College basketball is back, and that means another year with National Championship hopes for the Kansas Jayhawks. Watching the Jayhawks play inside historic Allen Fieldhouse is an experience you do not want to miss out on. With many greats coming in and out of these doors, it's an event you'll always remember.
KU Basketball Tickets
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Allen Fieldhouse Sections
Find the perfect KU basketball tickets based on the sections in Allen Fieldhouse.
Sections 1,11, 12 and 22, A, B, C, L, M, and N: These sections are directly behind the baskets at both ends, at the baseline. Section 1, 11 and 12 have half the section as GA. If you purchase the KU basketball ticket in GA, it is first come first serve and you'll want to go as soon as you can. Doors open at different times each game so be sure to check before going.
Sections 2, 3, 9, 10, 13, 14, 20 and 21, D, K, P and V: Here, you'll be at an angle of the court by the baseline. At Allen Fieldhouse, there are no bad seats. These seats especially give you a great view of the team's benches and allow for full view of the court on both sides.
Sections 4-8 and 15-19, E-J and Q-U: If you want the "sides" section, this is what you want. You get a full horizontal view of the court. The letters signify a lower seat but any seat from the side view is top notch. If you're picky about the seating, section 4-8 and 17 all have chairbacks. Most of the Fieldhouse is bench-style seating, but these sections come with their own seat and back to make sure you have plenty of room. Just be sure to sit within rows 1-19 to get the chairback!
No matter where you seat, you're going to be out of your seat cheering on red and blue. The Fieldhouse is electric! However, before you ever get inside, don't forget a parking pass. Visit the site for any game and you'll always find cheap parking!
Kansas Jayhawks Student Tickets
Although tickets are sold everywhere throughout the stadium for the public, have you ever wondered how KU students get their tickets? There is an extreme process for students to camp. There is a lottery system in which students participate. The lottery can start as early as 6am. You can camp with your group of friernds, up to 30 people. The entire group must be present at the North end of Allen Fieldhouse. Once the group is together, each group will then draw a number, one number per ever 5 people in the group. After drawing the numbers, the camping begins. Roll call is taken and someone from you group must be there. If your group last through all the roll calls, you have made it in Allen Fieldhouse. Based on numbers from the lottery, your group is taken in order to sit in the student section. Some lucky groups get the very first row while others get the top, but again, there are no bad seats. This allows for a fair chance for all students to attend the games. Any KU student can attend the games if they have the athletics pass.
KU Basketball History
The first season of KU basketball dates back to 1898-1899. Dr. James Naismith wrote the official rules of basketball in 1892. Six years later, Naismith began the men's basketball program at the University of Kansas. The first few seasons of KU basketball were held locally against YMCA teams. James Naismith held such an important part within the team and its development that the basketball court inside Allen Fieldhouse is named "James Naismith Court." Since Naismith, KU basketball history will go on with years of success, acomplishments, coaching legends and Hall of Fame players.
After Naismith retired, Dr. Forrest C. "Phog" Allen was requested to coach KU. KU's basketball history truly began to flourish because of Coach Allen. As a former player of Naismith, Phog Allen knew the game and was ready to take on the challenge. Coach Allen proved to be one of the best coaches of all time and earned the title as the "Father of Basketball Coaching." Under Coach Allen, the University of Kansas men's basketball program won the NCAA championship title in 1922, 1923 and 1952. Because of his success and leadership, Allen Fieldhouse was constructed and developed in 1955 named after Phog Allen. Upon walking in and hanging over Naismith Court, the famous Kansas words "Pay Heed, All Who Enter. Beware of the Phog."
Once a player and assistant coach, Dick Harp was hired as the head coach for KU after Coach Allen. Some of Kansas's greatest players were coached by harp. Wilt Chamberlain was by far the most legendary player. Recruited by Phog Allen, Chamberlain played under Harp until he went to the Harlem Globetrotters to continue ball. After eight years, Ted Owens came in and took over the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team. Jo Jo White, Walt Wesley and Darnell Valentine were All-Americans under Coach Owens. A little under two decades of coaching, Owens left KU and Larry Brown came in after coaching for the NBA.
Larry Brown at KU lead the Jayhawks to many wins and a National Championship in 1988. With Danny Manning as the lead competitor for the Hawks, during the 1988 season, the team went through March Madness to win the title 83-79 over Oklahoma. Because the team lost 11 times that season, the most losses for a National Championship team to accrue throughout the season, the 1988 Jayhawks were known as "Danny and the Miracles." After many years at KU, Coach Brown had a 135-44 record.
Orginally a North Carolina assistant basketball coach, Roy Williams, came to Kansas to take over Larry Brown's role. Coach Williams had a .805 winning percentage from 1988 to 2003. Roy Williams went 9 for 13 in Big 12 conference championships. KU is the only team in the Big 12 to also have gone undefeated in conference play. This streak went 16-0 under Williams in 2001.
After 2003, Williams left and the legendary Bill Self entered into the land of the Jayhawks. Self has coached at KU for 15 season, including this year. Although Self had winning seasons to start his career, it wasn't until 2008 that he showed his tru ability. In 2007-2008, the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team began the season with 20-0. In the National NCAA tournament, the team made Kansas Basketball history. The team defeated Davidson, which was lead by current NBA star Steph Curry. In the Final Four, the Kansas Jayhawks came back to beat Memphis in the championship thanks to "Mario's Miracle" three with 3.7 seconds left to tie the game and send it to over time. The Hawks clenched the NCAA National Title. The first time since 1988. Coach Self was named the Coach of the Year by the Associated Press, CBS Sports' Chevrolet Award, the Hwney Iba Award and Sporting News Award. Coach Self is also decorated with 12 Big 12 regular season championship titles.
Ku basketball history dates back to the first days of basketball and continues to thrive throughout time. A winning team throughout the years by many coaches, Kansas is recognized as one of the greatest basketball schools to play at. KU basketball has many acccolades acquired as the seasons pass and will continue to be a team to keep an eye for. It's been 10 years since the last NCAA championship. Is this the year KU basketball goes down in history? Stay connected with KU basketball and never miss a game with tickets from Tickets For Less.
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