Gold Medal Winners Expected at Hoglund Ballpark Wednesday
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The undefeated, gold medal winner of the 2015 World University Games, team USA returns home Wednesday and will be welcomed back inside Kansas’ Hoglund Ballpark. Doors will open at Kansas’ baseball stadium, just south of Allen Fieldhouse, at 6 p.m. (CT) with the USA, which consists primarily of University of Kansas student-athletes and staff, expected to arrive at 7 p.m.
USA head coach Bill Self, who led the team to an 8-0 mark and the nation’s first World University Games gold medal since 2005, and selected members of the team will address the crowd. With extreme heat indexes expected even in the early evening, bottled water will be available for purchase and fans are allowed to bring one, unopened bottle into the stadium.
Attendees are encouraged to park in lot 112 south of the baseball stadium, behind the Hoglund Ballpark scoreboard. Yellow lots 90, 125 and 127 are restricted Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., even during summer class sessions. Parking in Red, Blue, and Gold lots is restricted year-round from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Accessible stalls in Yellow lots prior to 4 p.m., and Red lots prior to 5 p.m., are also restricted based on KU issued parking permits.
Kansas defeated Germany in the gold medal game Monday, a 84-77 double overtime affair that was expected to re-air on ESPNU Monday at 9 p.m. (CT). The medal marked USA’s first basketball award at the World University Games since a bronze in 2009. The USA has now won 14 gold medals in the World University Games which began in 1965.
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