- Kansas Sports -
More Ben Heeney love. Man I hope this guy stays healthy all year.
Heeney, who was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2013, is heading into 2014 as the conference's leading returning tackler. Last year the Hutchinson, Kansas native recorded a team-high 88 tackles and finished fourth in the conference with 8.7 tackles-per-game. Heeney also recorded double-digit tackles in six of his 10 games played a season ago and is one of six active linebackers with 200 tackles and 20 tackles for loss in the last two seasons.
No official depth chart has been released since the end of the 2013 season, but it’s not tough to see that, with Montell Cozart being named the starter back in April, the competition to fill the all-important back-up role is between junior Michael Cummings and sophomore T.J. Millweard.
A consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 16 running back nationally, Gray said he has not yet narrowed down his list, but plans to do that during his upcoming senior season.
It's been almost two weeks since our last look at the progress at Memorial Stadium, where construction crews are working to remove the track and lay down asphalt and turf in its place
- College Sports -
The game against the Trojans is the latest of the Crimson Tide's high-profile neutral-site openers. Alabama will play West Virginia in Atlanta this season and Wisconsin in Arlington in 2015.
Memphis coach Josh Pastner hired high school coach Keelon Lawson -- who is also the father of three elite recruits -- as an assistant on his staff Wednesday.
Kansas: ESPN's projections have KU winning 3.3 games, which is fewest for any program in Big Five conference (Purdue and Wake Forest were tied at 3.6) and third-fewest among all FBS teams. The Jayhawks' best bets for wins are against Southeast Missouri State (91.4 percent), Central Michigan (64.5) and Iowa State (41). They're projected to be double-digit underdogs in every other game.
- Professional Sports -
The proposal, which dominated the lottery-reform discussion in league meetings this week, is essentially an attempt to squeeze the lottery odds at either extreme toward a more balanced system in which all 14 teams have a relatively similar chance at the no. 1 pick, per sources familiar with the proposal.
Rush, 29, averaged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Warriors in 2011-12. He tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the team’s 2012-13 home opener, then was traded to Utah in the summer of 2013. Coming off knee surgery, he played in 36 games for the Jazz last season before becoming a free agent.
“Once he’s fully healed, his chances of having a long career are very good,” Ferkel said in a phone interview. “There’s no reason he shouldn’t have a great NBA career and be very successful. Once this heals, hopefully this won’t be an issue for him in the future.”
Benny Feilhaber rifled a shot that nicked the crossbar before crossing the goal line in the third minute of stoppage time, giving Sporting Kansas City a 2-1 victory against the Columbus Crew.
English soccer clubs Fulham and Sunderland are two of the teams that have shown interest in acquiring Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler, he said during a radio appearance Wednesday morning.
- In The News -
I assume by now you've all heard about the Comcast Customer who had an issue with disconnecting his service. Reminds me why I'll never be a Comcast customer again, as I had a negative experience with them as well. Apparently a lot of other people are coming out of the woodwork now too and describing their experiences.
Steven Noska was released on $250 bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Not many people reach the age of 93, let alone make it to work every day. Enter Joel Presson, who has been an Oxford, Ohio, Wendy’s employee for 25 years and counting.
- This Day in Sports History -
1941 - Joe DiMaggio goes hitless for the first time in 57 games, ending his record setting streak (at 56 games).
1994 - Brazil won a record fourth World Cup in soccer, defeating Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks.
- Videos of the Day-
In the first video he talks about how much he loves the open and poorly marked courses in England and Scotland. "When Tom Watson won he just played the 17th hole I think about 30 times over and over again because he got lost."
You’re sitting there waiting to get your quesarito when wait, what? Dude, is that Charlie Sheen stumbling around over there?
Mr. Ed says: All RCT writers and editors should be required to memorize this song.
- Daily Trivia -
Yesterday's answer: KU's first year of varsity baseball was 1880. (You guys were right, James Garfield was a dead giveaway. My bad.)
Today's question: What year did Kansas women's volleyball make it's first NCAA Tournament appearance? Hint: It was less than 20 years ago.