Kansas softball announces 2018 broadcast information

LAWRENCE, Kan. — During the 2018 season, Kansas softball will make eight TV appearances and feature comprehensive online audio streaming coverage for the fourth-straight season.

The Jayhawk Television Network (JTV), powered by Spectrum Sports, will televise four KU home games, starting with the Jayhawks’ home opener against UMKC on March 8. The remaining JTV telecasts at Rock Chalk Park include Western Illinois (March 15), KU’s Big 12 home opener against Oklahoma State (April 6), and Texas Tech (April 27).

Lifetime Jayhawk Jill Dorsey-Hall will provide analysis for all four JTV telecasts, while play-by-play coverage will be split by Jimmy Chavez (March 8, March 15) and Lief Lisec (April 6, April 27).

Additional road games on TV include Longhorn Network’s airing of the three-game series between Kansas and Texas, March 23-25, and FOX Sports Southwest Plus’s telecast of KU’s road contest against 2017 Women’s College World Series participant Baylor, April 20.

In a partnership with KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication, KUAthletics.com will provide live video streaming of eight home games. The student-produced coverage begins on March 28 as the Jayhawks face SIUE in a midweek tilt, followed by all three games in the Colorado State series, March 30-31. The online video coverage continues into Big 12 play with two games of the Oklahoma State series, April 7-8, and two games of the Texas Tech series, April 28-29.

The Jayhawk Radio Network’s audio coverage of every game during the 2018 season will be available live on the KUAthletics.com/radio or on the official Kansas Jayhawks mobile app. The Jayhawk Radio Network enters its fourth year of a partnership with KJHK, the University of Kansas’ student radio station. In addition to comprehensive online radio streaming, check KU’s schedule for local over-the-air radio broadcast listings during the season.

Kansas student broadcaster Nick Springer will call the action on the Jayhawk Radio Network. His call will also be simulcast on the eight video-streamed games available on KUAthletics.com.

The 2018 Phillips 66 Big 12 Softball Championship pool play games on the main field of ASA Hall of Fame Stadium will be televised on FOX College Sports (FCS). The event will take place May 11-12 in Oklahoma City with the championship contest televised on FS2 at 4 p.m.

About: Jayhawk Television Network
The Jayhawk Television Network (JTV) is a TV channel and online offering available nationwide. Powered by Spectrum Sports Kansas City, JTV is a collaboration between Spectrum Sports, Kansas Athletics, Jayhawk IMG Sports Marketing and worldwide sports leader ESPN. JTV showcases Kansas Athletics with approximately 75 live events annually and additional shoulder programming like a dedicated pre and postgame football and men’s basketball show for the entire season. In total, there is over 350 hours of original programming annually being produced from Mt. Oread.

JTV is available in the state of Kansas with participating cable and telecom providers. It is also available via the ESPN App and WatchESPN on computers, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices with a subscription from an affiliated video service provider.

Jayhawk Sports Marketing/IMG College has the exclusive right to sell all Jayhawk Television Network advertising. For advertising information, please contact Marc Tuttle at (785) 312-7555, ext. 13.





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