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Jayhawks to play four Big Monday games

Jayhawks to face Missouri, K-State, Baylor, Oklahoma St.

Kansas head coach Bill Self watches the action from the bench during the second half, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas head coach Bill Self watches the action from the bench during the second half, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.

July 19, 2010, 10:14 a.m. Updated July 19, 2010, 12:00 a.m.


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KU basketball nabs Monday night spots

The KU men's basketball team will be featured in four Big Monday games on national television. KU boasts an impressive record in Monday games and is 10-0 at home in them under Bill Self. Enlarge video

Kansas University’s basketball team will make four appearances on ESPN’s Big Monday during the 2010-11 season, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday.

KU will play home games against Missouri (Feb. 7) and Oklahoma State (Feb. 21) and travel to Baylor (Jan. 17) and Kansas State (Feb. 14).

This will mark the fifth straight year KU has had four Big Monday appearances. It’s just the third time in Bill Self’s eight years at KU that the Jayhawks have had two or more home games.

The Jayhawks have played Missouri on Big Monday each of the past eight seasons and have faced Oklahoma State four times, Kansas State twice and Baylor once during the Big 12 era (starting 1996-97).

Since the inception of the Big 12, KU is 38-14 all-time on Big Monday (21-1 at home, 17-13 road), including 19-7 under head coach Bill Self. KU has won 14 straight Big Monday games in Allen Fieldhouse, which includes a 10-0 mark under Self.

The first Big Monday will be a doubleheader. KSU will travel to Missouri at 4:30 p.m., with KU to play at Baylor at 8:30 p.m., on Jan. 17. Other Big Monday games: Baylor at KSU, Jan. 24; Texas at Texas A&M;, Jan. 31; KSU at Texas, Feb. 28.

The full schedule is below.

ESPN Big Monday schedule

Mon., Jan. 17: Kansas State at Missouri (4:30pm CT)

Kansas at Baylor (8:30pm CT)

Mon., Jan. 24: Baylor at Kansas State

Mon., Jan. 31: Texas at Texas A&M;

Mon., Feb. 7: Missouri at Kansas

Mon., Feb. 14: Kansas at Kansas State

Mon., Feb. 21: Oklahoma State at Kansas

Mon., Feb. 28: Kansas State at Texas

All gametimes 8 p.m. CT unless otherwise noted.


LJ Whirled 7 years, 4 months ago

Do teams on probation get banned from TV any more?
That used to be the case, like when OU football would get zinged. If so, could be an issue in these parts.

Jonathan Kealing 7 years, 4 months ago

The NCAA can hand down that penalty, but it's not a standard part of probation.

kujayhawk 7 years, 4 months ago

OU just got off probation June 1, 2010 and the NCAA is investigating your basketball program again already. Big difference between a ticket scam in the front office versus recruiting violations and agents paying players.

Richard Payton 7 years, 4 months ago

If agents paid players at KU as suggested by kujayhawk. What other schools did agents pay players? If this happened at KU as implied penalties are sure to come. Are the big fish Rodney Jones, Ben Kirtland, Charlette Blubaugh and Tom Blubaugh. What role did Morningstar have in this since his name keeps popping up with Freeman's. We know Jason Jeffries and Brandon Simmons have pleaded guilty. I think Freeman pleaded guilty but not certain of that. Is Lew involued or not in this ticket scam? How many brokers and other schools have this scam going? Many stories will be released once the IRS and feds release details which will tarnish the KU name more than Chuck Sinks t-shirt shop ever did. I like many readers are waiting for the truth to be revealed.

Robert Rauktis 7 years, 4 months ago

"Big difference between a ticket scam in the front office versus recruiting violations and agents paying players. "

Yeah...front office violations are real crime, not piss-ant NCAA rules. Crime undertaken by adults.

Daniel Kennamore 7 years, 4 months ago

Yup, crimes in which KU was the victim...not the perpetrator.

Robert Rauktis 7 years, 4 months ago

"Yup, crimes in which KU was the victim...not the perpetrator."

Too bad the perpetrators had "KU" on their paychecks. They should be priests.

kujayhawk 7 years, 4 months ago

RTPayton - OU is being investigated for agents paying players, not KU. We (KU) were involved in a ticket scam.

4theHawkS 7 years, 4 months ago

Actually if you read the 60 page report that was released by the Internal KU investigation, it says that Morningstar was part of the ticket brokering and included in the reasoning for the initial investigation time period of 2002-2003 games/post season tickets. He name has also be linked to Freeman by business associate that together built cheaply/quickly houses while subcontracting to poor skilled and under licensed individuals. Freeman has sang like a bird about his corrupt affiliations with Morningstar and about his best friend that he ratted on, Rodney Jones. Although you should never trust a criminal and two time felon, you should listen when the birdy is singing to get less jail time. Freeman talked about benefits given to players and jobs/living accommodations provided to their parents. These accusations are nothing new to anyone who pays attention or listens well enough. I've heard stories about vacant apartments owned by the Biggest Developer in town that is open for use to entice new players with alcohol and lady parties. This happens everywhere and it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone with sense. Michael Beasley's mom was given a nice place to stay for free and a cushy $50,000 a year job as a office assistant, the Morris twin's mother must have learned what her kids were worth and insisted the exact same offer because that is what the rumor wind blows. Our patron saint dare I talk bad against thee St. Mario was lured to KU from icy Alaska by a family package. His father was offered a job on KU's BB staff in a position that didn't exist before the family moved from icy Anchorage to not so icy Lawrence. Did we all forget about the sexual assault accusations in an elevator against Sheron during the months leading up to the 2008 National champ tourney? What about Sheron's numerous failure to appears that were excused by saying he thought he had "people" to take care of that. I love KU but we need to learn from our mistakes and get rid of Lew before he sits as a lame duck for the next 14 months until he collects Millions in retention bonuses and retirement packages!

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