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Sound Off: Why doesn’t KU host first-round NCAA Tournament games at Allen Fieldhouse?

Tom Keegan, Journal-World sports editor, offers this answer: No team can play on its home court during the men’s basketball NCAA Tournament, so there would be no point in having games at Allen Fieldhouse when the biggest draw would be playing elsewhere. It makes more sense to have the NCAA Tournament games in the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., where Kansas can play and will always sell out the building. Even without the rule prohibiting schools from playing on their home court, the Sprint Center would be the building of choice because it has more seats and therefore can generate more revenue. The restriction is not in place in the women’s basketball NCAA Tournament.


Robert Rauktis 6 years, 2 months ago

Don't be so dismissive. They used to hold the regionals there, when and where Dave Corzine put down a CBS camera and Digger Phelps met his usual adversity. It employed locals and to the best of my knowledge, the rent was free and went to and was directly filtered through some KU entity. But if you're depending considering the avariciousness of the industrial sports complex, with their "student-athletes", it ain't gonna happen.

LarryCarl 6 years, 2 months ago

yep... and they use to use a peach basket...

that's why it's called basketball...

rather than hoop-and-net ball...

Robert Rauktis 6 years, 2 months ago

Do they teach the cap's key in next weeks class?

Andrew Boyd 6 years, 2 months ago

what about the play in games like they hold in dayton and else where why can't kansas host one of those? i doubt we wil be in one anytime soon.

BigAl 6 years, 2 months ago

I've been around KU basketball for a very, very long time. I have never, ever heard one fan say that AFH should hold regionals. Never.

The only thing ddddddddddddddelusional around here are KSU fans claiming "Octagon of Doom"......

Clint Church 6 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for the compliment jackass. I sent in this question but it wasn't taken the right way. I wasn't talking about the boys team hosting games like the girls do, I was talking about the school hosting them like they use to. The games could easily be played on the days that the boys aren't playing(first round only). It seems amazing to me that one of the greatest basketball places in the world isn't being used during the tournament.

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