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KU-KSU hoops to appear on 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.

August 25, 2010, 11:21 a.m. Updated August 26, 2010, 12:00 a.m.

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Allen Fieldhouse for the Jan. 29 Kansas University-Kansas State men’s basketball game, the Big 12 Conference and KU announced Wednesday.

Gameday returning to Allen Fieldhouse

ESPN's Gameday program will be returning to Allen Fieldhouse this year for the Kansas vs. Kansas State men's basketball game. The game will be played on Kansas Day. Enlarge video

It marks the fourth time in the seven-year history of the show that GameDay will originate in Lawrence.

It’s a rematch of last year’s GameDay, in which KU nudged Kansas State, 81-79, in overtime at KSU’s Bramlage Coliseum.

“This is a great way to showcase the KU program and the Big 12 in what will be a big celebration for our state,” KU coach Bill Self said, well aware the Jan. 29 date marks the 150th anniversary of Kansas becoming the 34th state in the Union.

“The GameDay crew has not been here since we renovated Allen Fieldhouse, so this will be good to show the nation what improvements we have made to the best venue for college basketball.

“The Big 12 is going to be terrific once again this year with a lot of outstanding teams,” Self added. “I feel Kansas and Kansas State will be two of those teams contending for the conference title this season.”

Baylor has also been awarded a home GameDay appearance for the Bears’ game against Texas on March 5 in Waco.

“I am real excited for it,” KU sophomore guard Elijah Johnson said. “I’ve seen regular-season games and seen how the fans and students pack the building. For GameDay to come here, I’m pretty sure it’ll be nuts. It’s my first one. I expect it to be the best one.”

“I mean, I think it’ll be a great experience,” sophomore forward Travis Releford said. “We will be able to showcase our fans and showcase the atmosphere in the fieldhouse. It should be a fun time.”

Also in celebration of Kansas Day, the KU women’s team will be playing at K-State on January 29.

Start time for that game is to be determined.

The full ESPN College Gameday schedule is below.

Jan. 15 — Vanderbilt at Tennessee (men & women)

Jan. 22 — Michigan State at Purdue

Jan. 29 — Kansas State at Kansas

Feb. 5 — Florida at Kentucky

Feb. 12 — Pittsburgh at Villanova

Feb. 19 — Illinois at Michigan State

Feb. 26 — Duke at Virginia Tech

Mar. 5 — Texas at Baylor

KU recruiting note: LeBryan Nash, a 6-foot-7, 227-pound senior forward from Dallas’ Lincoln High, has narrowed his list of prospective schools to KU, Baylor and Oklahoma State, Zagsblog.com reports. Nash, who is Rivals.com’s No. 4-rated player nationally, said he may visit KU for the Oct. 15 Late Night in the Phog. He plans to announce Oct. 21 on ESPN. Nash is the half brother of former OSU guard Byron Eaton.

Comments

jfcm77 4 years, 7 months ago

That's awesome!

Well, ChiHawk, if KU is undefeated when they play Mizzou in November, Gameday could come calling. Oh wait, lightning doesn't strike twice... But we can hope!

Maracas 4 years, 7 months ago

Gratuitous exposure for Silo Tech. How sad. I wish they could have found a better game for it.

concernedeudoravoter 4 years, 7 months ago

Better game Maracas - go look at the pre-season polls and see which school is ranked higher and predicted to win the Big 12.

emaw 4 years, 7 months ago

Maracas is a typical pompous a** arrogant KU fan...can't wait for silo tech to beat your little prima donna pretty boy choke artists in January.

BigAl 4 years, 7 months ago

emaw is a typical pompous a** arrogant KSU fan still suffering from Little Brother syndrome.

One of these days KSU just might win one against KU. The law of averages have to catch up at some point. Please remind me again. What is the KSU vs KU record in Bramlage?

gogoplata 4 years, 7 months ago

Sure KSU will eventually beat KU. It just takes them a while between wins. It wouldn't be special if they did it all the time.

CLARKKENT 4 years, 7 months ago

KU PEOPLE,

FRANK MARTIN CAN COACH. THE DAY IS COMING WHEN KSU WILL WIN THEIR SHARE OF THE GAMES. THINGS ARE A CHANGIN FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS BASKETBALL. JUST GET USE TO IT, IT WILL HAPPEN.

COULD HAPPEN THIS YEAR IF YOU DO NOT FIND A WAY TO GET SELBY IN CAMP. [SMILE]

rorik23 4 years, 7 months ago

Didn't take long for this convo to get ugly.

I'm looking forward to basketball season in Kansas...should be good!

huskerpower 4 years, 7 months ago

K-State fans, you are not an elite program. Stop pretending. Yes you are getting better, but not better than KU and far from it.

Lets have a look at your best season to date....

0-3 against KU No conference title No Final Four No NBA draft picks

Evan Ridenour 4 years, 7 months ago

KSU fans trying to talk smack against KU fans... in basketball? Hahahahahaha.

KU: - 3rd most wins all time (2,003) - 1st in conference championships in the nation (53) - 4th(tied) in national championships (5) - 4th(tied) in Final Four matches (13) - 1st longest streak of NCAA appearances (21) - 1st longest streak of consecutive home wins (59) - 1st in all americans in the nation (20) .......etc, etc etc.........................

KSU: - Who cares?

Oh, and, KSU has only beaten KU at their own house once since 1984.... but hey... obviously KSU is relevant in basketball...? Right...?

Shardwurm 4 years, 7 months ago

The Douche-O-Meter is pegging on this thread. Fans of both institutions contributing to that.

Mainly it'll be great exposure for both schools on the 150th anniversary of the state joining the union. That's pretty cool.

justforfun 4 years, 7 months ago

Eride All correct but you forgot - One big a$$ ticket scandel

LOL

davidsmom 4 years, 7 months ago

Huskerpower must have already forgotten about Michael Beasley.

gogoplata 4 years, 7 months ago

Probably not since Beasley was not playing last year.

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