FOX Sports to Broadcast Eight Men's Hoops Games

Oct. 6, 2014
K-State Athletics

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – FOX Sports will broadcast eight Kansas State men’s basketball games during the 2014-15 season, the school and network announced today.

Five of the eight games will air on the entire FOX Sports Midwest footprint of six million homes in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, including the exhibition contest with Washburn at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 9, UMKC at 7 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 17, the road tilt at Long Beach State at 9:30 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 21, Savannah State at 5 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 14 and Texas Southern at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 28.

Two remaining match-ups – the regular-season opener against Southern Utah at 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 14 and Nebraska-Omaha at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 2 – will air on FOX Sports Kansas City. The Wednesday, Feb. 18 game at TCU will air on both FOX Sports Southwest and FOX Sports Kansas City Plus at 7 p.m.

Some games will also be available nationally on FOX College Sports. Those will be announced at a later date.

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 the internet. K-State could have as many as 22 nationally-televised games, including 20 on ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPNU. Games will also be available on ESPN Full Court and ESPN3.com.

FOX Sports will televise up to 28 live K-State sporting events in 2014-15 as part of a multi-year agreement between FOX Sports and Learfield Sports, the multimedia rights holder for K-State Athletics.
                                                                                   
FOX Sports Kansas City, a regional sports television network, is the leading provider of local sports in Kansas and western Missouri.  FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest combine to reach nearly 6 million television homes and air more than 2000 hours of local programming each year, including Kansas City Royals baseball, Big 12, Kansas State University and Missouri Valley Conference sports, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, St. Louis Blues hockey, Oklahoma City Thunder basketball and much more. For more information, visit FOXSportsKansasCity.com.

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

The Wildcats will look to continue to build on their recent success, which includes a school-record eight consecutive postseason appearances, including five straight in the NCAA Tournament, and eight straight 20-win seasons. The squad returns nine lettermen, including five players with starting experience, in 2014-15 to go with Division I transfers Justin Edwards and Brandon Bolden. The group is headlined by All-Big 12 Second Team selection Marcus Foster (15.5 ppg., 3.2 rpg.) and honorable mention pick Thomas Gipson (11.7 ppg., 6.5 rpg.).

Season tickets for the 2014-15 season are currently on sale in the K-State Athletics Ticket Office with a variety of packages available for the 17-game home schedule. Fans can purchase these tickets toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287), online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets and in-person at Bramlage Coliseum.