- Kansas Basketball -
Jalen Brunson considering Kansas; More on Devonte Graham; Big12/SEC Challenge pairings to be released this week, possible KU-UF rematch in Lawrence
- Kansas Sports -
Kansas will look for the series sweep at 1 p.m. today and will close out Big 12 play next weekend at home against West Virginia. Every victory they can muster the rest of the way only helps the Jayhawks’ positioning for the postseason, but they’re not thinking too much about the big picture.
The Jayhawks collected 10 hits in a 5-2 victory over Texas on Saturday, ending a seven-game losing skid overall and 14-game skid against UT. It also was Kansas’ first win in Austin since 2007. The Jayhawks are 30-20 overall, 4-10 Big 12.
Diamond Dixon paced the Kansas women with a pair of victories. Dixon won the 200 in 23.44 seconds and the 400 in a meet-record 52.45 seconds.
- College Sports -
Baylor University sophomore wide receiver Robbie Rhodes reportedly is free on bond after his arrest on marijuana possession and evidence tampering charges.
"The NCAA is probably the most reprehensible organization God ever created," the Hall of Fame running back said at a roundtable discussion on the NFL with Barry Sanders and Harry Carson on his right and host Larry King on his left. "Total exploitation. The kind of money they make, the kind of life they live, it's embarrassing."
Schulz is a member of the steering committee that crafted the 57-page plan that was endorsed by the Division I Board of Directors last week and he’s already dealing with concerns. Commissioners Jim Delany of the Big Ten and Mike Slive of the SEC have issues with some of the voting structures.
Lots of people think juniors who are projected second-round picks should return for their senior years to solidify a spot in the first round. Problem is, that rarely happens. And, beyond that, recent history suggests that being a second-round pick isn't the death sentence most suggest.
- Professional Sports -
Durant led the league in scoring during the regular season with 32 points per game. He would become the first player to win both the scoring title and MVP award in the same season since Allen Iverson did it in 2000-01, according to ESPN's Stats & Information.
- In The News -
Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.
- Around the State of Kansas -
Lawrence is the most expensive metro area in Kansas, according to new government figures.
The arid opening to 2014 has plunged Kansas back into drought. Essentially the entire state is in moderate, severe or extreme drought – more than double the extent at the turn of the year, according the U.S. Drought Monitor. The drought is worst in far western Kansas, west of a line from Liberal to Garden City to Oakley. But there’s also a tongue of extreme drought that covers Sumner and Sedgwick counties.
- May the Fourth be with you! -
The Force is strong again and "Star Wars" fans will celebrate it on May 4.