The Big 12 conference announced the conference games on Thursday for the teams. Big 12 play kicks off for Kansas on January, 9th vs head coach Fred Hoiberg and Iowa State. The Cyclones were one of the conferences surprises last season before bowing out in the NCAA tournament vs eventual champion Kentucky.
The scheduled includes a wide variety of television games including four on CBS, and four on ESPN’s Big Monday. In addition, Kansas will make four appearances on the Big 12 network and another four on the Jayhawk network. Other big games of the schedule include a meeting with Michigan State in the Champions Classic on November, 13th. Meetings with Oregon State, Ohio State, Washington State and Colorado are also on the Jayhawks schedule.
Kansas and Texas face off for the first time this year on January, 19th in Austin. Three days later is the team’s first look at in-state rival Kansas State this year. January, 28th marks the first meeting with head coach Bob Huggins and West Virginia as conference members. TCU and Kansas face off on February, 6th in Fort Worth, Texas.
The season starts on October, 30th vs Emporia State in Lawrence, Kansas.