The Texas Longhorns will conclude spring practice with the annual Orange-White game at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
The event will showcase the 42 returning letterwinners who are healthy enough to participate and will feature the public debut of redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard and five-star early enrollee linebacker Malik Jefferson, along with a new high-tempo offensive attack that will feature an increased emphasis on the quarterback run game and run/pass options for Heard and incumbent junior Tyrone Swoopes.
Here's all the critical information about the game:
2015 ORANGE-WHITE SCRIMMAGE, PRESENTED BY SCHLOTZSKY'S
• When: Saturday, April 18 (1 p.m. Central)
• Where: Austin, Texas (Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - Gates open at 11 a.m.)
• Live Stats: Click here
• Radio: KVET AM-1300 in Austin; Satellite radio - Sirius Ch. 126 / XM Ch. 202; Online at TexasSports.com
• TV: Longhorn Network with pregame show starting at noon
• Video Stream: Longhorn Network telecast available on Watch ESPN
• 2015 Team At-A-Glance: Click here
• Scrimmage Roster Card: Click here
Fans may want to pack a rain jacket or parka, as the weather may not be ideal (forecast as of 5:30 p.m. CT Friday):
The parking lots will open at 9 a.m. and fans can access the stadium through Gates 1, 7, 8, 14, 16, 25, 27, and 23. Free parking is available in the Manor and San Jacinto garages, as well as Lots 37 and 70, with free street parking also available on Robert Dedman Dr., San Jacinto St., and Trinity St. (with the exception of the NO PARKING AT ALL TIMES designated spots).
Those interested can also participate in the Fan Fest, which begins at 11 a.m. CT and will feature the following:
For Fan Fest, some of the University's greatest traditions greet fans right away as Bevo XIV, the most revered live mascot in college sports, and Smokey the Cannon will be available for photo ops outside the north end of the stadium. Everything's bigger in Texas and that includes Giant Hook 'Em, the 30-foot tall inflatable mascot serving as the gateway to the Fan Fest in front of Seal Gate. Visit Fan Fest Central for more details. View the Fan Fest map here
Texas is also holding a fire sale on athletic items inside Gate 8 (just west of the food court) that will feature authentic apparel that was previously only available to coaches and players. However, since it will be the second day of the sale, keep in mind that many desirable items may already be gone. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. CT.