Press Release

Posted by Gracie Blackburn on May 29, 2014

Longhorn Network to Air Texas Football Season Opener, Coach Strong Debut

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Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, will air the first game of the Longhorn football season when the ‘Horns meet the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. CT in Austin, Texas.  This will be the fourth straight year LHN has aired the opening matchup, and it will be the ninth football game to air live on the network. The game will also feature the much-anticipated debut of new Texas head coach Charlie Strong.

In addition, the fall season of Texas GameDay, LHN’s live pregame show airing two hours prior to kick, will debut August 30 from its Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium set. Gridiron coverage will continue immediately following the game with the season premiere of Texas GameDay Final powered by Chevy Silverado.

Where to Watch
Longhorn Network is available on AT&T U-verse TV, DISH, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS TV, as well as Bay City CableVision, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Consolidated Communications, Cox Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Grande Communications, Google Fiber (in Kansas City), Mid-Coast CableVision and Texas Mid-Gulf CableVision. Longhorn Network is now available online to AT&T U-verse TV, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Grande Communications and Verizon FiOS subscribers at LonghornNetwork.com. It is also available at no cost to U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks and 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, (704) 350-3489 or Gracie.Blackburn@espn.com

University of Texas media contact: Nick Voinis at (512) 471-2151 or Nick.Voinis@athletics.utexas.edu