RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.16 (Women's Basketball)
A great night in the city!
— Kansas Women’s Bball (@KUWBball) December 18, 2017
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After starting out the 2017-18 campaign with nine home games in a row, Kansas women’s basketball hit the road for its first and only nonconference trip of the year – and it’s not your average game away from home.
The Jayhawks packed their bags and headed to the Big Apple for two games and five days of sightseeing in New York City. The most important stops on KU’s road trip were to Carnesecca Arena and Hynes Athletic Center for matchups with St. John’s (12/18) and Iona (12/20). Kansas split its road trip with a 65-53 loss at St. John’s and ended the visit to NYC with a 72-58 victory over Iona.
Surrounding the games, Kansas women’s basketball had a little fun and was able play tourist in the city that never sleeps. Whether by subway or foot, the Jayhawks covered a lot of ground during their stay in NYC. Something as simple as hopping on the train became an adventure as KU learned to navigate the subway and the city that is home to over eight million people.
During the near week trip to the Big Apple, the Jayhawks roamed around the city seeing many of the popular tourist attractions like the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and its giant Christmas tree, Times Square, the 9/11 Memorial and more.
KU even ventured out for dinner and show on Sunday night. The Jayhawks jumped at the chance to wear something other than their uniform and enjoyed a four-course family-style Italian meal. Following dinner, KU women’s basketball walked across the street to the Minskoff Theatre to see ‘The Lion King’. After the Broadway play, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary, a fellow Kansan and manager of the theatre answered questions about the production.
No trip to NYC would be complete without a visit to the infamous Serendipity Restaurant, which is home to a Big Apple staple – Frozen Hot Chocolate. The Jayhawks were able to dine at Serendipity on Tuesday and sip on some Frozen Hot Chocolate before strolling through Central Park and down 5th Avenue.
For many of the Jayhawks, the trip was the first to the Big Apple and experiencing all the city has to offer. Kansas women’s basketball is providing more than just an opportunity to play ball and go to school, but also see and learn about new places, like NYC.