UT Head Football Coach Jason Candle will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game vs. the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park Saturday, July 16. Game time is 7:10 p.m.
Candle is entering his first full season as the Rockets’ head coach. He was an assistant coach at UT for seven years before taking the reins as head coach last December. He led the Rockets to a 32-17 victory over Temple in his debut as head coach in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 22.
The Rockets will open their season Friday, Sept. 2, at Arkansas State. Their home opener is Saturday, Sept. 10, vs. Maine.