Press Release

Posted by Gracie Blackburn on September 18, 2013

Longhorn Network to Televise 25 Texas Basketball Games Beginning Oct. 31

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11 men’s and 14 women’s games slated for the 2013-14 season, including Big 12 and non-conference matchups

Longhorn Network will exclusively air 25 University of Texas basketball games during the upcoming 2013-14 season, beginning Thursday, Oct. 31 for the women’s team and Friday, Nov. 8 for the men’s team. In addition, the 24/7 UT network will televise basketball-themed programs to take viewers inside the team to get to know the players and coaches.

A total of 11 Texas Men’s Basketball games will air on the network, including four Big 12 matchups against Oklahoma, Texas Tech, West Virginia and TCU. Rounding out the network’s basketball coverage are two weekly shows featuring men’s head coach Rick Barnes. Beginning in December, Game Plan with Rick Barnes will air every Friday at 7 p.m. CT and Longhorn Weekly with Rick Barnes, the popular radio show, will air each Thursday at 7 p.m.

Paul Sunderland (play-by-play) will be joined by Reid Gettys (analyst) or Bruce Bowen (analyst) as the commentators for the men’s games.

Texas Men’s Basketball Schedule:

Date

Time (all times CT)

Opponent

Fri., Nov. 8

7 p.m.

Mercer

Tue., Nov. 12

7 p.m.

TBA (CBE Regional Round)

Fri., Nov. 15

7 p.m.

Stephen F. Austin

Mon., Nov. 18

7 p.m.

TBA (CBE Regional Round)

Fri., Nov. 29

7 p.m.

UT-Arlington

Sat., Dec. 14

7 p.m.

Texas State

Mon., Dec. 30

1 p.m.

Rice

Sat., Jan. 4

7 p.m.

Oklahoma

Sat., Jan. 11

7 p.m.

Texas Tech

Sat., Feb. 15

7 p.m.

West Virginia

Wed., March 5

7 p.m.

TCU

Additionally, 14 Texas Women’s Basketball games will air this season. Big 12 contests include Kansas State, Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia, Texas Tech, TCU and Oklahoma State. Longhorn Network will also feature the women’s head coach on Game Plan with Karen Aston each Monday at 7 p.m. beginning in December.

Fran Harris (play-by-play) and Nell Fortner (analyst) will handle broadcast duties for the women’s games.

Texas Women’s Basketball Schedule:

Date

Time (all times CT)

Opponent

Thurs., Oct. 31

7 p.m.

Midwestern State*

Sun., Nov. 10

2 p.m.

UTSA

Wed., Nov. 13

7 p.m.

Texas State

Wed., Dec. 4

7 p.m.

Arkansas-Little Rock

Sun., Dec. 15

2 p.m.

Sam Houston State

Fri., Dec. 20

7 p.m.

Northwestern State

Sat., Dec. 28

2 p.m.

Idaho

Sun., Jan. 5

2 p.m.

Kansas State

Wed., Jan. 8

11 a.m.

Oklahoma

Wed., Jan. 15

7 p.m.

Kansas

Sat., Jan. 25

3 p.m.

West Virginia

Wed., Feb. 5

7 p.m.

Texas Tech

Tue., Feb. 25

7:30 p.m.

TCU

Mon., Mar. 3

7 p.m.

Oklahoma State

*Exhibition game

Where to Watch

Longhorn Network is available on AT&T U-verse TV, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV, Grande Communications, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Google Fiber (in Kansas City), Consolidated Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision. Longhorn Network is now available online to Verizon FiOS, Grande Communications, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, AT&T U-verse TV and Consolidated Communications subscribers at LonghornNetwork.com. It is also available on tablets and on smartphones to fans with an affiliated video subscription.

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 offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 175 exclusive events annually from 20 sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings.

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ESPN contact: Gracie Blackburn, (860) 766-5069 or Gracie.Blackburn@espn.com
University of Texas media contact: Nick Voinis, (512) 471-2151 or Nick.Voinis@athletics.utexas.edu