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40+ sports events to cheer for in Austin this fall

From the start of basketball season to the Highland Games, there’s a game for every Austin sports fan.

the fans looking at the field at DKR Stadium, with the band in the shape of Texas on the field

There are two home games left to cheer on the Longhorns in DKR Stadium.

Photo by ATXtoday

Between Texas football’s 49-0 defeat of Oklahoma and Austin FC’s trip to the Western Conference Finals in their second-ever season, this fall has been an exciting one for Austin sports.

And with basketball season just starting, a national strongman competition headed to ATX this weekend, and Texas hockey picking back up, the cheers are nowhere close to dying down.

Whether you bleed burnt orange or consider yourself more of a social sports fan, here’s what’s coming up the field for the rest of 2022.

Soccer

Austin FC is headed to California this Sun., Oct. 30, to face Los Angeles FC in the Western Conference Final. The winner of the match is headed to the MLS Cup Final, so you’ll want to don your Austin green and tune into ABC at 2 p.m. to cheer on the Verde and Black.

But you don’t have to go to California for a good soccer game. UT’s women’s soccer team defeated Oklahoma State 2-1 this past weekend, sending the Horns to the Big 12 Championship tournament.

The schedule for the tournament, which begins this Sun., Oct. 30, hasn’t yet been announced, but you can get tickets for the games at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex. ⚽️

Football

Texas football has a bye this weekend, but the Horns will pick it right back up next week with an away game against Kansas State on Sat., Nov. 5.

Two more home games are scheduled for the rest of the year, as well:

The court at a San Antonio Spurs game

Catch an NBA game just 90 minutes away, at the San Antonio Spurs’ AT&T Center.

Photo by @heeeynicole

Basketball

UT’s women’s basketball team is starting the preseason ranked No. 3 in the country, the team’s highest ranking since 2017.

Cheer on the Longhorns at their free Orange-White scrimmage tonight, or mark your calendars for these home games headed up the court (We’ve marked our recommendations with a 🏀):

  • Sun., Oct. 30 vs. DePaul (exhibition game)
  • Fri., Nov. 4 vs. Wayland Baptist (exhibition game)
  • Fri., Nov. 11 vs. Louisiana
  • Sun., Nov. 27 vs. Princeton 🏀
  • Fri., Dec. 2 vs. South Florida 🏀
  • Sun., Dec. 4 vs. Southern
  • Sun., Dec. 11 vs. Alabama State
  • Wed., Dec. 21 vs. Houston Christian
  • Wed., Dec. 28 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Sat., Dec. 31 vs. Kansas State 🏀

Both the women’s and men’s teams are starting up the 2022-23 season at Texas basketball’s brand new venue, the $338 million Moody Center.

The men’s team, coming off of a 22-12 record from last season, is hosting its first home game is this weekend, a charity exhibition vs. Arkansas. Can’t make it? No worries — there are nine other home games taking place before the end of the year.

Here’s what’s on the schedule:

  • Mon., Nov. 7 vs. UTEP
  • Thurs., Nov. 10 vs. Houston Christian
  • Wed., Nov. 16 vs. Gonzaga 🏀
  • Sat., Nov. 26 vs. UTRGV
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 vs. Creighton
  • Sat., Dec. 10 vs. Arkansas - Pine Bluff
  • Mon., Dec. 12 vs. Rice 🏀
  • Wed., Dec. 21 vs. Louisiana
  • Tues., Dec. 27 vs. Texas A&M 🏀

The Austin Spurs, Austin’s G-league team, is already in full swing for their 2022-2023 season, with nine home games scheduled for the rest of the year at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Check out the full schedule + get tickets.

More of a San Antonio Spurs fan? Their season is also already underway, and home games are just a 90-minute drive away at the AT&T Center. Or, you could hold tight for their special home games taking place at the Moody Center on Thurs., April 6 and Sat., April 8.

Hook'Em standing in front of the Moody Center, with arms raised in a flexing position

Longhorn basketball is starting the 2022-2023 season in their brand new venue, the $338 million Moody Center.

Photo by ATXtoday

Hockey

The Texas Stars’ season started earlier this month, and they’re currently 3-1. Twelve more home games are scheduled for the AHL team before Dec. 31 — get your tickets here to plan your visit to the H-E-B Center.

Volleyball

Texas volleyball is well underway to an exciting season, with a current record of 16-1that’s 16 wins, one loss.

Catch a home game this fall at Gregory Gymnasium:

  • Wed., Nov. 9 vs. Iowa State
  • Wed., Nov. 16 vs. Kansas
  • Sat., Nov. 19 vs. Baylor

Sports events

In addition to multiple ongoing sports seasons, Austin is also home to several unique sporting events. Mark your calendars now:

National Amateur Disc Golf Tour Championships | Wed., Oct. 26-Sat., Oct. 29 | Locations vary

This competition for amateur disc golfers involves 1,000+ competitors at courses across the city. It’s the biggest disc golf tournament in the world, and this year’s prize is expected to be the largest payout in disc golf history.

Rogue Invitational | Sat., Oct. 28-Sun., Oct. 30 | Dell Diamond

CrossFit athletes will vie for the prize in this three-day tournament, which also includes Strongman + Rogue Record Breaker competitions for challenges such as the Wheel of Pain, Elephant Bar Deadlift, and Steinborn Squat.

Highland Games — Austin Celtic Festival | Sat., Nov. 5-Sun., Nov. 6 | Pioneer Farms

Participants will compete in traditional games such as the Weight Put, Caber Toss, Braemar, and Open Stone. Got little ones? There’s a children’s version of the games, as well.

FC Köln vs. VfB Stuttgart | Sat., Nov. 19 | Q2 Stadium

The 129-year-old Stuttgart soccer club will play Köln, two-time Bundesliga title winners, at this friendly match, marking the first time European teams will have competed at the Austin stadium.

We want to make sure that you’re catching all the sports coverage you need to join the conversation. As the fall season gets going, tell us what kind of sports content you want to see in ATXtoday. The ball is in your court.