Wednesday, November 15, 2017

KMCI-TV reaches deal with Spectrum Sports to simulcast early-season KU basketball games

The pregame men's basketball crowd at Allen Fieldhouse is shown in this file photo from Dec. 2, 2009.

The pregame men's basketball crowd at Allen Fieldhouse is shown in this file photo from Dec. 2, 2009.


There's good news for Kansas City-area Kansas basketball fans who in recent years have struggled to see a handful of early-season KU games televised on The Jayhawk Network.

KMCI-TV, 38 The Spot, announced Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with Spectrum Sports Kansas City to simulcast eight upcoming KU games — four men's and four women's games — beginning with the men's basketball team's home game with South Dakota State at 7 p.m. on Friday.

This is also good news for KU fans in Lawrence who do not subscribe to Midco. Many in that group now will be able to access these games via the use of an antenna.

The following men's games will be picked up by KMCI-TV, along with four KU women's games, including a pair of Big 12 Conference games in 2018:

• Friday, Nov. 17 – 7 p.m. vs. South Dakota State

• Tuesday, Nov. 21 – 7 p.m. vs. Texas Southern

• Friday, Nov. 24 – 7 p.m. vs. Oakland

• Tuesday, Nov. 28 – 7 p.m. vs. Toledo


Dale Rogers 2 years, 2 months ago

I don't suppose this will make the game available on Cox cable here on the west coast? If not we'll have to watch the game on espn3.

Marius Rowlanski 2 years, 2 months ago

Even with ESPN3, you can cast the video to your main screen. I am interested in dropping my cable company if I can find a decent company for streaming live video.

Spectrum is pretty new in the NYC area but we have YouTube TV and Sling where you can pay a lot less then the cable company and buy only the programs you want. They offer all the premium channels and all the sports channels you want. TV à la carte.

Marcia Parsons 2 years, 2 months ago

Do you get Ch 22 on Cox Cable? That's the channel in Wichita that carries all KU games that aren't on networks. It could be just a local thing, I guess.

Shannon Gustafson 2 years, 2 months ago

38 The Spot is a local KC area channel so it isn't available on the West coast.

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