In four seasons, Sims, a senior running back, has carved his name in the Kansas record book, recording one of the most prolific careers by a running back in KU history. For a school that produced the incomparable Gale Sayers and NFL Hall of Famer John Riggins, Sims enters this week as the third all-time leading rusher in KU history, behind Tony Sands and June Henley.
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“He just makes it simpler than how a teacher would explain it,” Sterling said. “He’s like, ‘This is what you need to know, and this is what you need to focus on.’”
It has obviously helped. Not only have the Jayhawks set a program record in back-to-back seasons by landing 19 players on the All-Big 12 academic teams, but they also have the highest sustained team grade-point average, semester by semester, during the past two years.
“You can’t simulate a drop of 20 degrees or whatever it ends up being,” Weis said. “The high now is in the low 20s, with the low being around 7, so you figure if the sun goes down before 5 o’clock, you’re playing at 7 o’clock, then the odds are by kickoff it’s probably going to be in the low teens. With wind chill, it’s definitely going to be in the single digits. It’s going to be chilly, but they’re going through the same thing.”
Before breaking his own CFL record this season, Cornish, who hails from Westminster, British Columbia and played at KU from 2002-06, set a CFL record by rushing for the exact totals — 1,457 yards on 258 carries – that he tallied to set the KU single season record.
On most nights, Towson is a strong offensive rebounding team because Skerry likes to send four, sometimes even five, guys crashing to the offensive glass. Friday night, the Tigers made it a point to send two guys back on defense after every shot and even that could not slow down Kansas.
Self on pulling away from Towson early: “I thought Andrew White came in and gave us some good minutes. Frank Mason was solid again. Our bench was pretty good. They were probably as good as our starters in the first half. The second half we didn’t play quite as well (Towson outscored KU, 42-39) and that is kind of the tendency to let up a little bit. The law of averages kind of prevailed. We can still tighten up a lot of things, defensively."
Wiggins was assertive enough to lead the team with 16 points to go with seven rebounds. I had an inkling his favorite stat on his efficient line in the box score would be the number “4” under the offensive-rebound column, and asked him.
He answered with a big smile and a small word: “Yes.”
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