November 1, 2007

Media attention booming for Kansas

From Sports Illustrated to Ball State student radio, the Jayhawk football team is suddenly in high demand. As the Jayhawks move higher in the rankings, they are also moving into the mainstream public's eye.

It used to be whenever the Jayhawks got on national TV, it was cause for celebration, but now it is becoming a weekly occurrence. For the first time in KU history, the Jayhawks have the opportunity of having all their conference games televised. For center Ryan Cantrell, it means his family and friends get to watch him play.

"It is kind of cool that my aunt and uncles in Virginia get to watch me," Cantrell said. "They tell me they are having an east coast Jayhawk watch party. They are bleeding crimson and blue."

While the Jayhawks game against Nebraska this week will be on Fox Sports at 11:30, the following week the Jayhawks will get a chance to show their progress in prime time on network television as ABC has decided to pick up the game against Oklahoma State. While the exposure is great for the players and coaches, it is also helps recruiting.

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