- Kansas Sports -
As the O-line coach put his new 6-foot-4 trainee through rigorous August drills, characteristics of an effective blocker kept shining through. Yenser loves Adeniji’s smarts and physicality (even though the coach estimated he weighs in the 270- to 275-pound range), and described him as “very, very consistent” throughout camp.
After sitting out last season as a transfer, the former ESPN 300 recruit has a chance to be a game-changer for the Jayhawks. We recently caught up with Gonzalez to discuss his time in College Station and his fresh start in Lawrence.
The 2016 regular season campaign begins on Friday, August 26 at the Bulldog Invitational against host Mississippi State. The season-opening weekend in Starkville, Mississippi, continues on Saturday with matchups against Eastern Washington (10 a.m. CST) and Lamar (5 p.m. CST)
Kansas will play Kentucky in 2017, Michigan State in 2018 and Duke in 2019. KU is 1-4 in the Champions Classic having defeated Duke, 94-83, in 2013 in Chicago. Kentucky, Duke and Michigan State are each 3-2 in the event.
“These last two years I didn’t play very much and, you know, when players don’t play, their confidence gets low,” he said. “This summer, I played a lot and I played good and that’s what got my confidence back.”
The Kansas soccer team will welcome in a former Big 12 foe Friday when the Jayhawks play host to the Colorado Buffaloes at Rock Chalk Park. The match, set for 7 p.m., will be the 18th meeting between the former conference rivals.
- Potpourri -
If basketball were the only part of the equation, here are the best options to increase the league's on-court swagger.
Weis knows the labels that are stuck to him. He didn't approach me for this story -- I approached him -- but he talked, despite his agent's advice to stop. He described himself a dozen different ways. He kept trying to help me find the right words to understand who he is.
After her comments about the Swedish national team during the Olympics, US Soccer has had enough of Hope Solo.
Madden came out this week, but it’s been three years since the last release of college football’s flagship video game. These are our stories. How about yours?