Rock Chalk KU Weekend Ahead

We don't get it. 


For most of our lives in and around this cowtown . . . KU football has been the ugly sister to b-ball greatness. And so we can't wrap our head around this reassurance.

Still . . . 

We give credence for locals who are eager to celebrate ANYTHING which distracts them from the economy, threat of nuke war and divisive political epoch. 

And so . . .

We share this quick collection on the topic via links . . .

KU is buzzing as its football program prepares to host College Gameday for the first time

A hill on KU's campus three days before ESPN's College Gameday comes to town.Dogs playing, students chilling and the ringing of the bell only add to the serenity.But in the distance, you can hear a sound that lets you know that college football craziness is coming to town."It's going to be nuts," A KU student told KMBC.The kind of nuts this campus has never seen.

KU Jayhawks will get a newly renovated football stadium, to the tune of $350 million

Ahead of the University of Kansas' biggest football matchup since the 2007 Orange Bowl season, KU Athletics Director Travis Goff announced on Friday major upgrades to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. "It truly has a chance, in terms of multi-use, economic impact, to drive change for Lawrence and, we think, for the region and the state," Goff told media gathered near the stadium's south scoreboard.

Pat McAfee welcomed with 'Rock Chalk' chant in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Legendary NFL punter Pat McAfee is in Lawrence ahead of College GameDay and was welcomed by the Kansas Jayhawks Spirit Squad in classic Jayhawk fashion. McAfee tuned in to host " The Pat McAfee Show" remotely from the College GameDay set near the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and as he introduced the crowd of Jayhawks fans in the background, they broke out in the famed "Rock Chalk" chant.

Festivities kick off in historic weekend matchup between Kansas, Texas Christian University

All eyes are on the University of Kansas this weekend - shifting their focus from sports played on hardwood floors and heading to the grid iron. "When we think of KU the joke is we're a round ball school right? It's not exactly accurate. We're a sports school," KU alumni Anna Marie Sosa said.

KU coach Bill Self will pump up Chiefs fans on Arrowhead Stadium drum deck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The face of Kansas basketball is headed to Arrowhead Stadium. KU basketball coach Bill Self will act as the drum honoree for Monday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Las Vegas Raiders. Fans can find Self on the GEHA Deck, pumping up Chiefs fans and banging on the massive drum.

Rob Riggle announced as KU's celebrity guest picker for College GameDay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Comedian Rob Riggle will join the University of Kansas's College GameDay festivities as the celebrity guest picker. Riggle will appear alongside Jen Lada, Desmond Howard, Lee Corso and David Pollack for the show, stationed at The Hill, northeast of Campanile on KU's campus.

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