Kansas State's Rodney McGruder (22) gets a shot off over Southern Miss defender Jonathan Mills during the first half of an East Regional NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, March 15, 2012. McGruder was the leading scorer in a 70-64 Kansas State win. ( AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
MANHATTAN, Kan. – FOX Sports will broadcast seven Kansas State men’s basketball games during the 2012-13 season, the school and network announced today.
FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest will televise all seven games in high-definition, the majority of them to its entire FOX Sports Midwest footprint of more than six million cable and satellite home in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. With the exception of the regular-season opener against North Dakota on Nov. 9, all games will also be simulcast to a national audience on FOX College Sports. The feed of all seven telecasts will also be streamed live via K-StateHD.TV for the first time to any areas outside the FOX television footprints.
The FOX television schedule opened on Oct. 30 with the Wildcats’ 81-61 exhibition win over Washburn at Bramlage Coliseum. FOX Sports will also broadcast the North Dakota game on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m., North Florida on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m., USC Upstate on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m., Texas Southern on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., UMKC on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. and South Dakota on Monday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m.
The team’s second exhibition game with Emporia State set for 1 p.m. on Sunday will be produced in-house and shown exclusively on K-StateHD.TV.
The announcement once again gives the Wildcats a comprehensive television package with all 32 games being able to be seen throughout the country on either cable or the internet. K-State could have as many as 20 nationally-televised games, including a combined 11 appearances on ESPN and ESPN2. The squad will also have eight regular-season games broadcast as a part of the Big 12 Network, which will be distributed to affiliates around the nation as well as on ESPN Full Court and ESPN3.com.
FOX Sports recently signed a new three-contract with Learfield Sports to continue as the third-tier television rights holder for K-State Athletics. As part of the new agreement, FOX Sports will televise nearly 60 broadcasts, including up to 28 live K-State sporting events in 2012-13. FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest will also carry the weekly Bruce Weber Television Show, which will debut on Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m.
FOX Sports Kansas City, a regional sports television network, is the leading provider of local sports in Kansas and western Missouri. FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest combine to reach more than 6 million television homes and produce more than 2000 hours of local programming each year, including Kansas City Royals baseball, Big 12, Kansas State University, University of Missouri and Missouri Valley Conference sports, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, St. Louis Blue hockey and much more. For more information, visit FOXSportsKansasCity.com.
FOX College Sports is seen by viewers in the nation’s 25 largest cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta. FCS is available in DirecTV and most major cable companies including AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Insight, Time Warner and Verizon FiOS. For complete cable provider information and availability log onto http://fcs.channelfinder.net/start.asp.
Ben Boyle (play-by-play) and Stan Weber (analyst) will continue to call men’s basketball games on the network.
Kansas State, led by first-year head coach Bruce Weber, returns 12 lettermen, including four starters, from a team that won 22 games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five years.
Season tickets, single-game tickets to the two exhibition and seven non-conference and several tickets packages are currently on sale for K-State’s 19-game home schedule at Bramlage Coliseum. Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221-CATS (2287), online at www.kstatesports.com and in-person at the ticket office. Prices remain the same for 2012-13.
Individual tickets are also on-sale for the Wildcats’ December 22 game with Elite Eight participant Florida in the Hy-Vee Wildcat Classic at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Tickets are priced between $10 and $60 and can be purchased through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office or through all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745.3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com.
2012-13 Kansas State Men’s Basketball Schedule
Day Date Opponent
Tuesday Oct. 30 WASHBURN (Exh.) 7 p.m. FSKC
Sunday Nov. 4 EMPORIA STATE (Exh.) 1 p.m. K-StateHD.TV
Friday Nov. 9 NORTH DAKOTA 8 p.m. FSKC
Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off Midwest Regional
Monday Nov. 12 LAMAR 7 p.m. ESPN3
Alabama-Huntsville vs. North Texas 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday Nov. 13 Consolation 6 p.m.
Championship 9 p.m. ESPN2
Sunday Nov. 18 NORTH FLORIDA 1 p.m. FSKC
Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.)
Wednesday Nov. 21 vs. TBA
Friday Nov. 23 vs. TBA
Sunday Dec. 2 SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE 1 p.m. FSKC
Saturday Dec. 8 at George Washington 1:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network
State Farm Battle in Seattle (KeyArena, Seattle, Wash.)
Saturday Dec. 15 vs. Gonzaga 8 p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday Dec. 18 TEXAS SOUTHERN 7 p.m. FSKC
Hy-Vee Wildcat Classic (Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.)
Saturday Dec. 22 vs. Florida 7 p.m. ESPN2
Saturday Dec. 29 UMKC 6 p.m. FSKC
Monday Dec. 31 SOUTH DAKOTA 1 p.m. FSKC
Saturday Jan. 5 OKLAHOMA STATE* 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Network
Saturday Jan. 12 at West Virginia* 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Network
Wednesday Jan. 16 at TCU* 8 p.m. ESPNU
Saturday Jan. 19 OKLAHOMA* 3 p.m. Big 12 Network
Tuesday Jan. 22 KANSAS* 7 p.m. Big 12 Network
Saturday Jan. 26 at Iowa State* 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Network
Wednesday Jan. 30 TEXAS* 8 p.m. ESPN2
Saturday Feb. 2 at Oklahoma* 5 p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday Feb. 5 at Texas Tech* 7 p.m. Big 12 Network
Saturday Feb. 9 IOWA STATE* 5 p.m. ESPN/2
Monday Feb. 11 at Kansas* 8 p.m. ESPN Big Monday
Saturday Feb. 16 BAYLOR* 6 p.m. ESPNU
Monday Feb. 18 WEST VIRGINIA* 8 p.m. ESPN Big Monday
Saturday Feb. 23 at Texas* 7 p.m. Longhorn Network
Monday Feb. 25 TEXAS TECH* 6 p.m. ESPNU
Saturday March 2 at Baylor* 6 p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday March 5 TCU* 7 p.m. Big 12 Network
Saturday March 9 at Oklahoma State* 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Network
Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship (Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.)
Wed.-Sat. March 13-16 TBA