KANSAS CITY (September 21, 2011) – This Saturday, University of Kansas basketball fans will be treated to a special exhibition game featuring former KU greats, and Time Warner Cable Metro Sports will broadcast the game live and in HD. The “Legends of the Phog” charity basketball game will tip off at 4 p.m. Saturday, with announcers Max Falkenstien and Dave Armstrong calling the action on Metro Sports, which is available throughout the Kansas City area on Time Warner Cable (channel 30, 310 and in HD on 1310), Comcast (channel 258) and Knology in Lawrence (channel 37).
The “Legends of the Phog” game sold out quickly, and with good reason. The exhibition game will reunite many former great Kansas basketball players, including 12 current NBA players. Former KU coaches Larry Brown and Ted Owens will coach a collection of former KU players who have been part of three NCAA titles, 54 conference championships, 13 Final Fours and 2,038 all-time victories.
“Metro Sports is all about local sports, and we’re very excited that we will be broadcasting the ‘Legends of the Phog’ game on Saturday,” said Chris Huwe, General Manager of TWC Metro Sports. “Kansas basketball has a great following here in the Kansas City area, and this charity game is going to be a special event that KU fans are really going to enjoy watching.”
Confirmed to play in the legends game on Saturday are Paul Pierce (Boston), Cole Aldrich (Oklahoma City), Darrell Arthur (Memphis), Mario Chalmers (Miami), Nick Collison (Oklahoma City), Xavier Henry (Memphis), Darnell Jackson (Sacramento), Marcus Morris (Houston), Markieff Morris (Phoenix), Brandon Rush (Indiana), Josh Selby (Memphis) and Julian Wright (Toronto).
Many other former KU players are also planning to attend and could possibly play in the game, including Nick Bradford, Eric Chenowith, Jeff Graves, Jeff Hawkins, Ron Kellogg, Greg Ostertag, Scot Pollard, Ryan Robertson, Wayne Simien, Billy Thomas and Darnell Valentine.
Kansas Athletics will donate a portion of the proceeds in memory of former KU assistant coach Neil Dougherty, who died tragically this past summer. KU officials are working directly with the Dougherty family on specifics, and one of his favorite local charities – the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence – will be included.