- Kansas Football -
I get asked this a lot. Finally I get to say this to a larger population. First of all they did too good of job in the 1920s. Think about what this must have looked like then and they picked the best location in all of the nation for a college football stadium. With that we have the drawings completed for what we want to do to the stadium. We're out amongst our major stakeholders looking for those lead donors and we have several in front of us right now. We're letting them tell us for that investment what they want to see in the stadium.
Thanks to his play during the past couple of games, during which KU coach David Beaty said Wise made himself known on the game film — “I talk to those guys all the time, I have to feel you when I watch that video,” Beaty said — the 6-foot-3, 271-pound defensive tackle has started drawing recognition for something more than his stand-up routines.
Monday’s team meeting started with an email, David Beaty wanting his players to know they were playing for more than themselves.The Kansas coach handed out copies of a letter from Gary Cooper, a former KU offensive guard who played in the late 1960s and early ’70s. Just after KU’s Orange Bowl season in 1968, Cooper was part of a team that went 1-9 in 1969.His message to this year’s KU team: Hang in there. Times are tough, but don’t blink.
Falco gives offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Rob Likens, a minute and a half to answer as many questions as he can in rapid-fire format.
“We’re stale. We’ve been stale. We haven’t practiced very well the last week or so,” Self said. “We’re very careless. It’s hard to play when you turn the ball over every possession, it seems like. I don’t think anybody’s leaving out of practice thinking we’ve gotten better the last week. I don’t think that’s the case at all.”
Whether the gains made from the physical practices — where teammates even have been known to get under each other's skin a little from time to time — carry over to game days and show up at Allen Fieldhouse remains to be seen. But Traylor, a senior who has been in Lawrence for five years and, because of his brawn, drawn comparisons to former KU standout Thomas Robinson, said he believed this year's team was more physical, throughout the roster, than the past couple of Kansas teams.
- College Sports -
Valparaiso, Stephen F. Austin and Old Dominion are mid-major programs worth keeping an eye on.
Trevone Boykin passed for 388 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 84 yards with a hurdling 2-yard score to help fifth-ranked TCU beat West Virginia 40-10 on Thursday night for its 16th straight victory.
- Professional Sports -
“I think we have less [national] games this year than we had last year,” noted Gooden. “People want to see the Heat play, people want to see the Knicks play, people definitely want to see the Bulls play, people want to see the Cavaliers play. So where do we fall out in the East as far as prime-time teams? And that’s what they look at.”
“It seems like yesterday I was a young player and now all these players call me ‘The Old Guy.’ I’m going to cherish it and not take anything for granted. I realize I’m at the tail end of my career (but) I feel like I can play longer.”
- Video of the Day -
Mike Pouncey gave the Patriots two free points on Thursday when he snapped a ball out of the end zone.