Big football game today, those links will be up later to get you primed for the big game. The soccer team remains unbeaten, and the volleyball team picks up two solid wins in dominant fashion in Philadelphia.
Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior basketball power forward from Villa Angela St. Joseph High in Cleveland, who is ranked No. 14 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, had a great in-home visit with Kansas University coach Bill Self on Thursday, Bragg’s mentor, Michael Graves, told Zagsblog.com.
Former Kansas women's basketball player Krysten Boogaard made Canada's 12-woman roster and will represent her country at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women as announced Friday morning by Canada Basketball. The tournament runs from Sept. 27 – Oct. 5 in Turkey.
Freshman Hannah Driscoll comes to Kansas from Niwot, Colorado. As a two-sport athlete in high school playing soccer and swimming, Hannah chose to swim for KU because of the team environment and "family" feel. In this week's Freshman Friday, KUAthletics.com sat down with Hannah as she's still getting used to classes and making the transition from high school into the Jayhawk family.
"We are excited about being at Rock Chalk Park and the opportunity to play several games out there this fall," said Smith. "We've been working hard and displaying a lot of effort during individual workouts, but we're eager to get the 2015 team on the field working together in live-game situations for the first time."
(Mr. Ed says: The "regular season" for softball is during the spring semester. Apparently during the fall they play a light schedule of local teams to get a feel for what they'll have in February.)
After a second-place finish at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational, the Kansas women's golf team will continue it's fall season in Minneapolis at the Minnesota Invitational September 15-16, at Minikahda Golf Club.
"We definitely didn't start the season off the way we wanted to," Kansas head coach Todd Chapman said. "We struggled today. We didn't play at the level I expect Kansas tennis to play at. The positive is that we get the opportunity to come out tomorrow and try to turn things around. I believe the girls will respond in a positive way."
Kansas, now 7-0-0, also tied the program's longest winning streak with the defeat of Matadors, who dropped to 2-3-1 in 2014.
"It's really important to start with a 3-0 win," head coach Ray Bechard said. "We play so much volleyball this weekend that if we can come out, do good work and not have to over-extend ourselves that's the route to go. Obviously, that was a good start and it was a critical comeback in the second set, to make it possible for the 3-0 win."
Kansas (8-1) and the four-time defending Ivy League champion Yale (1-3) were fun to watch out of the gate. A closely-contested first set gave way to a more Jayhawk-heavy second frame as Kansas took at 2-0 lead into the break. Looking to extend the match, Yale came out swinging in the final set, but the Jayhawks held down the fort for their second sweep of the tournament and sixth-straight win.
Saturday will prove as the ultimate non-conference test for Kansas, matching up against a fellow Sweet 16 team, American, at 9 a.m. CT and finishing the weekend with defending NCAA Champion, Penn State at 4:30 p.m. CT.