KU Homecoming set for 3 p.m. kickoff against Texas Tech


Courtesy of Kansas Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas’ homecoming matchup with the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Oct. 16 will kickoff at 3 p.m., at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the Big 12 Conference announced on Monday, with the game will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

The meeting between Kansas and Texas Tech will be the 23rd in the series history, including the 12th hosted in Lawrence. The Jayhawks took the last meeting in Lawrence in 2019, when Kansas defeated the Red Raiders, 37-34, on a walk-off field goal on Homecoming.

The Jayhawks will play on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ for the third time this season, where KU holds a 1-1 record. KU will enter its Homecoming game with a 1-4 record, while Texas Tech (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) will take on TCU on Oct. 9, before coming to Lawrence.

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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