K-State’s Big 12 Home Opener Set for Afternoon Kick


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Big 12 Conference and FOX Sports announced Monday that Kansas State’s Big 12 home opener against Oklahoma on October 2 has been set for a 2:30 p.m., kick and will be shown nationally on FOX.

K-State is searching for its third-straight win in the series following upsets over top-five Sooner teams in both 2019 (48-41) and 2020 (38-35). The last time the Wildcats won at least three-straight games over OU was 1993 through 1996.

Kansas State, ranked No. 25 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25, opens Big 12 play this Saturday at Oklahoma State. The game inside Boone Pickens Stadium is slated for a 6 p.m., kick and will be shown on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Big 12 TV Selections for Saturday, October 2

Texas at TCU 11 a.m. ABC
Oklahoma at K-State 2:30 p.m. FOX
Texas Tech at West Virginia 2:30 p.m. ESPN2
Baylor at Oklahoma State 6 p.m. ESPN2
Kansas at Iowa State 6 p.m. FS1
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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