Friday, December 14, 2007

Some Love for the Fans

From Mike DeCourcy - The Sporting News, via

Like all the best college basketball home courts, Allen Fieldhouse features a rowdy student section — with more than 4,000 of its 16,300 seats reserved for them. They have the requisite alliterative nickname — the Phog Phanatics — but, unlike many of their contemporaries, they never give the impression they are trying to be part of the show. Their haunting “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk” chant is a far cry from some of the look-at-me cleverness that’s epidemic elsewhere. KU fans are trying to be part of the result, which is an altogether different thing.

High praise indeed. How I wish I could get to a game this season.

Speaking of games, any thoughts on this Ohio team? I hear they beat Maryland in College Park--I know Maryland is having an off year, but they're still Maryland; this Ohio team sounds like the real thing. What I like best, though, is that Self says they play fast: could we hit triple digits tomorrow? Either way, this promises to be an unusually exciting KC game.

1 comment:

  1. Phog Phanatics? Really?

    Looks like a lot depends on how good or bad Maryland really is. I'll ask my coworker Vinnie today (Terps grad). Boston College also won at College Park recently, and I couldn't tell whether that means BC is good or not -- they only have one loss so far, to Providence.

    In other words, I always complain about our schedule, but I'm honestly not sure how good it is this year, noncon-wise. It's definitely not bad, but is it actually good? If we lose to Ohio, I guess we'll know.