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To honor the Rock Chalk faithful, the 2016 Made in March uniforms incorporate a soundwave pattern along the waistband as a nod to Allen Fieldhouse's unparalleled home-court advantage. The uniforms are designed in Kansas' classic blue, white and crimson tones with a terrycloth "Jayhawk" logo for sweat management.
In the past couple of weeks, however, Mason has been fantastic and has played a huge role in helping lead the Jayhawks to Big 12 title No. 12 in a row, something Mason wanted to make sure Fraschilla was aware of in an oh-so-subtle way.
Add another Top-30 RPI victory to KU’s impressive resume. That makes 11 of them now, nearly half of KU’s victories and by far the most of any team in the country.
"My dad actually had one schedule request for Wake Forest (when taking job). That was for him to be able to come back here for this game," Evan Manning, KU’s 6-foot-3 senior guard from Free State High and New Hampton (N.H.) Prep School, said proudly.
Kansas University and Nebraska will meet in men’s basketball next Dec. 10 in Allen Fieldhouse, KU officials confirmed Tuesday.
There are plenty of factors that go into such a debate, but for the purposes of this exercise, here is a glance at how Kansas has performed year-by-year during its title streak, with the Jayhawks’ final Big 12 record, a look at the top of the standings, how Kansas performed against the top contender(s) and how many Big 12 teams went dancing.
Forecasting a Kansas national title in February is familiar. But it's different this year. The Jayhawks clinched the Big 12 title, not based on individual talent but as a much more cohesive unit. And they won the league in perhaps its toughest year ever; Oklahoma, West Virginia and Iowa State have all been considered Final Four candidates. Texas, Baylor and Texas Tech have great March potential as well.
In celebration of its latest accomplishment, Kansas has released a cool video showing the post-game festivities from Saturday.
"He’s gonna bring in talent from Louisiana because he’s so familiar with the area," Starks said. "Not just from Warren Easton, either. It’s the whole state. There’s so many talented players throughout all of Louisiana."
After battling for the tournament's top spot most of the day, Kansas senior Ben Welle outlasted Thomas Detry of Illinois to win the Louisiana Classics Invitational individual title by just one stroke.
The Kansas track & field team will have three entries at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships to be contested March 11-12 in Birmingham, Alabama it was announced Tuesday night by the NCAA.
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Only four schools -- Kansas, Michigan State, Oklahoma and Utah -- have resumes featuring seven top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. And yet one AP voter still has Utah unranked. Needless to say, he's the focus of this week's Poll Attacks.
Sun Belt presidents were scheduled to decide on the schools' fates at a March 10 meeting. The timeline was moved up when the presidents decided to go forward with 10 schools instead of 12. Sun Belt presidents did not take a formal vote in dropping the two schools. It was described more as an initiative to go forward with 10.
The point many missed after the governor's comments was not that the football program would be shut down, but that if the school itself could not pay faculty and students would not be able to go to classes over the summer that would make much of the LSU football team academically ineligible to play by the NCAA.
Buddy Hield scored 23 points and Oklahoma blew a 26-point lead but hung on for a 2-point win against Baylor.
Iowa fans must be in full-fledged panic mode now.
Contrary to a report on Monday, Baylor power forward Rico Gathers will indeed head to the NFL next season rather than play college football.
We have never seen a 16-seed take down a venerable 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but in 2016, the odds are better than ever.
It's the upset we've been waiting decades to see. And it still hasn't happened. Thank goodness for that.