- KANSAS SPORTS -
After having more than a week off to focus on finals and graduation, the Red Raiders are back in action tonight as they take on a surprisingly good Kansas team. Coming into the season Kansas was not expected to do so well but currently they sit in a position where a series win in Lubbock or a great showing in the conference tournament might land them in the postseason tournament.
The Jayhawks totaled 10 hits on the night with seven of those coming off the Big 12's ERA and wins leader in TTU's starting ace Steven Gingery. Those seven knocks were the most Gingery has given up all season while the three runs Kansas scored were just the third time all year he has given up three or more in a game.
Kansas junior Sharon Lokedi was named the Big 12 Outstanding Female Performer of the Year it was announced by the league office Thursday. The honor marked the first yearly conference award of Lokedi and the third Outstanding Performer honor claimed by a Jayhawk after Paris Daniels garnered the award in 2013 and Candace Mason did so in 1998.
Kansas juniors Harli Ridling and Erin McGinley collected postseason accolades after being named 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region honorees, as announced Thursday.
"It’s tough to leave but something that had to be done," Coleby said. "He (Self) said he didn’t want me to leave, but he agreed it was probably best for my future. If I could put up the numbers it probably would be the best thing I could do."
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
For the past week as Ole Miss’ softball team prepares to host an NCAA regional on campus, there’s been an ongoing conversation about Confederate flags.
United Airlines will pay $70 million over 15 years for the naming rights to the L.A. Coliseum, Sports Business Daily reports. It’s not clear how that revenue’s being shared and distributed, but what’s important for our purposes is that USC now plays at United Airlines Field.
The Texas Longhorns have made the biggest recruiting splash of the Shaka Smart era. Mohamed Bamba, a 7-foot center from Harlem, committed to Texas over Duke, Kentucky, and Michigan on Thursday morning.
Sandwiched in the middle of Tuberville’s head coaching career: three years at Texas Tech, from 2010 to 2012. How’s Tuberville feel about Lubbock, Texas, the home of the Red Raiders? He waxed nostalgic about it in a radio interview this week.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
For the moment, it seems the likeliest scenario for one-year Kansas star Josh Jackson is heading to Philadelphia as the No. 3 pick and teaming up with a young core built around one-time Jayhawks center Joel Embiid.
Ellis, who went undrafted after his four-year Kansas career, bounced around the NBA's D League during his first season away from Kansas before signing with the Kings this week.
Plans are in the works for a new American Flag Football League featuring former NFL players, and it’s a fantastic idea. Retired quarterback Michael Vick and running back Justin Forsett will play in a test game in June, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
The writing is on the wall for the Kansas City quarterback. He’s been through this before.
"I think [the Chiefs are] committed to me through this year,'' Smith said.
Well, look who it is.