Originally published November 2, 2009 at 02:14p.m., updated November 2, 2009 at 02:29p.m.

KU-Nebraska to kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 14

Game will be televised on ABC


The Kansas-Nebraska football game on Nov. 14 will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised on ABC, the Big 12 announced Monday.

It will be the third time in four weeks that the Jayhawks will have had a 2:30 p.m. start on ABC, as KU's last two games (Oklahoma, Texas Tech) also were at 2:30 on ABC.

The Jayhawks' game Saturday against Kansas State will be at 11:30 a.m. on Versus.

The full Big 12 TV schedule for the next two weeks is below.

Big 12 TV schedule for Nov. 7

Central Florida at Texas, 11 a.m., FSN

Kansas at Kansas State, 11:30 a.m., Versus

Texas A&M; at Colorado, 12:30 p.m., FCS

Oklahoma State at Iowa State, 2:30 p.m., ABC

Oklahoma at Nebraska, 7 p.m., ABC

Big 12 TV schedule for Nov. 14

Texas at Baylor, 11 or 11:30 a.m., FSN

Missouri at Kansas State, 11:30 a.m., Versus

Nebraska at Kansas, 2:30 p.m., ABC

Texas A&M; at Oklahoma, 6 p.m., FSN

Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., ABC


Cody Stumma 10 years, 3 months ago

You mean Oklahoma, right?

Kansas played Colorado on FSN.

10 years, 3 months ago

For what it's worth, the Texas A&M vs. Colorado game this weekend is on Fox College Sports at 12:30pm.

Jesse Newell 10 years, 3 months ago

Code_2008 and txrockchalk — Yep and yep. Thanks.

brungyjhawk 10 years, 3 months ago

Keep the red out of lawrence this weekend. KU fans don't wear anything red! Wear blue!

KUSmurf 10 years, 3 months ago

Glad it's not an 11 AM start. All those early home games sucked.

bennettcl 10 years, 3 months ago

brungy we play in Manhattan this weekend. Next weekend though...yes..please no one wear red to the game. I for one wish the game was at 11 or 11:30. We obviously have been having trouble with the 2:30 ABC games. Hopefully that changes next week though against Nebraska who hasn't beaten us in Lawrence in their last two attempts. Let's keep that stat rolling.

Michael Leiker 10 years, 3 months ago

Man, for some reason I am just dreading these games. Obviously I don't have a good feeling about them. Usually seeing these game times just fires me up but today I have a sinking feeling in my stomach.

actorman 10 years, 3 months ago

"Glad it's not an 11 AM start. All those early home games sucked."

That may be true for the home crowd, but for those of us who are out of town (not to mention for recruiting), the 2:30 starts suck because the games aren't shown nationally. I would think as a Jayhawk fan, you would rather face the inconvenience of having to go to a game a few hours earlier than have recruiting hurt and have thousands of other KU fans either not be able to see the game or have to spend loads of money for pay per view.

okjhok 10 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, Gameplan is starting to get expensive, and it's not in HD. I'm getting gouged. I wish all the games were on FSN.

brungyjhawk 10 years, 3 months ago

bennettcl I meant to say ON this weekend. My mistake. Go hawks!

Omari Miller 10 years, 3 months ago

I agree, okjhok. Invariably, the ABC games only air in the belt from Texas to North Dakota. Out here on the West Coast, we're stuck with a Pac 10 game on ABC. This means $25 to see KU play on Gameplan. Not nearly as good as being at the game, but at least half the money.

rastameta 10 years, 3 months ago

If it is on ABC, you can also watch it online on ESPN 360 for free. You don't have to pay for it if you live on the coasts.

rastameta 10 years, 3 months ago

HawkfromHays, you are correct...but must of our fans don't even admit this fact.

Dyrk Dugan 10 years, 3 months ago

admit what fact? annual underachievement? 3 bowl wins in 4 years, including a BCS bowl victory is annual underachievement?

you guys have seen no couldn't have. this program cannot be judged vs. the elite schools in college football. You have to judge it in the context of what reality is....and what the past looked like. and the past my friends, was not pretty. (see 1986-88...and 2000-02).

FSUJHAWK 10 years, 3 months ago

I know we don't have much control over TV scheduling and as much as I hate to say it the University should lobby for 11AM games. Aren't we undefeated at that time slot?

Blake Post 10 years, 3 months ago

04 had unfortunate QB problems until Swanson was back from injury. Then, only Texas could beat us. I would love to have that dominant defense again. Killer Kansas. This regime, even when it underachieves by its standards, is by far the best in Kansas history. We had great players and teams, but could not sustain it. We had teams that could barely win a game. This regime has more solid, tougher teams consistently. We even had guys go pro early! Remember, we could not beat KSU from 1993 through 2004? Something like that. Last year we killed them dead. They wept. We were good and they were not. We beat some good teams. We beat OSU and Va Tech in Orange Bowl year.... ah yes, the Orange Bowl. 76 on nebraska, winning bowl games, The Orange Bowl satisfied me for all time with this coach. I'm just a kid rooting for his team now. And that MU game last year! Shot through the heart, and we're to blame. We give tigers a bad pain, bad pain. ha ha

I said it, while a tv guy said nu was a play away from top 5 (shot him with an imaginary gun) and proved how really stupid he is, and I was saying nu is mediocre at best. They are the ultimate live in denial team still. Tech killed them. ISU beat them, and they have no dam offense. OU will crush them. Right now I don't know what KU will do... need to beat ksu upstarts

Nebraska must die.

