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A great start to the third quarter, gave KU an unexpected opportunity to make the game interesting, a scenario that hardly seemed plausible in the opening minutes.
Beaty, Kingsbury have a long history; Dineen still out, did not travel with team to Lubbock; Tech now 17-1 all-time vs KU
The Jayhawks had a strong pass rush, finishing with three sacks and eight tackles for loss. Sophomore defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. recorded two sacks before leaving with an injury in the second half.
“I’m sure everybody has their idea of who should be playing quarterback for us,” Beaty said. “But we’re with ’em every day, we evaluate ’em every day, I see ’em every day, our staff sees ’em every day, and we make decisions based on what we see, not what we want. If we had what we wanted it’d be real simple, but it’s not that simple.”
I have no idea what happened, and I don’t think I’m alone.
Self said freshman big man Udoka Azubuike was the only Jayhawk who did not complete all nine days of conditioning, but most of the reason behind that was the coaching staff’s decision to be cautious with the 7-foot 17-year-old.
Kansas’ Late Night in the Phog sometimes resembles TV’s “Dancing with the Stars” more than a season-opening basketball practice, which is OK with newcomer Malik Newman.
This will not be the first time that live music has been a part of Late Night, but it has become more and more rare over the years. Tech N9ne's addition to the Late Night lineup that will feature skits, dances from the men's and women's team and Rock Chalk Dancers and, of course, team scrimmages, makes this one of the most anticipated Late Night's in several years.
“We do it every year,” KU coach Bill Self said of bringing in a horde of recruits. He cannot discuss specific players in accordance with NCAA rules. “I think we’ve got … we probably have too many coming. That’s kind of how it’s worked out. We will have many unofficials too. It’ll be a busy weekend.”
No. 8 Kansas volleyball will play host to Baylor, one of the hottest teams in the country, on Saturday afternoon inside Horejsi Family Athletics Center (1 p.m. Central, JTV/ESPN3).
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Expansion is on the table for the Big 12, but maybe it wouldn't be if a different decision was made in 2011.
"We received word this afternoon that Blake Barnett has officially withdrawn from school and is no longer with our program. The quarterback position is a very unique position where only one player can play. We are very disappointed any time a player leaves the program who feels he can compete for a starting position elsewhere, rather than here at Alabama. We wish Blake the very best of luck in the future."
“I think you could take a look at the general strength of some programs and split them up. Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State have been good for a long time. Penn State Nittany Lions normally is in that group. Just make sure someone doesn’t get all three year in a year. That’s hard to do. That’s something the ADs are going to have to talk about some day.”