K-State games to air on ESPN Full Court

MANHATTAN, Kan. Fans will now have more opportunities to see the Kansas State men’s basketball team this season, as the athletics department announced today that its 10 games on FSN Kansas City will be available on the ESPN Full Court package as well as on its internet provider, ESPN360.


This allows more fans to view these 10 key contests, as Big 12 guidelines restrict FSN’s viewing area to cable and satellite homes in the state of Kansas and throughout the Kansas City area.


The schedule begins with Friday’s home season opener against Florida A&M.  It also includes non-conference contests with Emporia State on Wednesday, Nov. 19, Oakland on Tuesday, Nov. 25, Southern Mississippi at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Thursday, Dec. 11, Wagner on Tuesday, Dec. 30, Idaho State on Saturday, Jan. 3 and Chicago State on Monday, Jan. 5.  The Big 12 portion begins with a home game against Missouri on Wednesday, Jan. 28, and follows with a home game against Iowa State on Tuesday, Feb. 3 before concluding with a road tilt at Iowa State on Saturday, Feb. 21.


With the addition of these games on the ESPN Full Court package, fans will be able to see 26 regular-season contests (including all 16 conference games) as well as those at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on at least one of the ESPN family of networks (ESPN on ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Full Court and ESPN360).  Kansas State’s games on the newly-branded Big 12 Network will also be available on ESPN Full Court and ESPN360. 


For more information on the ESPN Full Court package as well as ESPN360, fans should consult its website at http://proxy.espn.go.com/ncb/fullcourt/.  Currently, ESPN is running an Early Bird package of $99, which is available until Thursday, Nov. 27.


Link to ESPN360.com Player:
It may be of interest to you to link to the ESPN360.com directly from your program's site, and to make that as simple as possible, I have included this link which will take your site visitors directly to the network's player: http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/espn360/index?id=283192306


This will allow anybody on a computer on your campus network to view the game live online, and will allow anybody in your community that has their high-speed Internet connection through one of our affiliates to access it as well.

About ESPN360.com:
In the U.S., ESPN360.com is a 24/7 broadband sports network, delivering more than 3,000 live global sports events annually. ESPN360.com is available at no charge to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection from an affiliated service provider.  It is available free to approximately 18 million students and military personnel via any computer on a U.S. campus or military base computer network.  Additionally, it has tripled its residential distribution in the past 20 months, and is available in 24 million households nationwide via more than 20 Internet service providers around the country including AT&T, Verizon, RCN, Frontier, Cavalier, Charter, Mediacom, Conway, Grande Communications and more. 


2008-09 Kansas State Men’s Basketball Television Schedule


Day             Date        Opponent                Time          TV

^Friday         Nov. 14     FLORIDA A&M             7 p.m.        FSNKC

^Wednesday      Nov. 19     EMPORIA STATE           7 p.m.        FSNKC

^Tuesday        Nov. 25     OAKLAND                 7 p.m.        FSNKC

^Friday         Nov. 28     vs. Kentucky%           11 p.m.       ESPNU

^Saturday       Nov. 29     vs. Iowa/W.Virginia%    TBD           ESPN2

Sunday          Dec. 7      at Oregon               5:30 p.m.     FSN

^Thursday       Dec. 11     vs. Southern Miss#      7 p.m.        FSNKC

^Tuesday        Dec. 30     WAGNER                  7 p.m.        FSNKC

^Saturday       Jan. 3      IDAHO STATE             1 p.m.        FSNKC

^Monday         Jan. 5      CHICAGO STATE           7 p.m.        FSNKC

^Saturday       Jan. 10     OKLAHOMA*               12:30 p.m.    Big 12

^Tuesday        Jan. 13     at Kansas*              7 p.m.        Big 12

^Saturday       Jan. 17     at Nebraska*            5 p.m.        Big 12

^Wednesday      Jan. 21     BAYLOR*                 8 p.m.        ESPN2

^Saturday       Jan. 24     at Colorado*            5 p.m.        Big 12

^Wednesday      Jan. 28     MISSOURI*               8 p.m.        FSNKC

^Saturday       Jan. 31     at Texas*               3 p.m.        Big 12

^Tuesday        Feb. 3      IOWA STATE*             7 p.m.        FSNKC

^Saturday       Feb. 7      at Texas A&M*           3 p.m.        Big 12

^Wednesday      Feb. 11     TEXAS TECH*             8 p.m.        ESPNU

^Saturday       Feb. 14     KANSAS*                 2:30 p.m.     ABC

^Saturday       Feb. 21     at Iowa State*          5 p.m.        FSNKC

^Wednesday      Feb. 25     at Missouri*            8 p.m.        ESPNU

^Saturday       Feb. 28     NEBRASKA*               7 p.m.        Big 12

^Tuesday        Mar. 3      at Oklahoma State*      6:30 p.m.     ESPN2

^Saturday       Mar. 7      COLORADO*               12:30 p.m.    Big 12


All Times are Central and subject to change

%Games to be played at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

#Game to be played at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

^Available on ESPN Full Court and ESPN360

Big 12 is the Big 12 Regional Network