Four K-State football games selected for TV

By The Mercury

Four of Kansas State’s 2014 football games are among the Big 12 Conference’s early national television selections, highlighted by the Sept. 18 matchup with SEC Champion Auburn.

On Thursday, the league announced, television designations for the opening three weeks of the season and special Thursday night broadcasts.

The Wildcats’ Aug. 30 season opener against Stephen F. Austin will be broadcast on K-StateHD.TV with kickoff slated for 6:10 p.m. at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

K-StateHD.TV programming will begin at 5:10 p.m., with its K-State Gameday show, featuring Brian Smoller.

K-State will then open Big 12 play in Week 2 — its earliest league game since the 1996 inaugural Big 12 game with Texas Tech — as the Cats head to Iowa State on Sept. 6. The game will kick at 11 a.m. and be broadcast nationally on FOX Sports 1.

Manhattan and Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be the focus of the college football world on Thursday, Sept. 18 when the Wildcats and Tigers meet in an ESPN nationally-televised game.

The Thursday night matchup — one of the most-watched games in the country each week — will be the first in Manhattan since the 2010 Nebraska game and the fourth overall at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.

The Big 12 also announced that the Wildcats’ Nov. 20 game at West Virginia will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1. The matchup, K-State’s second time playing on Thursday night next season, will kick at 6 p.m. (CST).

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