Basketball, Football Reactions To Altercations

Sept. 24, 2009

Video Reactions: Coach Mangino | Coach Self Player Reactions: Kerry Meier | Sherron Collins/Tyshawn Taylor/Cole Aldrich

LAWRENCE, Kan. Kansas Athletics Director Lew Perkins met with the football and men’s basketball teams Wednesday afternoon in the Anderson Family Football Complex. Following the meeting, selected representatives from both teams collectively released the following statement:

“We realize that over the past couple of days we’ve let a disagreement between a few guys grow bigger than it ever should have. We’re embarrassed about that.

“Now we want everyone know that we have met and talked it out. We realize we’re all Jayhawks. We’re proud of what both teams have accomplished.

“We appreciate the support these teams give each other. We’ll be in the stands rooting for each other like we always have.

“We all wear KANSAS on our uniforms, and we’re proud of that. We need to act like it. We’ve met; we’re all on the same page, and we will move forward together. The football team is ready to get back to work, focused on Saturday’s game against Southern Mississippi, and the basketball team will continue to prepare for another great season.”

Football – Todd Reesing, Kerry Meier, Darrell Stuckey, Jake Sharp

Men’s Basketball – Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich