Longhorn Network All-Access Weekend?
Verizon FiOS and Grande Communications Team Up with Longhorn Network for All-Access Weekend
Longhorn Network Broadband Simulcast Available Nationwide November 11-13
(Austin, TX) – Beginning Friday, Nov. 11 at 9.a.m. CT and running through midnight Sunday, Nov. 13, a broadband simulcast of Longhorn Network – the 24/7 channel dedicated to University of Texas athletics – will be available to fans nationwide as part of All-Access Weekend presented by Grande Communications and Verizon FiOS. During this time, fans with a broadband connection, regardless of their provider, can visit LonghornNetwork.com to enjoy three days of UT athletics programming.
All-Access Weekend coincides with several high profile UT sporting events, including men’s and women’s basketball season tip offs and a Big 12 matchup of the school’s No. 8-ranked women’s volleyball team. Additionally, fans will see the network’s content-rich studio and original programming such as Longhorn Extra, re-airs of Game Plan with Mack Brown and Texas All-Access, as well as Texas GameDay’s pre-game women’s basketball show and exclusive pre- and post-game and halftime football shows.
Time (all times CT) – Show/Sport – Teams
Fri, Nov. 11
Noon & 5 p.m. – Game Plan with Mack Brown
6:30 p.m. – Texas GameDay – Stanford vs. Texas
7 p.m. – Women’s Basketball (Rebecca Lobo & Andrew Monaco) – Stanford vs. Texas
9 p.m. – Texas All-Access
10 p.m. – Longhorn Extra
Sat, Nov 12
9 a.m. – Texas GameDay – Texas vs. Missouri
Halftime – Halftime Show – Texas vs. Missouri
Immediately following game – Texas GameDay – Texas vs. Missouri
4 p.m. – Women’s Volleyball – Kansas State vs. Texas
8 p.m. – The Season: 2005 Texas Longhorns
Sun, Nov 13
5:30 p.m. – Longhorn Legends: Texas Basketball Roundtable
6 p.m. – Men’s Basketball (Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Followill, Samantha Steele) – Boston University vs. Texas
Longhorn Network women’s basketball
A half hour prior to tipoff of Stanford vs. Texas women’s basketball on Friday, Nov. 11, Texas GameDay will be aired live from the Frank Erwin Center to preview the matchup. Fran Harris, a senior on the undefeated 1986 UT national championship team, will host GameDay with analysts Jody Conradt, former UT women’s basketball coach, and Clarissa Davis, also from the undefeated 1986 UT national championship team. At 7 p.m., Andrew Monaco, team broadcaster for the San Antonio Spurs, will provide play-by-play commentary for the game alongside analyst Rebecca Lobo, women’s basketball analyst and reporter for ESPN.
Longhorn Network men’s basketball
A special edition of Longhorn Legends – a basketball roundtable featuring Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, T.J. Ford, D.J. Augustin, Chris Mihm and coach Rick Barnes – will air Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m., just prior to the Boston University vs. Texas men’s basketball game. Former NBA coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy will call the game with Mark Followill and Samantha Steele reporting.
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 200 exclusive events annually from 20 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, particularly live games not carried on the linear TV network due to scheduling conflicts.