Kansas State’s first game under Chris Klieman will kick off in the evening.
Game time for the opener against Nicholls on Aug. 31 is set for 6 p.m. at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Per a release from the Big 12 Conference and its television partners, the game will air exclusively on ESPN+.
The kickoff times for K-State’s following two games — versus Bowling Green on Sept. 7 and at Mississippi State on Sept. 14 — also were announced Thursday.
The contests against the Falcons and the Bulldogs both will kick off at 11 a.m.
K-State and Bowling Green will air on FSN, while the marquee non-conference tilt at Mississippi State will be carried on either ESPN or ESPN2.
The opener marks the first meeting between K-State and Nichools. K-State faced Bowling Green once before, blanking the Falcons 58-0 in 1997.
The matchup with Mississippi State is the second of a home-and-home series. Last season, the Bulldogs came into Manhattan and handed the Wildcats a 31-10 loss. Mississippi State has won two of the three meetings all-time.
It marks the fourth time in the last six seasons K-State takes on an SEC team, and the second time it will play on the road in SEC country in the past three years.