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Longhorns fans will be able to cheer on the baseball team from the stands at prepandemic distances. (CC)

Thursday evening's Longhorns baseball game will look like the before times.

This will be the first sporting event to be held without limited capacity since the pandemic began. The University of Texas also announced it would not require masking on campus Wednesday, in accordance with a new executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott.

The game will put No. 2 Texas Baseball against West Virginia at 6:30 p.m. hosted at home in the UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The NCAA Softball Austin Regional will follow Friday through Sunday at Red & Charline McCombs Field.

"After consultation with President Hartzell and our campus leadership and the recent news from the NCAA, we're thrilled to be in a position to return to full capacity at our events," said Chris Del Conte, UT Athletics Director.

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