Pretty quiet on the KU front after Media Days. Pretty quiet everywhere, actually - I had a hard time finding stuff for today!
- Kansas Sports -
Bragg, Rivals’ No. 9-ranked senior, told Zagsblog he will cut his list of schools to five on Sept. 1, and Illinois, Kentucky and KU will occupy three of those spots.
- College Sports -
West Virginia will play host to KU on Oct. 4.; Charlie Strong debuts at Media Days; Bob Stoops talks Green-Beckham; Bill Snyder turns 75 this October
Although he has yet to join the Cyclones on gameday, Mangino already has made his energetic presence felt. The Cyclones said Mangino brought maximum effort each time, whether it was in the film room going over mistakes, in the meeting room planning or on the practice field working on execution.
In the afterglow, beating Bama was one of the biggest of Bob Stoops' career. The teams hadn't met since OU swept a home-and-home in 2002-03. It certainly was his most significant bowl win in the 13 years since claiming that 2000 national championship. Only four times since 2003 has OU ended the season with a win over a program currently in a Power 5 conference
TCU announces that Devonte Fields has been "separated" from the school "pending results of an investigation into allegations against him." Those allegations, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, include using a gun to threaten his ex-girlfriend.
- In The News -
At about 5:30 a.m., construction workers noticed the white flags, apparently American flags about 20 feet by 11 feet and perhaps commercial grade, with faded stars and stripes, police said. Police removed the white flags just before noon.
- Just For Fun -
authentic player NCAA jersey: Whaaaat? There’s no such thing as an authentic NCAA player jersey. You simply bought a jersey with a number on it that coincidentally features the same number as that of the team’s best player. Simple mistake by you.
- This Day in Sports History -
1972 - Eddie Merckx of Belgium won his fourth consecutive Tour de France.
1985 - Oddibe McDowell became the first Texas Ranger player to hit for the cycle.
2000 - Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France.
2000 - Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to complete a career grand slam when he won the British Open at age 24.
2009 - Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox tossed the 18th perfect game in major league baseball history. The Sox beat Tampa Bay 5-0.
- Videos of the Day -
Mr. Ed says: I might actually watch soccer if it was played like this!
The stars of Comedy Central's fake news hour are lending their support to the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative to benefit UNICEF by engaging in a hardcore battle to determine which of them is biggest fan. It's worth it to see Stewart be the one to take things too far, for a change.
- Daily Trivia -
Yesterday's answer: Of course I'm sure everyone knew yesterday's answer was Danny Manning. I gotta give ya a layup every now and then, right?
Today's Question: Who holds the #2 spot on the women's basketball points list? Lynette Woodard tops the list.
- Programming Notes -
I'm off on a short vacation the rest of the week, so misterbrain will take over News and Notes for a few days. Feel free to come up with some Trivia questions of your own, misterbrain.