- Kansas Sports -
Jafar Armstrong, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver, has long been considered one of the top Kansans in the 2017 recruiting class and, according to Miege head coach Jon Holmes, KU’s offer provides more proof that second-year head coach David Beaty’s staff is serious about its pursuit of the top talent in the state.
Simply put, it’s all about the Jayhawks taking a solid next step in what should be a four-plus-year rebuilding process. Beaty is as all-in on this team, as ever, and proudly touts the progress his players made in their offseason strength and conditioning program. This thing isn’t going to get turned in 2016, but the Jayhawks do need to win a couple games to build some confidence. Against Texas Tech and TCU last year, Kansas came dangerously close to pulling off huge upsets. Can Beaty and his staff develop enough depth this summer and in fall camp to hang around for more four-quarter battles this year?
Mr. Ed says: The main reason I clipped this was because over half of this "article" is quoting another article from Duke Basketball Report. I just find that funny since I've never seen the LJW acknowledge RCT's existence in any way.
The three-game Big 12 Conference series opens Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m., on the Jayhawk Television Network and the Jayhawk Radio Network.
Watts, a native of Macon, Georgia, will add depth to Kansas' backcourt after two seasons at Tallahassee Community College. She is the second signee during the 2016 signing period after graduate transfer Sydney Umeri joined the Jayhawks roster last week.
Kansas senior women's golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn was named to the 2016 All-Big 12 Team, the conference office announced Wednesday.
"They beat us up pretty good," head coach Ritch Price said. "This may be the best offensive club we see all season long. They are very physical with the bat. That banged out 23 hits last night and another 18 hits today."
Kansas senior thrower Daina Levy was named the Big 12's athlete of the week after a season-best mark and victory in the hammer throw at the Rock Chalk Classic last week.
Pole vaulting is an inconsistent sport, but Hicks has made it look easy this season. Outside of her runner-up finish in the Kansas Relays, she has won every meet.
Kansas fans selected "Minions" to be the featured film when Kansas Athletics hosts Movie Night at Memorial Stadium on Thursday, June 2. Gates to Memorial Stadium and the FunZone, complete with inflatable games, will open at 5 p.m. The movie will begin on the stadium video board at 7 p.m. Admission is free to all members of the community. Parking will also be free in lots surrounding the stadium after 5 p.m.
- College Sports -
That percentage at least doubles than the "4-5 percent" improvement commissioner Bob Bowlsby spoke about in Phoenix on Monday. That smaller figure discussed by Bowlsby only included the addition of a conference championship game, CBS Sports has learned.
Big 12 coaches and athletic directors were presented with a simple truth at their spring meetings: expand and hold a title game or suffer the consequences.
We’ll get to the relative wisdom of expansion, but first let’s note something that actually could explain why the most obvious solution to the Big 12’s concern about being shut out of the College Football Playoff isn’t being discussed.
The only coach in eight seasons to share a Big 12 title with Bill Self will enter a season having been a bystander to a widespread, if unsuccessful fan campaign to replace him with someone else. The context is crazy, and the stakes are crazy high.
Class of 2016 standout Jaylen Fisher has committed to play at TCU. He's rated 64th in the Class of 2016, according to 247 Sports, and is in the top 40 of some other recruiting rankings.
The fates of Seton Hall, Maryland and Providence are in the hands of a trio of NBA hopefuls.
So now, not only are the Aggies down the top dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class, but they are also now down a blue-chip wide receiver and don't have a shot at another four-star wideout. Not the best night for Texas A&M.
- Professional Sports -
Former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen was charged with an error in the third inning Wednesday when he was unable to catch an Anthony Rizzo line drive. The ball was actually in his glove for an instant, but it was jarred loose by his slide. (Mr. Ed says: No way that was a hit. Error all the way. It would have hit him in the face had his glove not been in the way. A major-league centerfielder needs to make that play. This isn't beer-league softball. He's not paying the Pirates to be out there, it's the other way around. Catch the ball.)