FSKC to Carry Men's Basketball Games in HD

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Nov. 4, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – FOX Sports Kansas City announced today that all 10 Kansas State men’s basketball games on the network are scheduled to be broadcast in high definition.

In addition, six of these broadcasts will be available to the entire FOX Sports Midwest footprint, which includes more than 5.9 million cable and satellite television homes in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana.  These games include Maryland-Eastern Shore on Tuesday, Nov. 22, George Washington on Thursday, Dec. 1, North Florida on Sunday, Dec. 11, Howard on Saturday, Dec. 31, Oklahoma on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Iowa State on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The remaining four contests will be shown on the FOX Sports Kansas City footprint, which includes 1.2 million cable and satellite homes in the state of Kansas and Kansas City metro area.  These contests include Sunday’s exhibition against Fort Hays State, the season opener against Charleston Southern on Friday, Nov. 11, Loyola Chicago on Monday, Nov. 14 and Baylor on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

K-State once again has a comprehensive television package with all 31 games being televised.  Many of the 10 FSKC broadcasts will be available on the ESPN Full Court package.  In addition, the team will have 12 nationally-televised games, including a combined six appearances on ESPN and ESPN2, and nine regular-season games broadcast on the Big 12 Network, which is distributed to affiliates around the country.

FOX Sports Kansas City is in its ninth 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. 

Ben Boyle (play-by-play) and Stan Weber (analyst) will call all the action on the network.

FOX Sports Kansas City is the leading provider of local sports in Kansas and western Missouri, reaching more than 1.2 million cable and satellite television homes.  FSKC 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.