- Kansas Sports -
No. 4/5 Kansas opens 2015-16 exhibition play when it hosts Pittsburg State Nov. 4. The game will be televised on Jayhawk IMG TV and can also be seen via the internet by fans outside of Kansas by visiting KUAthletics.com/ESPN3.com. For more information on accessing Kansas video content, visit KUAthletics.com/TV.
Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self met with the media inside the Allen Fieldhouse Media Room Monday at noon (CT) to discuss the team's preparations for the start of exhibition play.
(Self) ... said the three-guard lineup of Frank Mason III, Devonté Graham and Wayne Selden Jr. will likely start Wednesday’s 7 p.m. home exhibition game against Pittsburg State.
Believe it or not, college basketball has almost arrived. Kansas coach Bill Self met with the media for his first weekly press conference of the 2015-16 season Monday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis says the Jayhawks are eager to get the 2015-16 season started, with this week’s exhibition opener.
Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. says his injured ankle isn’t hindering him too much in the preseason.
Silver linings come in all shapes and sizes. But in the case of the Kansas University football team, which was bullied by Oklahoma, 62-7, Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the latest silver lining stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 225 pounds.
Head coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks head South to begin a two-game road swing in the state of Texas with the Longhorns Saturday, Nov. 7.
I get the whole kids-will-be-kids narrative and the lighten-up-what's-wrong-with-having-a-little-fun mindset. But I gotta tell ya: The whole schtick did not sit right with me from Minute 1.
- College Sports -
Cowboys coach Travis Ford, Hoosisers coach Tom Crean and Memphis coach Josh Pastner make our annual list of coaches who may need to have success in order to keep their jobs at the end of the season.
"We did not receive any advance notice that the statue was to be transported to campus at this time. Moreover, we are extremely disappointed in the lack of consideration, respect and care that shown in delivering the statue to Norman. This was completely unnecessary. It certainly [does] not reflect of the way we feel about Bob or the respect we'll show him when his extraordinary achievements are probably celebrated."
''I think it will definitely make for some great games,'' said Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, whose Red Raiders have also played all four of the front-runners.
- Professional Sports -
THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!
But fair is fair, and anyone who played even a moment of the 2015 season is going to get a ring. It might seem ridiculous for some, but it's possible to make a case for every one of those guys being deserving.
Salvador Perez is a rare veteran who is a World Series MVP and can actually use the Camaro. Now the Royals-owning glass family needs to do what it can do rework and extend his contract to make it something more reasonable. Seven million for five years plus two player options may be the worst long-term contract in baseball history for such an indispensable star.
Andrew Baggarly says the tradition actually started with the Red Sox last year. I guess the 2013 champs sent the 2014 champs pizza to congratulate them, so the 2014 champs sent it to the 2015 champs. I guess that means the Royals will have to do the honors next year. (Mr. Ed says: I'm guessing he means the Royals will have to pay for their own pizza next year?)
The celebration in Kansas City was so intense that the National Weather Service picked it up on radar.
The 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and former first-round pick Blaine Gabbert will start in his place Sunday against the Falcons. (Mr. Ed says: What could go wrong?)
- Pop Culture -
"There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration," said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. "Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately."
- Video of the Day -
Mr. Ed says: Apparently a Taiwanese news channel animates news stories and... yeah this is pretty fun (for Royals fans)!