Kansas Men's Basketball to Celebrate 110 Years Saturday

Feb. 13, 2008

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – More than 200 former players, coaches and staff will travel to Lawrence this weekend to celebrate 110 years of KU basketball.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Former players and staff at the reunion will be from the Phog Allen (1908-56), Dick Harp (1957-64), Ted Owens (1965-83), Larry Brown (1984-88), Roy Williams (1989-2003) and Bill Self (2004-present) eras.

“We are excited and look forward to this special event,” Self said. “Kansas tradition and history is second to none and when you think about all the great players and coaches have been here, I think it’s an awesome responsibility to be caretakers for the period of time we’re here and we look at that with great pride.”

Plans for the group include a private brunch prior to the 12:45 p.m. tipoff of the KU-Colorado men’s basketball game, which can be seen on ESPN Plus. The group will be introduced on the court at halftime, and they will attend a private dinner that evening.

Included in the celebration will be a tribute to KU’s 1988 team, which 20 years ago won the NCAA’s 50th men’s basketball championship in Kansas City. The 2007-08 Jayhawks will wear blue retro 1988 uniforms against Colorado Saturday.