Texas Men, Women Line Up Huge January Schedules for 2012-2013 Season

With the exit of Texas A&M and Missouri from the Big 12 Conference, and the apparent unwillingness by one side or the other to continue these series in the regular season, the Texas Longhorns have had to look outside of their conference to develop a worthwhile regular-season schedule.

There’s a few very notable things about this schedule:

1. No Hall of Fame Invite – The Texas Hall of Fame Invite in December is one of the best non-championship meets on the annual schedule; last year, it included Arizona and USC from the Pac-12. But this year, the big meet is not on the schedule. It will be interesting to see if another huge December invitational of that caliber will arise. The Big Ten (Iowa, Ohio State) each host one, but it’s always tough to convince warm-weather teams to go to Iowa and Ohio that time of year.

2. Short Course Winter Nationals – Both teams will be using USA Swimming’s Winter National Championship meet, which they are hosting, as their mid-season meet (this hosting explains why there’s no Hall of Fame Invite this year). This will still give them plenty of mid-season competition, but we’ll have to see how many other big college programs come into town for that meet. More typically do so when it’s in yards, like this year, as compared to long course meters, like it is in Olympic years. The Texas men have the “Georgia Invitational” on the schedule during Short Course Nationals, but that could be for just divers based on its placement.

3. Brutal Dual Meet Schedule – Both the Texas men and Texas women will be tested early and often this season in dual meets.

The men open up against a North Carolina State team that had a big breakout last year. They then will use split-squads (as they often do early with the season). One squad will be sent to the Mansfield Invite north of Dallas, the only time they’ll see Missouri and A&M this year. The other will stay home and host the annual tri-meet with Indiana and Michigan, which will match up three top-10 teams from last year’s NCAA Championships. After Short Course Nationals and a competition break for the Holidays, they will have a tough two weeks that will include meets at Auburn, at Georgia, and hosting a two-day meet against Arizona, before heading back into Big 12’s and NCAA’s, held in Indianapolis this year.

The women will start with the SMU Classic; the lineup for that meet has not yet been released, but it usually attracts good competition. That meet, however, allows only very limited rosters, so the first full-squad meet will be when Indiana comes to town in a 9 vs. 13 matchup from last year’s NCAA Championships. The week after, they will head to the Bay area for back-to-back duals with defending National Champs Cal and Stanford in early November. They too will then take a bit of a break until Short Course Nationals as they focus on adapting to the training style of new coach Carol Capitani. Next, they will head to Auburn and Georgia alongside the men, followed by a dual meet with TCU: the only non-invite matchup with an in-conference team for either the men or the women. The Arizona women come to town for a tri with SMU next (a week after the Arizona men are there), and then Big 12’s and NCAA’s in Indy.

In about a month, the Texas women will face off against 5 of the 9 other top-10 teams from last season.

4. Big 12 Hosts – Texas will host simultaneously the Big 12 men’s and women’s Championship Meets. They really have the only facility left in the conference this season that is designed to host a meet of that size.

5. Houston Hosting Zone Diving – The University of Houston will host the Zone ‘D’ Diving competition this year.

2012-13 SCHEDULE (MEN)
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
07/01/12 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Omaha, Neb. All Day
07/02/12 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Omaha, Neb. All Day
09/28/12 vs. Orange & White Scrimmage E Austin, Texas 3:00 pm CT
10/19/12 vs. North Carolina State Austin, Texas TBA
10/20/12 vs. North Carolina State Austin, Texas TBA
10/26/12 vs. Indiana/Michigan Austin, Texas TBA
10/26/12 Mansfield Invite: Texas A&M, SMU, Missouri Mansfield, Texas TBA
10/27/12 vs. Indiana/Michigan Austin, Texas TBA
10/27/12 Mansfield Invite: Texas A&M, SMU, Missouri Mansfield, Texas TBA
11/15/12 Houston Invitational Houston, Texas All Day
11/16/12 Houston Invitational Houston, Texas All Day
11/17/12 Houston Invitational Houston, Texas All Day
11/29/12 AT&T Short Course National Championships Austin, Texas All Day
11/30/12 AT&T Short Course National Championships Austin, Texas All Day
12/01/12 AT&T Short Course National Championships Austin, Texas All Day
12/01/12 Georgia Invitational Athens, Ga. All Day
01/10/13 at Auburn Auburn, Ala. TBA
01/12/13 at Georgia Athens, Ga. TBA
01/25/13 vs. Arizona Austin, Texas TBA
01/26/13 vs. Arizona Austin, Texas TBA
02/27/13 Big 12 Championships * Austin, Texas All Day
02/28/13 Big 12 Championships * Austin, Texas All Day
03/01/13 Big 12 Championships * Austin, Texas All Day
03/02/13 Big 12 Championships * Austin, Texas All Day
03/07/13 American Short Course Austin, Texas All Day
03/08/13 American Short Course Austin, Texas All Day
03/09/13 American Short Course Austin, Texas All Day
03/11/13 NCAA Zone “D” Diving Houston, Texas All Day
03/12/13 NCAA Zone “D” Diving Houston, Texas All Day
03/13/13 NCAA Zone “D” Diving Houston, Texas All Day
03/28/13 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind. All Day
03/29/13 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind. All Day
03/30/13 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind. All Day
2012-13 SCHEDULE (WOMEN) 
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
07/01/12 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Omaha, Neb. All Day
07/02/12 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Omaha, Neb. All Day
10/12/12 Orange-White Meet E Austin, Texas 4:00 pm CT
10/19/12 SMU Classic Dallas, Texas 6:30 pm CT
10/20/12 SMU Classic Dallas, Texas 6:30 pm CT
10/26/12 vs. Indiana Austin, Texas TBA
10/27/12 vs. Indiana Austin, Texas TBA
11/02/12 at California Berkeley, Calif. 3:00 pm CT
11/03/12 at Stanford Stanford, Calif. TBA
11/15/12 Houston Diving Invitational Houston, Texas All Day
11/16/12 Houston Diving Invitational Houston, Texas All Day
11/17/12 Houston Diving Invitational Houston, Texas All Day
11/29/12 AT&T Short Course National Championships Austin, Texas All Day
11/30/12 AT&T Short Course National Championships Austin, Texas All Day
12/01/12 AT&T Short Course National Championships Austin, Texas All Day
01/10/13 at Auburn Auburn, Ala. TBA
01/12/13 at Georgia Athens, Ga. TBA
01/25/13 at TCU * Fort Worth, Texas 4p or 7p CT
02/01/13 Arizona & SMU Austin, Texas 4p/10a CT
02/02/13 Arizona & SMU Austin, Texas 4p/10a CT
02/27/13 Big 12 Championships * Austin, Texas 10a/6p CT
02/28/13 Big 12 Championships * Austin, Texas 10a/6p CT
03/01/13 Big 12 Championships * Austin, Texas 10a/6p CT
03/02/13 Big 12 Championships * Austin, Texas 10a/6p CT
03/03/13 Last Chance Qualifying Meet * Austin, Texas All Day
03/15/13 NCAA Zone Diving Meet Houston, Texas All Day
03/16/13 NCAA Zone Diving Meet Houston, Texas All Day
03/17/13 NCAA Zone Diving Meet Houston, Texas All Day
03/21/13 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind. 11a/7p CT
03/22/13 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind. 11a/7p CT
03/23/13 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind. 11a/7p CT

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MIKey

excited to see how the women do this year. they could be one of the cinderella stories at NCAAs.

WHOKNOWS

How many teams are there in the Big 12? I believe there are only three men’s teams left! Now that is a real championship meet!

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