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KU-Texas won’t be shown

October 31, 2000


Kansas University's home football finale against Texas on Nov. 11 won't be televised as part of the Big 12 TV package. Kickoff likely will be 1 p.m., but the Longhorns have inquired about the possibility of the game's broadcast on a pay-per-view basis.

"They don't set the game time. It's our call," KU assistant athletics director Doug Vance said. "We have to decide. But there are a couple of factors. Fox Sports would produce it, and they'd have to agree to it. Texas just inquired if it would be possible. It's a plan of conjecture whether it could or will happen. We'll review it (today)."

If Kansas agrees to the PPV deal, it would get a cut of the revenue. To accommodate the broadcast, however, kickoff would have to move outside of ABC's "window" of noon to 3 p.m.

"In that case, the earliest it would start would be 3:30," Vance said.

Three Big 12 Conference games will be on TV on that date Oklahoma at Texas A&M; (noon, ABC), Iowa State at Colorado (2:30, Big 12 network) and Nebraska at Kansas State (6 p.m., FOX).

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