On to the Sweet 16!

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in News and Sports

Jeff Withey dunks | KU vs. UNC | www.kualumni.org (Photo by Steve Puppe)

The KU men’s basketball team is headed to its 30th Sweet 16 in the history of the NCAA Tournament.

Open practice, game times set

The public is invited to attend practices featuring the four teams that will be at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the NCAA Tournament’s South Regional. KU, the region’s top seed, will be on the court in Cowboys Stadium from 2:10 to 3 p.m. The Jayhawks’ opponent, the University of Michigan, starts the Thursday session at noon, followed by Florida Gulf Coast University at 1, and, after KU’s session, the University of Florida at 3:10.

KU’s Sweet 16 game against Michigan is set to tip off at 6:37 p.m. on Friday, followed by Florida vs. Florida Gulf Coast. Winners advance to the Elite Eight on Sunday, with game times to be determined after the conclusion of Friday’s games.

Travis Releford | www.kualumni.org (Photo by Steve Puppe)Pep rally, pregame party info

The KU Alumni Association, along with Kansas Athletics and KUStore.com, will host a pregame party and pep rally for Jayhawk fans on Friday.

The festivities will take place at the Arlington Convention Center starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. The pregame party is free to attend, and there will be concessions, cash bars and parking on site ($20 per car). The convention center is within walking distance of Cowboys Stadium.

The pep rally, featuring the pep band, spirit squad and mascots, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the convention center.

Show your card!

Be sure to show your Alumni Association membership card at our table and receive a free, members-only gift! If you’re not already a member, visit www.kualumni.org/join today, and print out your purchase receipt to show to our staff members. Or, bring a copy of a recent email from the Alumni Association that shows your membership status at the bottom.

KU Alumni watch site

Don’t have tickets to the game? Head to the official KU Alumni watch site, Humperdink’s, at 700 Six Flags Drive, to watch the game with fellow Jayhawks. Be sure to send us your pictures of the watch party! Email us at share@kualumni.org, tweet them to us at @kualumni or post them on our Facebook page.

Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!

Photos by Steve Puppe

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