- Kansas Sports -
"Sir McLemore Summer Slam" coming to Lawrence; Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter Jr. wants to visit KU; Embiid takes physical for the Cavs; Jacque Vaughn credits Maya Angelou as an inspiration; Danny Manning will be at Dick's Sporting Goods Lawrence grand opening; KU and KState players to help with basketball camp in KC
- College Sports -
Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Wednesday that the new College Football Playoff poll will replace the old BCS standings as a potential tiebreaker if three or more teams have the same conference record.
Seven years ago, the NCAA passed Rule 18.104.22.168, limiting where football programs can run high school camps -- basically any out-of-state location that sits more than 50 miles from campus. However, a loophole allows coaching staffs to work at -- but not hold -- other camps outside the 50-mile radius.
The SEC football coaches, proud purveyors of oversigning and other honorable recruiting practices, have banded together in the name of integrity. Take a bow, (good ol') boys. You deserve it.
If an early signing period is created, the traditional first Wednesday in February signing day would remain. Under the SEC proposal, the only high school prospects who would sign early would be ones not making official visits.
Former Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams told ESPN.com on Wednesday that he will be transferring to Football Championship Subdivision school McNeese State. Sams left Kansas State this spring after his position switch from quarterback to receiver didn't work the way he had hoped. He also said he wanted to be closer to his family in Louisiana.
According to the Star-Telegram, the charge was dismissed at the prosecutors' discretion, and the Tarrant County district attorney's office issued a statement, saying: "The evidence was insufficient to prosecute Carter. He was merely the driver of a vehicle owned by a passenger."
Can somebody help Bill Battle out and play Alabama? Sounds like the Tide would even take a home-and-home at this point, but Battle said he's not sure that's feasible because “everybody's scheduled for '15.”
- Professional Sports -
The outcome was as painful as that statement sounds. In a three-game leveling, Houston outscored their hosts, 21-5. Owners of the worst record in the American League when this series began, the Astros now have two fewer victories than the Royals (24-28). “It’s terrible,” first baseman Eric Hosmer said. “It was embarrassing.”
Taylor Townsend, an 18-year-old on track to be the next great American tennis player, just pulled off a huge upset over 20th seed Alize Cornet of France in three sets to reach the third round of the French Open.
A steward has told how he tried to stop the accident involving Germany's World Cup stars when one of the cars they were passengers in hit him and a by-stander.
Markets are bullish on Brazil, physicists say their victory in the World Cup is a near certainty, bookmakers are now giving only the shortest odds.
According to TigerWoods.com, Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the 2014 US Open. "Unfortunately, I won't be there because I'm not yet physically able to play competitive golf," said Woods on his website.
Hernandez, already charged with killing another man last year, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to seven charges -- including two counts of first-degree murder -- in the July 2012 shooting that killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. A third man was wounded.
- In The News -
Over time, Americans' views on how women ought to balance family and career have shifted in favor of greater choice for women. But the poll also finds a more restrictive view on how men with a family ought to view their career, suggesting the rules many apply to dating continue once families are formed.
- Today in Sports History -
1989 - Mike Schmidt announces his retirement from baseball.
1990 - Rickey Henderson steals career base No. 893, breaking Ty Cobb's 62-year-old American League record.
2010 - Roy Halladay throws the second perfect game in Philadelphia Phillies franchise history, a 1-0 win over the Florida Marlins.
- Daily Trivia -
Yesterday's Answer: Floyd Temple won 483 games in his KU coaching career.
Today's Question: Who was the first men's basketball player ever to lead the nation in scoring and win an NCAA championship in the same season?
- Video of the Day -
I love the staredown...