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KU-Texas won’t be shown

October 31, 2000

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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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