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KU, K-State football season opener game times announced

Kansas State defensive back Denzel Goolsby (20) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas State defensive back Denzel Goolsby (20) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)(WIBW)
Published: Sep. 1, 2020 at 3:26 PM CDT
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(WIBW) - KU and K-State football will both open the season with nationally televised games.

K-State kicks off with a pair of daytime starts. The Wildcats’ home opener against Arkansas State will start 2:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. The team has a bye the following week, then will travel to Norman, Oklahoma to take on the Sooners at 11:00 a.m. on Fox.

KU opens the season against Coastal Carolina 9:00 p.m. Sept. 12 on FS1.

“While we are not able to have fans in attendance for this game due to the pandemic, the next highest priority was getting our student-athletes on national television,” director of athletics Jeff Long said. “We have players from all across the country on our football team and playing on FS1 in the 9 p.m. time slot will provide their families and KU football fans the opportunity to watch. While it may be a later kickoff than we are accustomed to, Coach Miles and the team are excited to play in front of a national audience to start the season.”

The Jayhawks’ start time against the Chanticleers will be their latest-played season-opener since 1987.

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