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No word on exactly how many guys will be involved in this week's phone interviews, but the safe guess is in the 12-15 range (probably no more than 20), with the ideal goal being to narrow that list down to 5 or so by the end of the week so things can get serious next week.
“I’d never admit to it beforehand, but we needed something good to happen to us against a quality opponent after what happened a couple weeks ago. We needed that for our confidence,” KU coach Bill Self said on Monday’s “Hawk Talk” radio show.
The Jayhawks still showed some room to improve in plenty of areas. Most notable among them were KU's transition offense, freshmen still trying to find their way. It's early, so that's to be expected. But if/when the Jayhawks start to put those things together and stack them upon their already solid foundation, this team has a chance to be scary good.
Kansas junior Perry Ellis has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week, by a media panel which covers the league, the conference announced Monday.
Boys and girls from kindergarten to eighth grade are invited to attend the 2014 Holiday Hoops Clinic hosted by Kansas women's basketball head coach Bonnie Henrickson and her staff on Wednesday, Dec. 31, inside Allen Fieldhouse.
In Kansas volleyball's regular-season finale, freshman setter Ainise Havili and sophomore middle blocker Tayler Soucie were instrumental in the Jayhawks' comeback victory against Oklahoma that landed KU a portion of second place in the Big 12 conference standings. Monday afternoon, the duo was named the league's Freshman and Defensive Players of the Week.
One day after receiving the news that they would be a national seed in the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Tournament, the Kansas Jayhawks saw six different players named to the All-Big 12 team. The league office announced the awards Monday afternoon.
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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby finally clarified Monday that "One True Champion" -- the grandiose slogan the league has trumped-up on TV commercials this year -- doesn't actually mean, well, one champion. Instead, Bowlsby confessed the slogan smacks of the league's nine-game, round-robin schedule. Not about the league crowning one champion at the end of the season.
Frankamp also visited Colorado and Creighton. He will enroll at WSU in time for the second semester and be eligible after the first semester of next school year.
Should No. 5 TCU and No. 7 Baylor both win Saturday and each finish the season 11-1, Bowlsby said the league would inform the 12-member selection committee it has co-champions, in spite of Baylor's 61-58 win over TCU on Oct. 11. The committee has had TCU ranked ahead of Baylor for all five of its rankings this season.
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is expected to start against No. 12 Kansas State despite suffering a concussion in Saturday's win over Texas Tech. Petty has not undergone concussion testing and hasn't yet been formally cleared to play, but coach Art Briles said he anticipates Petty will be available.
Knight has missed Oklahoma's last two games after being diagnosed with a condition known as transient quadripilegia. Knight suffered the injury after taking a big hit in Oklahoma's loss against Baylor.
Scores of students, alumni and athletes marched to the administration building at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and rallied for hours Monday in response to reports that officials will shut down the football program.
If you're the committee, what do you make of the Buckeyes? Do you downgrade them because they're on their third quarterback in four months? Do you look at their season body of work or at Barrett's injured body part?
Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (copy of the Wainstein Report on North Carolina’s academic scandal sold separately to the folks at Tulsa, who reportedly may be interested in hiring Butch Freakin’ Davis).
Every Monday, Eye on College Football's Tom Fornelli looks back at 10 things that stood out to him over the college football weekend -- everything from the awesome to the just plain stupid. Mostly stupid.
Should Kansas still be considered the favorite in the Big 12? (I'm (Gary Parrish) high on the Jayhawks, but Norlander and Vecenie are skeptical.)
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49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday he's not worried about his future and Greg Roman will remain the offensive coordinator and play-caller despite the team's struggles, which included just 164 total yards during a 19-3 loss to Seattle on Thanksgiving