Monday, October 23, 2006
ABC picks NU-Mizzou for either 11 a.m. or 7 p.m.
The Big 12 Conference and ABC Sports announced on Monday that Nebraska's Nov. 4 game against Missouri has been selected for telecast by the network. ABC will utilize its option of a six-day pick to determine the game time which will be either 11 a.m. CST or 7 p.m. CST.
In addition to the Nebraska-Missouri game in Lincoln, ABC will also televise the Oklahoma at Texas A&M game on Nov. 4. Network officials will determine which game will be placed in each particular time slot following the results of this weekend's games.
The ABC telecast will give Nebraska a guaranteed six appearances on the network this season. The Huskers have already played ABC contests against USC, Iowa State and Texas, with this week's game at Oklahoma State and the Nov. 24 game against Colorado also slated for telecast by ABC.
A game time and television information for Nebraska's Nov. 11 game at Texas A&M could be made as early as next Monday.
In addition to the two games selected by ABC for Nov. 4, the Oklahoma State at Texas game will be televised by TBS.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Huskers trying to hook 'Horns
As always, there are plenty of storylines when Nebraska and Texas meet. Here are a few:
Big 12 supremacy on the line: Well, at least for now. The winner of today's game will be the only remaining unbeaten team in conference play. Of course, that might not mean a whole lot next week -- or if the two teams meet again Dec. 2 in Kansas City.
The 800 club: Nebraska takes the field for the first time as a member of the 800-win club against another 800-victory program in Texas. Doesn't have much to do with this year's meeting, but it's interesting that the two other 800-win programs (Michigan and Notre Dame are also in the club) have also squared off this season.
Breaking the Texas hex: This is a hard one to swallow for most Big Red fans, but the Longhorns have pretty much owned Nebraska since the start of Big 12 Conference play in 1996, winning five of six meetings. The Huskers won the 1999 title game against Texas, but other than that, it's been all burnt orange in the Big 12.
Enough with the pre-hash, on to predictions. Here's what the Independent staff sees happening today in Lincoln:
--Bob Hamar, assistant sports editor: Nebraska 24, Texas 22
--Dale Miller, sports writer: Nebraska 7, Texas 5 (Swami fans, you know what that means)
--Tony Brott, page designer/copy editor: Nebraska 31, Texas 24 (because we wouldn't let him pick the Vikings or the Twins)
--Tony Boone, correspondent: Texas 30, Nebraska 13
--Kevin Schuster, correspondent: Texas 24, Nebraska
--Terry Douglass, sports editor: Nebraska 20, Texas 17
Monday, October 16, 2006
ABC to televise NU-OSU at 2:30 p.m.
Huskers to face Oklahoma State on ABC
The Big 12 Conference and ABC Sports announced on Monday that Nebraska's Oct. 28 game at Oklahoma State will be televised regionally by the network, with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. CDT.
The ABC telecast will be the second straight for the Huskers, following this week's ABC telecast of the Nebraska-Texas game which will be shown to more than 80 percent of the country. Nebraska had two other ABC telecasts earlier this season in road games at USC and Iowa State, and its Nov. 24 home game against Colorado will be televised nationally by the network.
The ABC telecast of the Nebraska-Oklahoma State game marks the second straight Husker-Cowboy matchup televised by the network. ABC also provided the telecast of Nebraska's 17-7 victory over Oklahoma State in Lincoln in 2003. ABC also televised Nebraska's matchups with Oklahoma State in 1977, 1981 and 1984.
In addition to the Nebraska-Oklahoma State game, the other Big 12 games selected for telecast on Oct. 28 include Oklahoma at Missouri (ABC, 11 a.m.) and Texas at Texas Tech (6 p.m., TBS).
Game times for Nebraska's games against Missouri (Nov. 4) and at Texas A&M (Nov. 11) will be announced six to 12 days in advance of the game.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
NU-Kansas State pick
Just Joshin': Much of the talk this week in Husker Nation has been centered around Josh Freeman. Once pledged to the a Husker, the true freshman gets his second career college start tonight against Nebraska. Big Red fans will certainly be interested to see how this matchup turns out.
Milestone awaits: A victory over Kansas State would be the 800th all-time win for Nebraska. That would put the Huskers in an elite class along with Michigan, Notre Dame and Texas.
Battle of the unbeatens?: A NU victory would also set up a marquee matchup with Texas next week in Lincoln. Assuming wins by the Huskers and Longhorns tonight, the two storied programs will be the only remaining unbeaten teams in Big 12 play. The NU-UT game could very possibly be a preview of this year's Big 12 title game.
Manhattan misery: Nebraska is looking end a four-game losing streak at Kansas State, dating back to 1996.
Finally, predictions by Independent writers covering tonight's game:
Terry Douglass: Nebraska (24-14)
Tony Boone: Nebraska (30-13)
Kevin Schuster: Nebraska (27-10)
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Updated NU-KSU pay-per-view info
Nebraska vs. K-State to Kickoff at 6:10 p.m.
Last updated Thursday, Oct. 12 at 10:47 a.m. CT
The Nebraska-Kansas State college football game on Saturday, Oct. 14 will be telecast via pay-per-view on participating cable systems and nationwide to satellite dish customers. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 PM CT from Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan.
