31 Jan


Texas Baseball announces game times for 2017 season

(photo courtesy of texassports.com)

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas Baseball announced its 2017 home game times, with Longhorn Network, the home of Longhorns baseball, televising more than 30 games this season beginning February 17 with the first of four contests vs. No. 23 Rice.

Following the four-game series against the Owls, the LHN schedule includes a three-game set against UCONN (February 24-26) and a Tuesday game against Lamar (February 28).

The Longhorns then head out to Palo Alto to face Stanford before returning to Austin for nine straight home games, beginning with a pair of midweek contests against Richmond (March 7) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (March 8) and a three-game series against UCLA.

LHN will then carry the March 14 game vs. Texas A&M before opening Big 12 play.

Big 12 Conference action on LHN begins with No. 14 Texas Tech (March 17-19). All Texas home games vs. Big 12 Conference opponents will appear on LHN, with the exception of the Longhorns' Friday, April 7 game vs. Oklahoma.

The television schedule concludes on LHN with a three-game Big 12 series against West Virginia (May 19-21).

Lowell Galindo will serve as the Texas Baseball play-by-play commentator for the first time this season. Keith Moreland and Greg Swindell, both former Longhorns, will serve as color analysts on the telecasts.

Moreland, an outfielder, helped the Longhorns reach three consecutive College World Series, including winning the CWS in 1975. He went on to play Major League Baseball from 1978-1989, including winning a World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980. Swindell, a pitcher, played in MLB from 1986-2002, including an All-Star appearance in 1989 and a World Series title in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. At Texas, he was the 1985 Baseball America National Player of the Year, a three-time finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and helped the Longhorns reach the CWS in 1983, 1984, and 1985. Moreland had his number retired in 2010 by Texas, while Swindell, who shared the same number as Roger Clemens, was honored by the university in 2009.

Galindo, Moreland and Swindell will open the LHN schedule with the Saturday, February 4, Texas Baseball Alumni Game.

Longhorn Network television schedule

February 42 p.m.Alumni Game
February 176:30 p.m.Rice
February 183 p.m.Rice (DH)
February 192 p.m.Rice
February 244 p.m.UCONN
February 252 p.m.UCONN
February 2612 p.m.UCONN
February 286:30 p.m.Lamar
March 76:30 p.m.Richmond
March 86:30 p.m.TAMU-CC
March 106:30 p.m.UCLA
March 114 p.m.UCLA
March 121 p.m.UCLA
March 146:30 p.m.Texas A&M
March 176:30 p.m.Texas Tech
March 184 p.m.Texas Tech
March 191 p.m.Texas Tech
March 226:30 p.m.UT-RGV
March 246:30 p.m.K-State
March 254 p.m.K-State
March 261 p.m.K-State
April 46:30 p.m.Sam Houston State
April 84 p.m.Oklahoma
April 92:30 p.m.Oklahoma
April 116:30 p.m.Texas State
April 186:30 p.m.Texas State
April 217 p.m.New Orleans
April 224 p.m.New Orleans
April 231:30 p.m.New Orleans
May 26:30 p.m.UT-Arlington
May 166:30 p.m.Incarnate Word
May 196:30 p.m.West Virginia
May 204 p.m.West Virginia
May 211 p.m.West Virginia

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