Written by: Joe Ryan
Kansas fans, it’s almost that time. Yes, our football team STINKS and really there is no immediate hope for them to be good anytime soon.
But, there is an immediate future for the athletic department and that’s Kansas basketball. After a Final Four run a year ago, the Jayhawks look to make an even further run in the tournament. Kansas doesn’t rebuild this year, they RELOAD. Check out their roster here.
The Jayhawks full schedule has just been released and I’m going to give you the best games to look forward too. (Even though I know Jayhawks fans get up for every games, these are the games we REALLY got to get up for.)
First game of the year. Primetime. Champions classic. Time to show the nation how good we really are this year. And show them early.
NIT Season Tip-off
You know what? This is a tournament we should win and this shouldn’t be the only tournament we win all year if you know what I mean. Let’s get that tournament experience in early.
I mean, do I even have to say it? This Wildcats team knocked us out of the tournament 2 of the last 3 years. Time to show them what’s up on our home court.
If we want to win 15 straight, we have to win the early ones. Set the precedent. Kansas should beat up on an Oklahoma team in the conference opener at home. But they’re gonna need AFH rocking.
@ West Virginia
Before last year, Kansas lost 4 straight in Morgantown. Thanks to Devonte Graham, that streak stopped last year. So let’s start our own streak this year. Let’s go for 2 in a row in Morgantown and solidify first stronghold in the conference.
This should be a top 5 matchup, even with it being at the end of January. Both teams are that good. The season turned around for the better 2 years ago when Josh Jackson and Frank Mason balled out in Lexington. Stealing one in Kentucky can really give you great momentum heading into the dreaded month of February.
@ Kansas State
I’m not going to lie here. Kansas State has a SOLID team coming back. But they’re still the younger brothers. They’re gonna come into this game, a big Monday game and think they can end our conference streak. Can’t let that happen.
A sweep of West Virginia all but locks up 15 straight.
Say goodbye too Lagerald Vick, Dedric Lawson, Udoka Azibuke and Quentin Grimes on Senior day and the last home game of the year in AFH. I know only Vick is a senior but all those guys are going pro. Let’s hope the Big 12 is locked up by then, but if not, what better way to clinch it.