- Kansas Sports -
Awful. Soft. Obscene. Frustrating. Disappointed. All were descriptions the Jayhawks used to sum up Tuesday’s victory and it was clear that no one in crimson and blue, new or old, was pleased with the way third-ranked Kansas kicked off the 2016-17 season.
But once Kansas freshman Josh Jackson got it going, visiting Washburn had trouble slowing him down during Tuesday’s 92-74 exhibition victory by Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse.
"When we’re playing four guards," Mykhailiuk said after the 92-74 win, "everybody had to drive the ball and just kick it. That’s what opened up all the easy shots and easy drives."
One possible translation: If Bragg isn’t going to defensive rebound, he’s not guaranteed a starting spot. Self — whether it’s simply a motivational tactic or not — is saying he’s prepared to move Svi Mykhailiuk or Lagerald Vick into Bragg’s spot if the 4 position isn’t going to rebound well anyway.
Fourth-ranked Kansas volleyball will be looking to extend an eight-match winning streak during the Dillons Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State on Wednesday night (7 p.m., ESPN3).
For 13 years Kansas and Texas played, and whether they were swept, lost in four or a heartbreaking five, the Jayhawks always lost. Until Saturday night in Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
The silver lining in this development, of course, is Kansas can apply for a medical redshirt for Dineen and get two more seasons out of him before he leaves the program.
The Kansas sophomore has 12 swims since the start of the fall semester and has won them all, including four during last week's swimming and diving dual win over TCU. Her winning ways have drawn the attention of the College Swim Coaches Association of America, which tabbed her as the organization's Big 12 Swimmer of the Week Tuesday.
- College Sports -
Texas A&M, which has only lost to No. 1 Alabama, was slotted at No. 4 ahead of unbeaten Washington due to strength of schedule, CFP Selection Committee chairman Kirby Hocutt said. Hocutt cited Texas A&M's four wins against teams with .500 or better records, compared to two for Washington, as the reason the Aggies' edged the Huskies.
This smacks of an almost orchestrated attention grab, the kind of surprise that can draw eyeballs on a weekly basis to see what that wacky committee will think of next. Which is fine, I suppose, if everyone takes this for what it is: largely vacuous entertainment from now until the only rankings that matter on Dec. 4.
The theme is if you can't beat FBS teams, you have a very good shot at winning a Bottom 25 title!
Monday, Texas Tech confirmed to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that Red Raiders center Tony Morales has been granted a rare seventh season of eligibility. The offensive lineman will be eligible to play in 2017 if he so chooses, and there seems to be little doubt that he will.
Below you'll find everything you need to know about the Big 12 -- including our predictions for Big 12 Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year, all-conference teams, as well as our predicted order of finish and a scouting report including strengths and weaknesses, X-factors and a projected regular-season win total for each team.
- Professional Sports -
The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians by a 9-3 score on Tuesday night, in Game 6 of the 2016 World Series, thus forcing a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday night. The game was almost never in doubt from the get go, as the Cubs jumped on Josh Tomlin for three in the first inning, before later tacking on four more in the third. Addison Russell was responsible for six of those runs, thus tying a World Series single-game record for RBI.
The reason Smith was ruled out by the Chiefs, Burkholder said, was because he was in the concussion protocol a second time in the game.
A new era of Chicago White Sox baseball begins Tuesday … kind of. The team’s sponsorship deal with mortgage company Guaranteed Rate kicks in Nov. 1, meaning U.S. Cellular Field no longer exists. As of Tuesday, Guaranteed Rate Field will be the new name of the team’s ballpark.