K-State Announces Baseball TV/Radio Schedule

Head Coach Brad Hill

Feb. 4, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s baseball team will appear on television five times during the 2011 season, while audio broadcasts of all 56 games will be available for the first time, K-State officials announced today.
The highlight of the TV schedule is the Wildcats’ April 23 series-concluding game against Texas Tech, which will be televised to a national audience on FSN beginning at 1 p.m., as the Big 12 Conference’s game of the week. It is the third time in the last four years the Cats have been selected to play nationally on FSN and the first time the game will originate from Tointon Family Stadium since 2001.

Through its agreement with Learfield Sports and Fox Sports Kansas City, the Wildcats will have two games televised on the network, the first against Texas A&M on Saturday, April 2, with a 4 p.m., first pitch. The second game is on Friday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m., when the Cats host 2010 College World Series participant Oklahoma. Both games on FS Kansas City will be shown throughout the state of Kansas and in the Kansas City area.

K-State will also have a footprint throughout Kansas and in Kansas City as Cox’s Kansas 22 and Metro Sports will broadcast a pair of games. The first comes on Saturday, May 7, against Missouri at 2 p.m., while the first game of the Dillion’s Sunflower Showdown against Kansas will be aired on Friday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Audio broadcasts from every game during the season will be available on either SportsRadio 1350 KMAN in Manhattan, online at www.k-statesports.com or www.1350kman.com. Some early-season games may not be aired on SportsRadio 1350 KMAN due to conflicts with men’s and women’s basketball, but will be available online.

Also, the K-State Sports Network will air five Friday night conference games and every postseason game this season. The regular-season schedule includes: April 1 vs. Texas A&M; April 8 vs. Oklahoma; April 22 vs. Texas Tech; May 6 vs. Missouri and May 20 vs. Kansas. Those games can be heard on KCLY (100.9 FM) in Clay Center, KRDQ (100.3 FM) in the Colby/Goodland area, KTOP (1490 AM) in Topeka, as well as KMAN (1350 AM) in Manhattan.

K-State, which is receiving votes in both the NCBWA and USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ preseason polls, begins the 2011 campaign with a three-game series at Pacific on Friday, February 18.

The Wildcats opens their 31-game home schedule with a four-game series against Western Illinois beginning on Friday, March 4. Fans may purchase season and single-game tickets through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office by visiting the office inside Bramlage Coliseum, by phone at (800) 221-CATS or online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets.

DATE      OPPONENT    STATION                 TIME
April 2   Texas A&M   FS Kansas City          4 p.m.
April 8   Oklahoma    FS Kansas City          6:30 p.m.
April 23  Texas Tech  FSN                     1 p.m.
May 7     Missouri    Kansas 22/Metro Sports  2 p.m.
May 20    Kansas      Kansas 22/Metro Sports  6:30 p.m.