FOX Sports To Air Men's Exhibition with Washburn

Senior Rodney McGruder is one of 12 returners for the Wildcats in 2012-13.

Oct. 26, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – FOX Sports will broadcast the men’s basketball exhibition game between Kansas State and Washburn set for Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

The Wildcats’ first exhibition game will be available on the entire FOX Sports Midwest footprint of more than six million cable and satellite homes in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.  It will also be simulcast to a national audience on FOX College Sports.  In addition, the feed will also be streamed live via K-StateHD.TV for the first time to any areas outside the FOX television footprints.  The game can be seen on FOX Sports Kansas City/FOX Sports Midwest on DirecTV 671, Dish 418 and AT&T U-verse 748.

This will be the first of eight games on the network for 2012-13 season with a full schedule to be announced in the coming days. 

FOX Sports recently signed a new three-contract with Learfield Sports to continue as the third-tier television rights holder for K-State Athletics.  As part of the new agreement, FOX Sports will televise nearly 60 broadcasts, including up to 28 live K-State sporting events in 2012-13.  FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest will also carry the weekly Bruce Weber Television Show, which will debut on Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Kansas State, led by first-year head coach Bruce Weber, returns 12 lettermen, including four starters, from a team that won 22 games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Season tickets, single-game tickets to the two exhibitions and seven non-conference and several tickets packages are currently on sale for K-State’s 19-game home schedule at Bramlage Coliseum.  Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221-CATS (2287), online at and in-person at the ticket office.  Prices remain the same for 2012-13.