Kansas-Northern Illinois Game to be Seen on ESPNU or ESPN3

June 7, 2012

IRVING, Texas – ESPN and the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday that the Kansas-Northern Illinois football game scheduled for Sept. 22 in DeKalb, Ill., will be picked up by the ESPN family of networks. The game will be shown on either cable station ESPNU or online on ESPN3. Game time has not yet been announced.

This would mark the first Kansas game televised by ESPNU and would be the second on ESPN3 after the 2011 meeting between KU and Oklahoma.

Kansas and Northern Illinois will be meeting for the third time on the gridiron and the second time in as many years. KU won a thriller against the Huskies, 45-42, at Memorial Stadium last season, while NIU took the first meeting in 1983 by a 37-34 score.

The Jayhawks will open the 2012 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 when they play host to South Dakota State. Tickets are available for all of KU’s home games via the web at kuathletics.com, by calling 1-800-34-HAWKS or by stopping by the ticket office on the southeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse.