KU Softball announces 2017 broadcast slate
LAWRENCE, Kan. –Kansas softball games will have a presence on the airwaves through the Jayhawk Radio and Television Networks, as well as nationally on the FOX family, as announced by Kansas Athletics Tuesday afternoon.
The Jayhawks will have five nationally-televised games during the 2017 season. Kansas softball will be showcased on FSN when the Jayhawks host defending national champions Oklahoma on Saturday, April 15 at noon. The other four national broadcasts will air on the Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3. Through Kansas Athletics’ partnership with IMG and Spectrum Sports, four selected games will air in the state of Kansas, while those outside of the Sunflower State can view the contests on ESPN3.
The Jayhawks will have four games broadcast on Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3 in the month of March and one in April. Kansas’ matchups against Iowa (3/12), UMKC (3/16), Baylor (3/25) and Texas (4/29) will be featured live on the Jayhawk Television Network.
In addition to the regular season, Big 12 Softball Championship games on the main field of ASA Hall of Fame Stadium will be televised on FOX College Sports (FCS). The event, being played for the first time since 2010, will take place May 12-13 in Oklahoma City.
Every game of 2017 will be broadcast live over the airwaves on the Jayhawk Radio Network. The Jayhawk Radio Network enters its third year of a partnership with KJHK, the University of Kansas’ student radio station, to broadcast select home games, while KLWN and KWOD will air select road games. Additionally, all of KU softball’s contests will be carried live, for free, at KUAthletics.com/radio or on the official Kansas Jayhawks mobile app.
Kansas student broadcaster Fulton Caster will call the action for the Jayhawks. The 2017 season marks the third year where every game home and away will be made available for fans to listen to on KUAthletics.com.
In 2017, KU returns six starters and 13 letterwinners from last season, while welcoming nine newcomers, including a pair of transfers. Among those returning is All-Big 12 Freshman Team member Alexis Reid, who posted a victory in the circle over nationally-ranked Oklahoma on the road last spring.
Kansas softball opens its 2017 campaign in Florida at the Stetson Tournament, Feb. 10-12. The Jayhawks will play a total of five games during the first weekend of the year against Akron, Savannah State and Stetson.
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