Kansas is scheduled to play an exhibition against Pittsburg State on Wednesday — and the Jayhawks will do exactly that unless the Mets beat the Royals twice over the next three days.
Here’s the deal: Game 7 of the World Series is scheduled for Wednesday in Kansas City, and KU officials don’t want fans in the state having to choose between attending an exhibition basketball game or possibly watching the Royals secure their first world title since 1985. And they don’t want to wait too late to make a call, one way or another. So if the World Series reaches Game 6, Kansas has already decided to move Wednesday’s exhibition to Thursday, meaning fans (and Pittsburg State) will know which day the Jayhawks are playing late Sunday.
“We love the roll the Royals are on, and we know that interest in this series is sky-high in this area,” said Kansas coach Bill Self. “Many of our Jayhawk fans will want to attend or watch Game 7 next Wednesday, if it goes that far, and we don’t want them to have to make a choice. We hope the Royals wrap it up in New York. But if they don’t we’ll be ready to move our game.”
This is an excerpt from this week’s Inside College Hoops column