The Longhorn Network, Texas’ collaborative effort with ESPN, will have a two-hour special to launch the 24-hour network at 6 p.m. Friday, officials announced today. The LHN’s on-air team (anchor Lowell Galindo, reporter Samantha Steele, analyst Kevin Dunn) will be joined on campus by members of ESPN’s College GameDay crew (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, Erin Andrews) for the special, which will be the first show aired by the start-up network.
A telecast of Texas’ volleyball match against Pepperdine, at 8 p.m., will be the first live sporting event. Officials have yet to release a list of confirmed carriers for the network.
_ Jimmy Burch