Hope for a WSU-KSU matchup at downtown arena?

Former Wichita state Rep. Todd Novascone used to introduce a bill each legislative session that would require the University of Kansas and Kansas State University to play Wichita State University. Last week state Sen. Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick, raised the issue with K-State president Kirk Schulz when he appeared before her Senate Ways and Means Committee. “I was just curious when you will be scheduling Wichita State to play Kansas State,” McGinn said. Schulz said that such as game would “be a terrific thing” but that his athletic director and basketball coach “would rather play Alcorn State than Wichita State.” McGinn said that the game would be good for the state and noted that Intrust Bank Arena would be an ideal venue. Schulz responded that the arena was a great environment when K-State played West Virginia there in December. “We want to make sure that we’re back in Wichita,” he said.