- Kansas Sports -
Tyler Olker, KU's director of recruiting, posted to Twitter four pics of the early stages of the locker room makeover and you can see that construction crews are wasting no time getting going.
Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak reveals his Kansas Jayhawks football 2016 predictions including how many games David Beaty's team will win, which key games could determine the outcome of the season, and which opponents could give the Jayhawks the most trouble.
Spodcasters: Reflections on Nick Collison
Lightning and more than four inches of rain spelled doom for the opening day of action at the NCAA West Preliminary Thursday at Rock Chalk Park. The men's hammer throw and women's javelin were the only two events to get underway Thursday before weather delays halted action. Meet officials suspended all events for the meet until Friday morning.
- College Sports -
The Big 12 has never done itself any favors through the lens of public perception. By far, the Big 12 is considered to be on the most unsteady ground when it comes to its future among the Power Five conferences. Wefald merely showed that tension goes back several years.
What happens to Kentucky's five-star recruits who don't go one-and-done? Marcus Lee just learned about the risk of losing your spot to John Calipari's next great wave of talent. (fetch tweets: Somehow Calipari gets credit even when failing to develop guys.)
- Baylor Scandal -
After several players sent tweets implying that Baylor football would be looking for a new leader, Craig Smoak has confirmed the unthinkable: Art Briles will be dismissed as Head Coach at Baylor University.
Baylor University left a trail of raped and beaten victims feeling helpless and used, collateral damage in the school's quest to win football games.
Those clamoring for the NCAA to punish Baylor are missing the point. This shouldn't be about football.
Baylor put on a good show today—or at least one good enough to play a public and press looking for reports whether they existed or not—but admitted to almost nothing. If Baylor cared, it would open up about what it did wrong. It would give names, timelines, dates, and specifics, because you can’t apologize without saying what you did wrong.
- Professional Sports -
Pittsburgh rode two goals by rookie forward Bryan Rust to a 2-1 win in a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals that was consistently one of the most thrilling NHL games of the season. It's the fifth Stanley Cup Final appearance for the Penguins and first since they won the Stanley Cup in 2009.
The 2016 Stanley Cup Finals begin on Monday night, with the San Jose Sharks battling the Pittsburgh Penguins in a best-of-seven series for arguably the most prestigious championship trophy in professional sports.
The defending champions withstood another tremendous defensive effort from OKC and will live to play Game 6 on Saturday after a 120-111 win.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because Morris was not charged. The person did not specify why Morris was detained.
- LOL -
The National Spelling Bee Twitter account spell-checked someone all the way off Twitter on Thursday night.