This week was a six-day window for Big 12 television assignments, but next week gets the 13-day treatment. That means we got the game times for both this Saturday’s trip to Texas Tech and the October 30 Homecoming date with TCU yesterday.
It’s a morning kickoff in Lubbock on Saturday, with an 11:00 start on FS1 with the intolerable stylings of Tim Brando to add to the misery. Also getting the 11:00 slot: Oklahoma at Kansas on ESPN. Why the flagship feels the need to destroy their ratings with Kansas football remains beyond our comprehension. Oklahoma State at Baylor is the 2:30 contest on FOX, while West Virginia visits TCU at 6:30 on ESPNU.
TCU gets ESPNU two weeks in a row, as their Halloween Eve trip to K-State will air on that network at 2:30. Texas at Baylor is the morning game on ABC, Iowa State visits West Virginia at 1:00 on ESPN+, Oklahoma lands on K-State’s time slot again with a 2:30 home game against Tech on ABC, and Kansas visits Oklahoma State at 6:30 on FS1.
Yes, Texas and Oklahoma both get the broadcast network slots that day. Imagine.
D. Scott Fritchen wrote about all the quarterback talent in the Big 12 in yesterday’s Sports Extra, while Arne Green covers the Wildcats’ post-game reaction after the Iowa State debacle for the Capital-Journal.
In today’s SE, Fritchen caught up with Mike McGuirl to discuss his super-senior season. On the women’s side, Greg Riddle of the Dallas Morning News reports that a second player from Texas state champs DeSoto has flipped from Texas Tech to K-State. Following a flip from Ja’Mia Harris at the beginning of the month, Michayla Gatewood has opted to follow her teammate to Manhattan (free but signup required). Grabbing two players off the best team in Texas is a pretty nice job by Jeff Mittie.
Track and Field
Chantoba Bright grabbed the silver medal in the triple jump and bronze in the long jump at the 2021 South American U-23 Championships on Saturday in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She earned her spot there by winning both events at the Guyana Senior Championships back in June.
K-State is no longer in position to make the Big 12 Soccer Championship tournament after losing 2-1 at Oklahoma on Sunday. Kyler Goins scored the lone goal for the Cats, her fourth of the season, just after halftime.
The loss leaves K-State (6-8-2, 1-4-2) in ninth place, one point back of Oklahoma and Kansas, with two games remaining. The first of those is Friday night at first-place TCU, which probably isn’t going to aid the Wildcats’ flagging chances. That said, the Cats close the regular season next Thursday at home against last-place Iowa State, so there’s an opportunity to get back in the field as Kansas visits 10-4-2 Texas Tech and hosts second-place Texas. Getting past the Oklahoma teams is a harder ask, as they each have three opportunities for points, and one of those games is Bedlam so at least one team is guaranteed a point and one of them will therefore move out of K-State’s reach barring a Wildcat win or draw in Fort Worth.