- Kansas Basketball -
KU coach Bill Self was asked to compare KU-OU to KU-Mizzou on Tuesday night on his Hawk Talk radio show.
Last night's game delivered a 16.79 rating in the Kansas City demographic, the highest for a KU game since the Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats squared off on Feb. 11, 2013.
The entertaining performance had the Twitterverse buzzing about the Jayhawks and Sooners, during and after KU’s frantic victory.
Both teams laid it all on the line and both teams deserve a ton of credit for their effort and the dazzling display of basketball they gave us. But make no mistake about it, keeping that Big 12 title streak alive means the world to the Jayhawks and their pride, passion and team-first mentality delivered a huge victory that could wind up going a long way toward making that happen.
Officials aren’t required to, but they generally ask for the defense to allow the inbounder for three feet of space.
Up until Monday night in Lawrence, Kan., the best regular-season games in history were usually upset victories.
Mason listened to the referee tell him to give Hield space. Then, Mason ignored the man. When the referee handed Hield the ball, Mason took a step closer, bothering the OU star. Hield would later say he misread the movement of teammate Isaiah Cousins, picking the wrong angle for the pass. Either way, Mason tipped it away, ran down the deflection, drew a foul and hit two free throws.
What Wayne Selden is doing on offense is amazing. What's changed from a season ago? He's playing a more comfortable role in a more balanced offense.
Oklahoma's Buddy Hield was still wringing wet after a three-overtime thriller against Kansas, the longest game ever played in the long, storied history of Allen Fieldhouse, when he flashed a brilliant smile and said, "I can't wait for the rematch."
- Kansas Sports -
The team he inherited at Kansas had just over 60 scholarship players, about 20 below the NCAA limit. It had endured six straight losing seasons. The dearth of talent left by Charlie Weis would have made it hard for any team to find some wins. Yet he never took the easy way out. He never used those excuses.
KU's conference slate will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21 against Oklahoma in Lawrence at Horejsi Family Athletics Center, where KU posted a 15-1 record and played in front of 14 sold-out crowds during the 2015 season.
Rychagova, who entered the rankings at No. 45, is the first KU player to be ranked since Ksenia Bukina opened the 2006 spring season ranked No. 79 in the ITA rankings.
- College Sports -
Baylor ran over North Carolina with simple tactics, why don't more teams do the same?
The Tigers picked up their biggest win of the season on Tuesday night, defeating No. 9 Kentucky, 85-67.
Henry Ellenson had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and he blocked Kris Dunn's shot in the final second to lead Marquette to a 65-64 victory over No. 8 Providence on Tuesday night.
South Carolina continues to impress, and with each win the Gamecocks are no doubt bringing in more converts. Consider me one of them -- almost. My colleague told you a few nights ago just how great this start is, regardless of strength of schedule. For South Carolina to have a season reach January without a loss, it's gargantuan for the program.
In a release, San Diego State said it received notification from the NCAA informing it that "based on the available information, the allegations were not substantiated and it does not appear there is need for further inquiry."
Hyman announced his departure from College Station on Tuesday in a surprising move that came just one day after he offered up a public vote of confidence for football coach Kevin Sumlin.
The sudden and unexpected resignation of athletic director Eric Hyman sure makes it seem like Texas A&M is in turmoil.
- Professional Sports -
In retrospect, the Browns hiring a brilliant baseball mind could go down as one of the most revolutionary decisions in NFL history. Or it could be another footnote in the endless misery of the franchise.