One more plea for FanShots!
- Kansas Sports -
KU senior linebacker Ben Heeney had the privilege of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, while senior wide receiver Nick Harwell attempted to serve as his catcher. Heeney, a preseason All-American and former high school baseball player, threw his pitch a little wide of home plate, beaning KU's Big Jay. Despite the errant toss, all of the Jayhawks had a great night at the K.
Now Kansas needs to unearth a herculean counterpart for its offense. Harwell said some fantastic forces also exist on that side of the ball. “It’s like ridiculous how much they’ve grown between last season and this season,” the receiver said of KU’s offensive skill players. “I can’t tell you whose gonna be the offensive star. But I can tell you there’ll be more points on the board.”
Because KU's first opponent of the 2014 season — Southeast Missouri State, 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium — opened its season last Thursday, Weis and company were freed up to scout some other future opponents on Saturday and the third-year KU coach took full advantage.
KU put together a nice video of the team's time at Kauffman.
After winning just six games over the last three seasons, there’s a rather imperative question hanging over Kansas football: Is this the year for a breakthrough? It’s impossible to know how it will all shake out, but that didn’t stop us from using our super-official (and accurate) crystal ball to evaluate the Jayhawks’ schedule.
KU basketball recruiting update
- College Sports -
ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team's performance going forward for the rest of the season. Every week, ESPN will be updating its FPI to compile a ranking based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date and the remaining schedule. Here is how the Big 12 stacks up after Week 1 of the season.
Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads announced Monday that wide receiver Quenton Bundrage would miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in the first quarter against the Bison.
Longhorns QB David Ash will not play against BYU this weekend after experiencing more concussion-related symptoms, and coach Charlie Strong said he is worried about the quarterback's future. Ash told Strong and team doctors that he believes the first hit he took against North Texas triggered a recurrence of symptoms after the game. He missed 10 games and received a medical redshirt after suffering a concussion at BYU last season.
The athletic directors at both schools spoke again Monday regarding Saturday's game that was affected by heavy rain and lightning. There are number of logisitical issues to work through, including the only common bye date between the two schools, Oct. 25. That is Florida's bye before the Georgia game. Idaho officials are concerned about playing 11 consecutive weeks before a bye week on Nov. 22.
A positive marijuana test administered by the NCAA is the reason Mitch McGary is no longer on the Michigan basketball team. What many criticized to be an archaic rule -- a year-long suspension for a single positive test -- basically forced McGary's hand, and he opted in late April to pledge for the NBA.
- Videos and Photos of the Day -
Well... of the weekend, I suppose.
Here's the best and worst, the funniest College GameDay signs from Week 1 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Baylor's got a fancy new stadium, and they opened it tonight with the traditional Baylor Line—in which incoming freshmen rush the field like idiots and form a human tunnel for the football team. It didn't go so well tonight.
Jameis Winston isn't having his greatest game but this run near the end of the third quarter showed why he was the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner.
"Well how badass would it be if we knocked down a concrete wall with sledgehammers before running out of the tunnel!?"
This one's on the house, Mets fans.
No doubt the rabid Los Angeles sports fans would support even a horrible team like the Raiders.
- This Day in Sports History -
1917 - Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched and won two complete games in a doubleheader vs Brooklyn.
1924 - Bill Tilden won his fifth straight US Open men's singles title.
1966 - The Miami Dolphins played their first regular-season game, a 23-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
1970 - Jimmy Connors played in his first match at the US Open, losing to Mark Cox.
1971 - Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert won their first US Open singles matches.
1996 - Mike Greenwell of the Boston Red Sox set an MLB record when he drove in all nine runs in a 9-8 win over the Seattle Mariners.
1998 - Jerry Rice became the highest paid receiver in the NFL after signing a six-year, $36 million contract.
- Daily Trivia -
One more week of football questions, and then we'll start mixing it up again.
Friday's answer: Kansas one and only win versus Notre Dame came in 1904.
Today's question: What current Big 12 teams does KU have an overall winning record against?