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Tinch high-point performer; 3 Jayhawks win titles on final day of Big 12 Outdoor Championship

That would require LJW to extend themselves. They are not going to do that for track & field.

KU has some amazing track athletes, including the indoor NCAA National Champion (800M) Bryce Hoppel, but very little coverage. I was fortunate enough to get to speak with Bryce at this year's Kansas Relays. What an amazingly polite young man. I'm pretty sure he said he was from west Texas, so that was a great steal from Texas, A&M and Tech for KU!

Coincidentally, I also spent some time talking with Alexandra E. Although, I'm pretty sure she goes by Sasha or something else. She is pretty fun and quite colorful.

They could do some profile stories on these kids, but no. The track kids (and I'm sure this is true for the tennis ladies, swimmers and other non-headline sports) are just normal college students that bust their tails to be good at sports without all the hype and glamour.

Rock Chalk tracksters!

May 13, 2019 at 6:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A look at college football's worst three-game losing streaks

KU has one goal in football: to outright own every single record of futility that can be thought up. And you know, we have an excellent chance of getting there. This program is a disgrace. Even the stadium rebuild looks pathetic.

Why can't we do like Minnesota or Colorado State? Why are we putting lipstick on that pig?

October 23, 2017 at 8:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No offense: Jayhawks thumped against Iowa State, 45-0

#1. Kansas really needs to admit it is time to dump football. We are an absolute disgrace. The worst power 5 team by far.

#2 It would save a ton of money on the bad idea of trying to "patch up" the s#$t hole known as Memorial Stadium.

#3 Why was everyone bitching about pulling out the track a few years ago? The stadium is a s#$t hole and the football team is a national disgrace.

#4 If we insist on continuing the embarrassing football team, we should scrape the sorry excuse of a stadium and start all over.

#5 Beatty seem like a nice guy and seems to be recruiting ok, but the on field results are pitiful.

October 14, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU soccer season ends with 3-1, Border War loss in NCAAs

Please find a coach that can win big games. No way our lady Jayhawks should have lost this one and yet they did.

November 16, 2014 at 6:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parent club San Francisco calls up KU product Bochy

Way to go Brett!

We're all proud of you. Kelly and Rhiannon were stoked when they saw you on tv here.

Take advantage and enjoy the moment. We'll climb Longs again when you retire in 10 years!

September 4, 2014 at 11:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU to remove track from Memorial Stadium

Lipstick on a pig. Dropping the field and extending seating down does nothing to bring the current seats closer to the action. In fact, they will actually be even further away.

Step 1b is to tear that dump down. It flat out is a crappy stadium. Scrape it and start over. Modeling after the Minnesota stadium is a great idea.

KU will have to play in Arrowhead for a year or two.

And yeah, KU needs to start winning some games.

June 22, 2014 at 7:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU turns attention to stadium revamp

741, not targeting you, just wanted to jump in somewhere....

October 3, 2013 at 9:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU turns attention to stadium revamp

If you lower the field and add seats, none of the existing seats are any closer to the field. In fact, they are further away.

The only way you get closer is to scrape and start over. That dump needs to go anyway.

Years ago, Maryland rebuilt one side then rebuilt the other. Scrape away the east side and rebuild it closer with a stacked deck and a luxury boxes, then do the same to the west (or other way around, I don't care). then finish with a new north end. The scoreboard moves in closer as well. Put seats in the south too, I don't care if you cannot see the hill. Are you there to watch football or daydream?

Build a nice monument for the war dead with a water feature, seating, and a calm area to contemplate (somewhere else on campus). A raucous stadium seems odd way to pay homage, but o each their own in that regard.

Bottom line: Memorial is an old out of date dump. "fixing" it up is putting lipstick on a dead pig.

October 3, 2013 at 9:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Jayhawk DT Marquel Combs finds new home

A couple of other thoughts. One, this is the other side of the coin from guys like Russell Robinson, who thought of leaving but stuck it out.

Two, I think this is kind of a lose-lose. Mr. Combs loses out on a degree from a good school (not really trying to knock on SE Louisiana, but I think it goes without saying KU offers more...) and the chance to compete with and against better competition. We lose out on his fun personality and the realization of his ability on the field.

October 1, 2013 at 9:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Jayhawk DT Marquel Combs finds new home

First, I wish Marquel well. He seems like a good guy who is fun to be around.

I think he made a mistake with the transfer. He didn't have the maturity to understand the commitment level needed for hard work and earning his way to the field of play.

It might work out ok for him to dominate at a lower level and obtain some sort of degree. But, he would have been far better off sucking it up, busting his ass in the weight room and practice field here (and classroom).

Big XII training and competition and a KU degree would be far more rewarding in the end. I think he could easily have become a player for us somewhere down the road with hard work.

Clearly the current starters on the Dline worked their asses off. He just had to follow their lead. Obviously, no one could get through to him on that, and he is gone. Someday, he may well regret it.

Many of you give a bunch of our athletes a pass for a DUI or some other stupid thing. This is a bad choice, but not like driving drunk or shooting at people with a BB gun from a dorm room. Unfortunately he didn't listen to good advice (or didn't even get good advice).

October 1, 2013 at 9:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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