Baseball Announces 2016 Broadcast Schedule
LAWRENCE, Kan. – For the third-straight season, all 56 Kansas baseball games will be made available in some capacity for fans to listen or watch live Kansas Athletics announced Friday.
All 56 regular-season games can be heard on the Jayhawk Radio Network through KUAthletics.com/Radio or on the official Kansas Jayhawks mobile app, available by searching “Kansas Jayhawks” in the app store. In addition, 16 of those contests will also be live on the dial, as six will air on KJHK 90.7 FM, five on KWOD 1660 AM The Score and five on KLWN 1320 AM.
Of those 56 games, Kansas will have a total of 40 made available for viewing throughout the course of the season. All 27 home games will be carried live on ESPN3 with seven of those contests also carried on the Jayhawk Television Network (JTV).
“Our television contract has been huge for our baseball program,” 14th-year head coach Ritch Price said. “When you try to recruit the state of Kansas and the Kansas City Metro area and you also rely on players outside the state to be able to compete in one of the great conferences in America – that deal has been huge for us in the recruiting process. Kids from outside the state can come to KU when their parents can’t come every weekend – they can watch every single game that their son plays in. Every national event I went to last year, coaches from across the country came up to me and said they saw us play on TV. It is a first-class production and sets us apart from other schools in the conference.”
KU’s game at Kauffman Stadium against Nebraska, April 27, will also be carried on JTV, while all three games at Baylor, at Texas and at Kansas State will also be televised. The Big Ten Network will stream both games at Minnesota on BTN+ and KU’s lone contest at Wichita State will be on COX 22 in Kansas.
“Having so many games televised is huge in the NCAA selection process,” Price added. “People on those committees are watching those teams play on TV. It is a huge advantage for those committee members to see teams play multiple times if you play well.”
The Jayhawks start the 2016 season with a single game at Little Rock, Saturday, Feb. 20, before opening up Hoglund Ballpark for a two-game stint Feb. 22-23 with Northern Colorado. Kansas will then hit the road and travel to Arizona for the Big 12/Pac-12 Challenge, Feb. 25-28, where it will play two games each against Utah and Oregon State.
For more information on the Jayhawk Television Network, please visit KUAthletics.com/TV.
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