Longhorn Network To Air Texas Home Opener Against Rice

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Longhorn Network To Air Texas Home Opener Against Rice

Telecast marks LHN’s fifth consecutive year of game coverage

Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, will air UT football’s 2015 home opener against Rice University on Saturday, Sept.12 at 7 p.m. CT.

LHN’s coverage of the Rice game will begin with a two-hour Texas GameDay anchored by Lowell Galindo, along with analysts Ricky Williams, Vince Young and David Thomas. A one-hour telecast of Texas GameDay Final Powered by Chevy Silverado will air following the game.

This fall will mark the fifth consecutive year LHN has carried the Texas home opener, and the second time LHN will air a home opener against Rice.  In 2012, LHN aired the opener against Wyoming; in 2013, against New Mexico State; and in 2014, against North Texas.

Since its launch in 2011, LHN has aired over 3000 hours of original programming including more than 175 UT athletic events in 17 sports annually, as well as academic and cultural programming from in and around the greater Austin community.

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 (LHN) offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 175 exclusive events annually from 20 sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings. The network is also available to subscribers via WatchESPN on smartphones, tablets, computers, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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Gracie Blackburn

Gracie is the Communications Manager for ESPN’s College Networks. She handles all media requests and questions concerning SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Gracie also supports on college sports airing across ESPN networks.
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