Not nearly as much KU news as I was expecting, but I'm sure more will come out today. Feel free to FanShot anything you find.
During last week’s 27-20 loss to Oklahoma State, junior quarterback Michael Cummings, in his first start since 2012, completed seven passes of 17 yards or longer, including a 51-yard hook-up with senior receiver Nick Harwell on the Jayhawks’ second drive. The seven completed passes down the field marked just two fewer than the Jayhawks had recorded during the previous five games combined.
A year ago, Reynolds led the Jayhawks with a team-high 6 1/2 sacks — a number that qualified as a near sack party in Lawrence. But his recent run has been particularly important. In six games, the Jayhawks have managed just 10 sacks. And after Reynolds’ four sacks, no other Jayhawks has more than 1 1/2 sacks.
Kansas welcomes a new crop of top-rated recruits as Texas, Iowa State and Oklahoma try to end the Jayhawks' run of consecutive Big 12 regular season titles.
Kansas LB Ben Heeney: Inspired by the fact we made the mistake of snubbing him for our midseason All-Big 12 team, Heeney will rack up 30 tackles against Texas Tech and makes us look like a bunch of fools. I really wouldn't be shocked. He is playing at an All-Big 12 level, no doubt; we simply ran out of linebacker spots.
Reagan says he has harped one message his entire coaching career: Blocks aren't about where you start with them, but instead where you finish with them. In other words, when the whistle blows to end a play, each offensive lineman should be either blocking or working to get on a block.
"We're all a family here," Iske said. "Obviously, everybody's thinking about Joel and his family at this time. Our hearts and prayers are with him."
Ed. Note: Our condolences go out to Embiid today. FOE.
These 10 players will need to shoot it well from distance in order for their teams to have success.
Michigan's board of regents and president will not rush to judgment on the fate of embattled athletic director Dave Brandon
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen wasn't flattered to hear the news that two websites had been started by Florida fans to urge the school to hire him to replace Will Muschamp. In fact, he considers such websites an insult to college football coaches.
Though it's really only affected college football stars, college basketball players have been warned about potential pitfalls as well.
Given that it's an even-numbered year, it makes sense that the San Francisco Giants are headed to the World Series.
According to sketchy message board scuttle, the Royals have won the American League pennant, and the Giants have claimed the National League pennant. As the ancient laws of combat mandate, these two teams will meet in the 2014 World Series.
Lee, an ardent Royals fan who lives in South Korea, made his first trip to Kauffman Stadium in August. During his visit to Kansas City, Lee became a celebrity as he visited all parts of the area. The Pine Tar Press blog noted that filmmaker Josh Swade is in Korea and plans to meet with Lee’s employer in an effort to give him the time off to return for the World Series.
"That was outstanding," the president told Matheny. "I haven’t had a lot of positive things happening lately, but seeing the Cardinals get eliminated from the postseason was so much fun. The looks on your faces will stay with me forever. I also want to thank you personally for putting Michael Wacha into the game to pitch the ninth. I make a lot of decisions in my job, but that was up there with the dumbest decision I’ve ever seen in any line of work. Thank you."
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Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward didn't mean to score, but he did as Cory Schneider gave up the weirdest goal of the young season so far.
The worst dive you'll ever see anywhere (including soccer and professional wrestling), courtesy of -- who else -- Tom Brady.