- KANSAS SPORTS -
Kansas leads the all-time series with Iowa State, 178-63, dating back to 1908. Iowa State has won four of the last six meetings which includes two contests in the Big 12 Championship.
Before the Cyclones’ matchup with the Jayhawks (16-1, 5-0), which caps four games in nine days for Iowa State, there has to be introspection on what went wrong in Fort Worth.
While each Big 12 game and whatever comes next will be special to Long, few are as special as the match-ups with Kansas. KU and ISU have developed a nationally recognized rivalry during the past several seasons. And even though all-time ISU great Georges Niang is no longer in a Cyclones uniform, that does not mean that the rivalry is dead.
All of the Jayhawks, outside of senior point guard Frank Mason III, have never won in Ames and it’ll be one of the biggest challenges in a tough stretch of games when KU tips off at 8 p.m. Monday (ESPN).
“It’s a tough place, a tough environment (but) I think we can do it if we come in focused with an aggressive mindset,” Graham added of possibly gaining his first victory in Ames on Monday night.
The voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, visits with this week's opponent in Know Your Foe, a weekly segment from KUAthletics.com and the Jayhawk Radio Network. As Kansas prepares for its Monday matchup at Iowa State, Hanni caught up with the Cyclones' John Walters.
Despite moving to 5-0 in the Big 12, KU has been outscored in the paint in four of those contests.
Preston joins a long list of current and former Jayhawks to earn a spot in the prestigious high school all-star game and was joined on the West squad by KU target Trae Young, one of the top point guards in the class who remains one of the Jayhawks' top targets in the current class.
It has been a banner 12 months for the Kansas tennis program. The Jayhawks ended a 17-year drought from the NCAA Tournament, finished the 2016 season ranked No. 33 nationally, notched a 17-8 overall mark, good for second place in the Big 12 Conference and Friday will compete for the first time in their new $9 million Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park.
Senior Jake Albright posted the nation's second-best clearance of the 2017 season en route to the event victory, while junior Laura Taylor outdueled freshman teammate Andrea Willis for the top-collegiate finish on the women's side, as both Jayhawks moved near the top of the NCAA standings.
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
Villanova is 17-1 with four top-25 KenPom wins. Kansas is 16-1 with one top-25 KenPom win. And Villanova's loss is a single-digit loss on the road to a Butler team I have ranked ninth while Kansas' loss is a single-digit loss on a neutral court to an Indiana team that's currently unranked.
On Friday the NCAA announced some optimistic and progressive news. On Jan. 20 the NCAA will bring in a posse of perceptive statistical minds in an effort to help the selection committee's process when it comes to building the tournament bracket.
Baylor University officials have responded to a defamation lawsuit filed by ex-football coach Art Briles, saying they were truthful in comments criticizing Briles' handling of sexual assault allegations against players.
ESPN and the College Football Playoff want the championship game to reach the point where viewership isn't impacted by yearly matchups. They want it to be a mini-Super Bowl where it's appointment television no matter who plays. How can that possibly happen when the dramatic Clemson-Alabama finish occurs after midnight Eastern on a Tuesday morning?
Barry finished with a team-high 27 points and was 5-of-8 on 3-pointers. But it was his free throws, which he shoots "granny-shot" style, that made the difference.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
Look, they up and left their grills and everything. Even a bottle of whiskey. Aren’t they going to need that, after a loss like that?
A holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher, which negated Alex Smith's successful 2-point conversion late in the fourth quarter, is all that prevented the Chiefs from tying the Steelers on Sunday night.
By the letter of the law, was that holding? Yeah, I think it was.
Included among that seven minutes of action was coach Mike Tomlin's postgame speech to the team, which included an ironic bit of oratory and some derogatory name-calling.
But did the referees miss a pretty big hold on the play? Check out as Packers offensive guard T.J. Lang appears to hog-tie Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving on the play as Rodgers starts rolling to his right.