- Kansas Football -
"And then the next thing was not ever quitting. That was a big, big deal for us here, and for all of us in this world," the coach said last week at his press conference. "I think all of us have a point where it's just not worth it, and you give up. And you've got to develop that resolve in you, and we have to develop in our players where those words never enter their mind, so they’re never giving up."
Coming off the only bye week of the season, the Big 12 grind begins for Kansas with a nationally televised difficult road game — aren’t they all for the Jayhawks, losers of 39 straight away from Lawrence.
I expect this to be an exciting game to watch. Hopefully the Kansas offense will show up and put some points on the board. It would also be nice to see the young quarterbacks get some action. I think the Jayhawks will hang with the Red Raiders for about a quarter and then Tech will pull away. This isn’t a game Kansas should win, but it’s certainly possible that they make it competitive. (Mr. Ed says: Lol I thought we had a monopoly on KU football kool-aid!)
''They really brought it to us, they were way more physical and it showed on tape and on the field,'' Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes said. ''It's something that we really looked at and are going to go out there and hopefully we can bring the physicality to them here at home.''
If Kansas wasn't so awful at ball protection, this team could actually compete in games beyond halftime. Unfortunately, Texas Tech has only turned the ball over three times in three games. Far worse, though, is the prospect of trying to contain Mahomes and his clique of receivers. The quarterback will light up the Jayhawk defense for at least 400 yards and four scores through the air. Meanwhile, Kansas attempting to rally from behind will be a recipe for drive-ending picks and fumbles.
- Kansas Basketball -
Many college basketball analysts and prognosticators have Bragg on the short list of players at big time programs who could be in for a monster year and it's the young man's skill set along with the opportunity that's now in front of him that has so many people predicting big things for Bragg.
Rob Dauster, of NBC Sports, on Wednesday released his preseason All-American college basketball teams. And there on the first team, along with a couple of veterans and a couple of fellow underclassmen, was KU's Josh Jackson.
While the players in attendance clowned around with some of the participants and oohed and ahhed at some of the skills they saw, the most important thing about the night, according to Newman, was to show a little support the other direction.
Both Henry and Jackson came to Kansas with a tremendous amount of talent, loads of hype and a great deal of potential. According to those familiar with the process, making the pieces fit was as much about the mental side of things as it is about basketball.
KU director of basketball operations Brennan Bechard hit a half-court shot to win a fan $10,000 at last year’s Late Night in the Phog. He’s available for an encore at Saturday’s Late Night in Allen Fieldhouse.
- Kansas Sports -
The Kansas Jayhawks will look to move to 2-0 in Big 12 play when they hit the pitch against the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday, Sept. 30.
Head coach Todd Chapman continues to showcase milestones of the Kansas tennis program's elevation on the national stage, as four Jayhawks have been selected to participate in the prestigious Riviera ITA Women's All-American Championship at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, California for the first time since 2007.
- College Sports -
Prior to last weekend’s game between Nebraska and Northwestern in Evanston, three Nebraska football players opted to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem during the pregame routine. Now, one regent at Nebraska wants those three players kicked off the team.
Rice, speaking specifically about the culture on college campuses such as Baylor, said sexual assault is an "epidemic" and offered his take at part of the solution at the college level.
The most impressive player in college football this season is an enigma for defensive coordinators.
Blake Barnett took the first snaps of the season. (Mr Ed says: Paging David Beaty, paging David Beaty. You have a phone call on line 1. David Beaty, phone call, line 1.)
When Auburn won that wild game against LSU on Saturday that ultimately cost Les Miles his job, Gus Malzahn wasn’t calling Auburn’s plays for the first time this year. Malzahn’s an offensive mind by trade, but he ceded play calls to his 33-year-old offensive coordinator, Rhett Lashlee. It sounds like that’s a permanent arrangement.
Peppers is so dynamic that the Michigan Wolverines are literally drawing up plays on their hands for him.
How do you prepare for a game you have no chance to win?
3. The Jayhawks will likely have a one-and-done player for the fifth straight season thanks to the enrollment of Josh Jackson, whom 247Sports ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2016. Barring a surprise, Bill Self will win his 13th consecutive Big 12 title this season.
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