Ravens KU up game vs. Jayhawks

Nice timing on Carleton's part — confirmation has been sent out that the Kansas Jayhawks' next game, after the little matter of that NCAA title game vs. Memphis tonight — will be on Aug. 30 vs. the Ravens in pre-season action.

From the perspective of a hoops junkie, of course, tonight Kansas is playing a U.S. version of Carleton. Memphis' system of dribble-drive motion bears more than a passing resemblance to Carleton's drive-and-kick game.

(Thanks to David Kent at Carleton.)

Kansas making pre-season tour to Canada (Dec. 20, 2007)
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  1. Looks like McGill now gets to claim "next Kansas opponent." From Earl Zuckerman at McGill:

    The [McGill-Kansas] game is slated for a 12 noon tip-off at Carleton University in Ottawa, followed by a Kansas-Carleton confrontation at 7 p.m.

    Interestingly, that release also tells us that James Naismith was the first-ever Jayhawk basketball coach after getting his degree from McGill.

  2. Yeah, Naismith started KU's tradition of illustrious coaches: they've also had Forrest Allen, Larry Brown, Roy Williams and now Bill Self. It's interesting that Kansas is playing two games in one day: that might mean more of the regular players see court time in one of the two.

  3. I imagine Drew Love had a hand in getting McGill that McGill vs Kansas game at Carleton. Now the athletic director at McGill Drew probably still has a lot of IOUs to call in from his former protégés at Carleton's athletic department.

  4. Sports Services is pleased to announce that the winners of last night's NCAA Division One men's national championship game, the University of Kansas Jayhawks, will be coming to Ottawa to face the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on Sunday August 31 at 7:00 p.m. as part of NCAA Weekend.