- Kansas Sports -
Kansas volleyball extended its winning streak to seven matches with a straight-set victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night at United Supermarkets Arena, 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-20).
Up next, the fourth-straight top-10 matchup between Big 12 leaders Kansas and Texas will take place in front of a sold-out Horejsi Family Athletics Center crowd on Saturday night in Lawrence.
"You know, the quarterback that runs your offense — from a coaching standpoint for me — has always been about who manages that game," Beaty said. "It doesn't have to be about a guy that can win it all the time, but he certainly can't lose it for you, and that's a lot more common than you think."
The voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, visits with this week's opponent in Know Your Foe, a weekly segment from KUAthletics.com and the Jayhawk Radio Network. As Kansas prepares for its Big 12 road contest at Oklahoma, Hanni caught up with the Sooners' Toby Rowland.
The 1-6 record might not suggest such, but Kansas is a lot better this season. Probably not good enough to win a conference game, but still improved.
Bob Stoops has never lost to the Jayhawks. Stoops is 11-0 against Kansas, with each win coming by at least 15 points.
Some relevant numbers to know in advance of Oklahoma vs. Kansas in football this weekend.
Kansas lost one of the leading scorers and rebounders in school history, a slashing guard capable of scoring in bunches, a one-and-done prospect with freakish talent and a dazzling 3-point shooter. And there's a good chance they'll be even better this season.
"He’s the type of kid, I think," Self began, "that could have somebody score two straight baskets on him and his way of getting back at him is to make sure our team has a good possession on the other end, as opposed to going back and shooting the ball and trying to get it back himself. I don’t think a lot of kids get that. I think he does."
"I’ve played it since I was younger, as a kid," said Lucas, Kansas’ 23-year-old, fifth-year senior power forward from Portland, Ore., who, at 6-feet-10, 240 pounds is known for his booming drives. "I think I got into it because I liked the change of pace. Basketball is such a different feel and sport. There’s very low injury risk (in golf). I played it and enjoyed it."
"We put a new interpretation in this year that if contact occurs in the restricted area, even (if) it’s initiated by the offense and the defensive player doesn’t leave his feet and go vertical, it will be a blocking foul if the shot’s missed," Shaw explained. "If he makes the shot and the contact’s not severe, we’re going to probably play through it. But (if) he misses the shot, we want a blocking foul every time."
A Kansas victory would secure a second-place finish in the final league standings as well as the program's fifth 10-win season in the last six years. Kickoff from Rock Chalk Park is set for 7 p.m., and can be webcast at KUAthletics.com.
- College Sports -
Correspondence obtained by SB Nation shows Regent Hal Daub’s private messages prior to publicly criticizing a September protest.
The finalists for the Big 12 football championship game, which returns in 2017, are believed to be Dallas, San Antonio and Kansas City, a source familiar with the process told CBS Sports. The league intends to award games in a five-year block from 2017-21. The games could go to one location or any combination of those cities, the source said.
A former championship-winning Indiana basketball player named Todd Jadlow has written a book about his complicated, drug-affected life, and in it, also makes allegations of physical and emotional abuse against his former coach, Hall of Famer Bob Knight.
USA Today's annual look at college football coach compensation.
USA TODAY study shows sums commanded in buyout language of FBS contracts are skyrocketing.
It started in 2001, when Kansas fired coach Terry Allen with one year left on his contract at an annual salary of $320,000.
Huge buyouts have become more normal in college football, thanks to some decision-making in 2003.
- Professional Sports -
The Cubs on Wednesday night cruised past the Indians 5-1 in Game 2 of the World Series.