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High School Football Coverage On KNDY Radio

Marysville, Kan. – The first Friday in September brings high school football back to center stage, and Classic Country AM 1570/FM 94.1 has complete coverage starting at 6 p.m. and concludes with the Farm Bureau Insurance Scoreboard Show tonight.

High school football coverage begins at 6 p.m. with the Kpreps.com Kansas Pregame show. The Kpreps.com Kansas Pregame Show will provide in-depth information and expert analysis from Kpreps.com editor Matt Gilmore, Kansas Pregame publisher John Baetz. Each show will feature the state’s hottest topics such as break downs of the week’s biggest match-ups, impact players to watch, featured interview segments, a recap of the previous week’s action, and state rankings for all classes.

Following the Kpreps.com Kansas Pregame Show is the Coaches Corner Wrap-Up Show, featuring interviews with head football coaches across the KNDY coverage area. They will preview their upcoming games minutes before kickoff. The Marysville Bulldog Pregame Show will start at 6:45 p.m. and take you up to kick-off with a pregame visit with Head Coach Dustin Heuer. Bruce Dierking and Jason Brinegar will bring you all the exciting play by play action as Marysville hosts Winfield at Homer Hanson Stadium.

Following the game stay tuned for the Farm Bureau Insurance Scoreboard Show. It will air 3 times per hour from 10 p.m. until midnight on both AM 1570/FM 94.1 & FM 95.5 KNDY.

This off-season Dierking Communications, Inc. made several improvements aimed at improving our gameday coverage. We relocated our AM 1570 translator K231AX to better cover the City of Marysville with crystal-clear reception on FM 94.1, and upgraded our streaming platform to better serve our listeners both on a computer, Macintosh, or mobile device. High school broadcasts on KNDY are available in the TuneIn Radio App, searching for station “KNDY 1570”. TuneIn Radio is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and Kindle. For more information, visit http://tunein.com/get-tunein/. Those on a Windows or Macintosh computer can visit http://www.kndyradio.com and clicking on “Stream Bulldog Athletics” to tune in.

Twin Valley League Volleyball Wrap-Up – Week #1

The weekly Twin Valley League Volleyball Wrap-Up as compiled by Vicki Adams at Frankfort High School.

WEEK ONE
TWIN VALLEY LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL SCORES
League   Overall
Scores from September 3 Centralia 2-0 5-2
B & B def Blue Valley 25-13 25-13 B & B 2-0 2-0
Blue Valley def Doniphan West 14-25 25-22 25-12 Linn 2-0 2-0
B & B def Doniphan West 25-14 25-13 Frankfort 2-0 2-0
Axtell def Hanover 25-21 25-16 Washington County 1-1 1-1
Frankfort def Hanover 25-23 15-25 25-22 Axtell 1-1 2-5
Frankfort def Axtell 25-15 25-19 Blue Valley 1-1 1-1
Centralia def Troy 25-9 25-9 Clifton-Clyde 1-1 1-1
Washington County def Troy 25-13 25-11 Valley Heights 1-0 2-0
Centralia def Washington County 25-18 22-25 25-13 Onaga 0-1 0-2
Linn def Wetmore 25-12 25-20 Hanover 0-2 0-2
Clifton-Clyde def Wetmore 18-25 25-16 25-18 Wetmore 0-2 0-2
Linn def Clifton-Clyde 25-21 25-22 Doniphan West 0-2 0-2
Valley Heights def Onaga 25-22 25-21 Troy 0-2 0-2
Valley Heights def Onaga 22-25 25-22 25-18
TOURNEY RESULTS   UPCOMING GAMES  
Saturday, August 25 Tuesday, September 10
Wabaunsee Invitational Tournament at Washington County – B & B
Pool Play at Doniphan West – Onaga, Axtell
Centralia def Osage City 25-15 25-7 at Frankfort – Troy, Clifton-Clyde
Wabaunsee def Centralia 25-17 25-17 at Wetmore – Centralia, Valley Heights
Centralia def Osage City 25-13 23-25 25-13 at Hanover – Blue Valley, Linn
Centralia def Axtell 25-13 25-13
Wabaunsee def Axtell 25-13 25-10 Saturday, September 14
Osage City def Axtell 22-25 25-17 25-18 at Frankfort
Semi-Finals Wetmore, Washington County, Onaga, Frankfort
Centralia def Mission Valley 25-19 25-21
Council Grove def Axtell 23-25 25-22 25-19 at Riley County
Finals Valley Heights, Clifton-Clyde, Linn
Wabaunsee def Centralia 25-22 25-183
Consolation at Southern Cloud Invitational
Axtell def St. Xavier 25-7 25-3 Blue Valley, Hanover
at Nemaha Valley Invitational
B & B

