- Kansas Basketball -
The Jayhawks learned firsthand that the significance of the military tie to the contest is more than just name-deep, or special uniforms after spending most of Wednesday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Self asked several questions about the specifics of what they were shown, team managers took pictures and videos of all parts of the ship and the players paid close attention throughout the afternoon, with some handling some of the shells and getting a first-person feel for a handful of the duties carried out on the ship.
In case you're not a Twitter follower or didn't have an opportunity to hop on Twitter yet today, here's a quick look at some of the videos that we posted during the tour. Nick broke off and went with the players and I stuck with KU coach Bill Self and his staff.
Kansas coach Bill Self said Wednesday that senior forward Landen Lucas was wearing a walking boot on his right foot as a preventative measure and that Lucas was not in jeopardy of missing Friday’s season opener against No. 11 Indiana.
Garrett, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Skyline High in Dallas, signed his letter of intent at his high school around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
"It’s not effort," Self said. "We just have to get everybody’s head right, and confident. He kind of went into it thinking it was one thing, and now he’s had his confidence knocked. We have to get that back."
- Kansas Football -
"Watching him the other night, I thought about that, about how he always showed his best in games," Jankowski said. "He has that uncanny ability to keep a play alive and get through his progressions."
"Just being that close and lingering around the pile," Wise said of how officials misinterpreted his actions. "When the play is over, just run to the sideline. Instead of trying to be a big tough guy or whatever, standing around, poking your chest out and what not. That was no good, obviously."
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 contest vs. Iowa State, Hanni caught up with the Cyclones' John Walters.
- Kansas Sports -
A pre-game tailgate, a KU soccer jersey contest and free student admission are just a few of the promotional activities fans will be able to enjoy when the Jayhawks host the Tigers in the NCAA Tournament this weekend.
The Jayhawks are aiming to qualify for the NCAA Championships to be held in Terre Haute, Indiana on Nov. 12. The KU women will try to outdo their fifth-place finish at last year's regional meet while the men strive to build off of their fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship last month.
Kansas volleyball head coach Ray Bechard announced the signing of Annika Carlson, a 5-foot-11 setter from Olathe, Kansas, to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.
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Instances of mass killings and government violence spike domestic terrorism and allow terrorist groups to use grievances against government oppression to recruit more members, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher.
"All the books about them thus far are biographical," said Osborn, assistant professor of music theory. "This is the first book to really look at the songs themselves."
- College Sports -
Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades is worried the school’s internal strife could impact the search for a new football coach.
(Mr. Ed says: Gee, ya think, Dr. Dumbass? I mean, that's obviously the key issue at Baylor, who the new coach is gonna be and how many football games can they win. Criminy.)
"You know the school is going to do nothing. The board of regents are tone-deaf to everything we've seen and learned about this school in the previous couple of years," Finebaum said on College Football Live.
Eastern Michigan was down 21 points and came back to win 48-41 at Ball State.
A year later, the University of Missouri has lost enrollment, revenue and -- some might argue -- its way.
How bad has the SEC East become? According to S&P efficiency ratings by SB Nation's Bill Connelly, the Mountain West's Mountain Division is stronger than the SEC East in 2016.
Here are 33 musings on what should be a stellar season ahead in college basketball.
- Professional Sports -
The Timberwolves (1-5) have yet to prove worthy of their preseason hype, but Wiggins looks even more assertive and impressive than a year ago, when he averaged 20.7 points a game.