AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas women's basketball team will hold an open, free to the public intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Frank Erwin Center on the UT campus.
This scrimmage, scheduled for a two-hour time block, will take the place of UT's traditional Orange-White Game (intrasquad scrimmage) which has been held at night and open to the public prior to the exhibition season.
"We are not having an Orange-White Game, as such, for a number of reasons this year," noted Texas head coach Jody Conradt. "One, it's hard to find 10 players in our group who can go head-to-head, because of all the rehab issues and injury issues we've had. Instead, the scrimmage this Saturday will be as game-like as possible, using NCAA officials. It is open to the public and we welcome all fans to come and watch our team. We are looking forward to having our two exhibition games be our first true in-game experiences."
Team schedule posters and schedule cards will be available at the Saturday scrimmage.
The Longhorns are ranked in the preseason publications from eighth to 12th nationally. This includes a No. 8 ranking by ESPN.com, and a No. 11 ranking by Street & Smith Magazine. The Associated Press Preseason Top 25 Poll and the USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25 Poll will be released in the next few weeks.
The Longhorns open the season with two exhibition games on back-to-back Thursday evenings at the Erwin Center. On November 3rd, the Longhorns face Everyones Internet at 7 p.m., followed by a November 10th exhibition against the Houston Jaguars, also at 7 p.m. UT's season opener is on Friday, November 18 (7 p.m.) against New Mexico in Austin.