Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jayhawks schedule men’s basketball home-and-home with Temple


Kansas University’s basketball team will play Temple in a home-and-home series starting with a game next season in Allen Fieldhouse.

The return game will be played not the following season, but in 2014-15 at Wells Fargo Center, home of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.

“Temple is a top 25 team and this takes us back to the East Coast,” said KU schedule-maker Larry Keating, referring to fertile recruiting ground.

Coach Fran Dunphy’s Atlantic 10 champs return two starters off a 24-8 team that fell to South Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. KU is looking for one additional marquee home game. A proposed series with Indiana has not materialized.

“We’re talking to a couple of different people,” said Keating.

KU next season will travel to Ohio State and meet Michigan State on Nov. 13 in the Champions Classic in Atlanta. KU will play in the CBE Classic on Nov. 19-20 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., with Washington State, St. Louis and Texas A&M.; No match-ups have yet been set.

The Jayhawks also plan to take a foreign exhibition tour in August. The destination will be somewhere in Europe. KU will release details once tour stops are finalized.

In 2013-14, KU will play in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in Bahamas. No tourney has yet been chosen for 2014-15. KU will play in the Maui Invitational in 2015-16.

Harris visits today: Damontre Harris, a 6-9, 225-pound sophomore who has announced plans to transfer from South Carolina to either KU or Florida, today completes his visit to Gainesville and begins a three-day trip to Lawrence.

Harris averaged 6.8 points off 55 percent shooting and 80.4 percent free throwing and a team-best 5.5 rebounds last season. He was named to the SEC’s all-defensive team after blocking 71 shots in 31 games.

“Damontre wants to get a feel for each school and learn about each program before he makes a decision.” Harris’ mom, Sheronda, told

Harris was ranked No. 64 overall by as a senior at Trinity Christian High in Fayetteville, N.C.

Jordan offered: Rysheed Jordan, a 6-4 senior-to-be from Vaux Roberts High in Philadelphia, says KU has offered him a scholarship. The No. 12 player in the Class of 2013 is also considering Maryland, Villanova, Temple and others.


tbbucboy21 6 years ago

2 years go when we played at temple half the arena was KU fans. great jayhawk atmosphere

AsadZ 6 years ago

Yeah, I was at that game. It was great to see so many KU fans come to the game from all over east coast.

hawks1fan 6 years ago

same here AsadZ i was at that game and i remember talking to someone saying that us Jayhawk fans should have taken over the temple student section since they were out numbered

RJ King 6 years ago

This just in - Bob Bowlsby named Commissioner of Big 12 Conference. Stanford's Director of Athletics to leave position after six years. Bob Bowlsby who has served as Stanford's Jaquish and Kenninger Director of Athletics since April 2006 will leave the university next month to assume a new post as commissioner of the Big 12 Conference.

From acting President John Etchemendy,

"Bob has been an extraordinary advocate for our student athletes and has enhanced Stanford's programs both athletically and academically. Bob has a deep knowledge about collegiate athletics and a commitment to integrity in all that he does. He had laid a tremendous foundation from which Stanford can continue to build. We're sorry to see him go, but his is a tremendous opportunity for him, and we wish him and the Big 12 all the best."

Bowlsby worked closely with pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott in shaping the conferences' groundbreaking multimedia rights agreement that will extend through 2023.

Bowlsby also has presided over the resurgence of Stanford's football program After seven consecutive losing seasons from 2002 to 2008, the Cardinal has made bowl trips in each of the last three season.

more to come. Sounds like a great hire!

Joe Satterwhite 6 years ago

Didn't we beat Temple AT their own place by 30 the last time we played?

bradynsdad 6 years ago

Funny thing is yesterday I think Harris was 215 lbs and today he is 225, must have had a big dinner. I hope they land another big name home and home game. Syracuse, Florida, Louisville, Duke or maybe Arizona. I think some of our big name losses last year helped us in the long run.

Mike Bratisax 6 years ago

I always believed you learned more by winning than by losing but maybe an early season loss can be good for a team. I believe its why we had so many comeback victories.

Adam James 6 years ago

Stanford is going to be a good basketball team the next two years. I would love to see them come out West and have a Home and Home with the Cardinal.

