Monday, November 20, 2006

Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook


Kansas University's football team will modify its practice schedule slightly this week in preparation for Missouri.

With Thanksgiving on Thursday and no classes to work around, the Jayhawks will practice Thursday morning and allow players to travel home - provided they live within two hours of Lawrence - Thursday evening. The traveling squad then will meet Friday morning before driving to Columbia, Mo., on Friday afternoon.

¢ QB commit: Kansas picked up a recruiting commitment Saturday amidst the hoopla of the Kansas State victory.

A.J. Steward, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback out of St. Louis, made an oral commitment to Kansas over the weekend, according to Rivals said Steward was being recruited hard by Kansas, Kansas State and Indiana.

Steward passed for 1,500 yards and rushed for another 1,000 at Riverview Gardens High. He was looked at as a quarterback, wide receiver and linebacker by several schools, but projects as a quarterback at Kansas.

¢ Bowl projections: has Kansas back in the bowl hunt, projecting the Jayhawks to snag an at-large bid and play Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 19.

CBS Sportsline picks Kansas to play in the Motor City Bowl - another at-large opportunity - against Central Michigan.

¢ Up next: Like you need to be reminded. Kansas travels to Missouri for an 11 a.m. game at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. The game will be televised by ABC.

Kansas opened as a seven-point underdog Sunday evening.


Ted Toulouse 13 years, 2 months ago

Say what you want about Mangino (and believe me, I have), but the team has been CLUTCH the last 3-4 years down the stretch.

We need an injury report on Mizzou - Haven't injuries been the main reason for their lack-luster play lately?

William James 13 years, 2 months ago

Hey Guys, with the 11 am start that gives all KU fans plenty of time to go to Columbia and support the Hawks against Mizzou and still be back home in plenty of time to see the basketball team play Florida at 10 pm. Lets fill Columbia with Crimson and Blue. How often do you get to see the Hawks beat K-State, then a week later beat Mizzou. Trust me, it will be worth the drive.
Rock Chalk!

slantrox 13 years, 2 months ago


Remind everybody that a victory over Mizzou would give KU second place in the Big 12 North. This game is HUGE!


shelleysue 13 years, 2 months ago

I would love to go to Columbia, but I can't make it. Yell really loud for me!!

extremewagoneer 13 years, 2 months ago

Ill be There, KU will win and the way i figure it the score will be KU33 MU24

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