Dyrk Dugan 10 years, 3 months ago


first of all, we have WON 3 bowl games....nobody is talking about whether it's easy or tough to get into a bowl game. of course it's easier now...there's 25 plus bowl games each year! so we've beaten good teams in bowls.

do we think with 7 wins 10 years ago, we could have qualified for a bowl game? (CU was 7-4 in 1998...and made a bowl game......very few teams played 12 games back then.)

You, and KU fans like you, just have the wrong perspective. you listen and read the guys who say, "KU has to start beating these elite programs, or KU has to start squashing these inferior programs...." and on and on. well i got news for ya.....we're still building! it's not THERE yet. Good grief, no one realizes how hard it is to build a consistent winning big time college football just have no clue.

if you want to look at k-state, let's look at 'em. 6 out of 7 years with 11 wins...for the first 8 years of the Big 12, they were the winningest school in the league. won a Big 12 title, and won the Fiesta Bowl.

Now look at 'em. one bowl appearance in the last 5 years! only one winning season, and multiple last place finishes in the North Division. do you honestly think they'll repeat that previous stretch? no way.

let's look at Nebraska. all those wins....300 plus sellouts....30 years of bowl appearances, winning seasons....went 90-9 from '94 to '03...3 national titles and on and on. Now? they can't beat Iowa St. at home? get crushed by TTech at home? give up a school record 76 points to little 'ol KU?

the 'ol boys network of college football is fading...and fading fast. anybody can struggle...and anybody can have a glorious season or two. the key is, to build something that will last....for years and years. and quite frankly, that's still happening at Kansas.

have you looked at our recruits the last couple of years? we've gotten some very good players....and our recruiting class this year looks very good. we're going to be fine.

is this season a disappointment? don't know yet....we'll see after the next two weekends. did i think we could go 9-3 this year? of course...but that doesn't automatically mean we under achieved. last year, MU was touted heavily here in KC to win the national title. did they underachieve? i don't know....10-4 ain't bad.

actorman 10 years, 3 months ago

"of course it's easier now...there's 25 plus bowl games each year! so we've beaten good teams in bowls."

mvjayhawk, since you wrote those sentences, I assume you don't realize the inherent contradiction in them? Think about the complete lack of logic for a moment ...

And even aside from the contradiction, who cares if we win a bowl game against another medicore 5th-place finisher??? Other than Virginia Tech, none of the bowl wins has been particularly special.

I'm not going to be quite as negative as Hawk from Hays because I've been a fan for 35 years and seen plenty of horrendous seasons, but his point is still well taken: KU has lost a huge number of close games in recent years, especially if you throw out the one glorious Orange Bowl season.

The biggest problem, as I see it, is that although Mangino is a good coach in many ways (recruiting, player development, switching players to different positions or offense/defense, etc.), in one glaring way he is not: game decisions. He consistently makes not just horrible, but truly baffling decisions, whether it be to go for two with a 30-5 lead against TT (which KU ended up losing 31-30), to not call timeouts near the end of a tie game when the other team is about to score, or--in the most baffling of all--kicking off out of the end zone from the TT 40-yard-line. If Mangino could make even BASIC decisions correctly, KU could have won a number of those heartbreakers over the years and MM would be a great coach, not merely a good one.

actorman 10 years, 3 months ago

BTW, I asked Joe Mortensen after the 31-30 debacle against TT why MM had gone for two, and he told me that none of the players had had the nerve to ask him.

I will give MM credit for one more good thing, though: he does seem to be excellent at movitating players to play their hardest on a consistent level (the recent game against OU notwithstanding).

jhokfan 10 years, 3 months ago


You have a unique perspective but I’m not completely buying into your theory. Isn’t it a coaches job to put his team into a position to win, then it’s up to the players.

Granted there have been lots of disappointing losses during the Mangino era and I am not absolving him of all responsibility but I don’t think its fair to blame the coach for all of them. Just off the top of my head I can think of several instances in which player mistakes costs us the game. You can’t blame Mangino for the pass interference by Wilson against Colorado. Todd threw an interception last year against South Florida that ended the game. How about the pass interference by Gordon against Texas several years back and I know we’ve missed some field goals that hurt us. We lost several close games against Nebraska before we finally broke through but each game the margin of defeat grew smaller. This is a team that owned us for 36 years and in most seasons we lost by an average of 6 or 7 touchdowns.

And as much as I love the players we have, are we really in the same class as the rest of the B12. Historically, the rest of the conference with the exception of Iowa State and Baylor all have higher football profiles than us. Even if some of them have fallen off in recent years, I think attracting the best players to KU year after year is more difficult than most other B12 coaches have to contend with.

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