New Rules Adopted For High School Football This Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In an effort to continue minimizing the risk of injury in high school football, three additional rules will take effect next season to address helmets coming off players’ heads during games.

These three risk‐minimization additions were among 10 rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee at its January 18‐20 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

As a follow‐up to last year’s rules change that requires players to sit out one play if their helmet comes off while the ball is live,the committee approved three additional rules that are extensions of last year’s change. An illegal personal contact foul was added to Rule 9‐4‐3 to state that “no player or non player shall initiate contact with an opposing player whose helmet has come completely off.” In addition, a new listing in Rule 9‐6‐4 will state that it is illegal participation “for a player whose helmet comes completely off during a down to continue to participate beyond the immediate action in which the player is engaged.”

“With its continued focus on risk minimization, the committee determined that a helmet‐less player shall not block, tackle or otherwise participate beyond the immediate action in which the player is engaged when the helmet came completely off,” said Bob Colgate, NFHS director of sports and sports medicine. “The penalty would be a live‐ball, basic‐spot foul.”

The committee also added language to Rule 3‐5‐10 to clarify that if the helmet comes completely off during the down or subsequent dead‐ball action related to the down – and is not directly attributable to a foul by the opponent – the player must leave the game for at least one down, with the exception of halftime or overtime intermission.

When this occurs, an official’s time‐out shall be called.

“Player safety has been and will continue to be the top priority for members of the NFHS Football Rules Committee,” said Brad Garrett, chair of the NFHS Football Rules Committee and assistant executive director of the Oregon School Activities Association.

“These rules changes regarding helmet‐less players are more examples of the group’s commitment to minimize risk within the game.”

Perhaps the most significant rules change this season will be one that reduces the penalty for pass interference. While the 15‐yard penalty will remain for both offensive and defensive pass interference, the loss of down has been removed for offensive pass interference and the automatic first down has been eliminated for defensive pass interference.

“Offensive and defensive pass interference and the penalty structure related to these fouls has been debated many times in recent years,” Garrett said. “Proposals that either deleted the loss of down or the automatic first down – but not both – failed to gain support among committee members. The proposal to eliminate both components,thus not upsetting the balance between offense and defense, was the key factor in the adoption of the new rule.”

Another change at high school football games this year will be the expanded use of communication devices. In specific situations, coaches, players and non players will be allowed to use any form of communication technology.

This expansion of the rule allows the use of communication devices during authorized conferences outside the nine‐yard marks, on the sidelines and during the halftime intermission. Use of communication devices by players except conferences outside the nine‐yard mark continues to be prohibited.

In Rule 2‐4‐1,the committee clarified the rule approved last year regarding the definition of a catch, which stated that a receiver is required to establish possession of the ball and contact the ground in bounds while maintaining possession – regardless of the opponent’s action.

“The committee clarified the definition of a catch such that an airborne player who has forward progress stopped in bounds and is carried out of bounds by an opponent before contacting the ground is awarded a catch at the spot of forward progress,” Colgate said.

In Rule 9‐3‐8, the committee added another provision to the rule enacted last year regarding contact by the kicking team against members of the receiving team. The new provision stipulates that the kicking team may initiate contact once the receiving team has initiated a block within the neutral zone.

The committee also approved the addition of a 15‐yard penalty to the existing option of accepting an awarded fair catch for kick‐catch interference.

Finally, in Rule 8‐3‐3,the committee clarified that the touchdown scoring team is the only team that can score on a try, and in Rule 1‐5‐3 the committee modified the rule regarding the wearing of towels.

