Kansas’ four exhibition basketball games during the Jayhawks' upcoming tour to Italy will be available on video live stream and replay, it was announced Thursday.
The Jayhawks’ games against all-star teams from Italy will be aired at 11:30 a.m. Central time on Aug. 2 and 3 in Rome and noon on Aug. 5 and 6 in Milan.
To access live video coverage and replays of the games, users must become FloPRO subscribers on FloHoops.com. Monthly and annual FloPRO subscriptions on FloHoops are $29.99 and $150, respectively.
The Jayhawk IMG Radio Network will also broadcast the games. It will be up to the individual stations on the network whether they decide to air the exhibition games rather than regular programming. FloSports will pair KU announcers Brian Hanni and Greg Gurley’s radio call with a video stream.
The Jayhawks on Aug. 2 will play Stella Azzurra, a team made up of 18- and 19-year olds from Rome clubs, at 11:30 a.m. at Honey Sports City in Rome. On Aug. 3, KU will face the Players Group, a team being organized by Vittorio Gallinari, father of NBA player Danilo Gallinari, at 11:30 a.m., again at Honey Sports City.
On Aug. 5, KU will again take on the Players Group at noon at PalaSport Enrico Somaschini (PalaPorada) in Milan. KU will meet Italy All Star A2 the following day at noon in the same location. The Italy All Star A2 squad will consist of players from the Lega Basket Serie (LBA) professional league at the A2 level.
When in Rome, the Jayhawks will tour the Colosseum, the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. In Milan, KU’s traveling party will tour the Cathedral Duomo and take a boat tour of Lake Como. Basketball Travelers Inc. is coordinating the trip.
KU has won 17 of 19 exhibition games outside the U.S. under coach Bill Self since 2004. The Jayhawks went 4-0 in 2004 in Canada and 3-0 in 2008 in Canada. KU went 2-2 in 2012 while touring Switzerland and Paris. The Jayhawks won the gold medal at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, posting an 8-0 record.
2017 KU basketball Italy Summer Tour
Wednesday, Aug 2: KU vs. Stella Azzurra, Honey Sports City (Rome), 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 3: KU vs. Players Group, HSC (Rome), 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5: KU vs. Players Group, PalaSport Enrico Somaschini (Milan), noon
Sunday, Aug. 6: KU vs. Italy All Star A2, PalaSport Enrico Somaschini (Milan), noon
All times listed are Central time.