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Lowering bowl requirements in 2020 a missed opportunity for college football

In a year when eliminating bowl games would be not only justifiable but also welcomed, the NCAA now sits on the brink of watering them down even further. The NCAA’s Division I Football Oversight Committee on Thursday [recommended waiving the requirements for bowl eligibility during the 2020 ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Baylor football

There is a lot unknown entering Saturday’s Big 12 opener at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. Baylor has a new coaching staff, led by former LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda who took over the BU program in January after Matt Rhule left to become the head coach ... Continue reading

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KU football could finally be bowl eligible in 2020, but postseason berth is far from automatic

As if 2020 weren’t already bizarre enough, it could conclude with the ever rebuilding Kansas football program bowl eligible — technically. The Jayhawks haven’t won enough games to be automatically considered for a postseason invite since 2008, but the Division I Football Oversight Committee is recommending waiving ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self marvels at current roster’s maturity during strange times

It’s been a little more than six weeks since the Kansas men’s basketball team first reported to campus after four months away because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and head coach Bill Self has liked what he’s seen during that time. “I could not be more impressed, at ... Continue reading

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Kansas football seeking both week-to-week and big-picture improvement in 2020

Putting a consistently competitive product on the field continues to be the preferred scale of progress for the University of Kansas football program. And while that means week-to-week improvement in the eyes of head coach Les Miles, his bosses are looking at it from a slightly larger ... Continue reading

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Baylor football remains a mystery ahead of Big 12 opener against Kansas

To some extent, it is like another opener for the Kansas football team. It might even be more difficult in terms of preparation. KU’s coaching staff at least had an idea of what to expect from Coastal Carolina prior to an eventual 38-23 loss in the season ... Continue reading

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Five noteworthy numbers from Baylor’s 2019 season

For the second game in a row, the Kansas football team won’t have 2020 tape on its upcoming opponent. There is a certain level of mystery regarding the Baylor Bears ahead of the Big 12 opener, perhaps more than usual for a team coming off an 11-win ... Continue reading

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Projecting breakout potential on the 2020-21 Kansas basketball roster

Now that we’re less than a month out from the official start of the 2020-21 college basketball season (practice, that is), I figured it was time to start taking a closer look at the Kansas basketball roster and to set a few expectations for the upcoming season. ... Continue reading

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KU RB Velton Gardner believes offense is more dangerous with both backs on field together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO5AUXi3moQ&t=2s Kansas will travel to Baylor for its first road game of the season this weekend. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at McClane Stadium. The game is the Big 12 opener for both teams. KU (0-1) is coming off a 38-23 loss to Coastal Carolina ... Continue reading

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Takulve Williams on how KU receivers can improve after Week 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Jg_aJOAWk&t=26s Kansas will travel to Baylor for its first road game of the season this weekend. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at McClane Stadium. The game is the Big 12 opener for both teams. KU (0-1) is coming off a 38-23 loss to Coastal Carolina ... Continue reading

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DB Kyle Mayberry believes Kansas needs to tackle better against Baylor

Kansas will travel to Baylor for its first road game of the season this weekend. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at McClane Stadium. The game is the Big 12 opener for both teams. KU (0-1) is coming off a 38-23 loss to Coastal Carolina at ... Continue reading

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KU LB Denzel Feaster preparing for gap scheme against Baylor Bears

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYZe6qEtl0M&t=2s Kansas will travel to Baylor for its first road game of the season this weekend. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at McClane Stadium. The game is the Big 12 opener for both teams. KU (0-1) is coming off a 38-23 loss to Coastal Carolina ... Continue reading

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KU head coach Les Miles previews Baylor ahead of Big 12 opener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d471J4rfEeU&t=4s Kansas will travel to Baylor for its first road game of the season this weekend. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at McClane Stadium. The game is the Big 12 opener for both teams. KU (0-1) is coming off a 38-23 loss to Coastal Carolina ... Continue reading

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KU football opens as double-digit underdog against Baylor

As expected, the Kansas football team is back to being a double-digit underdog. KU’s brief moment as a favorite, in which the team was favored by 6.5 points in the season opener, ended with a 38-23 home loss to Coastal Carolina in Week 1. Even if KU ... Continue reading

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Status of Saturday’s KU-Baylor game still unknown, but Baylor AD remains ‘optimistic’

As the Kansas football team puts its bye week in the past and moves into game week for its Big 12 opener at Baylor, one question looms large: Will there even be a game this Saturday? KU is in fact scheduled to face Baylor at 6:30 p.m. ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk Naadir Tharpe joins coaching staff at Brewster Academy

Former KU point guard Naadir Tharpe has been added to the coaching staff at Brewster Academy, where he played before coming to Kansas. The news came late last week from Brewster head coach Jason Smith, who pointed out in a tweet announcing the hire that Tharpe was ... Continue reading

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Defensive notes from KU football vs. Coastal Carolina in Week 1

Given the roster turnover for the 2020 unit, along with the lack of practices in the spring due to the pandemic, some growing pains for KU’s defense should have been expected. The final result for the season opener would indicate that, too, as Kansas fell at home ... Continue reading

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Kansas men’s basketball team continues efforts to grow and learn off the court

As part of their ongoing efforts to learn and grow in areas beyond the court, the members of the Kansas men’s basketball team recently participated in a Zoom chat with ESPN’s Maria Taylor, designed to give them tips and advice for how to use their platform wisely. ... Continue reading

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Ailing Gary Woodland shoots second straight 74 to drop to 8-over at 2020 U.S. Open

Defending U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland followed up Thursday's 4-over 74 with another 74 on Friday to fall to 8-over for the tournament after two days. Woodland finished Round 2 two shots off of the cut line and will not be around Winged Foot to defend his ... Continue reading

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Schedule scramble well under way now that college basketball has its start date

In the two days since [the NCAA announced Nov. 25 as the official start date for the 2020-21 college hoops season,][1] we already have seen some serious movement on the scheduling front. Nothing official yet, but teams, tournaments and conferences across the country are clearly in the ... Continue reading

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