Saturday, March 20, 2010

KU bus making way back to Lawrence, no plan for fans


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The bus carrying the KU men's basketball team is on its way back to Lawrence from Oklahoma City.

According to Jim Marchiony, KU associate athletics director, the team bus left the Ford Center about 8:30 p.m. The trip takes about five hours depending on driving conditions. Roadways on the return trip were reportedly in decent shape, but the bus was taking its time.

There are no current plans for fans upon the team's arrival. Kansas fell to Northern Iowa Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament, ending its season.


BringBackNike 9 years, 10 months ago

No thanks. Snowy and we just lost in the second round.

COjayrocks 9 years, 10 months ago

Hey bringbacknike, thanks for that post. Nice handle too. I've never been so sure that I wouldn't like someone having known so little about them as I am about you.

trvlronda 9 years, 10 months ago

Shame on KU! If you don't want the fans to be whiny, why isn't a little ceremony planned? I just got a text from a friend, and they are snowed in OKC. Hmmmmm. May the drivers be skilled....bring everyone back safe.

It sucks that we lost, but it happened. The season was great, and we need to see Cole and Sherron one more time......

tboss21 9 years, 10 months ago

First of all, Sherron yes we need to see him. Cole, heck no, what has he done all year, NOTHING!!!! Cole was the biggest dud of '10. He had so much hype, but didn't do a thing. As far as X goes, NBA, I say NOWAY. This kid needs more time. I love the Jayhawks, but lets be honest, Cole was more of a hype then he proved to be all season long. Tonight came down to not being ready. Cole came back for a reason, to go down in history, well son, you will.....As one of the worst loses in NCAA history.

rockchalk43 9 years, 10 months ago

you call the big 12 defensive player of the year a dud?

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 9 years, 10 months ago

if I was in Kansas, you know i'd be there.

we gotta support the hawks win or lose.

Lance Hobson 9 years, 10 months ago

They blew it, that's why. Like it or not, this is a major embarrassment for our program. UK continues to cruise and we're done. Heck, we even let the president down. Don't expect to ever win another recruiting battle with Cal. We don't celebrate teams that don't get fired up for the NCAA tourney and then bow out early. They came out apathetic against Lehigh and then inexplicably did the same thing today. I know coach Self was leary of this team for its lack of killer instinct and he has to be so frustrated that he could just never get through to them.

Hank Cross 9 years, 10 months ago

Strikewso-the only good point about the loss was that it made 0bama look bad - again.

iheartthejayhawks 9 years, 10 months ago

Hope they make it back safely with fans to greet them.

Jonathan Briles 9 years, 10 months ago

Does anyone else question Bill Self's NCAA tournament coaching ability aside from me? I know that he won the NC in 08 but other than that he has two first round exits and a second round exit in 7 tries at KU. His first year here we went out in the elite 8 with a team fresh off of a Title run. Last year was with new talent so I can excuse that, but I really do not think he is that great of a tournament coach. I believe that he is a fantastic coach and I'm not saying fire him or anything like that, but I'm kind of tired of early exits. A lot can be said about it being the teams fault because they did not get up for the game and it was their job to play but in my opinion the WAY a team plays is a reflection of the type of a coach they have. Next year we will still have a team that is completely capable of going to the National Championship so I honestly expect a very deep run into the tournament. I am not furious with self, this team or this loss. It happens to everyone at some time, but if it happens again next season that will be 4 first weekend exits to just one (hugely) successful run. We will have almost everyone back along with some more next year. We know SC is gone and Cole is more than likely gone also but X should come back not just for himself but for the chance to play with his brother again. SC and Cole are huge losses but we would still be stacked with talent. I really hope that Bill can prove me wrong on his NCAA tournament coaching ability and we will find out a year from now.

SASNAKman 9 years, 10 months ago

Strikewso- are you a fan? you sound like the National Championship meant nothing to you. So there was an early exit, but would you trade a trip to the final four this year for an exit in the final four in '08.. doubtful. Just saying, early exits happen to the best of 'em. And this was an elite team that just didn't have the best ending to their season, but three losses on the year isn't too bad if you ask me. Thank you Hawks for a great season of basketball. Proud to be a spectator.

jayhawkboogeyman 9 years, 10 months ago

oxcaljayhawk (anonymous) says… Strikewso-the only good point about the loss was that it made 0bama look bad - again.

yeah, okay. First, it's just a game. Second, you have to be a real fool to want what's bad for the president. If you don't agree with his ideas, fine. But the inability to separate the person from policy shows a vast amount of ignorance and pettiness.

That said, the game was a disaster. The players played with no passion yet again, and their sense of entitlement caught up with them finally.

RedJay 9 years, 10 months ago

Bill's contract should be re-negotiated: whenever you get bounced by any team 5 seeds lower than you or more, you can make no more $ than that school's coach.

Good recruiter, but he is one John Calipari-ordered-foul from being a famous underachiever.

Get your boys ready to play. This is the third time.

Lance Hobson 9 years, 10 months ago

For some reason I just don't blame Self. He knew this team had issues and he's been hinting at it for a while, if not coming right out and saying it. I think he did everything he coul to get this team motivated, they just didn't have it. They jseemed to not grasp the opportunity they had and its importance. It all started with Morningstar's DUI. He was supposed to be a leader and he's off breaking curfew and getting sauced during Boot Camp. Xavier is just guest help and never seemed to be a real member of the team, and Taylor's not quite with it upstairs. They didn't have that something special that champions have. Even if we had won, we had major problems. UK won their game today by 30 points and were up 30 at the half in their first game. We never played like a one seed in our two games.

jumpin_catfish 9 years, 10 months ago

Americans love a winner and HATE a loser but the Jayhawks aren't losers. They have a record and a place in college basketball other schools would cut off their right arm for. Last night UNI left everything on the floor and KU didn't it's that simple. Easy to point the finger at the players or coaches but it was great season with great memories. Time to move on, there's always next year.

KEITHMILES05 9 years, 10 months ago

The last numerous games this team came out sluggish and appeared non-interested in playing. Why? What happened? Were there issues amongst themselves? Sadly, they have only themselves to be upset with.

With all the high emotion displayed at the end of the game if they could have used that and channeled it at the beginning and not dug a hole for themselves the result would likely have been different. Just because they felt they were the better team didn't mean squat. This team was never sufficiently challenged when they needed to be.

Hopefully, this will be a lesson learned by them. Just because the front of the jersey says Kansas doesn't win games. Playing like you want to win does.

Sherron? You are such a big time gamer. You are da man. I love you like a son. You did KU proud.

Martin Rosenblum 9 years, 10 months ago

Note to Lawrence City Council:

Impose a law authorizing anyone wearing purple to be taken down by any means necessary!

Barney should be banned from all childrens toy stores and book stores.

The Turnpike should have purple detecting dogs at the exits to Lawrence and K10 should build checkpoints to deny anyone wearing purple from entering Lawrence.

Finally, the University of Kansas Athletics Department should protest any post season games where teams starting with B or teams that wear purple are our opponents.

Lance Hobson 9 years, 10 months ago

C'mon, this tourney is all that matters. They are losers. It's sad because I love KU and am a diehard fan, but that's just the fact. By this afternoon no one nationally will be talking about KU and this team and all of its potential will be forgotten forever.

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