- Kansas Sports-
Jayhawks return from Korea; Diallo not yet cleared by NCAA; KU received limited number of gold medals from WUG; Jayhawk players to get a month off after Games
Kansas is a few years (and several recruiting classes) away from being a real threat in the Big 12, and this first season will be full of tests and trials. How can you expect to keep up in this conference with only 64 scholarship players on the roster? That's what Beaty has inherited, and that numbers crunch will take a toll over the course of the season.
The FPI projections see two wins for KU in 2015. Three or four would be quite a feat considering the schedule and the rebuild ahead.
"Some guys just have something about them that makes kids want to play for them," Talib said. "He has it. He's a great coach, but it's more important that he's a great recruiter. He makes guys want to play for him. He is the kind of guy that can actually get those three-stars and four-stars out of Texas."
Told for years that she was too small or slow to hold onto dreams of playing big-time Division I basketball, the 5-foot-7 point guard already has proven those doubters wrong by having a standout debut season with the Jayhawks. And although she said she sometimes struggles to maintain the balance between having fun playing the game and trying to learn every minute detail about it for her coaching future, Aldrdidge admits her hardwood road has been just about perfect thus far.
- College Sports -
The conference released its preseason poll, voted on by the media, on Thursday, with TCU earning 32 first-place votes to sit atop the ranking.
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken orally approved a combined $60 million settlement that ended claims against video-game manufacturer Electronic Arts, Collegiate Licensing Company and the NCAA over the use of players' names, images and likenesses in video games. Rob Carey and Steve Berman, two attorneys for the plaintiffs, confirmed Wilken's decision after a hearing Thursday in California.
At the moment, the maximum amount a player could receive from the settlements is about $7,200, Berman said. More than 20,000 claims have been made and the deadline for players to seek money has been extended to July 31, according to Berman.
The new look is an old look, as Penn State spent 125 years without names on the back of its uniforms.
- Videos of the Day -
Two days removed from winning the gold medal at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, the Kansas basketball program returned to Lawrence.
Reddit user eorvieto submitted this link of the history of the NFL as told by team logos and it's mesmerizing.
Watch this great Miles moment below as the Tigers coach tries to direct a cameraman away from the obstruction well in advance of the collision.