Originally published August 14, 2013 at 10:18a.m., updated August 14, 2013 at 10:58p.m.

Kansas at Oklahoma State to be on ESPN’s College GameDay

Kansas fans go wild as members of the ESPN College GameDay crew Rece Davis, left, Hubert Davis, Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas go live from James Naismith Court at Allen Fieldhouse. Students were allowed to enter around 8 a.m.

Kansas fans go wild as members of the ESPN College GameDay crew Rece Davis, left, Hubert Davis, Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas go live from James Naismith Court at Allen Fieldhouse. Students were allowed to enter around 8 a.m.


Kansas University’s next-to-last Big 12 Conference road game of the 2013-14 basketball season — 8 p.m., March 1, at Oklahoma State — will be part of ESPN’s “College GameDay,” the network announced Wednesday.

The two teams expected to top the league’s preseason coaches’ poll will also play Jan. 18 in Allen Fieldhouse.

This marks KU’s ninth appearance in the 10-year history of GameDay. KU is 4-1 at home (wins over Texas in 2005, 2013; Kansas State in 2008, 2011; loss to Texas A&M; in 2007) and 1-2 on the road (losses at Texas in 2006 and Missouri in 2012, win at KSU in 2010).

It marks the fifth straight season KU has been slotted for GameDay. Oklahoma State hosted once before, in 2005. ESPN’s College GameDay is an eight-week, Saturday morning and evening college basketball program, which broadcasts each week from the site of its headlining match-up. Rece Davis is host on the GameDay set and is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose.

Other 2013-14 Game Day slots: Jan. 18 — Temple v. LaSalle, Philadelphia; Louisville at UConn; Jan. 25 — Michigan at Michigan State; Feb. 1 — Duke at Syracuse; Feb. 8 — Gonzaga at Memphis; Feb. 15 — Florida at Kentucky; Feb. 22 — either Arizona at Colorado or UCLA at Stanford; March 8 — North Carolina at Duke.

Fan support: KU for the 27th-consecutive season has led its conference in home attendance, the NCAA reported on Wednesday.

KU in the 2012-13 season averaged 16,438 fans for 18 home contests, which ranks No. 10 nationally. KU sold out its 17 games in Allen Fieldhouse (16,300) and has a 197-game sellout streak dating to the 2001-02 season (KU did not sell out its opener vs. Pittsburg State that season). The Kansas City Shootout game at the Sprint Center, part of KU’s home ticket package, was at capacity (18,797) for KU’s win over Oregon State last Nov. 30. KU ranked fifth nationally in all-game attendance (596,905 fans).

Following KU was Iowa State at No. 22 (13,393 average), No. 24 Kansas State (12,528), No. 32 Texas (10,945), No. 41 Oklahoma (9,890), No. 42 Oklahoma State (9,814), No. 49 West Virginia (8,752), No. 59 Texas Tech (7,853) and No. 75 Baylor (6,705). TCU averaged 4,854 and did not make the top 100 list. Dating to the Big Eight Conference era, KU has led its league in home attendance since the 1986-87 season, which includes the 17-year history of the Big 12.

Recruiting: Jordan McLaughlin, a 5-11 senior from Etiwanda (Calif.) High, will attend the Oct. 4 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official campus visit, reported Wednesday. He is ranked No. 43 in the Class of 2014. He lists KU, UCLA, USC, S.D. State, Indiana, Gonzaga, UConn and UNLV. ... Elijah Thomas, 6-8 junior forward from Dallas’ Prime Prep Academy, also will attend Late Night. He’s ranked No. 9 in the Class of 2015.

Chalmers golf a hit: The Mario V. Chalmers Foundation’s fifth-annual National Championship Classic Golf Classic & VIP Mixer raised $35,000 for the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation, Mario’s Closet and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas, the foundation announced.


okiedave 8 years, 9 months ago

Have you checked next to the plunger in back of the throne.

jhox 8 years, 9 months ago

That's a nice venue for it. Not as good as Allen, but it will still be a great atmosphere.

