Fact Sheet: Year One on Longhorn Network

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Fact Sheet: Year One on Longhorn Network

Live athletics events on Longhorn Network in 2011-2012:

  • More than 400 original hours of event telecasts
  • More than 200 live events
  • More than 150 hours of original football content produced during the fall season.
  • Football spring coverage includes Signing Day, Pro Day, spring practice and the Orange-White game.
  • 12 men’s basketball games
  • 14 women’s basketball games
  • 38 baseball games (4 fall, 1 alumni game, 33 regular season)
  • 33 softball games (1 fall, 27 spring, 5 NCAA Regionals)
  • 9.5 hours of the Longhorn Aquatics Elite Invite featuring Olympians Michael Phelps and Brendan Hansen

 Academic programming:

  • 900 hours of academic, arts and cultural content
  • 400+ hours for the speaker series
    • Mikhail Gorbachev
    • Bill Moyers
    • Eric Holder
    • Frank Deford
    • Christopher Buckley
    • Michael Dell
    • Eva Longoria
    • John Paul DeJoria
    • Jack Abramoff
  • 200+ hours of academic vignettes
  • 106 hours of music content from the Cactus Café
    • David Ramirez
    • Dale Watson
    • Slaid Cleaves
    • The Trishas
    • Graham Weber
    • Amy Cook
    • Dan Dyer
    • The Carper Family
    • Marmalakes
    • Hello Wheels
    • Wood And Wire
  • 180 hours of student film content within the Longhorn Film Showcase series
  • More than 40 hours of on-campus events (Venture Labs, Fashion Show, Minority Mentorship Symposium, etc.)
  • 14 hours for University Ceremonies (President’s Address, Commencement)

 48 guest commentators appeared on Longhorn Network in 2011-2012:

Football

  • Priest Holmes
  • Joey Harrington
  • Tim Brown
  • Matt Millen
  • Mark Jones
  • Ed Cunningham
  • Ahmad Brooks (football practice)
  • Brent Musburger (guest in booth)
  • Danny Kanell
  • Sam Acho

 

Basketball

  • Debbie Antonelli
  • Bruce Bowen
  • Reid Gettys
  • Jeff Van Gundy
  • Rebecca Lobo
  • Clarissa Davis
  • Fran Harris
  • Jody Conradt
  • Stephen Howard
  • Drew Gressett
  • Stephen Bardo

 

Baseball

  • Greg Swindell
  • Rod Delmonico
  • Quan Cosby
  • Brooks Kieschnick
  • Mike Rooney

 

Softball

  • Cat Osterman
  • Amanda Scarborough
  • Michele Smith
Swimming and Diving

  • John Naber
  • Aaron Peirsol
  • Kat Kelly
  • Sam Gore
Volleyball

  • Holly McPeak
  • Kelli Tennant
  • Heather Cox
  • Chris McGee

 

Tennis

  • Jon Wiegand
  • MaliVai Washington
  • Taylor Dent

 

Track and Field

  • Dwight Stones
  • Larry Rawson
  • Jill Montgomery

 

Soccer

  • Kate Markgraf
  • Monica Gonzalez

 

Golf

  • Phil Blackmar
  • Kelli Kuehne
Rowing

  • Jeff Mork
 

Awards and Accolades: 

  • 2012 College Sports Media Awards:
    • Winner – “Longhorns – featuring Matthew McConaughey” Tease for Promotion, PSA, or Video Marketing Campaign category for Regional Sports Networks and Local Cable Providers or TV Stations.
    • Winner – “Bonfire,” an essay on the A&M bonfire, for Special Feature category for Regional Sports Networks and Local Cable Providers or TV Stations.
    • Nominee – “Texas GameDay” for the Live Game and Event Production category for Regional Sports Networks and Local Cable Providers or TV Stations.
    • Nominee – “All Access” for the Program Series category for Regional Sports Networks and Local Cable Providers or TV Stations.
    • Nominee – “Lunch Ladies/Coach’s Office/Bevo” for the Promotion, PSA, or Video Marketing Campaign category for Regional Sports Networks and Local Cable Providers or TV Stations.

