2015-16 Season Underway for KU Women’s Hoops

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball tipped off its 48th season, and first under head coach Brandon Schneider, with the first official practice of the 2015-16 season on Tuesday afternoon.

Kansas returns six letterwinners from last season, while welcoming nine newcomers to Allen Fieldhouse. Among the veterans are 2015 All-Big 12 Freshman Team selection Lauren Aldridge, two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree Caelynn Manning-Allen and two-year starter Jada Brown.

KU inked four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period last November and signatures from Jayde Christopher, Tyler Johnson, Kylee Kopatich and Aisia Robertson led to ESPN’s HoopGurlz ranking the 2015 Kansas recruiting class at No. 18. Chelsea Lott, McKenzie Calvert, Sydney Benoit, Jessica Washington and Kelea Dennis round out the list of newcomers to Schneider’s first roster at the helm of the KU program.

The 2015-16 season starts with two exhibition games, the first against Pittsburg State on Nov. 1 at 2 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks host 19 games at home, which include the exhibition games. KU opens the regular season on Nov. 15 against Texas Southern.

Kansas women’s basketball will hold its annual media day on Wednesday, Oct. 7 beginning at 2:30 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. This media-only event will include head coach Brandon Schneider’s preseason press conference and a chance for one-on-one interviews with student-athletes and coaches. Schneider’s press conference can be viewed here.

Season tickets are on sale now and start at just $69 for a full season of women’s basketball action in Allen Fieldhouse. Family Zone tickets are also available and include two adult and two youth tickets to every home game for only $149. 

The Jayhawks begin their 2015-16 campaign with Late Night in the Phog, which is hosted along with Kansas men’s basketball, on Friday, Oct. 9, inside Allen Fieldhouse. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for students and at 5 p.m. for general admission.

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