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Ellis, Selden, Diallo at NBA Combine this week; TCU's Dixon recruiting top players; LaTech transfer Merrill Holden to Iowa State; Trae Young considering prep school for senior year
We won’t be there for all of Tinsley’s at-bats, but we will track his chase for .400 in this blog right here, as he attempts to become the first Jayhawk since Joe DeMarco in 1997 (.439) to finish a season above .400 and just the seventh Jayhawk to accomplish the feat since 1971.
Kansas enters the top-25 for the first time since 2014 with the help of four individuals as well as a relay team currently sitting near the top of the national rankings in their respective events.
Rychagova, who is currently ranked 77th in the ITA singles rankings, was instrumental in leading Kansas to its first NCAA Championship appearance in 17 years.
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"The administration is conducting an unjust investigation, which includes: bullying and intimidating players during forced interviews; AD Mack Rhoades told us that we, the players, don’t have ANY say in who is the coach of our team; we believe a gag order has been placed on our coaches; the administration was completely incompetent in handling the fall football scandal and they are doing a worse job at this; this is a title IX sport and they’re making up a false investigation."
The Big 12's dysfunction is no secret. An Oklahoma source told CBS Sports that the school "was "within 30 minutes" of leaving for the Pac-10 in 2010. That's a reference to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott's reported interest in raiding of six Big 12 teams in June of that year to form a Pac-16.
Coaches and athletic directors discussed expansion last week in Phoenix. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he would like to see a decision one way or the other by Sept. 1.
We don't know which schools the Big 12 will be adding, or if it will add any at all. What we do know, though, is that no matter what happens, things won't be nearly as hectic as they were in the Big 12 back at the beginning of the decade when conference realignment felt more like conference armageddon.
Kansas? The Kansas that's coming off an 0-12 season, and has been bad at football for a long time, save for a few seasons that look more an more like an insane outlier with each passing season? Yes, that Kansas, but let me explain.
"I refuse to go in a home and paint a picture saying things like, 'If you come with us you'll be taken care of for the rest of your life by the program and by our alums' even though you may only be in school for a year or two. How preposterous does that sound?
Now he's putting himself in position to land elite players in an effort to compete in a league that saw seventy percent of its teams reach the NCAA Tournament last March.
The idea is for the Division 1A Athletic Directors' Association to use its collective purchasing power to reduce insurance costs. The company leading the plan estimates that $282 million could be saved and coverage for all college athletes would extend until they are 26 years old.
- Professional Sports -
What transpired over five stunning minutes of basketball was nothing short of all-time greatness. Literally. Curry's 17-overtime points, a playoff record, pushed the Warriors to a 132-125 win, a 3-1 series lead and a historic reminder that they are playing with the best basketball player on earth, bar none.
"I know the expectations were kinda high," Shepherd told Birds 24/7 of his potential entering last season. "I’m going to keep ’em high, regardless of how they view it or how anyone else views it. I still look at myself to [pick up] where I left off, and I’m not going to settle for anything else… I’m not going to use this as an excuse."
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Here's something you seldom see: a batter homers with someone on base, then overruns them, thereby costing his team a run and an out.
I won't spoil the ending, but let's just say it doesn't conclude the way this fellow rocking some Kansas gear taking a photo with a snapping turtle thought it was going to conclude.