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Not only do coach Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers have the benefit of playing with the support of their frenzied fan base, but WVU plays the kind of defense few teams in the nation are capable of duplicating.
“West Virginia is going to pressure. We know that. The past couple years, we went there and caught L’s. We’re trying to change that this year,” added Selden, who says he’s looking forward to today’s 6 p.m. road game.
On the surface, with the Jayhawks known to be lacking numbers to begin with, that certainly seems like a bummer. But the actual read is in the eye of the beholder, and you can either choose to look at it as a lost opportunity to add more young bodies in the 2016 class or as a way to get a head start on the 2016 class by bringing those recruits to campus earlier.
University of Kansas football and men's basketball broadcasting legend Bob Davis has been named the 2015 Kansas Sportscaster of the Year, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) announced Monday. This is the 14th time Davis has received the honor.
Kansas returns four players from last year's team that finished sixth in the 2015 Big 12 Conference standings, its highest finish in six seasons. In addition, the Jayhawks added three outstanding players to its roster for the 2016 campaign, Nina Khmelnitckaia, Janet Koch and Rychagova, each of whom figures to see a lot of action in their inaugural collegiate season.
Sunday marked the official start of practice for KU, while the pitchers and catchers returned to Lawrence and hit the field on Friday. The Jayhawks will spend the next week dusting off the cobwebs and bonding as a team before the spring semester gets started on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Kansas women's basketball faces its second top-10 foe when No. 4 Texas comes to Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Just like everyone figured, the Jan. 30 Big 12/SEC Challenge main event — Kentucky at Kansas — will be played at night and broadcast by ESPN.
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No. 2 Alabama won its fourth national title in the last seven seasons, outlasting the dynamic play of Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson in a 45-40 victory Monday night in the College Football Playoff championship game.
Alabama may have won the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship, but the last-minute Clemson touchdown swung the money wagered on the game in a major way.
Kansas State announced Monday that 76-year-old coach Bill Snyder, who had been considering retirement after the 2015 season, will be back next year.
Representatives from every FBS conference are meeting this week to discuss the Big 12's recent proposal to deregulate conference championship games. If it passes, it would allow the conference to hold a title game without splitting into divisions or expanding to 12 teams.
One AP voter had Oklahoma ranked No. 2 on his ballot last week. Then Oklahoma took the nation's No. 1 team to triple-overtime on the road before losing. And that same AP voter then dropped Oklahoma two spots on his ballot this week. This is why the Poll Attacks were invented, people.
- Professional Sports -
Is John Calipari worth the ludicrous amount of $120 million? The bigger question: Is Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov willing to pay it?
It's been two days since a series of unfortunate events propelled the Steelers to Saturday's wild-card win over the Bengals.
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EA Sports posted a video to its Facebook account that got college football fans pretty excited.
When Jesse Sandler bought four tickets to Bryant's last game, they cost $200 each. But after the retirement announcement, the seller cancelled the sale.
Below, Jesse details his fiasco, and convinces us to never, ever, ever purchase tickets on StubHub again. (Mr. Ed says: The longer, partially all-caps version of the previous story.)