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Bill Self cancels Kansas workout in favor of USA-Belgium

Bill Self

Kansas head coach Bill Self watches his team during practice for the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in St. Louis. Kansas is scheduled to play Eastern Kentucky in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


Nothing in the realm of college basketball is the big news of the day.

If it’s not NBA free agency that has struck your fancy, than you’re probably like the rest of the United States, waiting patiently for our boys to take down those waffle-loving beer-makers that shall not be named in this space.

In fact, I’ll go ahead and bet that half of our great nation will be taking the afternoon off from work to don some stars and stripes and enjoy themselves a cold beverage and some World Cup soccer.

You know who else is taking the day off? Bill Self and the Kansas basketball program.

“We cancelled [our workout today],” Self told Fescoe in the Morning, a radio show on 610 am in Kansas City. “We moved it to tomorrow and yesterday to make sure our guys were free today. They’ll all be watching.”

It shouldn’t surprise you. Self is an avid sports fan.

“How can you not get hooked on this stuff?” he said of the World Cup. “I’m certainly jacked about today.”

If Bill Self his giving his guys the day off, than all of your employers out there should do the same.