Believe it or not, we will be covering the NFL draft for you here at RCT. Prepare for more (KU) player profiles over the next several days, and feel free to pop into the open threads we'll have available once the draft gets going.
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McDonald's All-Star Game and Jordan Brand Classic MVP Cheick (pronounced Shek) Diallo has signed at Kansas and will be a Jayhawk next season, KU head coach Bill Self announced Tuesday.
OK, maybe that's not entirely fair to Cheick Diallo, the newest member of the Kansas men's basketball program. But that's the quick take on the 6-foot-9 center out of Our Savior New American High in Centerreach, New York, who announced his commitment Tuesday afternoon via Twitter.
"I think they're a nice fit for each other, but obviously, Cheick's going to have to come in and work and earn that playing time like Self makes any of the young guys do."
The big man stole the show at the McDonald’s all-star game earlier this month, where his name was called repeatedly, bucket after bucket, and he wowed the Chicago crowd with a fast-break spin-move on his way to an 18-point/10-rebound performance.
Beaty and his coaching staff's job will continue and only intensify as they now turn their attention to recruiting for the 2016 class and beyond.
Glatczak may be torn up about the costly accident, but both Cummings and head coach David Beaty have been forgiving about the accident.
Former Kansas standouts Ben Heeney and JaCorey Shepherd lead a group of former Jayhawks who could hear their names called in this week’s NFL Draft. A few other players, including former receiver Nigel King, will likely sign as free agents or earn invites to a rookie camp. Here’s a look at where these former KU football players could be drafted.
Heading into the last home series of Pille's senior season, KU softball's ace has accumulated 638 strikeouts in her career, which is sixth-most in Kansas history. She is also just the sixth player in school history to reach the 500-strikeout mark.
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Gibbs, who began his career at Texas, spent the past three seasons with SHU, the first of those a redshirt year. Last season he averaged 16.3 points and 3.8 assists. The 6-foot-2 senior-to-be was Second Team All-Big East last season as well.
- Professional Sports -
Donovan has been listed as the Thunder's preferred coach since they fired Scott Brooks a week ago, as reported by CBSSports.com's Ken Berger when OKC canned its coach. It provides them with a high-profile hire with a wider offensive conceptual background to try and improve the Thunder's crunch time execution.
MASN confirmed it will be televising the game Wednesday, so locked-out fans will be able to watch on TV.
The NFL's league office will begin to pay taxes, relinquishing a strange exemption that had been in place since 1942.
We've got another controversial slide, and another Escobar down. This time, the slider was Andrelton Simmons of the Atlanta Braves, who slid (landed?) late and recklessly onto the third base bag in the fifth inning Monday night, but not before spiking the left hand of Yunel Escobar of the Washington Nationals and knocking the ball from his glove.
- Videos of the Day -
The man is 51 (!) and won this long drive contest as part of the Peach Bowl Challenge with a 332-yard drive against a bunch of SEC football coaches and other celebrities.
Sometimes you don't have to actually catch the foul ball to get the ball though. You just have to be the first person to run over and pick it up. At Tuesday night's Indians-Royals game, one fan went all-out to get a Brett Hayes foul ball in left field.
Yep, we checked, and he caught it.