Kansas Announces Jayhawk Network Lineup

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Prior to the start of the new season, Kansas Athletics announced KU softball’s lineup on both the Jayhawk Radio Network and Jayhawk Television Network. Every game of the 2015 campaign will air on the radio, while four can be seen on the Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3.

“We’re really fortunate this year, for the first time, to have all of our games broadcast so all of our fans back at home, all of our parents and our families, can listen to our games,” said head coach Megan Smith.

The Jayhawk Radio Network has partnered with KJHK, the University of Kansas’ student radio station, to broadcast every pitch, home and away, all season long. For the first time ever, all of KU softball’s contests will be carried live, for free, at KUAthletics.com/radio or in the official Kansas Jayhawks mobile app, with selected dates being simulcast over the air on KJHK radio in Lawrence and the surrounding area. The live audio stream will be accessible via desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet.

“It’s nice to be able to have our fans and families follow us while we’re on the road because we have to be on the road so much early in the season,” Smith added. “It’s a nice step forward for us to be able to do for the fans back at home.”

Also new this season, Smith, who is entering her sixth season as the head coach of the Jayhawks, will have a weekly “Hawk Talk” podcast to discuss all things Kansas softball. Smith’s show will be made available on KUAthletics.com.

Kansas student broadcaster Sam Davis, a sophomore from Augusta, Kansas, will call the action for the Jayhawks and host a weekly “Hawk Talk” podcast with Smith, also available in-app or in the audio portal at KUAthletics.com.

Additionally, Kansas softball will have four games broadcast on the Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3. Through Kansas Athletics’ partnership with IMG and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, 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 two games broadcast on Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3 in the month of March, one in April and the final television contest in May. Kansas’ match ups against Drake (3/16), Texas (3/27), Wichita State (4/28) and Baylor (5/2) will be featured live on the Jayhawk Television Network.

Kansas softball kicks off the 2015 season against LIU Brooklyn at the Florida Atlantic Kickoff Classic on Feb. 6, the first of 25 road games before opening the home portion of the schedule against Northern Colorado in the Jayhawk Invitational on March 13. All KU home games will be played at the new Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

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