"We are really excited that ESPN2 has decided to pick up our game against Texas," said head coach Jim Wooldridge. "This will be a great opportunity for ESPN to once again see the strong support our program receives. I know our team looks forward to showcasing this program against what should be another strong Texas squad."
The appearance will mark the fifth straight season that Kansas State has appeared on either ESPN or ESPN2, including the fourth time in the last five seasons on ESPN2. The Wildcats, who will be making their sixth overall appearance on ESPN2, last appeared on the network in 2005 in their regular season finale against Kansas.
This will also mark the second time in the three seasons that the K-State-Texas contest has been broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. The Wildcats upset the 10th-ranked Longhorns, 58-48, in front of a national ESPN audience on March 6, 2004.
With the addition of the Texas game, Kansas State will now have a total of 20 games broadcast on television, including 12 on Fox Sports Midwest and seven regionally on ESPN Plus. The Fox Sports television schedule as well as the remaining game times will be announced at a later date.
Kansas State returns three starters and eight lettermen from last season's 17-12 squad. The Wildcats will open team practice on Friday, Oct. 14 and play their first exhibition game at Bramlage Coliseum on Thursday, Nov. 3 against the EA Sports All-Stars at 7 p.m.