Press Release

Posted by Gracie Blackburn on January 29, 2014

60 Texas Baseball and Softball Games Set to Air on Longhorn Network

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The 2014 spring season is here and for the third year more than 60 Texas baseball and softball games will air on Longhorn Network (LHN), the 24/7 University of Texas network.

Coverage begins Saturday, Feb. 1, at noon CT, with the annual baseball Alumni Game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Participating alumni include Huston Street, Brandon Workman, Drew Stubbs, and others from the illustrious Lifetime Longhorn ranks. LHN’s Kevin Dunn will call the telecast, joined by Keith Moreland and Greg Swindell as analysts. UT will open its regular season with a four game series at California, followed by their first home game of the 2014 season on Tuesday, Feb. 18, against Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 6 p.m. CT.

Texas finished with an overall record of 27-24 for the 2013 season. This year, Baseball America ranks the Longhorns as No. 18 in their 2014 pre-season top-25 poll, and Collegiate Baseball ranks the Longhorns No. 20 in their pre-season top-40. Texas is one of five Big 12 teams included in the top-40 poll, joining Oklahoma State (18), TCU (19), Kansas State (28) and Oklahoma (32).

Baseball America’s national recruiting rankings placed the Texas freshman class second nationally behind Florida, and first in the Big 12. The class is comprised of 13 newcomers.

Texas Home Baseball Games (all times Central)

 DateTimeOpponent
Sat, Feb 1noonALUMNI GAME
Tue, Feb. 186 p.m.TEXAS A&M-CC
Fri, Feb 216 p.m.STANFORD
Sat, Feb 222 p.m.STANFORD
Sun, Feb 231 p.m.STANFORD
Tue, Feb 254:30 p.m.UTPA
Tue, Mar 46 p.m.VALPARAISO
Fri, Mar 76 p.m.HAWAII
Sat, Mar 81 p.m.HAWAII
5 p.m.HAWAII
Sun, Mar 91 p.m.HAWAII
Fri, Mar 146 p.m.KANSAS
Sat, Mar 151 p.m.KANSAS
Sun, Mar 161 p.m.KANSAS
Tue, Mar 186 p.m.DALLAS BAPTIST
Fri, Mar 216 p.m.COLUMBIA
Sat, Mar 222 p.m.COLUMBIA
Sun, Mar 23noonCOLUMBIA
Tue, Mar 256 p.m.TEXAS STATE
Fri, Apr 47 p.m.BAYLOR
Sat, Apr 57 p.m.BAYLOR
Sun, Apr 62:30 p.m.BAYLOR
Tue, Apr 86 p.m.RICE
Tue, Apr 156 p.m.UT-ARLINGTON
Thu, Apr 176 p.m.TCU
Fri, Apr 186 p.m.TCU
Sat, Apr 194 p.m.TCU
Tue, Apr 226 p.m.UT-PAN AM
Fri, Apr 257 p.m.OKLAHOMA STATE
Sat, Apr 261 p.m.OKLAHOMA STATE
Sun, Apr 272 p.m.OKLAHOMA STATE
Tue, Apr 296 p.m.PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
Tue, May 136 p.m.TEXAS STATE

Schedule subject to change.

The University of Texas softball team finished the 2013 season with a record of 51-10 and reached the Women’s College World Series for the fifth time in program history. Entering the 2014 campaign, the Longhorns are ranked No. 10 in both the USA TODAY/National Fastpitch Coaches Association and ESPN.com/USA Softball Division I Top 25 Preseason Polls. It is the ninth time in the last 10 years Texas Softball has been ranked in both major preseason polls to start a season. UT welcomes seven freshmen and returns 12 letterwinners, including six starting position players from last year’s team.

Texas Home Softball Games in February (all times Central)

DateTimeOpponent
Wed, Feb 127 p.m.UTSA
Fri, Feb 144 p.m.KENTUCKY
6:30 p.m.IPFW
Sat, Feb 151 p.m.LA TECH
4 p.m.SEMIFINAL #1 (TEXAS vs. MATCHED SEED)
Sun, Feb 1610 a.m.CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION (TEXAS GAME)
Fri, Feb 284 p.m.LOUISIANA-MONROE
11 p.m.SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI*
Sat, Mar 11 p.m.TEXAS SOUTHERN
6:30 p.m.LOUISIANA-MONROE
Sun, Mar 22 p.m.TEXAS SOUTHERN
Sat, Mar 154 p.m.IOWA
Sun, Mar 164 p.m.IOWA
Mon, Mar 177 p.m.IOWA
Wed, Mar 197 p.m.HOUSTON
Wed, Mar 267 p.m.TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Wed, Apr 27 p.m.TEXAS STATE
Fri, Apr 44:30 p.m.TEXAS TECH
Sat, Apr 54 p.m.TEXAS TECH
Sun, Apr 6noonTEXAS TECH
Fri, Apr 254:30 p.m.OKLAHOMA STATE
Sat, Apr 264 p.m.OKLAHOMA STATE
Sun, Apr 2711:30 a.m.OKLAHOMA STATE
Fri, May 27 p.m.KANSAS
Sat, May 33 p.m.KANSAS
Sun, May 41 p.m.KANSAS
Sun, May 111 p.m.BAYLOR

 *Airing on Short Turnaround. Schedule subject to change.

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 subscribers at LonghornNetwork.com. It is also available on tablets and on smartphones to fans with an affiliated video subscription, and online and through the app at no cost to U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

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,  Gracie.Blackburn@espn.com

University of Texas media contact: Nick Voinis, Nick.Voinis@athletics.utexas.edu