FOX Sports Kansas City to Broadcast 10 Men's Basketball Games

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – FOX Sports Kansas City will televise at least 10 Kansas State men’s basketball games during the 2016-17 season, including the Wildcat Classic at the Sprint Center on December 10, the school and network announced today (September 7).

In addition, the school announced the game times for its 10 non-conference home games.

FOX Sports Kansas City will air the games to the entire state of Kansas as well as the Kansas City metro area, while fans can also view the broadcasts on K-StateHD.TV. In addition, all nine games will be available to stream live outside the state of Kansas on ESPN3 across WatchESPN platforms.

The broadcast schedule begins with the first exhibition contest with Pittsburg State at 7 p.m., on Friday, October 28 and continues through the next five games, including the second exhibition against Washburn at 8 p.m., on Friday, November 4. The regular season opener with Western Illinois will be broadcast at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 11, followed by Omaha at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, November 15, Hampton at 5 p.m., on Sunday, November 20 and Robert Morris at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, November 22.  Other games on the schedule include Green Bay at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, November 30, Prairie View A&M at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, December 6, the Wildcat Classic with Washington State at 7 p.m., on Saturday, December 10 and Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, December 21.

FOX Sports Kansas City, a regional sports television network, is the exclusive television home of the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals, as well as Big 12, Kansas State University and Missouri Valley Conference sports, NBA Basketball, NHL Hockey and much more. For more information, visit FOXSportsKansasCity.com, Twitter.com/FSKansasCity and Facebook.com/FOXSportsKansasCity.

K-StateHD.TV, the nation’s No. 1 digital institutional network since its inception in 2011, is an exclusive high-definition online network providing K-State a world-wide connection for athletic and academic endeavors. Combined with more than 650 free videos, subscribers get nearly 1,000 Wildcat videos a year, including 125-plus live events. Other premium features include pregame shows, weekly and postgame press conferences, and commercial free on-demand viewing of every football game and all home men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, and baseball games (within 72 hours of event).

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ESPN3 is available 99 million homes via WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices.

Ben Boyle (play-by-play) and Stan Weber (analyst) will continue to call men’s basketball games on the network.

Once again, the Wildcats boast a comprehensive television package with all 32 games being able to be seen throughout the country on either cable or online. K-State could have as many as 20 nationally-televised games, including 12 on ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPNU. Games will also be available on ESPN3.

Armed with a veteran roster, the Wildcats look to build on a 10-day trip to Italy and Switzerland in August with the return of nine lettermen and six players returning with starting experience, highlighted by All-Big 12 Third Team selection Wesley Iwundu and All-Newcomer honorees Barry Brown and Dean Wade Overall, the squad returns five of their top six scorers from last season, along with nearly 70 percent of their rebounding, assist, steal and minute totals. 

Iwundu (11.9 ppg., 4.5 rpg.) is the team’s top returner in scoring, assists and steals, while rising senior D.J. Johnson (9.3 ppg., 5.2 rpg.) is the leader among three returning players (along with Iwundu and Wade) who averaged better than 4 rebounds per contest a season ago.

The squad will also be boosted by the return of a healthy Kamau Stokes, who started 20 of the first 21 games in 20-15-16 before a knee injury sidelined him for the rest of the year, as well as the continued development of redshirt freshmen Isaiah Maurice and Dante Williams, who measure at 6-foot-10 and 7-foot, respectively. 

Season tickets for the 2016-17 season are now available and can be purchased in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287), online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets and in-person at the Athletics Ticket Office located in Bramlage Coliseum.