Mike Bratisax 6 years ago

Good to see after Mike Montgomery's departure to the NBA.

RJ King 6 years ago

Montgomery has been head coach at Cal since 2008.

Johnny Dawkins has his work cut out at Stanford. His recruits must handle somewhat more rigorous academics, play in a mediocre league in Pacific time zone, and play second fiddle to the women's team. But he seems like a class guy. I believe Stanford was in the running for Landon Lucas.

Dawkins replaced, Trent Johnson, who is the new head coach at TCU.

Mike Bratisax 6 years ago

I know the dates..but after Montgomery's unexpected departure, they fell out of the national picture. That was all I meant.

Tony Bandle 6 years ago

I know it's the way the recruiting game is played, but it appears we've offered at least a dozen schollies to the class of 2013.

Just for fun, wouldn't it be great if they all said yes!!

Maybe there should be two degrees of "offer'.....the first degree is the "offer" which means we really like you and want you to keep us on your list and the second degree is the "offer offer" which means is we want you now!!

For the guys you know you want, you just skip the "offer" and, instead offer the "offer offer," but you keep that private not to upset or offend the other offers who are only in the "offer" category.

Does anyone have a comment to offer??

Alohahawk 6 years ago

Sounds like the old honeymoon night story. She offered the groom her honor and he honored her offer. And all night long it was, honor and offer, and honor and offer. Please read final "punchline" aloud.

Mike Bratisax 6 years ago

Every school does the same.. I guess its on a first come basis (complete guess) on who accepts. The trick is getting the ones you need over the ones you like.

Has anyone heard of a player accepting and then being told no?

RJ King 6 years ago

KU can do an "offer offer." Others will produce a "coffer offer."

Curtis Stutz 6 years ago

I like the way KU handles it, if they want a kid, he's willing to accept, doesn't matter if there was a better player that year that might have picked KU, Self takes the guys that know they want to be Jayhawks. If we miss out on a few big name recruits so be it, I'd rather root for guys like Brennan Greene that don't care if they get all the hype and limelight in the recruiting process than a Tony Parker or Deandre Daniels that is looking for who knows what before making a decision. Sure it's going to turn off guys that like that KU has already signed quality players at their position, but the good news is we already have quality players at their position with generally less attitude.

Curtis Stutz 6 years ago

oops switched the e and a in Brannen

741hawk 6 years ago

Yes. Add the fact that even "offers" are not binding!

jaybate 6 years ago

"College Basketball as Marriage"

Recruitment = Playing the Field

Summer School = Honeymoon

Signing = Wedding

Summer School = Honeymoon

Freshman Year = Newlywed

OAD = A Short Fling

Sophomore Year = First Anniversary

Transfer Out = The Seven Year Itch

Transfer In = The Second Marriage

Red Shirt = Marriage Counseling

Junior Year = If I Have to Listen to This Again I Will Scream

Suspension = Trial Separation Caused by Playing Around

Senior Year = Silver Anniversary

Senior Night = Golden Anniversary

Mike Bratisax 6 years ago

I'm stealing this and will claim it mine at a different venue : )

Great post!

Andrew Holmes 6 years ago

When reading the article I read "Calipari bought a good class" instead of "brought a good class"

Mike Bratisax 6 years ago

lol..You're probably closer to the truth!

ChicagoJHawk 6 years ago

So this article says the Jayhawks will take their foreign tour somewhere in Europe. I thought it was already decided that we're going to Italy.

Anyway, had a question about that. A guy I work with knows nothing about college basketball and keeps saying how mad he'd be if he was a KU student and how it's f'd up that student's tuition dollars are going to pay for this basketball trip. First of all, I tried to explain how little money that is per student when you break it down over our entire student population over 4 years. Besides that, I tried to also explain how obsessed all of us are with KU basketball, and that I'm sure most fans wouldn't mind.

My main question is this, where does the funding for this trip come from? Is it from fees that students pay, donations from alumni, or maybe the money that the team brings in for the school every year (ticket sales, KU merchandise, advertising etc)?

jgkojak 6 years ago

Tuition does NOT pay for the trip - it is completely paid for by the Athletic Dept -- with all its $$ from being in a national championship game, etc.

