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Thursday, May 3, 2012

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

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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 jayhawkslant.com.

Harris was ranked No. 64 overall by Rivals.com 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.

Comments

XEPCT 1 year, 11 months 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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Ichabodhawk 1 year, 11 months ago

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

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Ichabodhawk 1 year, 11 months ago

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

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jaybate 1 year, 11 months 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.)

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ChicagoJHawk 1 year, 11 months 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)?

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jaybate 1 year, 11 months 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

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741hawk 1 year, 11 months ago

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

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Tony Bandle 1 year, 11 months 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??

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Adam James 1 year, 11 months 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.

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bradynsdad 1 year, 11 months 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.

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Joe Satterwhite 1 year, 11 months ago

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

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tbbucboy21 1 year, 11 months ago

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

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