Oct. 5, 2011
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State women’s basketball will make a record 20 televised appearances during the upcoming 2011-12 season, with three of those contests airing to a national audience and eight available worldwide on K-StateHD.TV. The Kansas State athletic department has also finalized game times for a majority of the home schedule.
K-State owns a 90-58 (.608) all-time record when playing on network television, including a 58-40 mark on the FSN family of networks. Since the start of the 2002-03 season, the Wildcats will have appeared on television at least 125 times. During the 2010-11 season, Kansas State played a then school record 18 games on either regional or national television networks.
The Wildcats will make their first four appearances of the 2011-12 season on the new K-StateHD.TV, beginning with the exhibition opener against Oklahoma City on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. The additional games on K-StateHD.TV include: the Nov.9 exhibition game against Washburn at 7 p.m., the season opener against Dartmouth on Nov. 12, and 7 p.m., match-ups against BYU on Nov. 16 and Wichita State on Dec. 7. A game time for the Wildcats’ season-opener against the Big Green on Nov. 12 will be determined after the kickoff time is set for the K-State and Texas A&M football game.
K-State will also play three contests against Big 12 foes on K-StateHD.TV, beginning with the Wildcats’ Big 12 home opener against defending national champion Texas A&M on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. K-State’s second league road game at Texas Tech on Jan. 14 at 2 p.m., will be streamed live. The final home matchup to appear on K-StateHD.TV will be the Wildcats’ matchup against defending Big 12 champion Baylor at 7 p.m., on Feb. 4.
Along with the seven games airing on K-StateHD.TV, the Wildcats will also have a unique pregame show on K-StateHD.TV called K-State Gameday which will be shown prior to eight games this season in Bramlage Coliseum. K-State Gameday, hosted by Brian Smoller and former letterwinner and three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection Danielle Zanotti, will air on K-StateHD.TV at 6:15 p.m., for the following games: Nov. 3 vs. Oklahoma City, Nov. 16 vs. BYU, Jan. 4 vs. Texas A&M, Jan. 17 vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 25 vs. Iowa State, Feb. 11 vs. Kansas, Feb. 18 vs. Texas and Feb. 22 vs. Oklahoma State.
To visit the home of K-StateHD.TV, or to subscribe to the service, visit www.k-statehd.tv. The subscription service remains a product of K-State’s All-Access platform through the CBS College Network and is available for $9.95 per month or $79.95 annually.
Kansas State will make its first appearance of the 2011-12 season on FS Kansas City on Dec. 3, as K-State hosts Iowa at 7 p.m. This contest is part of the Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge and is a return game for the Hawkeyes, as the Wildcats visited Carver-Hawkeye Arena in the 2010-11 season.
Other games airing on FS Kansas City this season include: Jan. 11 against Missouri (7 p.m.), Jan. 17 against Oklahoma (7 p.m.) and Feb. 22 against Oklahoma State (7 p.m.).
K-State’s first national television appearance of the season on FSN will be Jan. 28, at 11:30 a.m., at Oklahoma State. The Wildcats’ were also selected for national appearances on FSN against Kansas on Feb. 12 at 12 p.m., and on Feb. 18 against Texas at 6 p.m.
In addition to the games airing on the FSN family of networks and on K-StateHD.TV, the Wildcats will play three home games on Kansas Now 22. Kansas State’s first game on the cable station will be against Missouri State on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. K-State will make its second appearance this season on Kansas Now 22 on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., against Iowa State. The final Kansas Now 22 broadcast this season will be the K-State regular season finale against Texas Tech on March 3 at 6 p.m. Kansas Now 22 is available to all Cox cable subscribers within the state of Kansas.
Additional televised contests could be added to the schedule, pending the decisions of other FSN regional networks within the Big 12 and K-State’s non-conference opponents. All of Kansas State’s women’s basketball games are available on the radio across the K-State Sports Network, please check for an affiliate in your area. Also, free audio broadcasts of all of the women’s basketball games will be available on the official website of Kansas State Athletics, kstatesports.com.
Head coach Deb Patterson returns to the sidelines for her 16th season in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats return eight letterwinners and four starters from the 12th NCAA Tournament squad in school history, including All-Big 12 selections Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs. The Wildcats registered an overall record of 21-11 and a 10-6 mark in Big 12 action which resulted in a tie for third finish in the league. During the 2010-11 season, K-State became the 13th program in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to reach the 800-win plateau.
The easiest way for fans to witness all the games this season inside Bramlage Coliseum is through the purchase of season tickets. K-State women’s basketball season ticket prices begin at just $50 each when fans purchase a Wildcat 4-Pack of four or more general admission tickets. General admission tickets can otherwise be purchased for $78 per seat. Other seating options include Reserved Bench and Cat Cushion tickets at $99 per seat, as well as Chairback seats for $132 each (plus a $50 donation per season ticket account to the Ahearn Fund).
K-State faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets in the Chairback sections at $110 each and Reserved Bench/Cat Cushion sections at $79 per ticket. A limited number of premium courtside and floor-level seats are also on sale for $165 each, with per-seat Ahearn Fund donations of $500 required for courtside tickets and $100 for floor-level seats.
The most convenient way to order tickets is online at www.kstatesports.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or by calling toll-free, (800) 221-CATS.