Posted July 31st, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Texas football practices have been closed to the public since a Jordan Shipley injury a few years ago but Longhorn fans will get a couple chances to see their team in person before the August 30th opener. The team will have two mid-week practices open to the public on August 6th and 7th, and will host a Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 16th.

See the release from below:

Longhorns fans will have two opportunities to get a first-hand look at the Texas Football team and a chance to personally meet the squad as it prepares for its season opener versus Florida Atlantic on Aug. 30.

The two open practices will include the first full team practice on Wednesday, Aug. 6, and also the practice on Thursday, Aug. 7. Both sessions will start at approximately 6:45 p.m. at Frank Denius Fields (corner of 26th Street and Red River).

However, if practice is moved inside the Indoor Practice Facility (“The Bubble”) at any point, space limitations prevent the workout from remaining open. Fans are encouraged to park at the Manor Garage (PG 5) located on Dedman Drive across from Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the open sessions.

The fan opportunities will also include the annual Fan Appreciation Day at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Following a closed scrimmage in The Bubble that morning, the Longhorns will be available to the fans for autographs and photos. More details will follow on the event, so check back soon to

For those who have never attended a practice before keep in mind you are not attending something put on for the fans. It is definitely worth going and hardcore football fans shouldn’t miss it, but practices are of course held to make the team better and not to entertain you. If you keep that in mind you’ll have a great time seeing your favorite team up close.


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  1. reply to  #1


    this blog sucks

  2. reply to  #2


    Then dont visit the site you jerk!

  3. reply to  #3


    Don’t worry about him Chris, when Texas Tech loses 4 games again this season they’ll go back into hiding. Sad how worked up they are over preseason rankings. I guess the way it is when your season gets mediocre every year when you stop plaing bidirectional schools.

  4. reply to  #4


    Your right Brian Texas Tech can talk when they beat The LONGHORNS. Texas Tech is going to have the same year as always get beat by UT 63 to 24 same as always. The only change is that it will make UT look better schedule wise because TTU is over raded agian. Go Horns! Great Site! Check it out everyday!

  5. reply to  #5

    Hook'em Horns

    What a typical comment by a tech fan!

  6. reply to  #6


    To all those haters.. Longhorns are the best!! We will be with our whole family and look forward to see all the players this year.

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