Football is the No. 1 participatory sport for boys at the high school level with 1,121,744 participants in the 2011‐12 school year, according to the High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the NFHS through its member state associations. In addition,the survey indicated there were 1,805 girls who played football in 2011‐12.

Kansas Jayhawk Football on FM 95.5 KNDY

Charlie Weis and the Kansas Jayhawks return to the gridiron this fall, and looking for improvement. Join Bob Davis and David Lawrence for every play of the 2013 Kansas Jayhawk Football Season on Today’s Best County FM 95.5 KNDY! Pregame begins 30 minutes before kickoff, and concludes after the locker room interviews in postgame. Due to our contract with IMG Sports/Kansas Jayhawk Radio Network all Kansas athletic events are prohibited from streaming via KNDY.

 
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME/RESULT
9/7/2013 University of
South Dakota
Lawrence,
Kan.
6:00 PM
9/14/2013 Rice University Houston, TX 6:30 PM
9/21/2013 Louisiana
Tech
Lawrence,
Kan.
TBA
10/5/2013 Texas Tech
University (HC/K-Club)
Lawrence,
Kan.
TBA
10/12/2013 TCU Forth Worth, TX TBA
10/19/2013 Oklahoma Lawrence,
Kan.
TBA
10/26/2013 Baylor Lawrence,
Kan.
TBA
11/2/2013 Texas Austin, Texas 2:30 p.m.
11/9/2013 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. TBA
11/16/2013 West Virginia Lawrence,
Kan.
TBA
11/23/2013 Iowa State Ames, Iowa TBA
11/30/2013 Kansas State Lawrence,
Kan.
TBA


K-State Wildcat Football on AM 1570/FM 94.1

Bill Snyder and the Kansas State Wildcats return this fall on Classic County AM 1570/FM 94.1 and look to take the Big 12 Conference by storm. Join Wyatt Thompson and Stan Weber for every exciting play from every exciting game. Pregame begins 60 minutes before kickoff, and we stay focused on the ‘cats all the way to postgame. Due to our contract with Learfield Sports/K-State Sports Network, all Kansas State Wildcat football games are not streamed online. Below is the schedule for the 2013 season. Go ‘Cats!

2013-2014 SCHEDULE
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
08/30/13 vs. North Dakota State Manhattan, Kan. 7:30 PM
09/07/13 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Manhattan, Kan. 5:30 PM
09/14/13 vs. Massachusetts Manhattan, Kan. 6:00 PM
09/21/13 at Texas * Austin, Texas TBA
10/05/13 at Oklahoma State * Stillwater, Okla. TBA
10/12/13 vs. Baylor * Manhattan, Kan. TBA
10/26/13 vs. West Virginia * Manhattan, Kan. TBA
11/02/13 vs. Iowa State * Manhattan, Kan. TBA
11/09/13 at Texas Tech * Lubbock, Texas TBA
11/16/13 vs. TCU * Manhattan, Kan. TBA
11/23/13 vs. Oklahoma * Manhattan, Kan. TBA
11/30/13 at Kansas * Lawrence, Kan. TBA

Sunflower State Showdown Selected To Big Monday Schedule

The Big 12 Conference has announced its schedule on ESPN’s Big Monday platform for the 2014 conference season, highlighting a slate that will include more than 100 games on the ESPN Networks.The continuation of the long-standing and popular arrangement with ESPN will tip off on Monday, January 13 with Kansas traveling to Iowa State for a rematch of one of last year’s top league matchups. The Jayhawks then host Baylor the next Monday, January 20.

Big Monday will showcase Bedlam on January 27, as Oklahoma State travels to face Oklahoma. The Cowboys will play back-to-back Big Monday games when they host the Cyclones on February 3.

A meeting in the Sunflower State Showdown will take place in Manhattan on February 10, followed by OSU traveling to Waco to face Baylor. The Sooners will make their annual trip to Allen Fieldhouse for a game with KU on February 24, while the Big Monday schedule wraps up on March 3 when K-State travels to Oklahoma State.

