Kansas State’s Big 12 opener versus Oklahoma State will start at night — and it won’t be on regular television.
In a joint release with ESPN, the Big 12 on Monday announced the kickoff times for the league’s games Sept. 25. Among them is K-State/Oklahoma State, which is slated to begin at 6 p.m.
It will not air on TV, however.
Instead, the contest in Stillwater, Okla., will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
The Wildcats have lost the past two meetings with the Cowboys: a 20-18 home setback last year and a 26-13 defeat at Boone Pickens Stadium in 2019. (The latter game doubled as K-State head coach Chris Klieman’s Big 12 debut.)
K-State is 2-0 this fall, topping Stanford in Arlington, Texas, in Week 1 and fending off a feisty Southern Illinois squad in last week’s home opener. Oklahoma State also is 2-0, with home victories over Missouri State (23-16) and Tulsa (28-23), respectively.
It gets far tough for Oklahoma State this week, though, as it travels to Boise, Idaho, to take on Boise State at 8 p.m. Saturday in a nationally televised game on FS1.
K-State remains at home and hosts Nevada — boasting highly touted quarterback Carson Strong — at 1:05 p.m. Saturday. The contest will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
Big 12 TV games, Sept. 25
• Texas Tech at Texas, 11 a.m., ABC
• SMU at TCU, 11 a.m., FS1
• Iowa State at Baylor, 2:30 p.m., Fox
• Kansas at Duke, 3 p.m., ACC Network
• Kansas State at Oklahoma State, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
• West Virginia at Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m., ABC