Texas Football Preseason Schedule Announced

The end is near!

Put it on your calendar -- the dog days of summer completely bereft of football and marked by its thoroughly unsatisfying focus on Major League Baseball and some sort of bike race in France now have a termination point. It is Tuesday, August 5. That’s when the Texas Longhorns are scheduled to arrive on campus for (thank God) football.

Football! All together now: "Hal-le-lu-jah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!"

Starting this year, the NCAA prohibits freshmen and newcomers from reporting before the varsity. As such, the entire team will arrive on August 5. The first practice is set for 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, at Frank Denius Fields. All preseason practices are open to the public. Due to space limitations, practices that are held in the bubble (indoor practice field) will be closed to the public.

Fan Appreciation Day and autograph session is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 16. The annual Women’s Clinic with head coach Mack Brown is set for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 21.

Game week preparation begins Monday, August 26. Practices are closed to the public during the regular season. The season opener against New Mexico State is slated for 6 p.m. (CDT), Sunday, Aug. 31 (Fox Sports Net telecast).

The following is the tentative Texas preseason schedule (all times Central):

(DF) = Denius Fields;

(DKR) = Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Wed., Aug. 6 Practice 3 p.m. (DF)

Thu., Aug. 7 Practice 3 p.m. (DF)

Fri., Aug. 8 Practice 3 p.m. (DF)

Sat., Aug. 9 Practice 3 p.m. (DF)

Sun., Aug. 10 Practice 3 p.m. (DF)

Mon., Aug. 11 Practice 7:15 a.m. (DF); 7:05 p.m. (DF)

Tue., Aug. 12 Scrimmage 3 p.m. (TBA)

Wed., Aug. 13 Practice 7:15 a.m. (DF); 7:05 p.m. (DF)

Thu., Aug. 14 Practice 3 p.m. (DF)

Fri., Aug. 15 Practice 7:15 a.m. (DF); 7:05 p.m. (DF)

Sat., Aug. 16 FAN APPRECIATION DAY
Scrimmage 9 a.m. (DKR)
Autograph session 11:40 a.m. (DKR)

Mon., Aug. 18 Practice 7:15 a.m. (DF); 7:05 p.m. (DF)

Tue., Aug. 19 Practice 3 p.m. (DF)

Wed., Aug. 20 Practice 7:15 a.m. (DF) 7:05 p.m. (DF)

Thu., Aug. 21 Practice 3 p.m. (DF); WOMEN’S CLINIC 6:30 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 22 Practice 10 a.m. (DF)


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