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Kansas has narrowed its coaching search to former Jayhawk assistants Ed Warinner (co-offensive coordinator at Ohio State), David Beaty (Texas A&M receivers coach), and Tim Beck (Nebraska offensive coordinator), sources tell FOX Sports College Football
Two candidates who both have good shots at the vacancy are Ohio State co-offensive coordinator and O-line coach Ed Warinner and Texas A&M wide receivers coach David Beaty. Warinner, a source told FOX Sports Wednesday night, has interviewed for the job. Nebraska OC Tim Beck, another former KU staffer, also interviewed and is getting plenty of consideration. Word is, there is also at least one other coaching candidate -- a sitting head coach, maybe two -- who intrigues the Jayhawks.
I've (Matt Tait) spent parts of the past couple of days looking back at our coverage of the search in 2011 and it brought back some serious memories, a couple of headaches and a few laughs. One of the things that stood out the most, though, were the jobs that were open last time and how, at the time, it seemed like some pretty big-time gigs.
“We started the game out all right. They went to a 1-3-1 and gave us problems. We turned the ball over a lot and they broke out the lead crazy,” recalled KU junior Jamari Traylor. “We made plays down the stretch with Andrew (Wiggins, 26 points). It was not as close a game as the score was.”
Head coach Bill Self discussed the incoming Gators and his team's performance in the Orlando Classic in his weekly press conference Wednesday afternoon.
No. 11/11 Kansas (5-1) returns home to Allen Fieldhouse when it plays No. 24 Florida (3-3) in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge presented by Sonic, Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. (Central) on ESPN.
Kansas swimmer Chelsie Miller was one of four Big 12 student-athletes honored by the league office for recent success, earning the conference's women's swimmer of the week award Wednesday. Miller remained undefeated in the 500-yard freestyle and won four events while leading the Jayhawks to the top of the leaderboard at the Kansas Classic (Nov. 21-23).
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All of a sudden, after a couple of years of not worrying a lick about them, the Big 12 is suddenly rooting like mad for Missouri again. As much as it seems like that might sting the Big 12, it actually stands to hurt the Tigers more. See, if Missouri wins, that could conceivably keep the mighty SEC out of the playoff picture altogether, which not only would eliminate the conference's title hopes but also would cost each member of the SEC some money.
The Big 12 has announced it will cover the full cost of a student-athlete's attendance and offer multiyear scholarships.
There's one huge problem: CSU is not budging on McElwain's $7.5 million buyout, and Florida refuses to pay the entire amount, sources said Wednesday night. "At this point, any potential deal is on hold until there's some sort of resolution with the buyout issue," a source said. If Colorado State president Tony Frank doesn't agree to a lower buyout, Florida officials are "pessimistic" the deal will get done, sources said. (Mr. Ed says: You know what? He signed the contract. You new what the buyout was before you began negotiations. Quit complaining and pay it or go home.)
Fired Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has held one last meeting with his former players at Nebraska. They met off the university campus, gathering Tuesday night in the auditorium of a local high school.
Jones scored 22 points, junior Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 and the fourth-ranked Blue Devils shot 65 percent to beat No. 2 Wisconsin 80-70 in a highly anticipated matchup of college basketball heavyweights.
Delon Wright hit a go-ahead jumper with 14 seconds left in overtime to boost No. 25 Utah over the eighth-ranked Shockers 69-68 on Wednesday night, snapping their regular-season winning streak at 35 games.
Mike Gesell hit a driving layup for the go-ahead three-point play with 1:16 left, helping the Hawkeyes upset the No. 12 Tar Heels 60-55 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
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A reader forwarded us this email, which he says was sent by the commissioner of his fantasy football league, Alex. To be succinct, Alex is (bleeping) sick of everyone's bull(bleep). A $300 prize brings out the worst in people, apparently.
A very strange thing happened in Minneapolis on Wednesday. The 4-12 Minnesota Timberwolves and the 0-17 Philadelphia 76ers played a full possession before the referees realized both teams were shooting at the wrong baskets. There was some confusion as they decided to wipe away the foul that sent Sixers center Henry Sims to the free throw line and re-do the jump ball.
Only in Kobe’s dreams, Krissy. Only in Kobe’s dreams.