NCAA Salute Presentation Concludes First Full Day in New Orleans

March 29, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The University of Kansas basketball team attended the NCAA’s annual Salute Presentation and reception Thursday evening , which honors each school at the Final Four.

At their arrival to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Jayhawks enjoyed a sit-down dinner along with participating teams Louisville, Kentucky and Ohio State. Following the meal, student-athletes were able to explore Bracket Town, an area of family-friendly activities set up adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Each player was also sized for his Final Four ring provided by the NCAA.

From there, sports personality Jim Nantz introduced the teams and coaches in front of a large crowd of supporters. The event was centered around the National Championship trophy staged at midcourt and also featured a sneak peak at the 2012 “One Shining Moment” video.

On Friday, March 30 KU will do more media interviews followed by an open practice at the Superdome from 3:10-4 p.m.