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Longhorn Network, Jayhawk Network will show KU game

— ESPN’s Longhorn Network has announced a second Texas football game that it will carry in its inaugural season, and the first Big 12 matchup.

A Longhorn Network statement says it will carry the Oct. 29 game between Texas and Kansas in Austin. The network will carry the game exclusively except in Kansas.

In Kansas, the Jayhawk Television Network will produce its first-ever statewide football telecast that day.

The game will air in HD on over-the-air stations in Kansas City and throughout the state of Kansas.

“We’re pleased to partner with the Longhorn Network and the IMG College staffs in Austin and Lawrence,” KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger said. “We’re proud that this collaboration guarantees that our Jayhawk Network can bring this game to our fans.”

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actorman

Great. That means there'll be no chance for any of us out-of-staters to see it anywhere. I'll bet that even sports bars won't have the Longhorn Network.

11 years, 3 months ago

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Laurence Cooley

i wonder how much money we took for this to happen

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Robert Brock

Feel dirty?

11 years, 3 months ago

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hammerhawk

I'm afraid it won't be much of a game anyway so not much will really be missed by not seeing it on tv.

11 years, 3 months ago

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Saguaro_Jayhawk

Not sure if this is good or bad.

Good -- the $ for doing this should be outstanding.

Bad -- there may not be many fans able to view it, except for within KS or TX. With the way tLhN has been going, there may be more in KS able to view it.

11 years, 3 months ago

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ku_tailg8

We need to be proactive and do whats best for us. Hopefully our president will earn their money on this one. This is huge!

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jhawk23

Really, Zenger?!

And so so it begins . . .

Zenger, get off your butt and call the Pac-12 and the B1G and start begging, pleading, promising, and whatever else it takes. This Big XII house of cards is crumbling. Don't let KU get screwed on your watch.

11 years, 3 months ago

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eastcoasthawk

Really? Not paying UT to watch this one.

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rob4lb

I can't believe we did this. I've just lost confidence in our athletics director

11 years, 3 months ago

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Jason Spangler

This is so f_cking embarrassing for KU. What a disaster

11 years, 3 months ago

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Matt Tait

Before you guys go on, this is actually a joint endeavor between the Jayhawk Network and the Longhorn Network.

Zenger told me weeks ago that he wouldn't even think about doing it if that wasn't part of the deal.

The Jayhawk Network, which has barely shown any live games in the past, will handle a major chunk of the production and all of the advertising for the broadcast shown in Kansas.

Add to that the $$$ that KU made to be the team to help UT out here and this seems like a great move. Beyond the obvious, it sets KU up to be one step closer to moving on its own TLN-esque network someday...

Sure, on the surface, it looks like KU is bowing down to TLN but that's not the case.

11 years, 3 months ago

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jayhawkintx73

Here is a question. Why is the KU Network not showing the football games any way? Why would have to be in collaboration with the Longhorn Network? They show all of the basketball games except for those on ESPN, ABC, CBS, etc. The Longhorn Network and the Texas Longhorns are why Nebraska and Colorado left and why Texas A&M is leaving. There should not have been any deal with the Longhorns, period.

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ahpersecoachingexperience

this totally demonstrates the ignorance of our adminstration and sadly, jayhawk nation. it's really sad that an article on a possible basketball recruit can get 300 comments, but something like this gets 10.
in order for a conference game to be shown on the tln the opposing team must agree that it can be shown. ut had approached almost every conference opponent and was told to "stick your network next to your t-bone". the other schools were smart enough to realize that games on the tln only helps ut in establishing more viewers/subscribers. (insert typical out of touch homer reponse: ya but it will help our recruiting in tx blah blah blah. no it won't).
this move by sz shows that our allegience are pledged to ut and he believes that ut will lookout for ku in the long run. he is either to blind or just to stupid to realize helping a school that is only looking out for it's own intrest and destroying other schools while doing so is not worth the small monetsry gain.

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rob4lb

I agree. Unless there is some type of quid pro quo where UT agrees to takes us with them to whatever new conference they join. I can't imagine that being the case. Someone needs to explain this.

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Jesse Newell

Hey guys — Sorry about the confusion here. We posted an earlier version of an AP story, and later on, KU sent out a release saying the game will be televised statewide on the Jayhawk Network.

Definitely a big error on our part, as the story should have had all the information. Sorry again.

Jesse Newell
KUsports.com online editor

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truefan

Hey Jesse, does that mean that I get to pay KU, not UT, for viewing this game? Or does it mean that I won't have to pay for the game at all? I'm not complaining, I just don't understand who is getting my money here.

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number1jayhawker

Do we pay more for the basketball games on the Jayhawk Network....NO.

A KC station broadcasts the games free, just like they will this football game.

This is a good deal people. It also could help our future move to another conference with UT.

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ahpersecoachingexperience

Changes nothing! It's still going out nationally on tln. It gives tln more bargaining power with major cable networks saying they can have 2 games. It makes the person that wouldn't subscribe to tln when it had one game do it now because they will have two games. It tells ut that ku will do this in the future so next year the can work on another school to get three games on tln. And so on and so on...

Wake up jayhawks!!! Where's my zoloft???

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rob4lb

There are only two substantive programs on the Longhorn Network- the Rice game today and now the KU-UT game later. I don't think anyone in Houston will be able to watch the Rice game today and I doubt that alot of cable companies will carry the Longhorn Network. I can't imagine anyone outside of Texas carrying it. This is going to be a big flop.

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jphog

Yes because a future tied with Texas would be such a horrible thing ahperse. Mountain West looks so much better?

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ahpersecoachingexperience

Really?!?! You trust Texas?!?!?

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rob4lb

I appreciate Matt and Jesse clarifying the story so quickly.

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Dan Pawlowski

Interesting, alpherwhatshisname is using words like "our" and "jayhawk nation".
Kinda like Quantrill calling himself a jayhawker.

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jphog

Trust Texas? No, but it can't hurt our chances of tagging along to the Pac-large if that goes down.

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kranny

Whether you like it or not, it's exposure, it's marketing, it's business, plus I'll get to watch one more Jayhawk game that I otherwise wouldn't get to watch because no other network would touch this game. The "glass half-empty types" on here need to wake up and smell the coffee. For crying out loud, they'll be on TV instead of just the radio. Watch the game and enjoy it for better or worse!! Yell, scream, cuss, high-five your son or daughter, have fun with it!!

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Ervin O'Neal

Always a bright idea to to give UT more success with their TLN. I always wondered which of the other schools were the quietest sheeps at the table when UT insisted on having their own network. Now I know.

No way that I (as one of the enormous number of KU fans outside the state of KS) will watch the game on TLN. Here in St Louis, I would have to go to a sports bar and sit with 100 UT fans and thank them for bringing us "have nots" the game on TV. I'll pass.

What's next? Are we going to become total whores like Louisville and play all our home games on Thursday nights just for TV money? I mean why cater at all to fans that live more than an hour away from the stadium when you could make more money with an empty stadium. Just don't schedule any Fall classes on Friday mornings and everyone wins.

The next thing you know, we will agree to a contract with a pitiful network like Versus (not even available on DirecTV at the sports bars around the nation) that allows the network to not inform us of the kickoff time for Homecoming until a few days before the game. No big deal, it's not like 11AM versus 2PM matters for a game with so many pregame activities and fans traveling from out-of-town. Oh wait, that agreement already exists.

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ryanrael

Watch KU win and nobody will get to see it. Kind of like the Insight Bowl on NFL network a few years ago.

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