ABC to Air Big 12 Opener Against Texas Tech

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Big 12 Conference and ESPN/ABC announced Monday that Kansas State’s Big 12 opener against Texas Tech at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 4, has been selected for over-the-air distribution by the network. Kickoff has been slated for 2:30 p.m. CT.


Kansas State’s appearance on ABC on Oct. 4 will mark the third time this season that the Wildcats have been on television and first as part of the Big 12’s weekly television package.


The Wildcats have won each of their last two contests on ABC, while the last meeting with Texas Tech (2005) was also broadcast on the network.


The game will also mark just the third time in the last six years that the Wildcats will play in the 2:30 p.m. ABC slot. Last season, the Wildcats defeated Texas, 41-21, in the 2:30 p.m. game, while also beating Nebraska, 38-9, in Lincoln back in 2003.


With its appearance on ABC vs. Texas Tech, Kansas State has now had at least one game broadcast by the network for 15 consecutive seasons.



October 4, 2008 Big 12 Conference Televised Games


Texas Tech at Kansas State, 2:30 p.m.


Missouri at Nebraska, 8 p.m.



Oklahoma at Baylor, 11:30 a.m.

Texas at Colorado, 6 p.m.



Kansas at Iowa State, 11:30 a.m.