Happy Friday! Go ROYALS!
- Kansas Sports -
Montell Cozart was the first QB out there with the first team. That could mean something, but it also might not. Likens said the other day that he makes a conscious effort to ensure that both Cozart and Michael Cummings work equal reps with the first-team offensive line and the second-team offensive line so he can see how each guy reacts to the adversity and advantages that come with both. It might have just been how the rotation fell today so I wouldn't read too much into Cozart being out there first just yet.
Kansas sophomore guard Brannen Greene had successful surgery Thursday morning to repair a torn labrum in his hip, KU head coach Bill Self said.
Kansas senior Chelsea Gardner, a two-time All-America Honorable Mention and All-Big 12 Conference First-Team selection, became the seventh Jayhawk chosen in the WNBA Draft, when the forward was selected as the 21st pick during the second round of the 2015 draft by the Indiana Fever.
Vollmer sets a precedent for the Jayhawks as she broke the meet record in the women's heptathlon with 5,767 points, becoming the first KU female to claim the Kansas Relays heptathlon title in 17 years.
Former University of Kansas track & field standout Andrea Geubelle is not only one of the greatest jumpers to don the Crimson and Blue, holding KU records for both the long jump and indoor triple jump, but also an Olympic hopeful.
An autograph session with Kansas track & field legends, a Family Fun Zone and the "Lane 10 Tent" are just a few of the exciting events set to take place in conjunction with the Kansas Relays later this week.
With severe weather anticipated to hit the Lawrence area throughout the day Saturday, Kansas Relays meet officials have elected to adjust the weekend schedule of events in hopes of avoiding delays or cancellations. Events originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday will now be combined into Friday only. There will no longer be any events held on Saturday.
- College Sports -
On Thursday morning Nebraska junior Terran Petteway became the most recent early declaration for the league. And he won't be the last. Last season saw 41 non-college-seniors put their name into the pool for the NBA. We're nearly at 40 now.
The most common suggestion is expanding the field from four teams. A fine idea in theory, but neither selection committee member Condoleezza Rice or Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott are in favor of it. Both opined on the topic while speaking at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Sports Innovation Conference on Wednesday.
- Professional Sports -
I've hated the Minnesota Twins since 1991.
The Cubs made news by calling up top prospect Kris Bryant. He is expected to be at Wrigley Field on Friday for a game against the Padres. Why now? Opening-day third baseman Mike Olt has a hairline fracture in his wrist, and Bryant has passed the seven-year free-agency threshold in the minors.
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Besides Darth Vader, there's also helmets featuring Yoda, Jabba the Hut, C-3PO, Chewy and the Ewoks -- because everyone loves Ewoks and no they didn't ruin "Return of the Jedi" (Yes they did).
Wednesday's show was pre-taped, as Jeopardy! always is, and the show announced via Twitter early Wednesday morning that the Patriots would have a category that night, so it's not like they waited until after the verdict was announced and then decided to shoehorn it in there.
Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud could not make a tag on the initial slide, and Ichiro's hand touched the plate — if not the first time, on the second lunge for sure, before d'Arnaud was able to stop him. Umpire Eric Cooper didn't see it that way as it happened, and the video evidence wasn't overwhelmingly favorable to Ichiro, but he got the call on appeal.
On Wednesday, Evansville prevailed over in-state rival Indiana by a tally of 2-1 in 14 innings. Given the tight nature of things, the catch you're about to see stands as a vitally important one. Given the acrobatics involved, the catch you're about to see stands as an absurd one.