Kansas last played a ranked non-conference opponent back in 2001 when 14th-rated UCLA came to town. The last time KU played a ranked non-conference opponent on the road was way back in 1988 at number 6 Auburn.
It's been two seasons since the Kansas football team faced off against South Florida. Back in 2006, the Bulls made the trip to Memorial Stadium.
It's Thursday morning inside the posh locker room at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice facility, across the street from Raymond James Stadium, not far from a giant billboard picturing Aqib Talib and coach Jon Gruden, both smiling. Talib is standing in front of his locker, conducting a one-on-one interview, and is asked about when Gruden wasn't smiling, thanks to the rookie chosen with the 20th selection of the first round.
Hurricane Ike has pushed back the Arkansas-Texas football game to Sept. 27.
The Kansas State University men's basketball team will spend a day at Fort Riley training and playing ball with an artillery unit that's preparing for war.
Oklahoma certainly isn't hoping for a replay of what happened on its last trip to play a Pac-10 team.
Eddie Crowder, who spent nearly half a century at the University of Colorado as a football coach, athletic director and mentor to generations of players, coaches and administrators, died Tuesday night from complications of leukemia, the school said. He was 77.
Don't expect Kansas University to copy Kentucky and move its season-opening Late Night basketball practice up a week. "There's no reason for us to do that. It's part of the history and tradition we have," sixth-year KU coach Bill Self said. He'll continue to hold Late Night in the Phog on the Friday closest to Oct. 15 - this year that's Oct. 17 - the first day practices are allowed in accordance with NCAA rules.
Ohio State tailback Chris "Beanie" Wells worked out with the team in pads and is on target to play against No. 1 Southern California on Saturday night.
Former Kansas teammates Darrell Arthur and Mario Chalmers were fined $20,000 apiece after being banished last week from the NBA rookie symposium, the league said Wednesday.
Since Jeff Spikes, Kansas University's red-shirt freshman offensive lineman, is currently preparing for the biggest challenge of his collegiate career, now would probably not be the best time to bring to his attention the following pieces of information about South Florida defensive end George Selvie, the man he will be charged with blocking come Friday: 1. Selvie was the nation's leader in tackles for loss in 2007 with 31.5 and was second in sacks (14.5)...
True freshman Tim Biere this week replaced sophomore Bradley Dedeaux as Kansas' No. 1 tight end, Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner said.
A little advice from Chase Daniel helped Blaine Gabbert make it through his college debut.
Much of the hype for Friday night's Kansas-South Florida game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa centers on a matchup that pits proven performance against potential. South Florida's George Selvie, second in the nation in sacks with 20 and an All-American as a sophomore last season, faces redshirt freshman Jeff Spikes, making his third career start. The mismatch of experience plays a part in South Florida being favored by a field goal. It's a legitimate concern. It also is overplayed because it doesn't take into account the equalizer.