Tell him we won't go on a trip and to enjoy watching KU in the NIT - because doing these kinds of trips is what recruits the best players.

Cole Hogan 6 years ago

i dont know a whole lot, but i do know that it cannot come from tuition fees. The academic side is completely seperate from the athletic side (or so they try to say)

Alohahawk 6 years ago

I don't know how the funds are spread around, but the Wall Street Journal did a study (timewise I believe it was around NCAA tourney time) in which they compared which programs brought in the most money for the colleges. In basketball, Louisville was # 1 (about $201 million) and KU was # 2 (about $146 million). Perhaps you should ask your friend how many students can say they have contributed any money (other than tuition). BTW Kenstinky was ranked about 16th, or so. And in football, Texas brings in over $800 million. Although the study was a while back, those figures are still available on the website. Go to their "truths and rumors" area, and under "Most valuable programs" go to the #20 contact and the figures are all there.

Alohahawk 6 years ago

Oops, should have added under the SI website that it's under the "College BB" header.

ChicagoJHawk 6 years ago

Thanks for the info guys! Like I said, this guy doesn't know anything about college basketball and doesn't get all the hype. I told him if he went to a school with a big time basketball program he'd understand! Or if he just went to Allen Field House for one game he'd know!

JayHawkFanToo 6 years ago

I believe you missed a decimal point; your figures are off by one order of magnitude.

Alohahawk 6 years ago

? A decimal point, in what way? Are you saying the amounts listed on the site are incorrect, and that KU should be $14.6 million? I went back to the SI site and reviewed the figures, and while I did accidentally mis-represent Louisville (they're actually listed at $211 million), according to the dollar amounts listed, KU is at $146 million. Not trying to argue, just wondering where the error is - mine or their's.

JayHawkFanToo 6 years ago

I was referring to a more realistic approach to the value of a team such as the one presented by Forbes Magazine.

The analysis in the Wall Street Journal is basically a WAG as it makes unrealistic assumptions about the programs that do not apply to non-professional teams, i.e. college teams. The results are pretty you really think that Kentucky (as much as we hate it) is the 16th most valuable team, with programs, such as Kansas State, (that is right, KSU was ranked 14th), Minnesota, Virginia, UNLV being more valuable?

If you do, I have a bridge in New York for sale.

In relation to the this thread, the value of the team is of no consequence, the actual (yearly) revenues/expenses/profit are more applicable and they are about one tenth of the figures you mentioned.

Alohahawk 6 years ago

Thanks for the clairification. It just would have saved a lot of head scratching and wear and tear on my brain cells, old as they are, if you'd have said you were using another source, and not the Wall Street article to which I referenced. As for the bridge? Rumor is Wallstreet has already bought and sold it to oblivion. :>)

jaybate 6 years ago

'Thursday Questions:"

~Is it true that Mark Lyons plans to complete a Master's Degree in Sports Administration next season and already has a thesis half written titled "The Effects of Early Graduation on Sticking It to Jerk Coaches that Try to Stick It to Players"?

~Is the rumor true that some Kentucky players have to take a pay cut to go to the NBA?

~Is the rumor true that Kentucky might now hold more illegal titles than most schools have legal titles?

~Is the rumor true that Bill Self plans to create a new position called Point Post for jeff Withey in which Jeff throws the ball in bounds, hops in bounds and catches his own pass, then dribbles it up the floor, then takes the opposing point guard to iron and shoots 75% from the field next season?

(Note: Obviously all fiction. No malice either.)

Mike Bratisax 6 years ago

'~Is the rumor true that Kentucky might now hold more illegal titles than most schools have legal titles?'

NOT rumor..Adolph Rupp may have learned the game at Kansas but not his morals.

Andrew Holmes 6 years ago

When reading the article I read "Calipari bought a good class" instead of "brought a good class"

Andrew Holmes 6 years ago

When reading the article I read "Calipari bought a good class" instead of "brought a good class"

Preston Dwiggins 6 years ago

I read the same thing at first glance ; )

XEPCT 6 years ago

wait, what? Euro tour? I hope they play a game in Belgrade or Zagreb ... those yugoslav kids can ball, it'd be good pub.

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