Kickoff times announced for K-State, KU’s first few football games

Courtesy: K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Highlighted by a primetime televised Friday night season opener at Stanford and an afternoon home opener, game times and television designations for Kansas State’s first three football games were announced by the Big 12 Conference and its television partners Wednesday afternoon.

The Wildcats and Cardinal kick off the 2016 college football season at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California, on Friday, September 2, at 8 p.m. (CT), in a game televised by FS1. It marks the first time since 2007 that K-State opens the season on the road and the second time in the last four years the Wildcats will open their season on a Friday night.

Following an off weekend on September 10, in which Bill Snyder Family Stadium will host the Wildcat Kickoff music festival featuring Zac Brown Band and Train, Kansas State begins its home slate on September 17, with a matchup against Florida Atlantic at 1:30 p.m., on FSN. The afternoon tilt is the first for a home opener since the Wildcats topped UCLA, 31-22, in 2010.

K-State wraps up its non-conference slate on September 24, with a 6:10 p.m., contest against Missouri State, which will be shown world-wide on K-StateHD.TV. Programming on K-StateHD.TV will begin at 5:10 p.m., with its K-State Gameday show featuring Brian Smoller. For ordering information, log on to and click on the “Subscribe Now” button.

All remaining Big 12 television selections will be announced on a 12-day or six-day basis throughout the season.

A limited number of single-game tickets for the 2016 season go on sale online only on June 20. All six home games are anticipated to sell out quickly and extend the Bill Snyder Family Stadium sellout streak to 33 games.

Television Selections for First Three K-State Football Games
Friday, Sept. 2 – K-State at Stanford, 8 p.m. (CT), FS1
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Florida Atlantic at K-State, 1:30 p.m., FSN
Saturday, Sept. 24 – Missouri State at K-State, 6:10 p.m., K-StateHD.TV

Courtesy: KU Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Big 12 Conference released the television broadcast assignments for the first three weeks of the 2016 college football season and specialty date games, with Kansas being tabbed for television in each of its first two games, along with its conference opener.

The Jayhawks play at American Athletic Conference member Memphis the third week of the 2016 college football season and that game time and broadcast designation will come from the AAC.

Kansas, under the direction of second-year head coach David Beaty, will open the 2016 football season with a home game versus Rhode Island on Saturday, Sept. 3. The KU-Rhody game will be played at 6 p.m., with a live broadcast on the Jayhawk Network in the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area and is available outside of the state lines to a national audience on ESPN3. More information on the Jayhawk Network (JTV) and its affiliates is available at

The Jayhawks will host Ohio in their second contest of the season on Saturday, Sept. 10. KU-Ohio will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Net (FSN), with a 1:30 p.m., kickoff.

Following a trip to Memphis for its third game of the 2016 season, Kansas will open Big 12 Conference play at Texas Tech on Thursday, Sept. 29. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m., and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. The Thursday night game will mark the first time the Jayhawks have played on a Thursday since they hosted Kansas State on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010.

Kansas made three appearances on Fox Sports Net in 2015 and two on JTV. KU was featured on FOX Sports 1 in six of its 2015 games and kicked off one time on the Big Ten Network.

Kansas will also host TCU (Oct. 8), Oklahoma State (Oct. 22/Homecoming, K-Club Weekend), Iowa State (Nov. 12) and Texas (Nov. 19) at Memorial Stadium during the 2016 campaign.

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