Texas at Kansas State to Air on ABC

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Big 12 Conference and ABC Sports announced Monday that Kansas State’s football game against Texas at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 11, has been selected for over-the-air distribution by the network.

ABC Sports, however, has opted to use the last of its three six-day picks to set the game time and will telecast the matchup at either 2:30 p.m. (CST) or 7 p.m. (CST).

Should ABC set a 2:30 p.m. (CST) kickoff for the Wildcats and Longhorns, K-State’s men’s basketball season opener against William & Mary on Nov. 11 at Bramlage Coliseum will tip at 8 p.m. (CST). If ABC elects to air the Texas-Kansas State football game in primetime at 7 p.m. (CST), then the Wildcats’ basketball game will start at 1 p.m.

ABC and the Big 12 Conference also announced that the network will televise either the Nebraska at Texas A&M game or the Texas Tech at Oklahoma contest in the time slot opposite K-State and Texas.

Network officials will determine which game will be placed in each particular broadcast window following the outcomes of this weekend’s games. As a result, Kansas State will be unable to announce the official start times for both its football and basketball games on Nov. 11 until Sunday, Nov. 5.

Fox Sports Net, which also has two broadcast windows on Nov. 11, has elected to telecast either the Nebraska at Texas A&M matchup or the Texas Tech at Oklahoma game at 6 p.m. (CST). FSN will telecast the Baylor at Oklahoma State game at 11:30 a.m. (CST).

Kansas State’s appearance on ABC on Nov. 11 marks the fourth time this season that the Wildcats have been selected to be part of the Big 12’s weekly television package. K-State’s three previous selections have all been on Fox Sports Net, including this Saturday’s game at Colorado.

The Wildcats have not been tapped for over-the-air television distribution on ABC since K-State played at Texas Tech on Oct. 15, 2005. With its appearance on ABC vs. Texas, Kansas State has now had at least one game broadcast by the network for 13 consecutive seasons.

ABC’s last visit to Manhattan dates to the 2004 campaign, when the network televised the Wildcats’ matchup with No. 2 Oklahoma on Oct. 16 of that season.

Nov. 11, 2006 Big 12 Conference Televised Games
ESPN on ABC (Two windows 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Texas at Kansas State, Time TBA
Nebraska at Texas A&M or Texas Tech at Oklahoma, Time TBA

Fox Sports Net (Two windows 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.)
Baylor at Oklahoma State, 11:30 a.m.
Nebraska at Texas A&M or Texas Tech at Oklahoma, 6 p.m.