Questions you always wanted to ask about today’s Kansas University football opener against Northern Colorado (6 p.m. kickoff, Sunflower Broadband Channels 2, 145) but forgot to ask:
Is the game really a sellout?
Yes. It’s the last season for Todd Reesing and Kerry Meier, so it makes sense that football fans don’t want to miss a single play of the telepathic tandem’s magic act. Plus, two-for-one coupons made it into enough hands that the bargain drew some folks who otherwise might not have had the cash.
Must I have the expanded sports package to watch it on television because it’s on Fox College Sports?
No. Sunflower Broadband will show the game on channel 2, in addition to channel 145, so that all Sunflower customers can watch the game.
Todd Reesing has 13 300-yard passing games, a KU record. Who ranks second?
Mike Norseth (1984-85) and Frank Seurer (1980-83) are tied for second with four. David Jaynes (1971-73) is fourth with three.
Why do so many students leave at halftime of blowouts?
They want to maximize study time. When the game is out of hand, they have books in hand. Every single one of them heads to the library. The early exit gives them a better shot at getting to sleep before midnight, so as to get enough sleep to resume studying in the morning. Some things never change.
Would it be ethical of a sports writer walking to the game to accept a brautwurst if offered one by a tailgater?
Yes. The same goes for corn on the cob, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Thank you so much for asking. And did I mention how good crimson and blue looks on you?
Road Hawks. What is it? Where can I find it?
An interactive, online multimedia feature designed to aid those who take road trips to watch KU football and basketball. It can be found on the bottom, left-hand corner of the KUSports.com home page.
Is Kale Pick truly the second-string quarterback or is it still Meier?
With any luck, we’ll never find out. In the event of a blowout, which is probable for tonight’s game, Pick will be the first quarterback to come off the bench.