The Longhorns play Florida Atlantic Saturday at 2:30 Central, and they will try something different on TV coverage. Between the way the 'horns have been playing, and given the opponent, I am happy that there will be TV coverage at all, so I am going to roll with it.
This week the game will be will be on "Fox Sports Southwest Plus". This is an alternate channel in the Fox Sports Southwest coverage region that can be used for coverage of events deemed to be not quite up to level of attractiveness that you would need to be covered on the regular Fox Sports Southwest channel. I haven't checked to see what will be covered on the regular Fox Sports Southwest on Saturday but I'm thinking it's the Waco regional dog show or some other heavy hitter.
What are your options ?
Those of you in the promised land, including Texas, parts of OK, and AR which normally receive Fox Sports Southwest appear to be golden, it looks to me that you will see the game on Fox Sports Southwest Plus ('the mas') on your regular cable system. You can follow this handy link the mas channels and see exactly what channel the game will be on in your city. The good news includes those of you DirecTV subscribers in the Texas region, who will get 'the mas' on DirecTV channel 677 for no extra money. AT&T U-verse subscribers will also get it on channel 754.
Those of you with Dish...I just don't know. They may carry the game, but right now it is on the dreaded channel "TBD", so you may want to call Dish and ask them what's up. Leave a comment here if you find it. If you don't, you may think about switching, you can't get NFL Sunday Ticket there anyway.
For the rest of us:
I am a DirecTV subscriber in Tucson, where I don't normally get Fox Sports SouthWest (I get Fox Sports AZ) so I am not expecting that I will get 'the mas' for free. I am going to try it Saturday during the pregame. If I get the dreaded "not subscribed" message I will run to DirecTV.com and instantly subscribe to their Sports Package for $12/month, which I will cancel after the football season is over. Hell, last year I paid $35 for a PPV of the UTEP or Wyoming game, so this is a bargain.
If all else fails, you can probably find game audio on internet radio somewhere, and it will be on XM channel 220.