Suggested retail price for residential purchase is $29.95. Big 12 Special Order Sports, Fox Sports Net's pay-per-view division, will produce and distribute the telecast. Additional information about how to purchase the telecast is listed below. Updates will be posted on K-Statesports.com, Huskers.com and FOXSports.com (search: Midwest) as they become available.
The game is being televised on pay-per-view because it was not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. Under Conference TV rules, games not picked up for regular television distribution can only be televised live on pay-per-view if during a Conference TV window. Big 12 games scheduled for television on Oct. 14 are: Iowa State at Oklahoma (11:30 AM on FSN), Missouri at Texas A&M (2:30 PM on ABC) and Baylor at Texas (6:00 PM on TBS).
Participating cable and satellite providers will offer the telecast to their customers on a specially designated pay-per-view channel. The telecast will not pre-empt FSN's regularly scheduled programming.
The Nebraska-Kansas State game will be the eighth Nebraska football game distributed on pay-per-view, following: Oct. 12, 2002 vs. Missouri; Oct. 25, 2003 vs. Iowa State; Sept. 4, 2004 vs. Western Illinois; Oct. 2, 2004 vs. Kansas; Sept. 3, 2005 vs. Maine; Oct. 15, 2005 at Baylor; and Sept. 23, 2006 vs. Troy. Nebraska won all seven of those games.
This is the first K-State football game distributed via pay-per-view since the Wildcats 40-6 win over Kansas on Oct. 27, 2001.
Dan McLaughlin (play-by-play) call the action with Richard Baldinger (analyst) and Brent Stover (reporter).
To date, the following programming providers have agreed to offer the Nebraska-Kansas State pay-per-view telecast. For availability in their specific areas, customers should contact their cable or satellite provider. Additional providers and ordering information may be announced later this week. Check K-Statesports.com, Huskers.com or FoxSports.com (search: Midwest) for updates.
Programming Provider Ordering Information
DirecTV Order with remote control on channel 797
Dish Order with remote control on channel 458
Kansas and Missouri
Programming Provider Ordering Information Location(s)
Comcast Call (816) 795-1100 or visit Comcast office in Independence or Olathe; channel 698 Independence, Mo., Olathe, Kan.
Cox Order with remote control; channel 770 Topeka, Wichita and additional areas
Cunningham Call (800) 287-8495; channel 312 Glen Elder, Kan.
Everest Order with remote control Lenexa, Kan.
Pioneer Call 1-800-308-7536; channel 340 Ulysses, Kan.
Sunflower Order through digital box channel 356 or call (785) 841-2100 Lawrence, Kan.
Time Warner Order with remote control on channel 399 or call (816) 358-8853 (additional fee for call-in) Kansas City
WTC Order with remote control or call (785) 456-1000; channel 349 Wamego, Kan.
Programming Provider Ordering Information Location(s)
Arapahoe Cable Call local operator or visit Arapahoe Cable TV office; channel 10 Arapahoe
CableOne Order with remote control or call (402) 379-2330; channel 299 Norfolk
Cable Nebraska Call (877) 234-0102 Kearney
Cable TV of Stanton Call (402) 439-5000 or visit Cable TV of Stanton office; channel 99 Stanton
Charter Call (800) 581-0081 or visit local Charter office in Alliance, Beatrice, Cozad, Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Kearney, North Platte, Ogallala, Scottsbluff, Sidney Kearney
Cox Order with remote control on channel 516 or call (402) 933-3000 Omaha
Curtis Cable Call (308) 367-8600 or visit Curtis Cable; channel 4 Curtis
Galaxy Call (800)-Enjoy-TV [(800) 365-6988]; channel 19 in Wilber, channel 18 in Gretna Gretna, Wilber, York
Glenwood Telecomm Call (866) 756-4746 or visit Glenwood Telecomm office; channel 19 Blue Hill
Great Plains Cable Call (888) 343-8014; channel 22 in Broken Bow and Chadron; channel 830 in Blair and Bloomfield Blair, Bloomfield, Broken Bow, Chadron
Nebraska Central Telecom Call (888) 873-6282 Gibbon
Qwest Call (800) 885-2479; channel 76 Omaha and additional areas
Time Warner Order with remote control on channel 102, online at timewarnercable.com or call (402) 421-0300 or local office Lincoln and additional areas
Monday, October 02, 2006
NU-KSU being considered for TV
The Big 12 office has informed schools that the television selections for games on Saturday, Oct. 14 will be made using a six-day pick.
Nebraska's game at Kansas State is under consideration for two of the three Big 12 television windows. It is also possible that the game will not be televised, at which time Kansas State would determine the kickoff time.
The possibilities are:
FSN -- 11:30 a.m., CT (Baylor at Texas or Nebraska at Kansas State)
ABC -- 2:30 p.m., CT (Iowa State at Oklahoma or Missouri at Texas A&M)
TBS -- 6 p.m., CT (Iowa State at Oklahoma or Missouri at Texas A&M or Baylor at Texas or Nebraska at Kansas State)
Nebraska at Kansas State could be at 11:30 a.m. 6 p.m. or, if not televised, K-State would set the game time.