Steve Gantz 8 years, 9 months ago

A school that only sells out one or two games a year should not be a candidate for GameDay. If I'm not mistaken, OSU fits in this category.

Boouk 8 years, 9 months ago

Half the people in attendance will be NBA scouts.

nuleafjhawk 8 years, 9 months ago

The only reason that ALL of the people in attendance won't be NBA scouts is because they will all be at the local middle school games.

nuleafjhawk 8 years, 9 months ago

I think I'm going to puke................

But I hope Self is watching this dude. If you can't beat em, join em, I guess.

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 9 months ago

Probably the best showcase for the Big XII next year. KU couldn't host again already.

Glen Miller 8 years, 9 months ago

Why not, Gameday should come to Allen Fieldhouse every year in my opinion.

Steve Gantz 8 years, 9 months ago

I'd bet it comes to Cameron and the Deandome every year.

texashawk10 8 years, 9 months ago

This game could very well determine the Big 12 title this year. GIA is an arena with history behind it and OSU is the only other program in the Big 12 that's won a men's basketball national championship. I hope both teams are top 5 when this games rolls around and because this is definitely a game a lot of basketball fans (not just KU and OSU) are going to be looking forward to this season.

Bryce Landon 8 years, 9 months ago

The thing about OSU is, the last time they won a national title in basketball, they were known as the Oklahoma A&M Aggies.

texashawk10 8 years, 9 months ago

Still only 1 less NCAA title than KU has and 2 more than any other current or former Big 12 member,

Armen Kurdian 8 years, 9 months ago

And that's just not acceptable for this conference. Last time ANY other Big XII team got to the final was when we played OU. When's the last time another team from this conference actually won a title? Any current or former Big XII member?

Boouk 8 years, 9 months ago

I think we match up well with OSU. We might be the only team they play this season that has 2 players (Selden and Wiggins) who can guard Marcus Smart.

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 9 months ago

I don't know...I tend to agree that I'd like Selden's D on Smart. Put Tharpe on Forte, Wiggins on Markel Brown. Ellis on Nash.

Alex Peekeaton 8 years, 9 months ago

Well said Ralster....nobody knows how good a freshman will play on the defensive side until he is thrown into the fire and has to match up with a legitimate scorer. To take it a step further from a UK perspective, it is even harder for a guard to transition from the high school ranks to college as the freshmen who made the biggest defensive impact were all big men - Davis, Gilchrist, and Noel. I don't recall any freshman guard dominating from the defensive side early in his first year. Luckily for UK & KU, they have shot blockers in Cauley-Stein and Embiid to negate early on defensive lapses.

milehighhawk 8 years, 9 months ago

They'd better, if they want to see the court!

clevelandjayhawker 8 years, 9 months ago

Should be a great matchup with a tourney-like intensity.

I hope we force a some full court pressure on them. I know Coach has mentioned the idea before, we are more athletic than ever. This is going be such a fun year to watch. I just dont know how playing time will get distributed. We are going to have 5 guys coming off the bench that would start for most teams in the conference!

Brad Farha 8 years, 9 months ago

That's a good point ralster. I can see OSU fans seeing self like Dean Smith, but I don't think it's fair. Self doesn't convince Travis Ford to stop recruiting when KU is interested in a prospect, and he doesn't convince Ford to recruit only South of Oklahoma. I know that's not a fair comparison to Dean and Roy (i.e. Ford is not a KU alum), but I hope OSU fans are easier on Self than we were on Dean and Roy for a while there. Long story short, I admit I had not thought it it that way before.

texashawk10 8 years, 9 months ago

It was a high profile donor that charged Self last year and was the poster person for the events last year at the end of the game.

jaybate 8 years, 9 months ago

To reiterate, unless Self sends an assistant to be headcoach at OSU and tells the coach he can only recruit the lesser populated half of the country, I don't see any analogy between Self and Dean Smith.

