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The Weekend Ahead

weekend5Track and Field / Cross Country                              

Bill Bergen Invitational                 Saturday, Feb. 1 @ 10 a.m.          Ames, Iowa

Razorback Invitational                   Saturday, Feb. 1 @ 11 a.m.          Fayetteville, Ark.

The Texas track and field team competes in the Bill Bergan Invitational Saturday at 10 a.m. in Ames, Iowa. The Longhorns split this weekend, sending a group of multi-event and distance athletes to the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and a unit of sprinters and quarter-milers heading to the Bill Bergan Invitational.

Many of the men's and women's sprinters will be in action Saturday at the non-scored meet in Ames which will be held at the Lied Recreation Center, site of next month's Big 12 Indoor Championships.

Men’s & Women’s Swimming and Diving  

vs. Arizona                                          Saturday, Feb. 1 @ 11 a.m.          Tucson, Ariz.

The Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving team will compete in their last dual event of the year against the No. 5- ranked Arizona Wildcats. The meet will be contested in separate sessions with the final score tabulated after Saturday's session.

Men’s Tennis

vs. Alabama                                       Saturday, Feb. 1 @ 12 p.m.          Austin, Texas

Undefeated Longhorns open the last season at Penick-Allison Tennis Center against Alabama on Saturday. The 14th-ranked Longhorns are off to their best start since 2011 after winning the first five matches of the season, including four shutouts. It marked the first time in the modern era that Texas began the season with four consecutive shutout victories.

Saturday will mark the first meeting between Texas and Alabama since Feb. 15, 2008, when the Longhorns defeated the Crimson Tide, 4-0, at the ITA National Indoor Championship in Seattle, Wash. Texas leads the all-time series with Alabama, 6-0.

Men’s Basketball

vs. Kansas                                           Saturday, Feb. 1 @ 3 p.m.            Austin, Texas

Texas will play its fourth consecutive game against an AP Top 25 opponent, when it hosts No. 6 Kansas on Saturday. This is the first time in program history that the Longhorns have played four straight games against AP Top 25 foes. UT enters Saturday's contest having defeated three straight AP Top 25 opponents (in three consecutive games played) for the first time in school history.

Women’s Basketball

vs. Baylor                                            Saturday, Feb. 1 @ 6:30 p.m.      Waco, Texas

Longhorns seek third consecutive Big 12 win on Saturday night in Waco.

Texas will meet No. 9 Baylor for the 85th time on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Waco, Texas. Texas leads the all-time series, 57-27, but are 5-7 in the last 12 games against the Lady Bears. The last Longhorn victory in the series was on March 7, 2010 in Waco. Baylor has won the last six meetings.

Part-time journalist turned full-time blogger, Brian is an online staff writer at Horns Illustrated and serves as senior staff writer for digital marketing agency Speak Social. Brian currently resides in Austin and you can read his blog at the following address: briankendall.wordpress.com