Longhorn Network to Exclusively Televise Two Texas Football Games in 2011 Including Rice vs. Texas Season Opener on September 3.
via press release:
Longhorn Network to Exclusively Televise Two Texas Football Games in 2011
Texas fans will get double the football action as two Texas games will air exclusively on Longhorn Network in 2011. First up, will be Rice vs. Texas televised live in high definition from Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. CT (with a re-air at 11 p.m.). The second game will be a Big 12 intra-conference contest to be determined later in the season. The new 24/7 University of Texas network will have launched just eight days prior on Friday August 26, and will provide week-long, comprehensive coverage leading into the Longhorns’ season opener.
Stephanie Druley, Longhorn Network vice president, production, said, “We are thrilled to be able to bring not one but two games to Longhorn fans this year. The Texas-Rice game will be an exciting first for the network and demonstrate how we will provide the most comprehensive coverage of Texas football that fans have ever experienced.”
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m., Game Plan with Mack Brown will look at what Texas must do to earn the win against Rice. Prior to Saturday’s kick-off, the two-hour Texas GameDay – the only pre-game show exclusively from inside the stadium – at 4 p.m. will give fans all the insights, analysis and excitement they’ve come to know from ESPN’s College GameDay pre-game show. Then, Longhorn fans will see the debut of Texas GameDay Final – a two-hour dedicated post-game show televised immediately after the game exclusively from the field. Monday at 7 p.m., Rewind with Mack Brown will breakdown all the plays and action from the team’s first contest. Finally, Tuesday at 8 p.m., Texas Football Overdrive will present the Rice vs. Texas game in an enhanced format featuring interviews, sound and analysis that bring viewers an inside look at the game.
Longhorn Network Coverage of Sept. 3 Season Opener:
Date Time (CT) Program
Thurs, Sept. 1 6:30 p.m. Game Plan with Mack Brown
Sat, Sept. 3 4 p.m. Texas GameDay
Sat, Sept. 3 6 p.m. Rice vs. Texas
Sat, Sept. 3 9 p.m. Texas GameDay Final
Sat, Sept. 3 11 p.m. Re-air Rice vs. Texas
Mon, Sept. 5 7 p.m. Rewind with Mack Brown
Tues, Sept. 6 8 p.m. Texas Football Overdrive
Viewers seeking more information about where and how to get Longhorn Network in time for its August 26 launch should visit GetLonghornNetwork.com. At launch, the site LonghornNetwork.com will be the broadband network home for Longhorn Network.
About Longhorn Network
ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to Texas athletics in partnership with UT and IMG College. Longhorn Network, scheduled to launch August 26, 2011, will offer 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.