Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tradition-Rich Kansas Hoops in Trouble?

Rumors that report the apparent demise of the Big 12 Conference are making some members schools AND teams quite nervous. One of those teams is the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.

If Kansas is left without a Big 12 Conference home, the basketball squad will suffer the most. In the past, the Jayhawks have regularly competed for national championships and possess a long, storied basketball history. Think such figures as Dr. James Naismith, Wilt Chamberlain and Danny Manning. Kansas has been receiving top-notch, nation-wide talent. But the pipeline might stop if the Jayhawks fall to a lesser conference or outside of the proposed power leagues. Instead of competing with the likes of North Carolina, Duke, Michigan State, Ohio State etc., Kansas might fall to the likes of Colorado State, Air Force, New Mexico etc.

People truly don't know what's going on behind close doors and maybe the politicians will even get involved if widespread change does occur.

But in the end, it would be a shame for Kansas basketball to downsize. The college basketball world needs a Midwestern presence. It needs Kansas basketball.

What do you think of the proposed Kansas basketball plight?

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