Well, it's definitely the off-season.
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“We kind of have a little role reversal going on during our team sessions in practice,” Likens said Wednesday. “Since he’s calling the plays, that frees me up, and he wants me to see things like a head coach would see ’em.”
“When you get to a new program, sometimes you start thinking, and you start getting to the point where — you don’t want to say it, but you can tell — people expect bad things to happen,” Likens explains. “And then there’s a time in the program where you just get over that hump and you start expecting good things to happen. And hopefully we’re beginning to get over that hump.”
The Jayhawks will be counting on several freshman who saw extensive action last season to keep progressing this fall.
Four defensive errors and three home runs by Bears' left fielder Spencer Johnson doomed the Jayhawks as the Kansas baseball team lost a midweek bout, 18-11, to No. 16 Missouri State Wednesday night at Hammons Field.
Kansas softball concludes its non-conference slate this weekend with two games against Georgia Tech and North Texas.
The Kansas men and women split time between the Mesa Classic, held in Mesa, Arizona on April 8, as well as the always-competitive Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Arizona April 8-9.
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Brooks is the first assistant to depart K-State since Bruce Weber was hired in 2012. During his time in Manhattan, he was the Wildcats’ lead recruiter in Texas, bringing in players such as Wesley Iwundu and Dante Williams. He also played a key role in recruiting former leading scorer Marcus Foster.
“Getting guys to stay there and develop is not always the easiest thing to get done,” Beaty said. “As long as those guys know it’s an open competition and they’ve been given a fair shot at it, [that’s the best scenario]. We talk to the all the time about dealing in reality, ‘Listen, you know what’s fair. You know what your production has been [compared to] other guys.’ We try to communicate so well that we create an environment where they want to stay.”
Former Florida quarterback Will Grier is transferring to West Virginia after getting suspended by the NCAA following a hot start to the 2015 season.
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Tuesday night Wiggins reminded the league and its fans that he isn’t too far away from existing in the NBA zeitgeist. The Timberwolves (26-52) shocked The Association by winning on the home floor of the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors, as Wiggins scored 32 points in an unlikely overtime victory.
The Padres become the first team ever to be shut out in its first three games.