The Texas Longhorn men have officialized their 2014-2015 schedule, which includes battles with 5 of the top 10 teams at last year’s NCAA Championships.
Texas, which finished #2 in 2014, will head to Michigan in October for one of the highest-profile mid-season meets in the country, taking on #4 Michigan and #10 Indiana plus #11 Louisville. That quad meet happens on October 24-25, and should give star freshman Joseph Schooling a chance to take on defending NCAA 200 fly champ Dylan Bosch of Michigan.
The ‘Horns will also dual #6 Auburn and #5 Georgia within the same week. They’ll travel to Auburn on Thursday, January 8th, then head straight to Athens for a Saturday, January 10th battle with Georgia. A couple weeks later, they round out their top-10 opponents with #7 Arizona, who come to Austin for a triangular along with SMU.
The Georgia dual should set up a couple more exciting showdowns. Perhaps we’ll see Schooling vs. Chase Kalisz in the 200 fly, and we should get a rematch between Jack Conger and Georgia’s Matias Koski in the 500 free after the two finished 4th (Koski) and 5th (Conger) at NCAAs last spring. The Auburn dual should give Texas freshman Brett Ringgold a chance to take on last year’s NCAA freshman sprint sensation Kyle Darmody of Auburn.
The other big note is that Texas appears to have two mid-season rest meets listed on the schedule. The Longhorns usually host their own Texas Invite, which this year runs from December 4th to the 6th. But the team also has the Hawkeye Invitational listed on the schedule, which is December 5th to the 7th.
The draw to Iowa would be a chance to see the Hawkeyes’ pool, which will host both men’s NCAAs and the Zone Diving championships. But the allure of a home invite is a big pull, too, and last year the Texas Invite was one of the faster meets in the country. For now, Texas says decisions on who to send where likely won’t happen for awhile.
The men line up their own tough schedule, keeping pace with the women, who will face the top 4 returning teams from NCAAs last year.
You can view the men’s schedule below, or on the Texas website here.
|9/26/2014||Orange-White||Austin, Texas||3 p.m.|
|10/17/2014||Texas A&M||Austin, Texas||6 p.m.|
|10/24-25/2014||Indiana/Michigan/Louisville||Ann Arbor, Mich.||All Day|
|11/20-22/2014||Texas Diving Invitational||Austin, Texas||All Day|
|12/4-6/2014||Texas Invitational||Austin, Texas||All Day|
|12/5-7/2014||Hawkeye Invitational||Iowa City, Iowa||All Day|
|12/16-21/2014||USA Diving Nationals||Columbus, Ohio||All Day|
|1/8/2015||Auburn||Auburn, Ala.||5 p.m.|
|1/10/2015||Georgia||Athens, Ga.||10 a.m.|
|1/30/2015||Arizona, SMU||Austin, Texas||5 p.m.|
|1/31/2015||Arizona, SMU||Austin, Texas||10 a.m.|
|2/6/2015||TCU||Austin, Texas||4 p.m.|
|2/25-28/2015||Big 12 Championships||Austin, Texas||All Day|
|3/5-7/2015||American Short Course Championships||Austin, Texas||All Day|
|3/9-11/2015||NCAA Zone “D” Diving||Iowa City, Iowa||All Day|
|3/26-28/2015||NCAA Championships||Iowa City, Iowa||11 a.m./7 p.m.|