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Jayhawks savor Team USA appearance at opening ceremonies

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When Turkey arrives for its game in a few hours, the opponents' uniforms will say Kansas.

On Friday night in Gwangju Universiade Stadium, the Jayhawks were simply Team USA.

USA Team athletes, including the Kansas Jayhawks', representing Team USA basketball, enter Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 28th World University Games July 3 in Gwangju, South Korea.

USA Team athletes, including the Kansas Jayhawks', representing Team USA basketball, enter Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 28th World University Games July 3 in Gwangju, South Korea. by Mike Yoder

The spotlight hits members of the Team USA basketball team enter Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 28th World University Games July 3 in Gwangju, South Korea.

The spotlight hits members of the Team USA basketball team enter Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 28th World University Games July 3 in Gwangju, South Korea. by Mike Yoder

The KU basketball team joined more than 10,000 other athletes and nearly 50,000 spectators for the opening ceremonies of the World University Games.

The Jayhawks couldn't stick around for the entire show — their first game begins at noon Saturday (10 p.m. Friday CDT) — but they raved about the experience on social media.

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KU forward Landen Lucas gave play-by-play as the team walked to and through the ceremony.

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Check out more photos from the ceremonies from Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder.

And check back to KUsports.com for full coverage of USA v. Turkey, tonight at 10 p.m. CDT. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

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