KU athletics and IMG College, which holds multimedia rights for KU sports, announced Tuesday a long-term television partnership with Time Warner Cable Sports to distribute 300 hours of original KU sports programming annually, including live games, other coverage and replays. That means KU men’s basketball games carried by Jayhawk Television and aired on KSMO-TV Channel 62 in Kansas City last season will move to Metro Sports. Last season, Jayhawk Television aired six KU basketball games, including two exhibitions.
Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith announced the hiring of former Drake coach Mark Phelps as an assistant Tuesday. “I had some other opportunities and this was, by far, an absolute no-brainer,” Phelps said. “I would have run to Missouri on two feet for the opportunity.”