The Big 12 is the only conference in the nation where every coach has guided a team to the NCAA Tournament. In addition, nine of 10 teams have been ranked in the top 25 since 2009, with seven squads welcoming incoming classes this season that rank among the top 40 of the ESPN.com recruiting rankings for the class of 2013.

2014 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule On ESPN’s Big Monday
All games televised on ESPN and available on WatchESPN

Date Game Time (CT)  
January 13 Kansas at Iowa State 8:00 p.m.
January 20 Baylor at Kansas 8:00 p.m.
January 27 Oklahoma State at Oklahoma 8:00 p.m.
February 3 Iowa State at Oklahoma State 8:00 p.m.
February 10 Kansas at Kansas State 8:00 p.m.
February 17 Oklahoma State at Baylor 8:00 p.m.
February 24 Oklahoma at Kansas 8:00 p.m.
March 3 Kansas State at Oklahoma State 8:00 p.m.

 

 

2013 Area High School Football Composite Schedule Released

MARYSVILLE, KAN. – The high school football season officially gets underway this month, and in an effort to deliver the most comprehensive coverage possible, we have compiled the schedules for all of the Twin Valley League and North Central Kansas League schools for this season, as well as the schools our signal reaches in Nebraska. With the start of the 2013 season the Twin Valley League has two new members, in Doniphan West and Troy.

Marysville Bulldog football will air on Classic Country KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1, and we will stream those games live over the internet here on our website. Select high school games from across the area will air on FM 95.5 KNDY, and streamed live here as well.

Friday, August 30
Nebraska Area Schools
Beatrice at Elkhorn South
Diller-Odell at Nebraska Lutheran
Conestoga at Southern

Friday, September 6
North Central Kansas League
Abilene at Scott City
Chapman at Rossville
Clay Center at Riley County
Concordia at Beloit
Winfield at Marysville on AM 1570/FM 94.1
Rock Creek at Wamego

Twin Valley League 8-Man
Axtell at Lewiston, NE
Clifton-Clyde at Kenesaw, NE
Flint Hills Christian at Blue Valley-Randolph
Linn at Hanover
Madison at Baileyville B&B
Southern Cloud at Frankfort

Twin Valley League 11-Man
Centralia/Wetmore at St. Mary’s
Onaga at Washington County
Troy at Atchison County
Valley Falls at Valley Heights

Nebraska Area Schools
Axtell, KS at Lewiston
Bennington at Beatrice
Friend at Diller-Odell
Pawnee City at Falls City-Sacred Heart
Southern at Sutton

Friday, September 13
North Central Kansas League
Concordia at Wellington
Rossville at Abilene
Southeast of Saline at Chapman
Thomas Moore Prep at Clay Center
Wamego at Marysville on AM 1570/FM 94.1

Twin Valley League 8-Man
Baileyville B&B at Quinter
Blue Valley at Linn
Blue Valley-Randolph at Linn
Clifton-Clyde at Axtell
Frankfort at Hope
Rock Hills at Hanover

Twin Valley League 11-Man
Immaculata at Onaga
Maur Hill at Troy
Riley County at Centralia/Wetmore
Valley Heights at St. Mary’s
Washington County at Minneapolis

Nebraska Area Schools
Beatrice at York
Bruning-Davenport-Shickley at Pawnee City
Lewiston at Parkview Christian

Thursday, September 19
Twin Valley League 8-Man
Pretty Prairie at Baileyville B&B

Friday, September 20
North Central Kansas League
Clay Center at Abilene
Marysville at Chapman on AM 1570/FM 94.1
Wamego at Concordia

Twin Valley League 8-Man
Clifton-Clyde at Pike Valley
Falls City-Sacred Heart, NE at Axtell
Hanover at Lincoln
Linn at Rock Hills
Marmaton Valley at Blue Valley-Randolph
Veritas Christian at Frankfort

Twin Valley League 11-Man
Centralia/Wetmore at Washington County
Troy at Horton
Valley Heights at Onaga

Nebraska Area Schools
Beatrice at Blair
Johnson-Brock at Diller-Odell
Lewiston at Mead
Pawnee City at McCool Junction
Southern at Louisville

