Kansas State University

Wildcats will get plenty of TV time

MANHATTAN — Kansas State will play 11 of 16 Big 12 men's basketball games on one of ESPN's networks this season. Eight are scheduled for ESPN or ESPN2.

K-State's full schedule hasn't been released. The Big 12 released the conference schedule Tuesday.

The 11 national TV games include four previously announced games on ESPN's "Big Monday," as well as road games against Texas A&M on Jan. 22 and Kansas on Jan. 29, and a home clash with Missouri on Feb. 26.

The four "Big Monday" games will be played at Texas and Missouri, and at home against Kansas and Baylor.

The schedule can be found on page 5D.

Currie confirms end to Oregon series — K-State athletic director John Currie commented Tuesday on the two-game football series with Oregon, beginning in 2011, being killed.

Currie cited the Big 12's new nine-game conference schedule, which could start in 2011 if Colorado makes an expedited exit to the Pac-10. He said the agreement to erase the series was mutual and no financial penalty will be paid.

"In conjunction with the conference office, we are continuing to work on our future football schedules," Currie wrote on the K-State athletics website."... I am confident that we will reach our goal of having seven home games in 2011, but there are still a few moving parts. We are still on track to have our 2011 schedule in place and announced in the near future."

The Wildcats have future non-conference games scheduled with Miami, Auburn, Virginia Tech and Texas-San Antonio. But only the UTSA series was scheduled with Bill Snyder as coach.