JAYHAWKERS Wilt Chamberlain and Phog Allen Drama on KTWU

Posted on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Jun
04

They changed more than the game.

Wilt Chamberlain, perhaps the best athlete the world has ever seen, heads to Kansas to play for legendary basketball coach Forest C. “Phog” Allen. The greatest coach and the greatest player – together they would be unstoppable.

But Wilt and the Jayhawks face their greatest challenge off the court – the racial segregation of the 1950s. In a time before Civil Rights, basketball is the battleground where one team of unlikely allies works to modernize college sports while fighting for racial justice.

Culminating in what has been called “the greatest basketball game of all time,” JAYHAWKERS asks the question: what does winning mean to you?

JAYHAWKERS, airs on Tuesday, June 6, 9:30 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.