- Kansas Sports -
That style of coaching — from all of the KU assistants, not just Perry — is something KU coach David Beaty believes will help KU rebuild from the Big 12 basement into a bowl contender in time, and the key to it all is finding the right players who are mentally tough enough to understand that, scream as they may, these coaches care about them.
As preseason camp approaches, KU might not have a clear-cut No. 1 running back. But cheery first-year coach Beaty isn’t concerned about finding a productive runner for his team’s Air-Raid offense. He actually thinks a few Jayhawks might fit the bill.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end, ranked as the top recruit in Kansas and No. 131 nationally by Rivals.com, cut his list to 10 schools: Kansas University, Miami, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU and UCLA. Bledsoe plans to go on official visits to Oregon and UCLA in September.
Bill Self faced a firing squad in the form of 200 or so basketball campers who grilled Kansas University’s coach with an assortment of personal questions Sunday morning at Olathe South High.
Clay Young, a 6-foot-5 former Kansas City Kansas Community College and Lansing High forward, likely will be officially added to Kansas University’s basketball roster as a non-scholarship player this week, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Sunday.
Sports Illustrated has great expectations for two of Kansas University’s incoming freshmen basketball players.
Kansas swimming and diving will be well served by at least one of Libby Walker's 2015 summer habits – carving up collegiate aquatic centers. Some of the freshman-to-be's best swims have come in NCAA Division I pools, including an Olympic Trials cut at the Mizzou Aquatic Center and four final-heat swims over the weekend at the USA Swimming Futures Championships inside the Boilermaker Aquatic Center at Purdue.
- College Sports -
The conference benefited in a big way because so many guys who could have tested pro waters instead opted to return to school, all of them upperclassmen.
At Big Ten Football Media Days on Friday, the league unveiled a new, detailed "commitment" to its schedules for 2016 and beyond, one that now also includes a mandated nonconference game against an "intersectional" Power Five opponent. Have a look.
The New Hampshire native capped his incredible summer with a huge weekend in Las Vegas. Now the blue blood offers are rolling in.
We asked and you answered. Here's your favorite and least favorite Big 12 teams outside of Ames, Iowa.
- Professional Sports -
Cliff Alexander was a top-five recruit that fell off the basketball map after a disastrous year at Kansas. Now, he's trying to walk a different path to NBA success.
Mr. Ed says: I know I'm biased, but come on - pitchers have to be able to pitch inside. Get off the plate. If you ask me, the Blue Jays are the ones coming off like a bunch of whiny toddlers.
LaVance Taylor sent his highlight reel to the Chiefs via Twitter. Then, the Chiefs signed him to a contract.
- State of Kansas Education Crisis -
Mr. Ed says: This is now making national news. And if you do a Google search for "Kansas teacher shortage" you get articles dating back to 2013.
Teachers can’t hotfoot it out of Kansas fast enough, creating a substantial shortage expected only to get much worse. Why?
The number of Kansas teachers moving to another state doubled the 2010 figures. Kansas teacher retirements are up as well. Last week, the Kansas State Board of Education received the 2014-2015 Licensed Personnel Report. There was little in their data to ease the worries of some Kansas schools districts that are now seeing unfilled vacancies even in elementary education.
In all its estimated Kansas schools have about 800 positions left to fill. With so many open positions across the state and not enough teachers to fill them there could be an increase in classroom sizes or a reliance on long-term substitutes.
"It's pretty scary being four weeks out,” said Julie Wilson, who is the coordinator of statewide recruitment and retention. “The number of openings that we have right now is atypical. We have over 500, and usually we end July, especially mid-July, we see a tapering to 200, even 100 sometimes.”
- Pics and Video of the Day -
Following the 1959 season, Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente wrote a letter to Pirates GM Joe L. Brown seeking a raise from $20,000 to $23,000 for the 1960 season. The CPI Inflator Calculator tells me $23,000 in 1960 is equivalent to $185,428.28 in 2015 dollars. Brown denied the request. Here's the letter he sent Clemente, courtesy of ESPN's Darren Rovell.
A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts say. The creature weighed a whopping 133 lbs. (60 kilograms), and at 18-feet, 3-inches (5.6 meters), was almost as long as the largest python ever captured in the state of Florida, which was 18-feet, 8-inches long (5.7 meters). (Mr. Ed says: Damn, Florida. You scary!)
Look at this, there is just no way Morales should be safe. Zero. None.