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Longhorn Network to air five UTSA football games this season

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 09/08/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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AUSTIN — UTSA and the Longhorn Network announced Thursday that they have reached a one-year agreement to televise the Roadrunners’ remaining five home football games beginning with this Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest against McMurry.

“The addition of UTSA football games further enhances our college football offerings and provides great content for sports fans in the state of Texas,” Longhorn Network Vice President for Programming Dave Brown said. “This is an exciting time for UTSA and we look forward to working with Lynn Hickey, Larry Coker and the rest of the team as they build a great program.”

Andrew Monaco (play-by-play) and Ahmad Brooks (color commentary) will call the action for all five broadcasts.

The Longhorn Network is available nationwide on Verizon FiOS TV and within the state of Texas on Grande Communications, Consolidated Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision. The Longhorn Network will be available online at LonghornNetwork.com, on tablets and on smart phones to fans with an affiliated video subscription in the near future.

“We are very excited that our remaining five home games will be televised by the Longhorn Network,” UTSA Athletics Director Lynn Hickey said. “This will provide great exposure for our football program and our university. I'd like to thank DeLoss Dodds and The University of Texas, Dave Brown and ESPN and Mark Devine and Nelligan Sports Marketing for making this partnership possible. “

"Nelligan Sports Marketing is tremendously excited about our partnership with UTSA and we see the Longhorn Network relationship as the next step in building a first-class corporate partners program,” Vice President of West Coast Properties for Nelligan Sports Marketing Mark Devine said.

The agreement will change kickoff times for three of the remaining home games to accommodate other Longhorn Network programming. The Sept. 24 matchup against Bacone will remain at 1 p.m., but the Oct. 8 contest against South Alabama will move to 4:30 p.m., and the Oct. 29 game with Georgia State will kick off at 12:30 p.m. The start time for the Nov. 19 Minot State tilt will be determined at a later date.

UTSA’s 2011 Longhorn Network broadcasts
Date
Time (CT) Matchup
Sept. 10 1 p.m. McMurry
Sept. 24 1 p.m. Bacone
Oct. 8 4:30 p.m. South Alabama
Oct. 29 12:30 p.m. Georgia State
Nov. 19 TBA Minot State
NOTE: schedule subject to change


 
About Longhorn Network
ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to all things University of Texas in partnership with UT and IMG College, which has the exclusive right to sell advertising. Longhorn Network, launched on Aug. 26, 2011, offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 200 exclusive events annually from 20 varsity Texas sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings. Additionally, the LonghornNetwork.com broadband companion to the TV network will offer extensive content.
 
About UTSA
The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest-growing, institutions of higher education in the state of Texas and the third-largest of nine academic universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a multicultural institution of access and excellence, UTSA aims to be a national research university providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment. The University serves more than 30,000 students in 134 degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Honors, Liberal and Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences and Graduate School. Founded in 1969, UTSA is an intellectual and creative resource center and a socioeconomic development catalyst for Texas and beyond. UTSA Athletics sponsors 17 sports at the NCAA Division I level and will join the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in July 2012.

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