Texas Football, one of the most storied and winningest programs in college history, officially begins its 2014 season on Saturday, April 19, with the Orange-White Scrimmage and Fan Fest. This free-to-all-fans celebration, and official introduction of the 2014 Longhorns, also serves as the launch of the 2014 Texas Comin' on Strong Tour presented by DISH, which makes its first of 11 stops throughout Texas the Monday following the scrimmage.
Gates to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium open at 11 a.m. for the fan fest in the north end of the stadium. Burnt Orange Nation knows that the traditions at Texas are like no others and they will all be there to celebrate and enjoy. It all starts at the gate with an appearance by Bevo XIV, the most revered live mascot in college sports. He'll be there for photo ops, along with Smokey the Cannon. Surveying the scene is Tex, the 30-foot tall inflatable mascot. If Tex marks the spot, you know you're in Longhorns country!
Texas Cheer and Pom, along with Hook 'Em, welcome fans as they head inside the north end of the stadium. The Longhorn Network -- the only cable network solely dedicated to a single college sports program -- gives fans the unique opportunity to sit behind the desk of the Texas GameDay set used by LHN personalities before and after every Texas Football home game. (Choose your favorite backdrop for your special photo op!)
SPECIAL TICKET OFFERS
• Football ticket information
Special ticket sales and information areas will be staffed to answer all your questions about obtaining tickets to UT Athletics events.
New purchasers may take advantage of a special one-day offer of 10% off the new 2014 Texas Football mini plans. This is your only opportunity to purchase Football mini plans before they go on sale to the general public on July 14.)
For returning season ticketholders, the UT Athletics Ticket Office inside the Red McCombs Red Zone will be open for on-the-spot renewals. This is a great chance to beat the priority deadline of April 30!
• DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium seating diagram
The Orange-White Scrimmage kicks off the Charlie Strong era at 1 p.m. This is the only opportunity to see the 2014 Longhorns before the season opener vs. North Texas on Saturday, Aug. 30. Championship teams are built in the spring, and Coach Strong and his staff has built this team tough, strong, hungry, and proud. The tradition of Texas Football is stronger than ever, as letterwinners from the past 50 years return to DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium to support the new coach, the program, and the commitment to excellence and integrity that is Texas Football.
Seating is first-come, first-served, so fans are encouraged to arrive early to get the best possible seats. Enter through Gates 1, 7, 8, 14, 16, 25, 27 and 32.
• Campus parking map (UT Parking & Transportation Services)
FREE parking is available in the Manor, San Jacinto, and Trinity garages, as well as Lots 37-41, 70, and 80. FREE street parking is also available on Robert Dedman Dr., San Jacinto St., and Trinity St. (with the exception of the NO PARKING AT ALL TIMES designated spots). Parking lots open at 9 a.m.
The Orange-White Scrimmage will be shown on Longhorn Network (pregame show starts at noon) and will air on 1300-AM The Zone in Austin. The game can also be heard on Sirius 117 / XM 201 / online channel 969 and on TexasSports.com. Kevin Dunn (play-by-play), Ahmad Brooks (color) and Kaylee Hartung (sidelines) have the call for LHN. Craig Way (play-by-play), Roger Wallace (color) and Quan Cosby (sidelines) will call the action on radio.