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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Longhorn Network adds more programming

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

When the Longhorn Network was announced earlier this year, it planned on having one Texas football game exclusively on its airways.

This year, it will have two.

The Longhorns' season opener against Rice on Sept. 4 will be broadcast on the network, which debuts on Aug. 26. It will also broadcast an additional Big 12 Conference game later in the season.

That game will be determined at a later date.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring not one but two games to Longhorn fans this year," said Stephanie Druley, the Longhorn Network vice president of production, in a news release. "The Texas-Rice game will be an exciting first for the network and demonstrate how we will provide the most comprehensive coverage of Texas football that fans have ever experienced."

The first week on the network will feature the debut of "Game Plan with Mack Brown" on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The weekly show throughout the season will feature Brown previewing upcoming matchups.

"Texas Gameday," a Texas-themed show based on ESPN's "College GameDay" will kick off inside Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium  at 5 p.m. ET, two hours before kickoff.

"Texas Gameday Final" will begin after the game, and the Rice game will re-air at midnight ET.

For more information on how to get the network, visit GetLonghornNetwork.com. At launch, LonghornNetwork.com will be the online home of the channel.

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