For the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program, the season starts on the first possible date of the 2016-17 campaign, Nov. 11 against Indiana in Hawaii for the Armed Forces Classic.
No team will have a tougher two-game start to the season than Kansas, because the squad will fly from Hawaii to the other side of the country -- and play four days later, in New York, against Duke for the Champions Classic.
KU's start to the season is anyone's guess. It's possible the team could go 0-2, 1-1 or 2-0. IU and Duke will both be very good next season.
Bill Self said quote-"With this schedule, once again we will rank at the top of the toughest schedules in the nation. We're playing 10 of our 12 non-league games against teams which went to the postseason last year, including four NCAA teams. This schedule, like in the past, will help us prepare for the always tough Big 12 season."