Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to the University of Texas, will air week-long football show season premieres surrounding the debut of Coach Charlie Strong at the Longhorns’ football opener. Shows making their premiere include Game Plan with Charlie Strong, Longhorn Extra: Upon Further Review, Longhorn Weekly with Charlie Strong, Texas All Access and Rewind with Charlie Strong. LHN will also return the network’s flagship pre-game show Texas GameDay with the addition of Longhorn legend and BCS National Champion Vince Young as a weekly analyst.
LHN will close out the week by exclusively airing the first game of the Longhorn football season when Texas meets North Texas 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. Longhorn Network’s Kevin Dunn and former Texas football Captain and DB Ahmad Brooks will call the game action.
- Weekly live telecast of Texas Football Press Conference with Coach Charlie Strong
- Texas All Access – the first behind-the-scenes look at fall camp as the Longhorns build toward the opening game
- Game Plan with Charlie Strong – Coach Strong talks strategy as he breaks down Texas’ next football matchup
- Longhorn Weekly with Charlie Strong – hosted by Craig Way, live from Austin’s own Pluckers Wing Bar
- Longhorn Extra: Upon Further Review – host Kevin Dunn, analysts David Thomas and Dan Neil give fans a different look back at Saturday’s game, complete with “Next Level” statistical analysis and X/O breakdowns for the serious football enthusiast
- Rewind with Charlie Strong– Lowell Galindo and Coach Strong spend an hour breaking down the game and the decisions that went into it
|Mon, Aug. 25||11 a.m.||Texas Football Press Conference|
|Wed, Aug. 27||8 p.m.||Texas All-Access|
|Thu, Aug. 28||8 p.m.||Game Plan with Charlie Strong|
|Fri, Aug. 29||7 p.m.||Longhorn Weekly with Charlie Strong|
|Sat, Aug. 30||4:30 p.m.||Texas GameDay|
|Sat, Aug. 30||4:30 p.m.||North Texas vs. Texas|
|Mon, Sept. 1||6 p.m.||Longhorn Extra: Upon Further Review|
|7 p.m.||Rewind with Charlie Strong|
The network’s flagship pre-game show, Texas GameDay, returns with insights, analysis and a set of familiar faces starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 live from Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. This season host Lowell Galindo, analysts Brooks and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams will be joined by Young, former NFL Pro Bowler and quarterback of Texas’ 2005 national championship team. The set will offer live reaction pre-game, at halftime and also post-game analysis and interviews immediately following the game on Texas GameDay Final powered by Chevy Silverado.
“Vince is one of the greatest and most beloved athletes in Texas history. Adding his experience and depth of football knowledge is a major coup for Texas GameDay and UT fans everywhere,” said Tom McCollum, Coordinating Producer, Longhorn Network. “We are thrilled to have another Longhorn legend on our team as we head into our fourth football season.”
Williams returns for his second full year on Texas GameDay. Adding to his GameDay duties, Williams will also join Longhorn Extra every Friday during football season.
Where to Watch
Longhorn Network is available on AT&T U-verse TV, DISH, Time Warner Cable, Suddenlink, 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 available on computers, smartphones and tablets via WatchESPN to AT&T U-verse TV, DISH, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Google Fiber, Grande Communications and Verizon FiOS subscribers. 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.
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.
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