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In total, Kansas announced eight future Jayhawks who don’t have any stars attached to their names on recruiting websites, such as Rivals.
“I made sure the coaches were clear about that with me and I was clear about that with them,” Bender said. “I’m going somewhere because I want to play. They told me what they thought and told me I was gonna have the chance to compete, and I thought they were honest about that, and that’s why I decided to come.”
In a video ahead of National Signing Day for the Big 12 Digital Network, Kansas head coach David Beaty, who served as wide receivers coach in 2008-2009 and offensive coordinator at KU in 2011, told the story.
The voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, will periodically catch-up with former Kansas student-athletes and staff members as part of his Throwback Thursday podcast. Take a stroll down memory lane with Hanni as he's joined this week by former Kansas basketball coach Ted Owens.
Asked after Wednesday’s solid and stout 73-68 home victory over No. 2 Baylor if his team would have taken a 2-1 record during KU’s recent stretch against three of the best teams in college basketball, KU junior Devonté Graham’s immediate answer gave away what was coming.
Regardless of how you rank them, consider this one fact for just a brief second: Kansas now boasts victories over No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 this season. How many teams have been able to say that throughout the years?
With the 2017 season right around the corner, Kansas softball welcomed local media to its annual media day on Thursday afternoon.
KU will have to overcome losing nearly half of its run production from last year due to graduation. Of the team’s 250 runs batted in during the 2016 season, only 129 RBIs — notched by nine different players — return this spring.
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Mike Krzyzyewski will be back on the sideline Saturday against Pittsburgh, ending a seven-game absence following back surgery.
Art Briles dropped his libel suit against Baylor University on Wednesday, but that did not take him out of the spotlight. On Thursday, a response to another lawsuit filed by the school into court includes evidence that Briles and his staff were not only aware of but intervened in the discipline of players during his tenure with the Bears.
“Baylor’s recruiting policies and practices, along with the Baylor Bruin football hostess program, directly contributed to the creation of a culture of sexual violence that permeated Baylor and from which Ms. Doe would soon suffer,” the lawsuit stated.
At Texas, an anticlimactic National Signing Day 2017 was primarily devoted to working on National Signing Day 2018. “We definitely made a concerted effort to do that today,” Herman said.
Arkansas State confirmed that it has added Jackson as a junior college transfer. The signing comes exactly a week after it was reported that the defensive back, who previously announced his commitment to KU, was no longer being recruited by the Jayhawks.
Despite the Bedlam rivalry being the king in football, it seems the majority of Cowboy fans don’t view the Sooners that way in basketball.