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“I think there are a lot of places that would not have fought, not because they wouldn’t want to. They may not have the financial means to,” Self added. “You are talking $100,000 on representation of something that obviously could have been handled in one week without representation if everybody was in partnership (NCAA with KU) and worked together.
“It (cost) would definitely have caused some schools to probably accept the ruling. Fortunately for us, we never thought it (keeping Diallo sidelined) was right. I’m thankful to Sheahon (Zenger, KU athletic director) for fighting and believing and fighting for the kid when we knew positively this was not being read accurately.”
As Kansas heads into the season finale, a matchup against rival Kansas State, the greatest growth in Beaty’s debut is cultural. If not toxic, the feeling in the locker room last fall was resignation; this year’s team is energized, conducting practice, workouts and meetings at a rate and level belying its record.
Goodman, a captain who will never play in a bowl game for Kansas, said a brotherly environment — which didn’t exist before — now characterizes the KU program, noting players are really close with their coaches. The 6-foot-3 senior from Beaumont, Texas, set to start the 36th and final game of his career, isn’t too upset he won’t be around to play for more successful KU teams.
The Kansas University women’s basketball team and first-year coach Brandon Schneider are spending their holiday weekend at a two-day mini-tournament hosted by SMU. KU opens against Northern Illinois, out of the Mid America Conference, and will face either SMU or Cal State-Fullerton on Saturday afternoon, depending on which teams win tonight’s games.
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With the coaching carousel in full operation, including a retirement of Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer, UCF’s George O’Leary and South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier, it does not appear Kansas State’s head coach will join the list of retired coaches just yet.
Defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski mentioned the fact that no one on Missouri's roster has ever been to Arkansas' stadium.
The Orlando bar that promised free beer for UCF fans until the Knights won a game wound up running that promotion through the end of the season. It cost them plenty of complimentary suds.
Texas A&M just earned one of the biggest wins for the program in years, defeating Gonzaga in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
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