Apologies for missing yesterday's post. "Best laid plans..." and all.
Rather than waste good links, I've put all of them from yesterday in with today's.
His No. 9-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-2 overall, 3-1 Big 12) first have to defeat the No. 15 Kansas Jayhawks (12-4, 3-0) in Lawrence for the second straight season. / Obviously, that’s easier said/written than done. Iowa State is the last team to claim back-to-back victories in Allen — in 2000 and 2001. Prior to that, Missouri managed consecutive wins in 1989 and ’90.
“This is kind of on the bucket list,” Rodgers said in an interview with the Journal-World after watching practice and shooting around in the old gym. “It just doesn’t usually work with my schedule to be able to get back here for a game.”
Around 12 football recruits will be in town for official visits this weekend, when the showdown between the Jayhawks and Cowboys will be a focal point for the visits. / Weis has said in the past that he believes Allen Fieldhouse is one of the best recruiting advantages KU has because it allows athletes to experience the love and support KU students and the community have for Kansas athletics.
“We had a chance to win that game, and we didn’t do it,” Self said. “And he did do a backflip, and I watched it on tape. I thought it was beautiful form. I thought he tucked just at the right time and got full extension. I thought it was very impressive.”
“I think he probably needed to know that I liked him, to be real candid,” KU coach Bill Self said. “I love the kid. He knows that. But I got kind of frustrated with him, and he knew that.
“I didn’t go in there and talk anything about starting. It was more about the team and how things were going with us, what I needed to do more to help him (Self) out and how he could help me out,” added the 5-11, 170-pounder from Worcester, Mass. “Me as a player and him as head coach ... we look at each other the whole time throughout the game, so we had to get a much better understanding for each other.
“So many times, people get hung up on overall stats and things like that, but I think if you’re going to ask NBA people, they’d want to see how he played when he played against the best competition and the best teams,” Self said. “With the exception maybe of one game, he’s had really big games in our hardest games.”
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Woodland is part of a 32-player logjam at 48th place, shooting a 3-under 69 in the opening round. The Topekan’s afternoon included two bogeys and five birdies, including one on each of his final three holes.
In addition to suiting up and representing their schools one last time, NFLPA Collegiate Bowl players get the opportunity to network with and learn from current and former NFL players while being coached by former NFL head coaches Dick Vermeil (National) and Denny Green (American).
Wise, a Rivals.com two-star prospect who made an official visit to KU last fall, had offers from Colorado, Louisiana Tech, Missouri and Texas Tech. According to Jon Kirby of JayhawkSlant.com, he committed to Kansas on Thursday night and canceled an upcoming recruiting visit to Missouri.