Lots of news today, and as usual, the leftovers from the Weird Wednesday post are included at the bottom.
Also, be looking back here this afternoon. I had a chance to review a good book on the Jayhawks that you may want to add to your Christmas list. Plus, we'll be giving away a copy of it this weekend, so please come back to get the details.
Self, who after the UNM game expressed how much he’d been “disappointed in him, not in his play as much, but his ownership and how he’s helping the other guys,” indicated Tharpe took a major step in the right direction Saturday. “Naa had a really good game,” Self said. “He had a couple bonehead plays the second half, but for the most part played really well. We didn’t try to hit home runs. We were hitting a bunch of singles, making easy plays. We played through our bigs. It was kind of how we want to play.”
“This isn’t knocking Wichita State,” Self told The Star on Tuesday. “But if it was best for our program, I would reach out to them about scheduling them. But it’s not. I’ve heard a lot of talk about them wanting to play us so bad; Gregg Marshall’s never contacted me about playing.”
I hadn't realized that this would become such a big thing nationally. Although I guess I should have after the Shockers got ranked so high.
This column is just ridiculous, completely ignoring the possibility that there might potentially be viable reasons to not play Wichita State, and instead insinuating there are nefarious reasons for not playing them.
Counting Wednesday’s trio of signees, KU’s 2014 recruiting class now includes 13 players — five juco commitments and eight high school prospects. The Jayhawks figure to have room for nearly twice that many by the time national signing day rolls around on Feb. 5, when all non mid-year transfers in the class are eligible to make their commitments official.
Weird Wednesday Leftovers (all via Deadspin)