Monday, September 30, 2013

Oct. 12 KU football game at TCU set for 11 a.m. kickoff

Game will be televised by FSN


The Kansas University football team better double check the batteries in the team's alarm clocks.

The Big 12 Conference announced this morning that KU's Oct. 12 game at TCU will kickoff at 11 a.m., marking the third straight week that the Jayhawks will start in the morning.

KU's last game, a 13-10 home victory over Louisiana Tech, kicked off at 11 a.m. and the 2-1 Jayhawks play host to No. 20 Texas Tech (4-0) at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

KU is no stranger to the 11 a.m. start times. The Jayhawks have played several late morning games during the past few seasons and head coach Charlie Weis said Monday that the biggest key with the early game is to make sure the players' bodies are ready and adjusting throughout the week.

The early start can be tough on opponents but Weis said he did not see it as being an advantage for either team.

The Oct. 12 game at TCU will be televised on FSN.

No new injuries

The Jayhawks seem to have emerged unharmed from a physical bye week that featured a Thursday scrimmage in which even KU's quarterbacks were live and free to be hit. Only running back Taylor Cox (hamstring) and wide receiver Tre' Parmalee (appendectomy) are listed on the team's injury report heading into preparation for Texas Tech.

There was no word yet on whether either player had a chance to play this weekend against the Red Raiders, but the Jayhawks appear to be in good shape, health-wise, everywhere else.


Jonathan Allison 7 years, 5 months ago

I hope that I get the broadcast for the TCU game. I usually can find the games that are on FSN, but this year it seems like they haven't carried as much football.

I assume that Taylor Cox is still being considered for a medical redshirt, so he'll probably be listed on the injury report going forward, unless we end up sending him in out of necessity and burning that medical redshirt opportunity, right?

Regarding Parmalee, maybe we should schedule all of our returnees for appendectomies, tonsilectomies, and wisdom teeth surgeries in the offseason? Anything else that we can take out?

Dirtyphog 7 years, 5 months ago

Yikes... I understand getting on TV and what not, but one afternoon or evening game would be great for the fan turnout and the players.. It's hard to wake up early and play at full speed at 11 am every Saturday

Brad Farha 7 years, 5 months ago

I'll be surprised if they put the OU game at 11am as well. Hopefully they'll knock that one back to 2:30!

KGphoto 7 years, 5 months ago

Hate these late scheduling decisions. Just make the damn schedule like the rest of the world of sports. The Chiefs play the Chargers on December 29th at 4;25pm ET. Is that so hard?

Andy Godwin 7 years, 5 months ago

Get use to it. The games with little to no interest regionally (or even locally) are put on at 11 am. If the Big XII didn't have such a generous T.V. contract many of KU's games would not even be broadcast regionally. The powers at be wait to announce times until they find out if any of the teams expected to be at the bottom of their conferences are surprisingly improved and warrant being moved up in the lineup.

KGphoto 7 years, 5 months ago

This conference had 9 bowl teams last year.

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