Friday, September 27
North Central Kansas League
Abilene at Concordia
Chapman at Wamego
Marysville at Clay Center on AM 1570/FM 94.1

Twin Valley League 8-Man
Axtell at St. John’s Military
Blue Valley-Randolph at Veritas Christian
Cair Paravel at Hanover
Caldwell vs. Baileyville B&B at Hope
Frankfort – Open Date
Linn at Lakeside
Rock Hills at Clifton-Clyde

Twin Valley League 11-Man
Onaga at Centralia/Wetmore
Riverside at Troy
Washington County at Valley Heights

Nebraska Area Schools
Deshler at Diller-Odell
Diller-Odell at Falls City-Sacred Heart
Hastings at Beatrice
Palmyra at Southern
Pawnee City at Friend

Friday, October 4
North Central Kansas League
Chapman at Clay Center
Concordia at Marysville on AM 1570/FM 94.1
Wamego at Abilene

Twin Valley League 8-Man
Baileyville B&B at Axtell
Clifton-Clyde at Lakeside
Frankfort at Blue Valley-Randolph
Wakefield at Linn

Twin Valley League 11-Man
Northern Heights at Onaga
Troy at Jackson Heights
Valley Heights at Centralia/Wetmore
Washington County at Smith Center

Nebraska Area Schools
Deshler at Diller-Odell
Freeman at Pawnee City
Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer at Southern
Lewiston at Sterling
Ralston at Beatrice

Saturday, October 5
Twin Valley League 8-Man
Wallace County at Hanover

Thursday, October 10
Nebraska Area Schools
Southern at Tri County

Friday, October 11
North Central Kansas League
Abilene at Marysville on AM 1570/FM 94.1
Clay Center at Wamego
Concordia at Chapman

Twin Valley League 8-Man
Axtell at Hanover
Baileyville B&B at Frankfort
Blue Valley-Randolph at St. John’s-Tipton
Osborne at Linn
Wakefield at Clifton-Clyde

Twin Valley League 11-Man
Centralia/Wetmore at Atchison County
Republic County at Washington County
Riverside at Onaga
Troy at Valley Heights

Nebraska Area Schools
Beatrice at Norris
Diller-Odell at Lewiston
Pawnee City at Johnson-Brock

Friday, October 18
North Central Kansas League
Abilene at Chapman
Colby at Concordia
Goodland at Clay Center
Marysville at Rock Creek on AM 1570/FM 94.1
Wamego at Holton

Twin Valley League 8-Man
Clifton-Clyde at Osborne
Frankfort at Axtell
Hanover at Blue Valley-Randolph
Linn at Southern Cloud
Southern Coffee County at Baileyville B&B

Twin Valley League 11-Man
Centralia/Wetmore at Troy
Onaga at Chase County
Valley Heights at Doniphan West
Washington County at Bennington

Nebraska Area Schools
Beatrice at Seward
Falls City-Sacred Heart at Lewiston
Lourdes Central Catholic at Pawnee City
Meridian at Diller-Odell
Weeping Water at Southern

Thursday, October 24
Nebraska Area Schools
Exeter-Milligan at Pawnee City
Southern at Johnson County Central

Friday, October 25
North Central Kansas League
Chapman at Smoky Valley
Clay Center at Colby
Concordia at Goodland
McPherson at Abilene
Riley County at Marysville on AM 1570/FM 94.1
Wamego at Royal Valley

Twin Valley League 8-Man

Axtell at Blue Valley-Randolph
Baileyville B&B at Hanover
Frankfort at Hampton, NE
Linn at Clifton-Clyde

Twin Valley League 11-Man
Alma-Wabaunsee at Onaga
Doniphan West at Centralia/Wetmore
Immaculata at Troy
Jackson Heights at Valley Heights
Washington County at El-Saline

Nebraska Area Schools
Crete at Beatrice
Lewiston at Meridian
Sterling at Diller-Odell

Thursday, October 31
North Central Kansas League
Abilene at Smoky Valley
Chapman at McPherson
Clay Center at Concordia
Marysville at Nemaha Valley on AM 1570/FM 94.1
Topeka-Hayden at Wamego

