It's that time of year where we watch K-State play some meaningless football and reach judgements on the season to come, good or bad, right or wrong. Traditionally among the last schools to partake of this tradition, K-State takes on K-State this Saturday.
The game: Kansas State takes the field for the annual Spring Game, the format of which is always open to conjecture. Bill Snyder has, however, indicated that it will likely be a standard 1-vs-2 game with some wrinkles thrown in on special teams. The honorary captains for the game are:
Larry Brown '68: A former running back at K-State, Brown went on to an eight-year career with the Washington Redskins, being named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1972 and leading the NFL in rushing in 1970.
Clarence Scott '70: A member of the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame, Scott was a first-team Sporting News All-American in 1970 who went on to a 13-year career with the Cleveland Browns, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl in 1973.
Both players were part of the 1968 K-State team which opened KSU Stadium with a 17-7 win over Colorado State, and will now play a part in K-State's first game at Sporting Park.
Kickoff: Saturday, April 25 at 3:00pm CT, Sporting Park (21,000) in Kansas City, Kansas.
Tickets: Technically sold out, but: There are standing room tickets available for $10 ($5 if purchased in groups of 20 or more, and $5 for K-State students with ID). The Bud Light Landing will be open, and seats there are available for $75. There are still tickets available in the Field Club level as well at $150-175. All these options are available through K-State's ticket office. There are 6,000 free parking spaces available to ticket holders, and the stadium gates will open at 1:00pm.
Television: Not televised, but see online below.
Radio: A limited portion of the K-State Sports Network will carry the game, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters. Coverage will begin at 2:30pm CT on the following stations:
|Clay Center||KCLY||100.9 FM|
|Great Bend||KZRS||107.9 FM|
|Junction City||KJCK||1420 AM|
|Kansas City||WHB||810 AM|
|North Fort Riley||KBLS||102.5 FM|
Online: The game will be broadcast on K-StateHD.tv with coverage beginning at 1:00pm, but it's a premium broadcast, meaning you'll have to have a subscription. That's $79.99 for a year or $9.95 for the minimum one month required to be able to watch the game. K-StateHD.tv will also carry a free audio stream of the radio broadcast starting at 2:30.
Other: There will be a pregame Fan Zone in the Sprint Plaza outside the stadium, including a live remote from WHB and all sorts of activities, including a futsal game with new K-State soccer coach Mike Dibbini and assistant coach Gabe Romo.
Are you excited? It's football, for the first time in four months... and the last time for four months. Drink deeply, EMAW, it's a long trek out of the desert.