Longhorn Network: Home of Texas Softball

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Longhorn Network: Home of Texas Softball

  • More than 35 Games from Red and Charline McCombs Field
  • Big 12 Play Features No. 16 Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech
  • Former Longhorn Megan Willis Returns as Analyst

Longhorn Network will televise more than 35 college softball games from Red and Charline McCombs Field during the 2016 season, including 29 Texas home games.

Texas begins its season on the Longhorn Network when it hosts Arkansas (Feb 11 at 6 p.m. CT), the first of more than 10 Texas games in the month of February. Non-conference play vs. in-state rivals (UTSA, North Texas, and Texas State) will be televised in March before Longhorn Network airs 10 games vs. Big 12 opponents (No. 16 Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech) in April and May.

Texas will also be seen twice on ESPN2, when it travels to Baylor (March 26) and Oklahoma (April 16).

As part of the Texas Classic (Feb 11-14) and Texas Invitational (Feb 25-28), Longhorn Network will also air seven games which do not include the Longhorns.

Megan Willis, a 2007 Texas graduate and former Longhorn catcher, will again be the analyst on the telecasts. Willis was a two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2007 and 2006) at the school and continues to play the National Pro Fastpitch League, currently with the USSSA Pride.  Alex Loeb and Tyler Denning will rotate calling play-by-play throughout the season.

Longhorn Network Softball Television Schedule

Date Time (CT) Game
Feb 11 6 p.m. Arkansas at Texas*
Feb 12 Noon Arkansas vs. North Dakota State*
3 p.m. UNC vs. North Dakota State*
6 p.m. UNC at Texas*
Feb 13 10 a.m. North Dakota State vs. Arkansas*
1 p.m. UNC at Texas*
3:30 p.m. Arkansas at Texas*
6 p.m. UNC vs. North Dakota State*
Feb 14 9 a.m. Arkansas vs UNC*
Noon North Dakota State at Texas*
Feb 26 9 a.m. Weber vs. Tulsa**
Noon Abilene Christian at Texas**
2:30 p.m. Tulsa at Texas**
Feb 27 10 a.m. Tulsa at Texas**
12:30 p.m. Illinois at Texas**
Feb 28 10 a.m. Weber State at Texas**
3:30 p.m. Tulsa vs. Illinois**^
March 8 4:30 p.m. UTSA at Texas
March 9 6 p.m. North Texas at Texas
March 26 8 p.m. Texas at Baylor***
March 30 6 p.m. Texas State at Texas
April 1 5 p.m. BYU at Texas
April 2 6 p.m. BYU at Texas
8:30 p.m. BYU at Texas
April 5 4:30 p.m. UTEP at Texas
midnight UTEP at Texas^
April 8 6 p.m. Texas Tech at Texas
April 9 1 p.m. Texas Tech at Texas
April 10 Noon Texas Tech at Texas
April 16 2 p.m. Texas at Oklahoma***
April 22 6 p.m. Oklahoma State at Texas
April 23 1 p.m. Oklahoma State at Texas
April 24 Noon Oklahoma State at Texas
April 27 6 p.m. Texas Southern at Texas
April 29 4:30 p.m. Kansas at Texas
April 30 1 p.m. Kansas at Texas
May 1 11 a.m. Kansas at Texas
May 14 8 p.m. No. 16 Baylor at Texas

*Texas Classic Event
**Texas Invitational
***on ESPN2
^Taped Delay

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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Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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