Further, Dean Smith never talked about leaving the door open to coach in the NBA the way Self does.

Finally, Self was a very good college basketball player. :-)

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 9 months ago

Jalen Rose is replacing Hubert Davis?

Thought Jalen Rose was kind of locked into NBA In-Studio Analyst role.

Displayhawk 8 years, 9 months ago

Too many MisSOURi people got confused trying to figure out the twins Rece and Hubert Davis, so they brought in Jalen Rose to take Huberts place!

KGphoto 8 years, 9 months ago

He’s a smart dude. He’ll do well. Besides I like his cool and confident attitude compared to Davis’ jumpy cackling.

Gottlieb would’ve been a good choice too.

Michael Gentemann 8 years, 9 months ago

Hubert was gone last year. He was on UNC staff. Rose was in AFH for Gameday last season.

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 9 months ago

Just a little article if anyone was curious -

"The Sacramento Kings, looking to fill the 15th roster spot with a backup center, could bring back a player who finished last season with the team. According to Jonathan Santiago and James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom, the team put Cole Aldrich through a workout on Monday.

Aldrich was acquired last February as part of a trade with the Houston Rockets which also brought back Patrick Patterson and Toney Douglas for Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and Thomas Robinson. During his short time with the Kings Aldrich did not play that much. Aldrich was not in their plans this offseason, but late in the game the team still needs to find a backup center behind DeMarcus Cousins and that's why they turned to him.

According to the report, the New York Knicks also have interest in Alrdich."

So Cole looking at backup to either Cousins or Tyson Chandler.

Dan Cook 8 years, 9 months ago

Historic Gallagher-Iba Arena. If you have to put "historic" in the name of your crib, then from my view, it's not really historic. Glad to see this is confirmed. This will not only be one of the top games in the country this season, but will have the most future NBA players of any not involving UK.

kellerman411 8 years, 9 months ago

On paper, KU is a heavy favorite. If you look at matchups, can't help but feel good about this game. Freshman are freshman but I think we got this one.

Steve Jacob 8 years, 9 months ago

On paper, KU should of never lost to TCU. Anyway, it's March 1st, who knows how good/bad these teams are.

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 9 months ago

Can anyone repost who all is CONFIRMED to be attending Late Night OR have another visit scheduled to KU from recruits from future Classes? I.e., I know that Oubre & Turner & I think Stanley Johnson & maybe Cliff Alexander are all scheduled to come to Late Night.....does that sound right?

And I think Tyus Jones & J. Okafor are scheduled for an Oct. 18th visit.

Anyone know of any other visits? Am I missing some that said they'd be coming to Late Night.

Did Mudiay say he was coming to it?

Gavin Fritton 8 years, 9 months ago

I dunno about the rest of you, but I'm getting kinda tired of not having Gameday at Allen every week.

Bryce Landon 8 years, 9 months ago

So what about the KU-OSU game in AFH? How will that one be televised?

texashawk10 8 years, 9 months ago

So CBS can cut away from the last 6 minutes of a game like they did last year and not give an alternative viewing option? I will take ESPN over CBS all day everyday because they give options for viewing a game if it's preempted by another game and they don't cut away from a game with over 5 minutes left.

AndOne 8 years, 9 months ago

Agreed. CBS sucks in that way. Show the whole game! A few years ago they cut away when we were killing Mizzou. I wanted to watch that!!!

Michael Luby 8 years, 9 months ago

Elijah isnt really a good recruiting name for us right now.

jaybate 8 years, 9 months ago

~Self is recruiting another 5-11 point guard. Give or take an inch, he has three of these already in Naa, Mason, and Frankamp. How many does a team need? Is Frank an OAD now, too?

~Ralster asks can AWTrey, Greene and Frankamp defend? Answer; no, not much this season.

~Question: How bad would it be to have three long range bombers grounded, because of defense?

~Game Day will feature a deep pockets mud wrestling contest between David Boothe and T. Boone Pickens. Just kidding.

