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Gonzalez looks to lead KU Football in 2016

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

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- Kansas Sports -

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 2 - WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez | Tale of the Tait |

Gonzalez, as has now been well documented, carries a couple of nicknames that hint at his top skill — Speedy Gonzalez and The Streakin’ Puerto Rican. And it’s those nicknames and that skill that have the KU coaching staff dreaming up all kinds of different ways for Gonzalez to touch the ball on offense this season.

Perry Ellis, Tyler Self, Evan Manning named to Honors Court |

The NABC Honors Court annually “recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.”

Brickey Earns Top KU Softball Honor, Team Awards Unveiled

The Big Jay Award is presented to the student-athlete that best exemplifies what it means to be a part of Kansas softball on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Brickey, a four-year starter at shortstop, earned KU softball's top honor. One of five team captains, Brickey started all 51 games and claimed KU's all-time RBI, walks and runs scored records.

- College Sports -

SMU wants into the Big 12 and is talking up its budget -

Southern Methodist University was a dead-on fit for a midwest conference looking to expand its hold on football powerhouses, but that was back in 1984. Now, the Mustangs -- only three decades into their post "Death Penalty" rebuild -- are making their case to the Big 12.

East Carolina really, really wants to be in the Big 12, also -

East Carolina has been a pretty decent football team, has cool uniforms, and is usually pretty fun to watch. That's better than a lot of teams can say, but that's not really a resume for moving into a major conference.

- Professional Sports -

Healthy JaCorey Shepherd enters Eagles training camp inexperienced, but well educated | Smithology |

Poised to start as a rookie nickel corner for Philadelphia last year, Shepherd tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in preseason camp and, instead, spent all of 2015 as an observer.

Yoenis Cespedes caught a fly ball with his barehand for a fantastic recovery | For The Win

That catch’s degree of difficulty cannot be emphasized enough. For Cespedes to be able to focus on the baseball as Conforto ran by and to catch it with his barehand, well, it takes quite a bit of skill and concentration.

Roger Clemens and a bunch of ex-MLB players sign up for amateur tournament -

The NBC consists of 15 amateur and semi-pro league in the U.S. and Canada. Their annual World Series has been played at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita since 1935.

Kansas Stars team great for tournament, but is it great for competition? |

If you’re the Seattle Studs, do you want to spent 10s of thousands of dollars to return to a tournament you have no shot of winning? How about the Santa Barbara Foresters? Santa Barbara doesn’t come to Wichita and spend all that money to celebrate a couple hits off Tim Hudson. The only way Santa Barbara considers its trip to Wichita a success is by leaving with the championship trophy.