The Rock Chalkboard
Kansas is hosting its first ever BBQ competition, an officially sanctioned KCBS event called Crimson and Blue BBQ. The event will be held in the parking lot east of Memorial Stadium and runs Aug 30-Sept 1, coinciding with the home opener vs Indiana State. As an officially sanctioned event, I believe that means the winner is entered into the American Royal in Kansas City later this year.
Kansas football players don’t know what to expect in fall camp under Les Miles, but say they are “ready for anything.”
Matt Tait didn’t leave himself any outs on his latest self-proclaimed blog detailing Kansas basketball recruit Tristan Enaruna’s efforts on the Netherlands national team competing in the U18 FIBA European championship. Netherlands lost to Slovenia in overtime in the Round of 16.
Kansas softball has added Pacific transfer Hailey Reed, a Topeka native. Reed was first team All-WCC last year and was the 2017 co-freshman of the year.
Bill Self called David McCormack “the most improved player on the team” over the summer.
“Rivalry Renewed II” has been pushed back to Aug 30 and will be played in a different location. The event will now be a doubleheader, featuring KU alums vs MU alums and two other college alumni teams to be announced later.
Bits O Chalk
Safety is a primary concern for football teams at all levels as fall camp starts.
I’m not sure how a Les Miles-coached team isn’t one of the 16 “real title contenders” but, well, it isn’t.
This is a great piece on how the NCAA Football video game series has lived on despite its cancellation nearly 6 years ago.
Zack Greinke just got sent to the Houston Astros, likely making them World Series favorites.
An anonymous bettor is a big believer in the Philadelphia 76ers next season.
There was another debate last night?
After a Washington farmer was diagnosed with stage-4 melanoma, neighbors came together saved his crop.
Burger King’s “Impossible Burger” is going nationwide.
It’s probably bad advice, but it’s free.