Academic chairs funded from LHN rights fees:

  • Governor Ann W. Richards Chair for the Texas Program in Sports and Media: College of Communications (established to meet a challenge grant)
  • Chair in Latin American Art History and Criticism: College of Fine Arts (established to meet a challenge grant)
  • Chair in African and African Diaspora Studies: College of Liberal Arts
  • Chair in Philosophy: College of Liberal Arts
  • Chair in Mathematics: College of Natural Sciences
  • Chair in Physics: College of Natural Sciences

Current/Former University of Texas athletes and coaches who qualified for the 2012 London Olympics:

  • Dylan Armstrong, Men’s Track and Field, Shot Put
  • Ricky Berens, Men’s Swimming, 400m Freestyle Relay, 800m Freestyle Relay and 200m Freestyle
  • Michelle Carter, Women’s Track and Field, Shot Put
  • Troy Dumais, Men’s Diving, 3m and 3m Synchronized
  • Kevin Durant, Men’s Basketball, Team Basketball
  • Susana Escobar, Women’s Swimming, 400m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley
  • Jimmy Feigen, Men’s Swimming, 400m Freestyle Relay
  • Marquise Goodwin, Men’s Track and Field, Long Jump
  • Brendan Hansen, Men’s Swimming, 100m Breaststroke, 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Trey Hardee, Men’s Track and Field, Decathlon
  • Kathleen Hersey, Women’s Swimming, 200m Butterfly
  • Destinee Hooker, Women’s Volleyball, Indoor Volleyball
  • Bianca Knight, Women’s Track and Field, Relay Pool
  • Samyr Laine, Men’s Track and Field, Triple Jump
  • Leo Manzano, Men’s Track and Field, 1500m
  • Raasin McIntosh, Women’s Track and Field, 400m Hurdles
  • Allison Peter, Women’s Track and Field, 100m and 200m
  • Eddie Reese, Men’s Swimming, Assistant Coach
  • Sanya Richards-Ross, Women’s Track and Field, 200m, 400m, 4x400m Relay Pool
  • Christian Schurr, Men’s Swimming, 200m Breaststroke
  • Matt Scoggin, Men’s Diving, Additional and Personal Coach
  • Christy Udoh, Women’s Track and Field, 200m
  • Melanie Walker, Women’s Track and Field, 400m Hurdles

Current/Former University of Texas athletes who medaled in the 2012 London Olympics:

Total: 13           Gold: 6             Silver: 5           Bronze: 2

Gold:

  • Ricky Berens, Men’s Swimming, 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • Kevin Durant, Men’s Basketball, Team Basketball
  • Brendan Hansen, Men’s Swimming, 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Bianca Knight, Women’s Track and Field, 4x100m Relay
  • Sanya Richards-Ross, Women’s Track & Field, 400m and 4x400m Relay

Silver:

  • Ricky Berens, Men’s Swimming, 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Jimmy Feigen, Men’s Swimming, 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Trey Hardee, Men’s Track and Field, Decathlon
  • Destinee Hooker, Women’s Indoor Volleyball
  • Leo Manzano, Men’s Track and Field, 1500m

Bronze:

  • Troy Dumais, Men’s Diving, 3m Synchronized Springboard
  • Brendan Hansen, Men’s Swimming, 100m Breaststroke

Current/Former University of Texas athletes on the 2012 USA National Teams:

  • Swimming:
    • Kathleen Hersey, Texas ’12, 200m Butterfly
    • Eric Friedland, Texas ‘12, 200m Breaststroke
    • Garrett Weber-Gale, Texas ’08, 50m and 100m Freestyle
    • Ricky Berens, Texas ’10, 200m Freestyle
    • Brendan Hansen, Texas ’05, 100m and 200m Breaststroke
    • Jimmy Feigen, Texas ‘12, 50m and 100m Freestyle
    • Michael McBroom, Texas ‘13, 440m and 1500m Freestyle
  • Track & Field:
    • Sanya Richards-Ross, Texas ’06, 200m and 400m
    • Michelle Carter, Texas ’07, Shot Put
    • Trey Hardee, Texas ’06, Decathalon
    • Bianca Knight, Texas ’11, Sprints
    • Leo Manzano, Texas ’08, 1,500m
    • Alexandria Anderson, Texas ’09, Sprints
    • Marquise Goodwin, Texas ’13, Long Jump

 

 

 

Keri Potts

Keri Potts joined ESPN in 2003 from the NCAA. During that time, she has worked on ESPN’s NFL and NBA properties, its ever-growing entertaiment division including ESPN Films and The ESPYs, and took on oversight of the College Sports publicity in 2010. A native New Yorker, she works out of ESPN’s Atlanta office.
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