K-State Announces Men's Basketball TV Schedule
K-State Announces Men's Basketball TV Schedule
Sept. 14, 2010
MANHATTAN, Kan. - FOX Sports Kansas City will broadcast 10 Kansas State men's basketball games in 2010-11 season, the school and network announced on Tuesday.
The regional sports network will produce and distribute nine men's basketball games, while they will receive the feed from FOX Sports Florida for the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Classic match-up between K-State and Florida on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3:30 p.m. CT at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. In addition, the network will also broadcast the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series game at Washington State on Saturday, Dec. 3, which is set for an FSN national broadcast at 10 p.m. CT. The television schedule opens on Tuesday, Nov. 2 with the exhibition game against Newman at Bramlage Coliseum, which tips off at 7 p.m. CT.
In addition to these games, the Wildcats will play Washburn on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. CT, Presbyterian on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. CT, Emporia State on Monday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. CT, Alcorn State on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. CT, Loyola Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. CT, UMKC on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. CT, North Florida on Friday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. CT and Savannah State on Monday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. CT, all on FOX Sports Kansas City.
These telecasts will be available to more than 1.2 million homes in the state of Kansas and throughout the Kansas City area. Many of these contests will also be available on the ESPN Full Court package, which will give Wildcat fans throughout the country the ability to watch as many as 33 games on at least one of the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Full Court and ESPN3.com). The complete ESPN Full Court schedule will be released at a later date.
In addition to games on FOX Sports Kansas City, the athletics department also announced a partnership with Cox Communications to televise the Texas Southern game on Friday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. The contest will be televised live in the state of Kansas to all Cox subscribers.
These contests give the Wildcats their most comprehensive television package in school history with all 34 games being telecast. The team will have 18 nationally-televised games, including 17 on the ESPN family of networks. The squad will also have five regular-season league games broadcast as a part of the Big 12 Network, which will be distributed to affiliates around the nation as well as on ESPN Full Court and ESPN3.com.
FOX Sports Kansas City is in its eighth year as a third-tier television rights holder for K-State Athletics. In addition to its men's and women's basketball, volleyball and baseball coverage, the network has the Bill Snyder, Frank Martin and Deb Patterson television shows. Those weekly shows are also available nationwide on satellite and to digital cable subscribers who have access to FOX College Sports.
Ben Boyle (play-by-play) and Stan Weber (analyst) will continue to call all the action on FOX Sports Kansas City.
FOX Sports Kansas City, a regional sports television network, is the leading provider of local sports in Kansas and western Missouri, reaching more than 1.2 million cable and satellite television homes. FOX Sports Kansas City serves as the television home of Kansas City Royals baseball plus Big 12, Kansas State University, University of Missouri and Missouri Valley Conference athletics and much more. Nationally, FSN's 19 owned-and-operated regional networks serve as the TV home to more than half of all MLB, NHL, and NBA teams.
The K-State Athletic Ticket Office is currently accepting applications for new season ticket orders for the 2010-11 season. Applicants will be contacted, in order of athletic department priority points, with available seating options beginning in mid-September. Season ticket packages start at $345 for bench seating, while Cat Cushion and Chairback pricing starts at $365 and $445, respectively. There are also a limited number of Young Alumni packages priced at $200, which are available for all K-State undergraduate degree recipients in the past five years (August 2006 to August 2010). An Ahearn Fund contribution is required for all premium, Chairback and cushioned seating.
The most convenient way to order tickets is online at www.k-statesports.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or by calling toll-free, (800) 221.CATS.
Kansas State is coming off a record-breaking season in 2009-10, in which, the Wildcats won a school-record 29 games and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1988. The squad returns five players with starting experience, including preseason All-American Jacob Pullen.