Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The final game of ESPN's buffet of college hoops yesterday was Kansas at Baylor. And, the Jayhawks dominated BU from the beginning, building a 23 point halftime lead with an eventual victory margin of 20.

One has to question the decision to use footage from last year's loss, by the Jayhawks to Northern Iowa in round two of the NCAA Tournament, in the player introduction video at the Ferrell Center at Baylor. In addition, the pre-game video decision-makers in Waco decided to add some footage from the Bears' football win over KU this past fall.

It's sad--and a negative commentary on the state of a school's athletic program--when they rely upon the success of someone else to publicly tweak an opponent/rival. Baylor went to the Elite Eight last year in the tournament and has a roster which includes lottery pick Perry Jones. The school should be using that as the basis for pre-game and in-game videos.

The Jayhawks, when asked, said that the video didn't make them try harder or have an impact on their pre-game focus. Maybe so, but why tug on Superman's cape?

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