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FOX, K-State Announces Hoops’ TV Schedule

MANHATTAN, Kan. – FOX Sports will broadcast eight Kansas State men’s basketball games during the 2013-14 season, the school and network announced today.

FOX Sports Kansas City will televise all eight games in high-definition, while the Central Arkansas game on Sunday, Dec. 1, Troy on Sunday, Dec. 15 and George Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 31 will air on the entire FOX Sports Midwest footprint of nearly six million cable and satellite home in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. With the exception of the Northern Colorado game on Nov. 8, all games will also be simulcast live to a national audience on FOX College Sports. The UNC contest will be streamed live via K-StateHD.TV to areas outside the FOX television footprints.

The television schedules opens on Friday, Nov. 1 with the exhibition game against Pittsburg State at 8 p.m. FOX Sports will also broadcast the Northern Colorado game at 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 8, Oral Roberts at 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., on Tuesday, Dec. 10, Troy at 5 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 15 and George Washington at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Once again, the Wildcats boast a comprehensive television package with all 32 games able to be seen throughout the country on either cable or the internet. K-State could have as many as 17 nationally-televised games, including 10 on ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPNU. 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 will televise nearly 60 broadcasts, including up to 28 live K-State sporting events in 2013-14.

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 nearly 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.

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 from Ole Miss, Long Beach State and George Washington, can be purchased for as low as $20 per game. A Young Alumni season ticket can be purchased for $200, while the new Wildcat Victory Ticket Plan includes all non-conference and three midweek conference games (excluding the Big Monday game with Kansas) in general admission seating (sections 24-25) for only $169.

Kansas State enjoyed one of its best men’s basketball seasons in 2012-13, posting a 27-8 overall record and 14-4 mark in league play en route to their first-ever Big 12 regular season championship and a fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. The 27 wins were the second-most in school history, while the 14 in league play tied the school record held by the 1958-59 team. The league championship was the 18th in school history and the first since the 1976-77 season.

Weber’s squad returns eight lettermen, including four players with starting experience, in 2013-14. The group is headlined by All-Big 12 honorable mention selection Shane Southwell (8.4 ppg., 3.8 rpg.) and fellow senior Will Spradling (7.4 ppg., 2.4 apg.). The team will also have seven new players, including five freshmen, led by PARADE High School All-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 and in-person at the Athletics Ticket Office located in Bramlage Coliseum.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.