- Kansas Sports -
Wednesday's practice was the place to be as Kansas men's basketball head coach Bill Self and volleyball head coach Ray Bechard each took time out of their schedules to watch the Jayhawks work.
"We wanted that national championship very badly in ’08," Self recalled. "But all that did was make us want another one even more. I hope we’re in the position to play for the highest stakes again, and I hope it’s sooner rather than later."
Kansas will begin its 22nd season of women's soccer when the Jayhawks kickoff the 2016 regular season against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Friday, Aug. 19 inside Rock Chalk Park.
The $9 million, indoor-outdoor, state-of-the-art facility will join Kansas' soccer, softball, and track and field stadiums at Rock Chalk Park. It is expected to open for competition this fall.
Interest in KU’s volleyball team has outgrown the 1,300-capacity Horejsi Center.
(Mr. Ed says: Has it really, Tom? Or are the Jayhawks just coming off the best year in school history and people are really, really excited? Now granted, it appears as if that success will continue, but we just don't know. There were plans to expand Memorial Stadium in 2008. So let's hold off on statements like this until we see if KU volleyball can sustain Top-10ish success for at least the next 2-3 years.)
- Everything Else -
Alabama is set to lose yet another defensive back. Shortly after the SEC finally granted Maurice Smith his release to transfer to Georgia, cornerback Kendall Sheffield is set to transfer, according to Gerry Hamilton of ESPN.
Bolt always seems to have the best time as he's racing, and this time De Grasse joined in the fun.