Times And Television Plans Announced For First 3 Jayhawk Football Games


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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The times and television plans for the first three games of the Lance Leipold era of Kansas Football have officially been set and the slate includes a nationally televised primetime matchup at Coastal Carolina.

Kansas Jayhawk Football can be heard on Today’s Country 95.5 KNDY in Northeast Kansas & Southeast Nebraska as well as Z-96.3 The Lake in North Central Kansas.

Thursday, ESPN announced its plans for the first three weeks of the season. The Jayhawks will open their 2021 season on Friday, Sept. 3 against the University of South Dakota as previously announced at 7 p.m., on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

The following week, Kansas will travel to Coastal Carolina for a nationally televised showdown with the Chanticleers. That game will be televised by ESPN2 and will kickoff at 6:30 p.m., CT.

Kansas will open Big 12 play a week later with a home game against Baylor at 2:30 p.m., CT on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

All remaining games on the Jayhawk schedule will be announced throughout the season either 12 or 6 days before kickoff.

Season tickets for the 2021 season are now on sale and available here.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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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