- Kansas Sports -
Newman — who chose MSU over Kentucky, Kansas University and North Carolina State the first time around — today as a prospective transfer begins his fifth and final official recruiting visit to KU.
(Mr. Ed says: Boy that's a clumsy sentence, isn't it?)
USA Volleyball has listed Payne, one of the nation's brightest rising stars, on the 12-member Pan American Cup roster. The 12 athletes selected will remain in California until the Pan American Cup begins in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on July 2.
(Mr. Ed says: KU Volleyball is going to be SOOOO good next fall.)
"I'll probably get in trouble for saying this," started Hoppenrath, whose daughter Blaine chose the Cornhuskers after also being pursued by KU. "I remember being at the Big 12 Conference meet and the KU parents were next to us singing and I'd want to, 'Rock Chalk Jayhawk' and sing the song, but I couldn't."
- College Sports -
Pat Summitt, the legendary University of Tennessee women's basketball coach, died today in Tennessee, the Pat Summitt Foundation announced this morning. She was 64.
Nick Saban has netted Alabama a period of success unlike any other in the 21st century. Saban's players have won so many national championships -- four in seven seasons -- that he's really cherry picking those players at this point. By consensus rankings, Alabama's landed the nation's top class for each of the last six years.
With the news that five-star recruit Michael Porter Jr. is transferring to Seattle's Nathan Hale High School to play for former Portland Trail Blazers superstar Brandon Roy, the Huskies are legitimately in line for three straight classes led by one-and-done lottery picks.
- Professional Sports -
A few days after reports of the former Kansas forward opting out of the second year of his contract with Denver in order to hit the open market, word out of the nation’s capital is Washington could be a destination for the 6-foot-9 veteran who won a national championship with KU in 2008.
There are upsets. There are sporting fairytales. And then there is this: an island closer to Greenland than the European continent stunning one of the continent's soccer powers to reach the quarterfinals.
That is the new measure of competing with Katie. If you can see her feet one lane over, you’re hauling.
(Mr. Ed says: If you're into the summer Olympics, you're going to start hearing a lot more about Katie Ledecky. Definitely a name to remember.)