- Plus network debuts All-Access Shaka Smart show
- Airs Men’s Basketball matchup with Texas Tech
- Network swings into baseball season with the UT Baseball Alumni Game
National Signing Day arrives on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and Longhorn Network has expanded its coverage to provide comprehensive programming throughout the day. LHN will be live for five hours from the home of Texas Football starting at 7 a.m. CT, as the first faxes of the day begin to arrive. Host Lowell Galindo will be joined by analysts Ahmad Brooks and David Thomas on a set at the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Center. Reporter Jane Slater will report from the football offices, and will be the first to let you know as prospects officially become Longhorns. Alex Loeb, analyst Emmanuel Acho and Texas recruiting expert Max Olson will offer additional insights from the LHN studio, and former Texas volleyball national champion Bailey Webster will monitor social media throughout the day to provide nationwide reactions.
Additionally, LHN will televise Head Coach Charlie Strong’s Signing Day Press Conference live in the afternoon. At 6 p.m. CT, LHN will air a one-hour Signing Day Special that recaps all the events of the day.
Here is a full schedule of events and times for Longhorn Network’s Football Signing Day coverage:
|Wed., Feb. 3||7 a.m.||Texas Football Signing Day|
|TBD||Texas Football Signing Day Press Conference|
|6 p.m.||Longhorn Extra Signing Day Special|
All Access: Inside Texas Basketball with Shaka Smart debuts on LHN Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. CT. ESPN’s Jay Bilas and Longhorn Network cameras spent a day with complete access to Shaka Smart and his team. The show takes you inside Coach Smart’s practice and film sessions, and provides an in-depth look at how the coach thinks and how he intends to build the Texas program.
The show will also air on ESPNU, Monday, Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. CT.
On Saturday, Feb. 6, LHN will carry the Texas men’s basketball game vs. Texas Tech at 1 p.m. CT with the network’s flagship pregame show, Texas GameDay, and Texas GameDay Final Powered by Chevy Silverado live from the Erwin Center.
On Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m., LHN steps up to bat with the UT’s Alumni baseball game, featuring a stellar roster of former Texas players, including fan favorite Huston Street with the Los Angeles Angels, Brandon Belt with the San Francisco Giants, and Taylor Heath Jungmann, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. This will mark the fourth Alumni Game televised by Longhorn Network. Last year’s game was cancelled due to inclement weather.
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