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“I am not happy. Nobody on our staff is happy. The players shouldn’t be happy,” Self said. “We’re relieved we won, but how we closed the game ... even as bad as we played, if you close the game right, you win by 10 and leave feeling better. That’s a terrible way to close the game.”
The Jayhawks won. And they won ugly. But a win is a win, as the saying goes, especially on the road in a deep and talented Big 12 Conference.
Kansas coach Bill Self was most upset with his team's energy following its 64-61 victory over TCU on Wednesday. What he didn't talk about as much — but what also seemed to hinder KU quite a bit — was the Jayhawks' lack of concentration to run the plays that were being called.
Kansas State likely will be without Nino Williams for Saturday's game against No. 9 Kansas after the starting forward hurt his left knee in a loss to West Virginia.
Work on the project began last weekend and the construction crews are currently in the process of re-leveling the entire field. According to a KU official with knowledge of the project, the new turf is expected to hold up for around eight years.
Kansas track & field head coach Stanley Redwine discussed his team's upcoming 2015 season at media day, Thursday inside the Rock Chalk Park media room. Questions ranged from the team's excitement over their new facility at Rock Chalk Park to the difficult schedules it will face as they head into the heart of the 2015 season.
All senior hurdler Michael Stigler has done since coming to KU is win three straight Big 12 championships in the 400 hurdles and earn first-team All-American status each season.
With the 2015 season right around the corner, Kansas softball hosted its annual media day on Thursday afternoon. This year's media event was held for the first time in the Jayhawks' brand-new media room at Rock Chalk Park. Head coach Megan Smith and select student-athletes previewed the upcoming season with members of the media.
“I want more than ever, even more than I did before, to see that name (KU) on the screen again,” senior pitcher Alicia Pille said Thursday afternoon at Rock Chalk Park. “So, I can’t wait, and I think everybody feels the same way.”
Standing on the mound at Arrocha Ballpark in the recently opened Rock Chalk Park, Kansas senior pitcher Alicia Pille envisions how the new home of KU softball will feel on game day. She can see the stands packed, the scoreboard lit up and the sun setting behind home plate.For KU softball coach Megan Smith, it’s the toilets at the new field that mesmerize her the most.
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Norman Powell scored 23 points and the Bruins defeated No. 11 Utah 69-59 on Thursday night for their first victory over a Top 25 opponent this season.
In a stunning announcement, Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the program on Thursday. The Houston native had not previously been disciplined, at least publicly, all season.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and defensive end Michael Bennett both gave impassioned speeches Thursday about how student-athletes are unfairly maligned and how universities don't do enough for them.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge is moving to one day at the end of January in an attempt to create more exposure for the annual event. The conference matchup, which has been held during multiple dates in November and December over the first two seasons, will take place entirely on Sat., Jan. 30 in 2016.
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On Wednesday, we showed you a new Budweiser ad that will run during the Super Bowl, featuring an adorable dog and its owner. Later in the day, GoDaddy released an ad of their own, seemingly in response to the Budweiser spot. You can see that ad, "Journey Home," here courtesy of Adweek Magazine, but you won't be seeing it during the Super Bowl.
Marshawn Lynch had to make his final Super Bowl week media appearance today, and unlike his previous two press conferences, he came with a direct message for writers and reporters.