- KANSAS SPORTS -
The Jayhawks (30-26) broke a tie in the top of the eighth, just half a frame after a Horned Frog (39-15) rally knotted the game up, 3-3. Sophomore left fielder Devin Foyle drove in the go-ahead RBI that sparked the four-run rally off TCU relief ace Sean Wymer (4-4), who picked up his fourth loss of the season.
Kansas (30-26) upset the No. 6-ranked and No. 2 seeded TCU Horned Frogs, 7-3, Wednesday afternoon in its first game of the tournament. Texas (35-20) followed suit and defeated No. 3 seed Oklahoma in the night cap, 8-4, to move on to the second round.
Now that we know the verdict, a deeper look shows that the junior guard’s decision to stick around for one more season — Svi announced Wednesday evening that he would return to KU for his senior year — was actually pretty crucial for KU.
We probably shouldn’t overstate how this helps KU, given the team’s somewhat awkward roster construction.
Add two more potential “Louisianimals” to the list of players contemplating KU in associate head coach Tony Hull’s home state of Louisiana.
In terms of depth, talent and experience, wide receiver probably ranks as the Jayhawks’ best spot. But relative to the strengths of other Big 12 teams, it’s the D-line.
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
College football is a borderline anarchy. While the sport’s decades of disorder have produced plenty of what we love about it, it’s still a lumbering beast that’s hard to redirect when necessary.
Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan has officially declared for the NBA draft, but not without one last shot at Indiana University, the Boilermakers’ biggest rival. He took to Instagram to express his feelings for both schools.
Podcast Ain’t Played Nobody previews the Big 12 — WVU’s impending disappointment, Texas-as-underdog, etc.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
Are the Eastern Conference Finals over yet? What is taking so long?