Starting this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. CT, Longhorn Network viewers will see additional college football games this season as the network has secured exclusive rights to televise five home football games of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), a Division I FCS independent program. Added to the previously announced Kansas at Texas Big 12 matchup scheduled for October 29, the agreement will bring to seven the total number of college football matchups for the channel in 2011.
The Roadrunners are coming off their inaugural game and head coach Larry Coker’s debut with a 31-3 win against Northeastern State to take on the McMurry War Hawks at the Alamodome on Saturday. Andrew Monaco and Ahmad Brooks will call the action in the booth. The remaining Longhorn Network football schedule:
|Sept. 10||1 p.m.||McMurray at UTSA|
|Sept. 24||1 p.m.||Bacone at UTSA|
|Oct. 8||4:30 p.m.||South Alabama at UTSA|
|Oct. 29||12:30 p.m.||Georgia State at UTSA|
|TBA||Kansas at Texas|
|Nov. 19||TBA||Minot State at UTSA|
Schedule subject to change
Dave Brown, vice president, programming, Longhorn Network, said, “The addition of UTSA football games further enhances our college football offerings and provides great content for sports fans in the state of Texas. This is an exciting time for UTSA and we look forward to working with Lynn Hickey, Larry Coker and the rest of the team as they build a great program.”
Lynn Hickey, UTSA athletics director, added “We are very excited that our remaining five home games will be televised by the Longhorn Network. This will provide great exposure for our football program and our university. I’d like to thank DeLoss Dodds and The University of Texas, Dave Brown and ESPN and Mark Devine and Nelligan Sports Marketing for making this partnership possible. “
Where to Watch
Longhorn Network is available nationwide on Verizon FiOS TV and within Texas on Grande Communications, Consolidated Communications, En-Touch 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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and the third largest of nine academic universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a multicultural institution of access and excellence, UTSA aims to be a national research university providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.UTSA serves more than 30,000 students in 134 degree programs in the colleges of Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Honors, Liberal and Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences and Graduate School. Founded in 1969, UTSA is an intellectual and creative resource center and a socioeconomic development catalyst for Texas and beyond. UTSA Athletics sponsors 17 sports at the NCAA Division I level and will join the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in July 2012.