Mark your calendars for Friday, August 26th. That’s the day ESPN will be launching the Longhorn Network, a 24-hour channel devoted to athletics at the University of Texas.
“We mean it when we say Longhorn Network will provide robust, unprecedented coverage of University of Texas athletics” said Dave Brown, Longhorn Network vice president, programming and acquisitionsin a press release. “These shows will exhibit the same high quality ESPN viewers are accustomed to and represent just a portion of the many great shows we have planned for Texas fans.”
Among the programs slated to be premiering on the network are:
Longhorn Extra (10 p.m. CT) – A nightly news and information show dedicated to the University of Texas.
Rewind with Mack Brown (Mondays, 7 p.m.) – Exclusively on Longhorn Network, airing Mondays after every game, Coach Mack Brown will breakdown that week’s match-up, highlighting key plays and turning points, with a no-holds-barred attitude that Longhorn fans have come to expect from him
Texas All Access (Wednesdays, 8 p.m.) – Each week, viewers will get a never-before-seen inside look at a Texas team or group.
Game Plan with Mack Brown (Thursdays, 7 p.m.) – Exclusively on Longhorn Network, every Thursday during the season, Coach Mack Brown will preview the upcoming match-up with an inside look at game preparation and a breakdown of the keys to victory.
Texas GameDay (two hours prior to kick every Saturday) – In the mold of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning College GameDay, Texas GameDay will be live from inside the stadium prior to kick-off for all home football games, and live from its Austin studio for all away games.
A complete schedule of programs will be available later this summer.