- Kansas Sports -
No. 1/2 Kansas (13-1, 2-0) heads to Texas Tech (11-2, 1-1) for its first road game of league play on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.
Kansas head coach Bill Self addressed members of the media on Thursday to preview the top-ranked Jayhawks' Big 12 road opener at Texas Tech (11-2) on Saturday night (8 p.m., ESPNU) in Lubbock, Texas.
“Frank said, ‘Coach I got nothing still’ and that was yesterday,” KU coach Bill Self said Thursday referring to Frank Mason III, who played 53 minutes in Monday’s 109-106 win.
Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield scored 46 points, but Kansas won anyway. And that’s how we know Kansas is the team to beat in March this year. A handy guide to the No. 1 Jayhawks:
The Sooners looked poised to win its first game at Kansas since 1993, but the Jayhawks would not die. Kansas continued to find ways to knot the game, and as the game wore on Oklahoma, untimely turnovers bit the Sooners and OU fell short of a rare win in Lawrence, Kan.
For Kansas, there’s nowhere else to go but up after completing the first 0-12 season in Big 12 history. David Beaty enters his second season of rebuilding the Jayhawks brimming with optimism as usual, but the next eight months will be a critical period for progress.
The Jayhawks travel to Ames on Saturday, Jan. 9, with tipoff slated for 7 p.m., on Cyclone.tv and the Jayhawk Radio Network.
In the midst of an intense three-week training camp the Jayhawks will utilize back-to-back double duals against some of the country's top teams to prepare for the championship portion of the season that awaits.
- College Sports -
Kansas jumps over Oklahoma to become No. 1 in SI's college basketball power rankings after beating the Sooners in triple-overtime on Monday.
Here we are on Jan. 7, and somehow, some way, coaches and players alike have seemingly, deftly adapted without much lag. It's an unacknowledged phenomenon. Scoring is up, possessions are up and the game is squiggling toward a more fluid existence. For most, the grand takeaway at the midway point of the 2015-16 season: The rules changes are working and results are increasingly positive.
See, as we wrote about earlier this week, Clemson's spring semester began on Wednesday, which means the school was subject to NCAA rules prohibiting it to no more than 20 hours of practice per week, or four hours of practice per day. Alabama's spring semester doesn't begin until Jan. 13, which is two days following the title game, meaning Alabama wasn't subjected to the same NCAA rules.
- Professional Sports -
Coach will miss his first Celtics game vs. Chicago to reportedly visit Andrew Smith who is battling cancer.
To have been Jimmer Fredette in 2010-11 must have been amazing -- consensus college player of the year for BYU, fairy-tale shot-maker, pop-culture icon and YouTube sensation. Before Stephen Curry made it ordinary to make 3-pointers in triple-coverage five feet beyond the arc, Fredette was doing it regularly at BYU. If it happened to you, it meant you'd been Jimmered.
When Starter jackets first became a thing back in the early 1990s, Kirk Cousins wasn't even in kindergarten.