Twin Valley League 8-Man
Axtell at Kansas City East Christian Academy
Blue Valley-Randolph at Baileyville B&B
Hanover at Frankfort
Pike Valley at Linn
Wichita Word of Life at Clifton-Clyde

Friday, November 1
Twin Valley league 11-Man
Centralia/Wetmore at Jackson Heights
Onaga at Herrington
Oskaloosa at Valley Heights
Plainville at Washington County
Troy at Doniphan West

Kansas Athletics and Time Warner Cable Announce TV Agreement

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Athletics and IMG College, the multimedia rights holder for KU Athletics, have agreed to a long-term television partnership with Time Warner Cable Sports that includes regional distribution for more than 300 hours of original Kansas Athletics programming annually, including live games and extensive non-game programming solely focused on the Jayhawks, plus encore presentations.Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is a 24/7 sports network based in Kansas City. The network’s Kansas Athletics non-game programming will also be available to millions of Time Warner Cable customers across the country via video on demand.

Time Warner Cable Metro Sports’ live events will include football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer and track and field events.

“When Time Warner Cable Sports approached us with this concept, we knew, if done right, it could greatly benefit Kansas Athletics and our fan base,” Kansas Director of Athletics Sheahon Zenger said. “With more Kansas Athletics programming available throughout the state and to Time Warner cable customers throughout the country than ever has been before, Jayhawk fans will have more opportunities to catch our sports in action. We are eager to work with Time Warner Cable Metro Sports to bring this exciting concept to life.”

“This expanded television partnership is great news for loyal Jayhawk fans in Kansas and all over the country, as well as our Kansas Athletics corporate partners,” said Jason Booker, General Manager for Jayhawk IMG Sports Marketing. “Fans everywhere will be able to enjoy more than 300 hours of Kansas Athletics programming annually, including live games and extensive non-game content, plus encore presentations. This will extend the Jayhawk brand significantly while providing corporate partners with many new ways to support the Jayhawks and reach one of the most attractive and passionate fan bases in college sports. Kansas Athletics programming distribution details for the rest of the state are being discussed.”

“Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is extremely excited to partner with Kansas Athletics and IMG to bring Kansas programming to Time Warner Cable subscribers in Kansas City and across the country,” said Chris Huwe, General Manager, Time Warner Cable Metro Sports. “We know how much KU fans care about the Jayhawks and are proud to produce live games and extensive KU Athletics programming on Time Warner Cable Metro Sports.”

Time Warner Cable Metro Sports, in partnership with Kansas Athletics, will produce extensive first-run, non-game programming centered on KU Athletics. A first for KU, this programming will allow Jayhawk fans to be closer to their favorite teams than they ever have before. The programming includes pre- and post-game shows for Jayhawk football and men’s basketball games, a weekly “magazine-style” show, Hawk Talk Radio Show simulcasts, a social media-centered show driven by fans, live press conferences, a Jayhawk Rewind highlight show, a quarterly Jayhawk Legends series and quarterly University of Kansas academic specials.

In addition, Jayhawk men’s basketball JTV games will continue to be available live on WIBW-TV (Topeka) and tape delayed on WOW Channel 6 (Lawrence) in addition to the weekly “magazine style” show.

Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is available on channel 30 and HD channel 1310 on Time Warner Cable Systems in Kansas City. It can also be found on channel 44 and 258 on Comcast systems in Kansas City and on channel 37 to WOW subscribers in Lawrence. For more information about Time Warner Cable Metro Sports, visitwww.kcmetrosports.comwww.twitter.com/kcmetrosports or www.facebook.com/kcmetrosports.

Kansas Athletics and ESPN Announce Multi-Year Rights Agreement

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Athletics and ESPN have agreed to a seven-year agreement, beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, under which ESPN3 annually will carry a minimum of 70 live events distributed nationally, one of the largest deals the multiscreen network has signed to date.

