FOX Sports will broadcast eight Kansas State men'sbasketball games during the 2013-14 season, the school and network announcedtoday.
FOX Sports Kansas City will televise all eight games inhigh-definition, while the Central Arkansas game on Sunday, Dec. 1, Troy onSunday, Dec. 15 and George Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 31 will air on theentire FOX Sports Midwest footprint of nearly six million cable and satellitehome in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. With theexception of the Northern Colorado game on Nov. 8, all games will also besimulcast live to a national audience on FOX College Sports. The UNC contestwill be streamed live via K-StateHD.TV to areas outside the FOX televisionfootprints.
The television schedules opens on Friday, Nov. 1 with theexhibition game against Pittsburg State at 8 p.m. FOX Sports will alsobroadcast the Northern Colorado game at 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 8, Oral Robertsat 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, Long Beach State at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 17,Central Arkansas at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 1, South Dakota at 7 p.m., onTuesday, Dec. 10, Troy at 5 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 15 and George Washington at 2p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Once again, the Wildcats boast a comprehensive televisionpackage with all 32 games able to be seen throughout the country on eithercable or the internet. K-State could have as many as 17 nationally-televisedgames, including 10 on ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPNU. The squad will also have eightregular-season games broadcast as a part of the Big 12 Network, which will bedistributed to affiliates around the nation as well as on ESPN Full Court andESPN3.com.
FOX Sports will televise nearly 60 broadcasts, including upto 28 live K-State sporting events in 2013-14.
FOX Sports Kansas City, a regional sports televisionnetwork, is the leading provider of local sports in Kansas and westernMissouri. FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest combine to reachnearly 6 million television homes and produce more than 2000 hours of localprogramming each year, including Kansas City Royals baseball, Big 12, KansasState University, University of Missouri and Missouri Valley Conference sports,St. Louis Cardinals baseball, St. Louis Blue hockey and much more. For moreinformation, visit FOXSportsKansasCity.com.
Ben Boyle (play-by-play) and Stan Weber(analyst) will continue to call men's basketball games on the network.
The men's 18-game home season, which includes visits fromOle Miss, Long Beach State and George Washington, can be purchased for as lowas $20 per game. A Young Alumni season ticket can be purchased for $200, whilethe new Wildcat Victory Ticket Plan includes all non-conference and three midweekconference games (excluding the Big Monday game with Kansas) in generaladmission seating (sections 24-25) for only $169.
Kansas State enjoyed one of its best men's basketballseasons in 2012-13, posting a 27-8 overall record and 14-4 mark in league playen route to their first-ever Big 12 regular season championship and a fourthconsecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. The 27 wins were the second-most inschool history, while the 14 in league play tied the school record held by the1958-59 team. The league championship was the 18th in school historyand the first since the 1976-77 season.
Weber's squad returns eight lettermen, including fourplayers with starting experience, in 2013-14. The group is headlined by All-Big12 honorable mention selection Shane Southwell (8.4 ppg., 3.8 rpg.) andfellow senior Will Spradling (7.4 ppg., 2.4 apg.). The team will alsohave seven new players, including five freshmen, led by PARADE High SchoolAll-American Marcus Foster and Texas Top 30 prospect Wesley Iwundu.
Fans can purchase season tickets in a variety of ways,including toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287), online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets andin-person at the Athletics Ticket Office located in Bramlage Coliseum.
2013-14 Kansas State Men's Basketball Schedule
Day Date Opponent
Friday Nov.1 PITTSBURG STATE(Exh.) 8 p.m. FSKC
Friday Nov.8 NORTHERNCOLORADO 8 p.m. FSKC
Wednesday Nov. 13 ORALROBERTS 7p.m. FSKC
Sunday Nov. 17 LONG BEACH STATE 3 p.m. FSKC
Puerto Rico Tip-Off(Roberto Clemente Coliseo, San Juan, P.R.)
Thursday Nov.21 vs. Charlotte 9:30a.m. ESPNU
Friday Nov.22 vs. Georgetown orNortheastern TBA
Sunday Nov.24 vs. TBA TBA
Sunday Dec.1 CENTRAL ARKANSAS 3p.m. FSMW/KC
Big 12-SEC Challenge(Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kan.)
Thursday Dec.5 OLE MISS 8p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday Dec.10 SOUTH DAKOTA 7p.m. FSKC
Sunday Dec.15 TROY 5p.m. FSMW/KC
Wichita Wildcat Classic(INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.)
Saturday Dec.21 vs. Gonzaga 2:30p.m. ESPN2
Brooklyn Hoops WinterFestival Presented by Honda (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Saturday Dec.28 vs. Tulane TBA TBD
Tuesday Dec.31 GEORGEWASHINGTON 2p.m. FSMW/KC
Saturday Jan.4 OKLAHOMA STATE* 11 a.m. ESPNU
Tuesday Jan.7 at TCU* 7p.m. Big 12 Network
Saturday Jan.11 at Kansas* 1p.m. ESPN
Tuesday Jan.14 OKLAHOMA* 6p.m. ESPN2
Saturday Jan.18 WEST VIRGINIA* 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Network
Tuesday Jan.21 at Texas* 6p.m. ESPN2
Saturday Jan.25 at IowaState* 12:30 p.m. Big 12Network
Tuesday Jan.28 TEXAS TECH* 7 p.m. Big 12 Network
Saturday Feb.1 at West Virginia* 12:30 p.m. Big 12Network
Saturday Feb.8 TEXAS* 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Network
Monday Feb.10 KANSAS* 8p.m. ESPN
Saturday Feb. 15 atBaylor* 6 p.m. ESPNU
Wednesday Feb.19 TCU* 8p.m. ESPNU
Saturday Feb.22 at Oklahoma* 3p.m. Big 12 Network
Tuesday Feb.25 at Texas Tech* 6p.m. ESPN2
Saturday March 1 IOWA STATE* 6p.m. ESPNU
Monday March 3 atOklahoma State* 8 p.m. ESPN
Saturday March 8 BAYLOR* 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Network
Wed.-Sat. March 12-15 Big 12 Championship (Sprint Center, Kansas City,Mo.)
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