- Kansas Sports -
After a long day of travel from Kansas City, the No. 3/2 Kansas Jayhawks arrived in Honolulu Tuesday for the upcoming men's basketball season opener against No. 11/12 Indiana on Friday, Nov. 11, in the State Farm Armed Forces Classic.
The 2016 Armed Forces Classic will be held on Veterans Day – just under a month from the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Arizona will play Michigan State at 6 p.m. CT (2 p.m. HT) followed by the Kansas-Indiana contest, scheduled at 8 p.m.
“You have to take it with a grain of salt,” Jay Bilas said of his method of evaluating teams based on these early-season classics played so far from home. “There are times when the travel can make things very difficult and maybe the team doesn’t perform at its optimum level, and there are other times where you see a team play unbelievably well early in the season and then they fall off later on.”
“It was long,” Self said of the travel day. “Wake-up call at 3:45, depart at 4:15. We always called it negative driving when you went the opposite direction that you wanted to go, and we did some negative flying today.”
The No. 3-ranked Jayhawks, who flew commercially out of KC International on Tuesday morning, will cover about 10,000 air miles in eight days.
“We're still in that competition mode,” KU’s head coach said of naming a No. 1 quarterback to face the Cyclones (1-8 overall, 0-6 Big 12). “But we'll go through practice today and tomorrow and make that decision.”
It may be a sad commentary on the state of Kansas football, but this season’s biggest game may be Saturday against Iowa State at Memorial Stadium. What should fans watch for in order for KU to get their second win of the season?
For the second time in three years, the Jayhawks will play host to Missouri, now an SEC school, in a first-round NCAA tournament match.
- College Sports -
The Wall Street Journal reports the NCAA "won't exert its executive authority to impose sweeping sanctions against the school for broad institutional failings, and will instead follow its normal investigative process."
This is a situation best left to governing bodies that are equipped to deal with actual crime.
Jessica Luther, an independent journalist, began to compile stories of sexual assaults by college athletes and found troubling patterns of how teams handled cases, how media reported them and how fans misunderstood them.
For those worried about it interfering with high school football games, put those fears to rest. This schedule won't take any attention away from anyone.
The only top 25 that matters gets an Election Night revision. The whole thing is below.
Whichever way you want to look at it, the point is this: Kansas is exceptional at losing games. It's a well-oiled machine of defeat, and it's going to be extremely difficult for anybody else to catch it.
Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (mannequin challenge trophy awarded separately to the Texas Tech defense, which has perfected the art of inert).
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Old things apparently rule. The original Nintendo has returned. Crystal Pepsi and Surge are being consumed again. And now the Sega Genesis is rising from its grave.