This date has probably been circled on the calendar of most Jayhawk fans since the beginning of the year. ESPN's College GameDay Driven by State Farm® will be televised live Saturday morning, January 29th from the University of Kansas as part of gameday coverage leading up to the Kansas vs Kansas State game on Saturday night.
Rock Chalk Talk will be making the trip to Lawrence for this one and you should too. Why? Well not only is College Gameday a great event that gives Jayhawk fans one more opportunity to show how passionate we are about our team, but State Farm will also be giving you the fan the opportunity to raise money for KU's Student Union Activities' organization Hawk Zone just by showing up.
Not a bad deal. Show up Saturday morning, support your team, support your school, show the world what Kansas basketball is all about and State Farm gives back to your school. Doors open at 7AM. Basically it breaks down like this; for every person who attends the morning show on Saturday, State Farm will donate $1 to Hawk Zone. You know how many people Allen Fieldhouse holds and when you figure that up it's a a potential contribution of more than $16,000 from State Farm to Hawk Zone, a student organization that helps increase student involvement in campus athletics.
On top of that Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps will all obviously be on hand as part of their usual Saturday ritual previewing the day. And in case you missed it, One lucky audience member will get the opportunity to attempt a half-court shot. If the shot is made, State Farm will give the person $18,000 and if they miss the shot, they will get $1,000! Last check gameday is on an 0-18 streak. Let's change that.
Boom! Easy as that, don't miss it. Now for a little extra motivation it's worth noting that Kentucky holds the record for Gameday attendance at 22k+. We don't have that much room, but hey K-State held the previous record at 8,159. That seems like something we should beat them at.