Legends of the Phog Approaching

Sept. 22, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas’ Legends of the Phog charity basketball game, presented by Crown Automotive, Pella Windows and Doors of Kansas, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m., in historic Allen Fieldhouse. Doors will open at 2 p.m. for KU students and 2:30 p.m. for the general public. Parking for the event is free; Park and Ride will not be provided for this event. Additionally, there will be no formal autograph session with the participants.

In conjunction with the Jayhawk Television Network, Metro Sports in Kansas City and statewide Cox Communications Kansas 22 will televise the Legends of the Phog. KU broadcasting legend Max Falkenstien and veteran broadcaster Dave Armstrong will call the action.

Fans outside the state of Kansas and the KC area can also watch the game via the internet on AT&T Jayhawk All Access. One can subscribe to All Access at www.kuathletics.com. KLWN’s Brian Hanni and former Jayhawk star Bud Stallworth will call the game for the Jayhawk Radio Network and the All Access audio. Affiliates of the Jayhawk Radio Network that will broadcast the game include KCSP (610 Sports) in Kansas City; WIBW (580 AM) in Topeka; and KLWN (1320 AM) in Lawrence.

Former KU coaches Larry Brown and Ted Owens will coach a collection of former KU players who have been part of three NCAA titles, 54 conference championships, 13 Final Fours and 2,038 all-time victories. The rosters will include many current NBA Jayhawks as well as many other recent KU standouts.

Kansas Athletics will donate a portion of the proceeds in memory of former KU assistant coach Neil Dougherty, who died tragically this past summer. KU officials are working directly with the Dougherty family on specifics, including one of his favorite local charities – the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.

Participants include:

Cole Aldrich

Darrell Arthur

Nick Bradford

Mario Chalmers

Nick Collison

Jeff Graves

Jeff Hawkins

Xavier Henry

Darnell Jackson

Christian Moody

Marcus Morris

Markieff Morris

Ron Kellogg

Greg Ostertag

Paul Pierce

Scot Pollard

Ryan Robertson

Brandon Rush

Josh Selby

Wayne Simien

Billy Thomas

Darnell Valentine

Julian Wright

Coaches: Larry Brown and Ted Owens