- KANSAS SPORTS -
Frank Mason III became the first Jayhawk to win the Associated Press (AP) National Player of the Year award, as announced during a press conference at University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday.
Lightfoot — who scored 24 points and grabbed 25 rebounds total while averaging 3.9 minutes per game across 26 games his freshman season at Kansas — had been hoping to play tour guide for the Jayhawks this weekend.
Beaty’s biggest offseason hire, Meacham repeatedly told players how much better they would perform during just the second round of the offensive installation. His boss said those words proved true.
Danielle McCray left her mark on Kansas women's basketball during her four-year career and added to her legacy this week after being named to the WNIT All-Time Top-20 Players.
The Kansas baseball team opens up its Big 12 Conference home slate March 31-April 2 when the Jayhawks play host to the Texas Longhorns at Hoglund Ballpark.
Due to rain expected to hit Stillwater Saturday afternoon into Sunday, Kansas and Oklahoma State have altered its three-game series to start with a doubleheader on Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m.
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
This marks TCU’s first NIT title in school history.
There’s strong mutual interest between both sides, and sources said that a final decision could be made within the next month or in as few as the next two weeks. Any decision would need to be approved by the American Athletic Conference’s presidents, but the mutual interest is strong enough where neither side sees any looming issues.
Altman has done a terrific job building Oregon, who had been to just 10 NCAA tournaments in 73 years, into a national power that has been to five straight NCAA tournaments and, now, an Elite 8 and Final Four in back-to-back years, but the success that he’s had shouldn’t cover-up the black eye left on this program back in 2014.
The absolute basics of a messy case are this: Altman knew his players were involved in disturbing activity in the middle of the season, opted to not punish them publicly (the police advised this , for the record), then allowed them to play in the all-important NCAA Tournament. Only after the season was over did Altman come forward with punishments (before the school banned all three).
Due to the Raiders’ lease, the stadium authority can’t technically kick the Raiders out until after the 2018 season, but if it were to become possible, it sounds like McKibben would be all for kicking them out earlier.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
Chicago somehow swept its season series vs. Cleveland despite generally being mediocre.
It caused quite a buzz.
Workers scurried around baseball's newest stadium Thursday, screwing in a row of seats, stocking up the concession stands and hauling away construction debris.
- INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO OF THE DAY -
Due to a rare bacterial infection, the 13-year-old Florida native lost his arms as an infant — but the inspirational Styles didn’t let that stop him from draining shots.