~Whatever became of Jimmie's rules? THE MINUTE I heard they were wrapped up in an 'innovative" sports complex, I feared for them. They belong in AFH. Period.

Robert Brock 8 years, 9 months ago

No problem with getting another 5-11 point guard - McLaughlin is going to sign with USC.

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 9 months ago

Where'd you hear that? I'd been hearing a UCLA lean.

Jack Wilson 8 years, 9 months ago

"Question: How bad would it be to have three long range bombers grounded, because of defense?"

Three won't be, I suspect. But it is likely that two will be. Easily, with our rotation possibilities, two of the three could play sparingly, if at all.

Who backs up Tharpe at the pg spot? Seems likely that it's Mason because of ball handling. The perimeter rotation .. Tharpe, Selden, Wiggins, Mason, plus one more. Of course, it is possible that Self ends up settling on a 4 man perimeter rotation. His recent trend has been to a tighter rotation (2012 by necessity, last season by choice).

But it seems that it's a battle between White, Greene, Frankamp for the last of the 5 probable perimeter spots.

The dynamic changes if Frankamp (or Selden) could be the reliable, second point guard (ball handler) behind Tharpe. But that doesn't seem likely.

Jack Wilson 8 years, 9 months ago

I agree with you there .. though a four man perimeter rotation is possible, five is more likely. With Frankamp's shooting ability, it sure would be nice if he could handle the ball well enough to be the second option at the pg spot.

jaybate 8 years, 9 months ago

It is conspicuous that Self has not mentioned White, Greene and Frankamp.

It suggests he is already weighing whether to stock pile one, two, or all three, of them for a following season via red shirts.

They would make a heckuva core with Traylor, Embid, Michelson and Lucas to move forward with two seasons from now. All he would have to pick up would be one more perimeter OAD and one more big and he would be set.

It all depends on how good of trey shooters Selden and Wiggins are. If both are 40% types, then Self might redshirt at least two. But if Selden and Wiggins are 36-38%, then he's got to keep two to insert situationally to stretch the defense for The Designer and Tarik.

Timmay97 8 years, 9 months ago

I still think that either White, Greene or Frankamp will redshirt. We all know that KU is loaded, almost to a fault. One of those guys is going to waste (which is a poor word to use with KU as nothing is a waste in practice) a year of eligibility this year.

Anyone agree? Who's the most likely redshirt? My vote would be Frankamp. However, either White or Greene could do considering they are near same size and same "type" of player.

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 9 months ago

I'd been thinking White. Wasn't he hurt in a lot of the early scrimmage season? And missed time? I"d be surprised if Frankamp redshirted as I think he's our 3rd-string PG. If one of either Tharpe or Mason went down we'd really need him in that regard whether he's ready for it or not.

Could be Greene if he's in enough of the doghouse do to that hit-and-run incident, but I still think it's White III.

SDSurferFan 8 years, 9 months ago

S.D.STATE is South Dakota State.

SDSU or San Diego State is San Diego State.

His list includes SDSU.

SDSurferFan 8 years, 9 months ago

I went to SDSU. I am huge fan of KU n SDSU. Annoying when they call SDSU sd state. Same as when Kansas is not called properly. It's all good.

notjustbread 8 years, 9 months ago

Was at Stillwater game back in '08...where Rush had worst game of his life...and we lost...that season ended pretty well though. What I remember was kids with large OSU flags running around the concourses when something good happened for them...then there was this wonderful brave Jayhawk fan, with a little KU flag about the size of a box of kleenex and he would skip behind the OSU flagbearers mocking them. That is part of the beautiful pageantry you get by going to live games in college basketball. Good times...bad game....great end of 08 season.

jnicho03 8 years, 9 months ago

Hey Board, TRob is in Lawrence this weekend for Coach Self's Pro Camp. Is he making any appearances while he is town?

Sally Presson 8 years, 9 months ago

Game day ought to be at AFH, OSU is a great enviorment but nothing is like AFH

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