For Pete's Sake

ESPN’s Jay Bilas shares recruiting letter he received from KU’s Ted Owens

From left, Rece Davis, Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas broadcasted from John Paul Jones Arena during ESPN College “GameDay,” last month in Charlottesville, Va.
From left, Rece Davis, Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas broadcasted from John Paul Jones Arena during ESPN College “GameDay,” last month in Charlottesville, Va. The Associated Press

ESPN’s “GameDay” crew will be in Lawrence on Saturday, and for one member of the network, it could have been a return to his old haunts.

Jay Bilas was recruited by former Kansas coach Ted Owens in the early 1980s and he has the letter to prove it.

Alas, Bilas attended Duke where he scored more than 1,000 points and later served as an assistant coach for the Blue Devils.

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