ITP: Exhibition Recaps and a preview of the Duke opener

The Jayhawks take the court for the first time in 2019-20, as they prepare to battle with Duke on a national stage.


We recap the Jayhawks’ two exhibition contests – a shaky performance against Ft. Hays State and an excellent showing against Pittsburg State – and discuss what we saw and how it relates to the team going forward.

We discuss the recent announcement of a Border War renewal, Mitch Lightfoot’s redshirt, lineups we expect Kansas to run, and Devonte’ Graham’s hot start in the NBA.

We also preview the Champions Classic, which features No. 3 Kansas and No. 4 Duke in New York City. We break down keys to victory and make predictions for the season opener.

Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.