@Kcmatt7 I didn’t get one last year, but there are official KU sanctioned autograph men’s (and women’s) basketballs you can buy. I’m not sure where you get them online (used to be kustore.com; it’s changed), but you could pick them up at the allen field house gift shop.
You can, and the proceeds actually end up going to charity. Minus a small 10% markup on the cost of the ball.
@HighEliteMajor I think that it is a very debatable question. I would stay with Self if we had the option for Beard to come in tomorrow. That being said I would hope if Self leaves in the near future, that Beard is Longs first phone call, at least at this moment. The question is can Beard keep Tech at the top? He has flipped the script in Lubbock, in 3 short years and deserves a ton of credit for doing so. Self is the better option because he has kept us at the top tier of CBB, maybe even moved us up a notch by winning the NC in 2008. This past season was a let down, all we did was win 26 games, finish 3rd in the conference and make the second round of the NCAAs. There’s only about 5 maybe 6 schools that wouldn’t be okay with those results and Beard has never been at said schools. Self has probably seen and dealt with more as a head coach than Beard will for a few years. When you start winning you have to deal with more boosters, fans, and when you start recruiting and getting better players you have to deal with egos and parents as well.
I agree, great article. “It’s bigger than basketball.” Despite what most of us may have thought previously, here’s an example of a successful transfer. We just need to remember to focus on what the student-athlete experience should be about.
… and I think Chris Beard is the real deal. Beard, it would seem, would be very attractive to play for. Beard will get a high lottery pick in the draft this season, a kid that wasn’t highly ranked when he came to TTU. This is EXACTLY what the Big 12 needed. And EXACTLY what KU needed.
If Townsend walks away it’ll be a mutual parting. He and Self have way too much respect for each other for it to end poorly. Also keep in mind he’s about 60 and has kids at home. He may want to spend less time on the road.
Texas is a football state. Maybe the top FB state. BB is a second cousin. We are the Mecca of CBB. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hells yeah…If not for KU the B12 would be a non-factor in college bball. Right now, its KU against the B12 for 15. If TT wins, ksu is almost clinched. If ksu beats us in the Phog, which I pray doesn’t happen, they pretty much clinch the title. KU must win tonight, beat ksu, and sweep their season. They dug this hole with WVU and the UT loses.
@KUSTEVE 100% agree, It’s crazy at this point Arizona and Stumpy are even playing right now If they have a recording of him discussing a 100k for Ayton. But until something happens to these Nike schools that have better recruiting than us 9 of 10 years, it will be nothing short of a setup for logical folks. No way Dook signs the 3 best players in this past class and didn’t pay. If KU is paying for guys in the 40s thru the 100s most years then Dook, Arizona and UK’s consistent top 10 classes are BS and paid for.
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