Kansas Football Travels To Boston College Friday


Courtesy of Kansas Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks embark on their first road trip of the season this week, as they take on the Boston College Eagles in their final non-conference game of the season at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts on Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT on the ACC Network.

The Jayhawks are coming off a 12-7 defeat at the hands of Coastal Carolina at home on Saturday, which comes as their first loss of the 2019 season. In that game, the duo of Pooka Williams Jr., and Khalil Herbert combined for 181 rushing yards, while Herbert scored KU’s only touchdown.

Friday’s contest against Boston College is the first in program history for the Jayhawks and the 36th game played on a Friday in school history, where the team holds a 19-14-2 record. The game can be viewed live on ACC Network with Chris Cotter (Play-by-play), Mark Herzlich (Analyst), Kelsey Riggs (Reporter) or can be heard across the Jayhawk Radio Network with Brian Hanni (play-by-play), David Lawrence (analyst) and Josh Klingler (sidelines) on the call.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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