A year ago this week, it was a two-man quarterback race for the KU football team. Todd Reesing vs. Kerry Meier. In the end, Reesing won the job and led the Jayhawks to a 12-1 season capped off with an Orange Bowl victory.
A number of the nation's best college basketball coaches teed it up this afternoon at the National Golf Club of Kansas City for the CBE Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Kansas University redshirt freshman Stephen Hoge, one of three placekickers vying for the Jayhawks' starting job this season, left the team Sunday, according to his father, John Hoge.
The question sounded easy enough, until, that is, it came time to answer it. "Which team will be better this year," a marginal sports fan asked, "Kansas football or basketball?" It's been so long since the answer automatically was basketball that the question threw me for a loop. Which team will be better, Kansas football or Kansas basketball?
Three years ago, a lanky freshman showed up for high school football practice at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark. He had never played football before, and, at 6-foot-4, he looked a lot like a basketball player - which, in fact, he was. But as a new student in his first year at a new school, Neal Barlow figured football would be the best way to get acquainted with his new classmates.
Kansas University's football team will miss Brandon McAnderson. Curiously, though, according to the guys whose job it will be to replace him, the nifty numbers McAnderson put up last season - 190 rushes, 1,125 yards, 5.9 per carry, 16 touchdowns, plus another 213 yards receiving - are the least of their worries.