Friday, August 19, 2011

KU women don’t play final contest in Italy


Due to a scheduling conflict, the Kansas University women’s basketball team was unable to play the final contest of its European tour Thursday night.

The Jayhawks began the day with a boat tour of Lake Como and a stop in the town of Bellagio. The Jayhawks were on a nine-day trip to Italy.

KU will make the 15-plus hour trip back to Lawrence starting this morning.


squawkhawk 6 years, 10 months ago

So you spend all the time and money to go to Europe to play BB games for the experience and you don't play the final game because you decided to go sight seeing instead. Am I missing something?

WisconsinJayhawk 6 years, 10 months ago

That's what it sounds like... if that's not what it was, then whoever issued the press release (apparently this is verbatim from a KUAD press release) should be fired for making it sound like something it's not.

Then again, maybe it is what is sounds like... the tour didn't make it back in time to play the game. A more accurate way to say that would be "the team missed their final game".

WisconsinJayhawk 6 years, 10 months ago

Hey, anyone who needs a job-- apparently minimal compentence is needed to either write press releases for the KU Athletic Department, or to be a LJW sports reporter. I suggest you apply.

Apparently I deserve a friggin Pulitzer, because, with my intrepid and dogged investigative reporting skills (one phone call), I was able to find out that it was NOT the KU team that didn't show up to play the game.

Apparently, the KU entourage found out the morning of the final game that the other team was not going to be there to play the game. So, they did extend the boat tour for that day since they didn't have a game.

Someone can send my paycheck from the LJW or KUAD, and the Pulitzer prize in investigative journalism to me-- PM me for the address.

willie_fu_fu 6 years, 9 months ago

The other team decided to forfit due to KU's dominance over there. If I remember right KU beat one of the teams something like 115-25.

squawkhawk 6 years, 9 months ago

With the competition they played, the KU team could have stayed in Lawrence and played the local jr. high school teams. That would have saved tens of thousands of dollars for comparable competition.

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