Kansas Athletics announced recently an agreement under which Time Warner Cable will annually air 50 KU contests – including two exhibition and four non-conference men’s basketball games – exclusively on Metro Sports in Kansas City and in the state of Kansas. ESPN3 will deliver those 50 events nationally outside that territory. ESPN3 will also carry – exclusively – a minimum of 20 additional contests nationally, including in Kansas City and the state of Kansas. ESPN3 currently reaches more than 85 million homes nationwide to fans that receive their Internet or video subscription from an affiliated provider. It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold Members and on Apple TV.

The 70 events include one regular-season football game, the football spring game, six men’s basketball games (including two exhibition games) and basketball’s Late Night in the Phog, as well as 16 women’s basketball games. ESPN3 will also deliver the Kansas Relays and multiple volleyball, baseball, softball and women’s soccer games.

“ESPN3 continues to serve as a destination for college sports fans, and our agreement with Kansas Athletics extends that commitment,” said John Lasker, vice president of programming and acquisitions, ESPN. “We look forward to delivering these live events to the KU fan base.”

“From the start of this process, our goals were to saturate the Kansas City market, distribute Kansas programming throughout the state and make our live events available nationally,” Kansas Director of Athletics Sheahon Zenger said. “We are meeting these goals through agreements like these with ESPN and Time Warner Cable. Both are significant steps for Kansas Athletics and we are excited about the future for all Jayhawk fans – wherever they may be watching.”

This story is courtesy of Kansas Sports Information at http://www.kuathletics.com 

Omaha Country Club Will Host Senior Open Championship on July 8-14

Omaha, Neb. (June 24, 2013) – Championship organizers for the 2013 U.S. Senior Open, conducted by the United States Golf Association, have released the schedule of events for the week of July 8-14 at Omaha Country Club.

Championship week begins with practice rounds on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, which offer spectators the opportunity to watch the world’s best senior golfers practice their skills and adjust to playing a new course. Players tee off at various times throughout the day and spectators are encouraged to review the practice board upon entering the main gate. This is also the best time to obtain autographs and photographs as personal cameras are not permitted when championship play begins on Thursday, July 11.

Several special events will occur during the practice rounds, including an exhibition with Dennis Walters on Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m. on the practice range. Information on Walters’ golf show and inspirational message can be found at www.denniswalters.com. His one-hour program will be held in conjunction with Military Day.

For Tuesday’s practice round, all military personnel and their families, both active and retired, with proper identification will receive complimentary admission to the championship. Military personnel will be able to secure their tickets at the admissions gate. Additional activities will honor U.S. military during the course of the day; beginning with the presentation of the colors and the singing of the national anthem on the 1st tee at 7 a.m. Members of the military will announce the player groupings from the 1st and 10th tees during Tuesday’s play.

U.S. Senior Open champions Fred Funk and Hale Irwin will challenge former University of Nebraska quarterback and Heisman trophy-winner Eric Crouch and NFL running back Danny Woodhead to various golf skills on Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. on the practice range. WOWT-TV news anchor John Knicely will act as the emcee for the exhibition. No special ticket is required.

The first two rounds of the Senior Open are scheduled for Thursday and Friday and the gates open at 6:30 a.m. The championship will use a two-tee start for the opening two rounds, with players starting from both the first and 10th tees at 7 a.m. Spectators can pick up a pairings guide at many locations on the course. The guide lists tee times and includes a course map.

Saturday and Sunday offers an increased level of excitement as the 156-player field is reduced to the low 60 scores and ties. All players begin their rounds from the first tee at approximately 8 a.m. A trophy presentation to crown the 2013 U.S. Senior Open champion will be held on the 18th green late Sunday afternoon. Championship officials recommend that spectators arrive early for the best view and best grandstand seats.

For the complete, up-to-date schedule of events, visit the U.S. Senior Open website at www.2013ussenioropen.com.

ABOUT THE U.S. SENIOR OPEN

The 34th U.S. Senior Open to be held July 8-14, 2013 at Omaha Country Club, in Omaha, Neb., will feature a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Players eligible to compete include Fred Couples, Fred Funk, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, and Tom Watson. The U.S. Senior Open will be the first ever USGA championship hosted by Omaha Country Club. NBC and ESPN2 will provide at least 16 hours of live television coverage of all four rounds of the championship.

ABOUT THE USGA

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.