Non-conference football times set

MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the start of the 2005 football season less than three months away, the Kansas State Department of Athletics announced the start times for the Wildcats' three non-conference football games Thursday.

The 110th season of Wildcat football will kick off at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, when Florida International visits KSU Stadium for a first-time meeting with the Wildcats. It will mark the first time K-State has played a team from the state of Florida since the Cats squared off with Florida State in 1977.

The Wildcats' first television game of the 2005 season follows a week later on Sept. 10, when Kansas State travels to Marshall. The game will kick off at 10:30 a.m. ET/9:30 a.m. CT and is slated to be televised live nationally on ESPN2.

After a bye week on Sept. 17, K-State closes out its non-conference slate on Sept. 24 at 1:10 p.m., when the Wildcats host North Texas and head coach Darrell Dickey, who led K-State to its first ever bowl game in 1982.

Due to the possibility of television affecting the balance of the schedule, kickoffs for the remainder of the season's eight games are listed as TBA. The contest on Oct. 29 vs. Colorado will serve as homecoming for the 2005 season. The Wildcats' Big 12 Conference home opener is Oct. 8 vs. Kansas.

Season tickets remain on sale, with several pricing and location options available. Reserved bench seating is priced at $285 for the six-game package, while tickets in the general admission "End Zone Fun Zone" of the north end zone are $185. In addition, the "Young Alumni" season-ticket option is available to recent K-State graduates for $173.

Orders for individual-game tickets for K-State's six home and four Big 12 Conference road games are also being accepted. Tickets are $35 for the non-conference games against Florida International and North Texas, $55 for Big 12 Conference games against Colorado and Missouri and $65 for the Kansas and Texas A&M league games.

Tickets may be ordered in person at the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum, by calling toll-free, 1-800-221-CATS or on-line at www.kstatesports.com.

2005 Kansas State Football Schedule
Date Opponent Kickoff
Sept. 3 Florida International 1:10 p.m.
Sept. 10 at Marshall (ESPN2) 10:30 a.m. ET/9:30 a.m. CT
Sept. 24 North Texas 1:10 p.m.
Oct. 1 at Oklahoma* TBA
Oct. 8 Kansas* TBA
Oct. 15 at Texas Tech* TBA
Oct. 22 Texas A&M* TBA
Oct. 29 Colorado* (HC) TBA
Nov. 5 at Iowa State* TBA
Nov. 12 at Nebraska* TBA
Nov. 19 Missouri* TBA

* Big 12 Conference Games


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