Jayhawks Host Big 12 on Campus to Preview 2015-16
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Head coach Brandon Schneider and a couple members of the Kansas women’s basketball team took a break from preparation for the upcoming season to host representatives from the Big 12 Conference on campus Wednesday afternoon.
Members of the Big 12 Conference ventured to Allen Fieldhouse to preview the 2015-16 season with Schneider, who enters his first season at the helm of KU’s women’s basketball program, along with junior forward Caelynn Manning-Allen and sophomore guard Lauren Aldridge.
In addition to talking about the season for the Big 12 women’s basketball preview show, the trio answered rapid-fire questions for social media and taped promotional videos for the 2016 Big 12 Championship, which will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 4-7.
New this year, the Big 12 and FOX Sports Networks have partnered to air a one-hour women’s basketball preview show. Following a visit to all 10 campuses, FOX will broadcast a preview of the 2015-16 campaign featuring each institution’s head coach on FOX College Central, as well as FOX Southwest and FOX Midwest regional networks.
The first broadcast will be Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., on FOX Sports Southwest followed by an airing on FOX Midwest on Wednesday, No. 11, starting at 7 p.m. FOX College Central will televise the preview special on Nov. 9 at 11 p.m.
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 Aldridge, two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree 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 Kansas.
Schneider has vowed the Jayhawks will play tough and together, and season tickets are now on sale 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.
Also available are single game ticket for the 2015-16 season, which start as low as $5 per game.
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.
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