via press release:
14 Texas Women’s Basketball Games Slated for Longhorn Network in 2011-12
Big 12 Home Matchups and Non-Conference Games to Begin Nov. 11
Fourteen University of Texas women’s basketball games will air exclusively this season on Longhorn Network, including six Big 12 Conference games. For the first time in school history, every Texas women’s basketball home game will have live television coverage and commentary. Added to the previously announced Texas men’s basketball schedule, the network will feature 26 UT basketball games during the 2011-12 season.
“Fans can expect telecasts with high production value and in-depth storytelling. In addition, we will follow the team throughout the season on Longhorn Extra, providing analysis, opinion and behind-the-scenes access,” said Stephanie Druley, Vice President of Production for Longhorn Network.
The Texas women will open their season live on the Longhorn Network on Friday, Nov. 11, taking on national powerhouse Stanford, who reached the Final Four last season. The network will also televise a variety of programs that will introduce the Longhorn players and coaching staff, while providing inside reports as the team competes against a challenging lineup.
Gail Goestenkors, head women’s basketball coach at Texas, said, “Texas women's basketball has a terrific television 'home' in the Longhorn Network. Our fans are going to enjoy 14 first-class productions that will remind them of Final Four telecasts that ESPN has developed over the last 16 years. The game coverage and the beyond-the-court access that LHN can provide fans and women's college basketball viewers alike are simply second-to-none.”
Longhorn Network women’s basketball schedule:
|Date||Time (all times CT)||Matchup|
|Fri, Nov. 11||7 p.m.||Stanford at Texas|
|Mon, Nov. 14||8 p.m.||Southeastern Louisiana at Texas|
|Sun, Nov. 20||2 p.m.||Alcorn State at Texas|
|Sat, Dec. 10||2 p.m.||Michigan State at Texas*|
|Wed, Dec. 14||11 a.m.||Arkansas Pine Bluff at Texas|
|Sat, Dec. 17||7 p.m.||North Texas at Texas|
|Tue, Dec. 20||7 p.m.||Grambling State at Texas|
|Wed, Dec. 28||7 p.m.||Delaware State at Texas|
|Wed, Jan. 4||7 p.m.||Kansas at Texas|
|Wed, Jan 18||7 p.m.||Iowa State at Texas|
|Wed, Jan 25||7 p.m.||Missouri at Texas|
|Wed, Feb 1||7 p.m.||Kansas State at Texas|
|Sat, Feb 11||7 p.m.||Oklahoma State at Texas|
|Wed, Feb 15||7 p.m.||Texas Tech at Texas|
*Big 12 / Big 10 Challenge Game
Additional Basketball Programming
For the Stanford game on Nov. 11, Longhorn Network will be courtside from the Frank Erwin Center, to preview the game with 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. Beginning in December, LHN will also feature Coach Goestenkors in a weekly coaches show as she leads the team in her 5th year as head coach. Longhorn Network will provide unprecedented coverage of the women’s team throughout the season.
Where to Watch
Longhorn Network is available on Verizon FiOS TV, Grande Communications, Consolidated Communications, En-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.