"Our partnerships with Cox and KWCH are some of the most important we have,” Director of Athletics Jim Schaus said. “Television exposure for our men’s and women’s athletic programs helps promote Shocker athletics and our entire university. It delivers WSU athletics to our fans throughout the state, which assists in overall exposure, alumni relations, recruiting, university image and revenue generation. We are proud to be associated with such first-class organizations. This is a great day for us!”
The “Shocker Sports Report”, hosted by Mike Kennedy, also returns with 25 weekly Shocker highlight shows at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. every Thursday starting Nov. 8 on Kansas Now 22 on Cox cable.
Two Wichita State men’s basketball games will be televised on KWCH TV Channel 12 in Wichita, while nine will be televised on Kansas Now 22 on Cox Cable.
Highlighted in the package are non-conference games at Appalachian State, at UMKC, and a home game against LSU on Dec. 19. Three Valley road games in January, and four in February, will also be telecast. Also, should the Valley Network not choose WSU’s game at Drake March 1 as a part of the wildcard weekend, Kansas Now 22 will pick up that game. The quarterfinal games of the MVC Tournament in St. Louis, Mo., are also televised by FSN.
Kansas Now 22 will also carry WSU’s volleyball match Nov. 10 against Creighton, and women’s basketball games Dec. 20 against Winthrop and Jan. 17 at Bradley will be televised.
In addition, six yet to be determined Shocker baseball games will be televised on Kansas Now 22.
Bruce Haertl returns as play-by-play announcer for men’s basketball telecasts on KWCH and Kansas Now 22, with former Shocker player Craig Steven serving as color analyst, while Haertl and Kansas native Jackie Stiles will call the women’s games.
The men’s basketball games carried on Kansas Now 22 is in addition to one ESPN2 game at Missouri State, one home game against Missouri State on ESPNU, and four FSN games on the MVC Network.
Kansas Now 22
The primary purpose of Kansas Now 22 is to bring local news and weather to Kansans’ on their own schedule. It incorporates live news from KAKE channel 10 in Wichita and WIBW channel 13 in Topeka. The video schedule has evolved over time to incorporate programming like the WSU athletic events. Through Kansas Now 22, customers in more than 90 communities across the state are able to access local programming when it is important to them. In addition, Kansas Now 22 is the only consistent channel in all of Cox Communications’ lineups across the state of Kansas, providing a statewide advertising venue for many regional businesses.
2007-08 Wichita State Tentative Television Schedule (10/17/07)
|Thurs. ||Nov. 29||at Appalachian State (KN22)||Boone, N.C.|| 7:05 p.m.|
|Sat.||Dec. 15||at UMKC (KN22)||Kansas City, Mo.||7:05 p.m.|
|WED.||DEC. 19||LSU (KN22)||WICHITA||7:05 p.m.|
|Sat.||Jan. 5||at Bradley* (KN22)||Peoria, Ill.||7:05 p.m.|
|Tues.||Jan. 8||at Missouri State* (ESPN2)||Springfield, Mo.|| 6:05 p.m.|
|SAT.||JAN. 12||CREIGHTON* (KN22)||WICHITA||7:05 p.m.|
|Wed.||Jan. 16 ||at Illinois State* (KWCH) ||Normal, Ill. ||7:05 p.m.|
|Sat.||Jan. 19||at Southern Illinois* (KN22)||Carbondale, Ill. ||2:05 p.m.|
|SAT.||JAN. 26||BRADLEY* (MVC-TV)||WICHITA||7:05 p.m.|
|TUES.||JAN. 29||MISSOURI STATE* (ESPNU) ||WICHITA|| 8:05 p.m.|
|Sat.||Feb. 2||at Creighton* (KWCH)||Omaha, Neb.||7:05 p.m.|
|Wed. ||Feb. 6|| at Evansville* (KN22)||Evansville, Ind.||7:05 p.m.|
|Wed.||Feb. 13||at Northern Iowa* (KN22)||Cedar Falls, Iowa||7:05 p.m.|
|SAT.||FEB. 16||SOUTHERN ILLINOIS* (MVC-TV)||WICHITA||6:05 p.m.|
|Tues.||Feb. 19||at Indiana State* (KN22)||Terre Haute, Ind.||6:05 p.m.|
|Fri-Sun.||Feb. 22, 23, or 24||O’Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters+ (TV TBA)||TBA||TBA|
|Sat.||March 1||at Drake* (TV TBA)||Des Moines, Iowa||7:05 p.m. |
State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament (Scottrade Center)
Fri . - Mar. 7 - Quarterfinals (FSN Midwest) - St. Louis, Mo. - tba
Sat . - Mar. 8 - Semifinals (FSN Midwest) - St. Louis, Mo. - tba
Sun. - Mar. 9 - Championship (CBS) - St. Louis, Mo. - tba
Schedule Subject to Change/TV Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Central
+BBS series game times and networks to be announced on Feb. 11