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October 3, 2006


Okie State game set

Kansas University's football game with Oklahoma State on Oct. 14 was not selected to be shown on television and will start at 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

It's the first time since Sept. 9 that KU will not play on TV. The Jayhawks played TV games against Toledo, South Florida and Nebraska, and will be on Fox Sports Net again at 11 a.m. Saturday, when Texas A&M; visits Memorial Stadium.

Kansas is scheduled to be on TV on Nov. 25 at Missouri, and all of the other upcoming games will be decided either six or 12 days in advance.

Groundbreaking a go

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Anderson Family Football Complex will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the southwest corner of Memorial Stadium. The public is invited to attend.

In addition, the Memorial Stadium field officially will be renamed "Kivisto Field" at halftime of the Texas A&M; game, in honor of the Kivisto family, which gave a sizable donation toward the new football complex.

Construction will begin on the complex after the season, and is scheduled to be completed in 2008.

McGee OK to play

Kansas isn't the only Big 12 team with a banged-up QB.

Texas A&M; coach Dennis Franchione said Monday that Aggies quarterback Stephen McGee may have suffered a slight concussion in the first half of Saturday's game against Texas Tech. McGee was just 9-of-20 passing for 103 yards, and rushed the ball 11 times for 42 yards.

"I'm not even sure Stephen was completely aware of (the concussion) until telling us how he felt in the first half after the game," Franchione said. "That may have had a little something to do with (his play)."

Franchione expects McGee to be good to go Saturday.

Aggies seek bounceback

The Aggies are coming off a heartbreaking loss to Texas Tech, 31-27 on Saturday, when the Red Raiders' Robert Johnson hauled in a 37-yard touchdown pass with 26 seconds left.

The loss dropped A&M; to 4-1 overall and 0-1 in Big 12 play.

"You can't let the last game affect the next game," Franchione said.

Vegas oddsmakers don't think it will - Texas A&M; opened as a 2 1â2 point favorite on the road at Kansas, where the Jayhawks have won their last nine games.


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