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“It would be great to have him get ample minutes and have a chance to play through some mistakes like everybody else has had a chance to. He’s going to have to earn it (minutes) like everybody else is going to have to earn it. But he does give us an element that I think by January or February could be pretty important down the stretch,” Self added.
Monday afternoon at Bill Self’s weekly press conference, the coach said people might want to temper their expectations for the 6-foot-9 big man early on.
He's considered raw offensively, but his never-stop energy and ability to crash the boards has made him a terror in those workouts. Self believes he makes everybody else try harder just by being on the floor, and that may be a bigger contribution than points and rebounds.
The Mali native says his strengths as a player at this juncture include rebounding, blocking shots, running the floor and, well, dunking on people.
Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. has been named the Phillips 66 co-Big 12 Player of the Week the league office announced Monday. Selden earned the honor in a vote by a media panel which covers the league and won the accolade along with Iowa State's Monté Morris.
The highly regarded recruiter was hired by Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger in part because of his connections in talent-rich Texas high schools. Beaty will lean on that experience to land what he hopes is a class that can build on the foundation laid this season, and perhaps get the once-proud program headed toward the top of the Big 12.
Whether you're a David Beaty believer or you think he's the latest in a long line of KU coaches who will go down having got his shot and failed, the one thing I think all supporters and followers of KU football can agree on is that this program is in no position to continue changing head coaches.
Roger Robben, a former Kansas University fullback who played for football coach Glen Mason from 1989-91, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning after returning home from a run.
Three Jayhawks were named to All-Big 12 First Team – Havili, sophomore right-side hitter Kelsie Payne, and junior middle blocker Tayler Soucie. Sophomore outside hitter Madison Rigdon was named All-Big 12 Second Team. Havili and Payne are two of seven unanimous first-team selections.
University of Kansas junior libero Cassie Wait recorded an astounding 8.4 digs per set – 59 digs in seven sets (two matches) – last week to earn Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.
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The NCAA has no authority over the contracts that conferences and teams have with the bowl games. Its role is to merely certify that the games can be played and to create a standard for teams to be eligible to participate.
"Following this weekend's football games, there have been significant discussions nationally concerning 5-7 teams participating in bowl game," athletic director Mack Rhoades said. "After careful consideration, we have decided it is not in the best interest of our football program to seek permission from the NCAA to participate in a bowl game. "Our focus remains on identifying the right leader for our program and moving forward with the transition process."
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was in excellent spirits following the Spartans' win over Providence. However, the coach did let his displeasure for officiating and the rule changes in college basketball be known after the game.
Syracuse won the Battle 4 Atlantis by beating Charlotte, Connecticut and Texas A&M last week. But one Associated Press voter either doesn't care or doesn't know. (Or both.) Either way, he's getting a featured role in this week's Poll Attacks.
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Each Navy position group will have a different helmet design with a different ship on it for the Army-Navy game.
Hopefully UC Irvine (currently at 5-2) can make consecutive NCAA Tournaments, too. Because Ndiaye, the 7-foot-6 wonder for the Anteaters, is growing better by the month. The latest example came over the weekend, when he dunked some some poor dudes from Evansville. And he didn't he jump in doing so.
The Browns' game-winning field goal attempt was blocked and returned for a touchdown with no time remaining.
A Browns fan was taking a selfie video with Cleveland about to win on Monday night and then oh no.