Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball Schedule
When the college basketball season gets underway there is hardly a
better place to be than in Austin, Texas where both the men's and women's team are ready to put on a show. Both teams have
figured strongly on both the national scene and in the Big 12, but the women's team has been a national power for quite some
time now. The team has won twenty two conference championships and ranks eleventh in the NCAA in terms of total NCAA Tournament
wins while ranking fifth in the NCAA for total victories in women's college basketball. Their schedule is loaded with tough
games and some of the best programs in all of college basketball will be heading to Frank Erwin Events Center looking to come
out with a win against U.T. However, as history has shown, this is easier said than done and the Longhorns are always prepared
to give their home crowd something to cheer for.
On January 15, 2014 the Kansas Jayhawks will come to Austin to take
on the Longhorns and if the past is any indication this is a game not to be missed. On February 16th in state rivals the Baylor
Bears will come to Austin. In recent years the Bears have become a national power themselves and it has only heated up their
competition with the Longhorns. This is one game no UT fan will want to miss.
Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball
While the Big 12 has long been known for its college football, basketball has always been a big deal in
the conference as well and in recent years several schools have stepped up their game making it extremely difficult for a
team to navigate the tough conference schedule. Perennial powerhouses Kansas and Oklahoma State always are staunch competition
and with the recent development of programs like Baylor and Kansas State, the conference is only getting tougher. Playing
such a tough regular season schedule annually leaves the teams from the Big 12 who are selected for the Tournament ready to
take on any college in the country and allows for even some of the lower seeds to pull off big time upsets. Each year teams
from the Big 12 go on to become major factors in the NCAA Tournament and make deep runs, often to the Final Four and to a
national championship. When it comes to college sports there is arguably no conference that is historically better or more
dominant than the Big 12.
Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball Rivalries
The main rivalry in all college
sports for Texas is with the Oklahoma Sooners. The basketball rivalry began in 1996 when the Big 12 was formed, but the two
schools already had a long standing football rivalry that just spilled over to other sports when they began competing against
one another in conference play. As Texas has long been a national power first under head coach Jody Conradt and currently
under Gail Goestenkors all of the schools are gunning for the Longhorns. In recent years Baylor has emerged as a program with
whom the Longhorns have found themselves neck and neck for conference titles as well as higher national rankings and seeding
in the NCAA Tournament. Both of these rivalries have been fun to watch over the years and should provide for excellent basketball
games in the 2013-2014 season.
College basketball is an experience like no other. Featuring
some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, the games have
an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Frank Erwin Events Center for a University of Texas Longhorns home
basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer for
their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive
stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight
contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot
you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Longhorns' side erupts
after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
Longtime Texas Longhorns
coach Jody Conradt was the second coach in women's college basketball history to reach the landmark of 900 career wins, the
only person to do so before her was legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Texas has made 28 trips to the NCAA Tournament
resulting in four trips to the FInal FOur (the most recent in 2003), and a national championship which the school won in 1986.