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“I feel like it’s been a thing in the Big 12 for a long time that we’ve been chasing them every year,” the 6-foot-3 Payne said. “They’re always like the big sister to us. I think now we’ve got the team and we can give them a run for their money. I think we were so close last year.”
Kansas celebrated a 30-3 record and a final four showing a year ago, and much of it was due to the potent offense of the 6-foot-3 Kelsie Payne.
Thanks to the information acquired from ticket holder surveys, "secret shopper" programs, focus groups and general feedback, patrons attending Kansas football games this fall at Memorial Stadium should experience some positive changes to the fan experience for the 2016 season.
At the very least, this Kansas squad should feature more firepower offensively, thanks in part to burner LaQuivionte Gonzales, who is eligible at wideout after transferring from Texas A&M. The Jayhawks averaged just 12 points per game in conference last season. To have any shot of pulling off an upset in the Big 12, they’ll need to do way better than that.
While newcomers Daylon Charlot, the former Alabama receiver, and true freshmen like Evan Fairs and Keegan Brewer weren’t around to test KU’s defensive backs last season, Perry said some of the receivers who were on campus for head coach David Beaty’s first year don’t look the same, either.
After finishing the 2015-16 season with career bests in points (11.3), assists (3.7), rebounds (3.3), three-point shooting (.441) and more, Graham spent the summer focused on getting bigger and stronger. He split time between Lawrence and his home of Raleigh, N.C., where he played pick-up games with several current NC State players, former AAU teammates and former college standouts T.J. Warren (NC State) and Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette).
The Kansas baseball team will hold an informational meeting Wednesday, September 7 at 4 p.m. in Hadl Auditorium for those wishing to tryout for this year's squad.
Visual updates of the Jayhawk Tennis Center, Kansas Athletics newest athletics facility, were available Tuesday to showcase the progress of the $9 million indoor and outdoor facility.
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Harbaugh and the school agreed to a contract amendment in June that will add $2 million per year to his compensation in the form of a loan to pay for a life insurance policy. When added to his $5 million annual salary, that total puts the Michigan coach near the top of the list of the nation's best-compensated coaches.
Rob Manfred wants baseball to be more accessible, but MLB has been ignoring the easiest solution for years.
Men in their late 30s and 40s, employed by colleges as basketball coaches, are still afraid of being pulled over by the cops for fear of what could come next.