSTIN, Texas -- As thousands of avid Longhorn fans poured onto the UT campus prior to the Texas-Colorado football game under sunny skies Saturday, many of those fans made their way to the "Texas Women's Basketball Tailgate/Fan Fest" where music, festivities, giveways and photo opportunities and autographs from the Longhorns coaches and players awaited them.
The Basketball Tailgate/Fan Fest, sponsored by Coca-Cola, was a three-hour fun fest held outside UT's Memorial Stadium for three hours prior to the start of the UT-Colorado game. It featured a fun zone with games and inflatables for children, face painting, Japanese drummers (the Taiko Drummers) and the popular autograph session with women's basketball team members.
Fans also had a chance to win prizes and purchase season tickets and season mini-pack tickets (a five-game ticket package) for the upcoming 2005-06 campaign.
The Longhorns, ranked No. 9 in the preseason ESPN.com national poll, will open their season with two exhibition games in three weeks. First, UT hosts Everyones Internet on Thursday, Nov. 3, followed by a Thursday, November 10th game against the Houston Jaguars. These two exhibitions both start at 7 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center.
Texas' season opener takes place against New Mexico on Friday, Nov. 18 (7 p.m.) in Austin.