Time Set for the Sunflower State Showdown
102nd renewal of the Sunflower State Showdown set for 6:20 p.m. on Oct. 9
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State Department of Athletics learned Tuesday that the Wildcats' football game at Kansas on Oct. 9 has been set for a 6:20 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium by KU Athletics officials.
The game marks the 102nd renewal of the Sunflower State Showdown, which is one of the longest-played rivalries in college football.
For the sixth straight season, their will be no live network television broadcast of the K-State/KU game (the 2001 meeting was televised via pay-per-view). However, the contest will air live on radio over the 29-station Mid America Sports Network with Wyatt Thompson calling the action and former K-State quarterback Stan Weber providing the analysis.
The K-State/KU series dates to Oct. 7, 1902, with the Jayhawks holding a 61-35-5 all-time edge. The Wildcats bring an 11-game winning streak into this year's Showdown, the longest by either side in the series, and have outscored the Kansas by a combined total of 460-97 during the streak, including a 64-0 victory the last time the two teams squared off in Lawrence in 2002.
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