Big Monday schedule

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Notice the Texas game on the road is for ESPN to hype up Smart playing KU again. Typical tv

  • @BeddieKU23 our best game last year!❤🏀💙

  • Should be some good Jayhawks basketball games this season

  • How come we get the two toughest road games on Big Monday? I guess the idea is to see Kansas upset nationwide.

  • @drgnslayr Is Ames and Austin really tougher than Ames and Lawrence? I think OU by far has a tougher road set up for their two Big Monday road games than KU does. OU’s two Big Monday road games are back to back weeks unlike KU’s that are about 4 weeks apart.

  • @drgnslayr

    ESPN always puts us on the road for Big Monday games because of Allen Fieldhouse being such an overwhelming home-court advantage. They figure if they put us on the road constantly for those big games that the games will be more competitive.

    Take the Texas game for instance, Shaka is now the coach & gets to play KU on Big Monday. We wouldn’t have been on Big Monday playing @ Texas otherwise. Right now it means nothing but when we are in the jungle of the Big 12 schedule it will become a big deal

  • @BeddieKU23 Speaking of AFH and the advantage it gives us…does anyone think that it hurts us in the NCAA tournament? I have been curious about this for years. We essentially win 50% of our games in the Big 12 every single year without much of an effort. Not that certain home games aren’t tough but we have what I would consider the biggest home court advantage in all college basketball.

    When March rolls around are we less battle tested than other teams due to our easy games at AFH? I honestly don’t know how I feel about this myself but it is a question I have been wanting to ask to see what others think.

  • @BeddieKU23

    I hope to hell Self invests in building a chip with this team this year. Won’t be hard to do against Texas. Show our NCAA loss to Shaka in the film room before we travel to Austin. ISU… we dropped 2 out of 3 last year and there is plenty of yack out there saying ISU is better this year.

  • @joeloveshawks

    I don’t know, its nice to look at the schedule and know that its a near certainty that KU is going to win every home game. We’ve seen KU underachieve at home but the atmosphere just wills them to wins. That can be positive & negative at the same time. I don’t think it hurts us in the tourney, we just haven’t had a team in the past 3 years that was clicking on all cylinders. 2013 we had a chance but we had the epic collapse at the end of the game. The last 2 years have battled injuries & a bad matchup.

  • @BeddieKU23 Coach Self and KU will give Shaka a nice double beating to welcome him to the Big 12.

    We’re gonna knock Shaka into the next conference.

  • @Lulufulu Shaka better hope they have more fans at our game there than last year. Quite a few were KU fans!

  • @Crimsonorblue22 This morning I contacted my ticket broker and they don’t have tickets yet for Leap Day!!! I’ll be there in spades.

  • @RockChalkinTexas Last year, you could only get tickets to the Kansas game in Austin from a season ticket package or third party resale sites like Stubhub. I assume that’s going to be the trend going forward with KU-UT basketball games in Austin.

  • @Texas-Hawk-10 Ticket City is where I went to last year to avoid the Erwin Center/UT package crap.

    One of the attorneys I work with is a season ticket holder and when I told him our game was going to be a Big Monday he laughed and said " By that time in the season it will be painfully obvious that it will be a rebuilding year for UT." Not much confidence in Smart to right the ship.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 And we “came early and were loud!”. That is what Mack Brown always said for football.

  • @RockChalkinTexas I think u saw the best game of the season. I feel like you have this for us! Rock Chalk!

  • @Lulufulu

    I really hope we do, Self I bet will personally want to beat him after 2011 but as far the players they have zero ties to that loss. Last year we played maybe our best game of the year in Austin.

  • We have to remember that for most of these players, they have no personal tie to anything that happened at KU more than 3-4 years ago. I doubt that Wayne Selden was sitting there watching the VCU game while he was in HS a vowing to exact revenge for the things that happened that day. He was being recruited by KU at the time, but hadn’t even signed.

    For us, it resonates because the game meant something at the time. For the current players, it probably doesn’t mean that much. It is more important that they beat Texas than that they stick it to Shaka Smart for them, because most of them haven’t had any connection to Smart.

  • @justanotherfan

    I am not sure. Players quickly learn about the traditions and program history and it does mean something to them; perhaps not to the extent that it means to us. I know even new players get pumped up for the big rivalry games, although some times they do not quite get the full gist until the have experienced it one time. I know players would get amped up for games like MU but they did not grasp the extent of the hatred until the first time they faced MU.

    I would like to think that players are now a part of the program…the entire program including history…and they will know what that loss meant to the program of which they are now an integral part.

  • I’ll be down n Austin for that Big Monday game!

  • @justanotherfan

    It means something to the media because every KU loss to a mid-major now has significance to talk about it everytime we have to play that team again. We still are living down the UNI loss, they had a feature on ESPN this year. The first thing mentioned when we play Texas will be highlights of Shaka beating us in 2011. If we ever play Wichita St again we will never hear the end of that tourney game.

    I’m sure it also means something to Self knowing he had one of his best teams he’s had beaten that year. I bet he looks forward to the competition of those games as a personal score to settle from coach to coach.

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