Texas Pro Day, Orange-White Spring Game and Baseball on Slate for Longhorn Network; Live Coverage from the 2013 Texas Relays Begins March 27
Longhorn Network’s lineup next week will feature more than 20 hours of live coverage of Texas Athletics events. Football fans will get an exclusive look at the 2013 UT football team with the annual Orange-White Spring Game on Saturday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. CT. Coverage begins with Texas GameDay one hour prior to game time, with analysis from LHN’s Kevin Dunn and Ahmad Brooks and sideline reporting by Kaylee Hartung. Special guest analyst and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams will join LHN’s Lowell Galindo and Brooks for commentary during the game.
Beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 26, LHN will cover UT’s Pro Day. Ricky Williams and former Texas defensive coordinator Greg Robinson will join Galindo during the telecast. Draft-eligible Longhorns, including No. 1-ranked safety Kenny Vaccaro, defensive end Alex Okafor and the combine’s fastest man in wide receiver Marquise Goodwin will be among those presenting a workout for professional scouts.
LHN will also air 18 original hours of programming during the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays presented by State Farm. The relays will be held Wednesday, March 27 through Saturday, March 30 at Mike A. Myers Stadium, featuring athletes from across the state of Texas, the nation and the world among the high school, collegiate and professional ranks. ESPN’s Dave LaMont will provide play-by-play throughout the meet, and former NCAA All-American athlete and current ESPN radio host Sean Adams will serve as reporter. Rounding out the team, Larry Rawson, Emmy Award-winning track and field sportscaster, and Dwight Stones, track and field Olympian, will serve as analysts.
Programming highlights for March 26 – 30 (all times Central):
|Tue, March 26||Noon to 2:30 p.m.||Texas Pro Day coverage|
|Tue, March 26||6 to 9 p.m.||Texas Baseball vs. Texas State|
|Wed, March 27||2:30 to 5:30 p.m.||Texas Relays – Men’s Decathlon and Women’s Heptathlon|
|Thur, March 28||1:30 to 3:30 p.m.||Texas Relays – Men’s Decathlon, Women’s Heptathlon and various field events|
|Thur, March 28||5 to 6 p.m.||Texas Relays – conclusion of Men’s Decathlon and prelims of 400M hurdles and 4x800M relays|
|Thur, March 28||7 to 10 p.m.||Texas Relays – long distance running events|
|Fri, March 29||9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.||Texas Relays – prelims of the 100M and 110M hurdles, 4x100M relay, 4x400M relay and various field events|
|Fri, March 29||6:30 to 9:30 p.m.||Texas Relays – 400M hurdles, distance medley relay and finals of various field events|
|Sat, March 30||1:30 to 5:30 p.m.||Texas Relays – finals of 4x100M relays, 100M and 110M hurdles, 1,500M and 4x400M relays|
|Sat, March 30||5:30 to 6:30 p.m.||Texas GameDay|
|Sat, March 30||6:30 to 8:30 p.m.||Orange-White Scrimmage|
|Sat, March 30||8:30 to 9:30 p.m.||Texas GameDay Final|
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