Steve Hillyer kusteveh

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Notebook: KU coach Bill Self focused on recruiting impact of games being on ESPN+

How were you not able to watch every ku game previous to this year, channel 38 was the local Jayhawks tv and they were on cable systems throughout the state, if you were elsewhere in the country they were on espn3 which didn’t cost extra to watch online unlike espn+? I pay $90 for directv, call them, threaten to cancel and they will drop your bill. I keep hearing streaming is the future but it so fragmented now you have to sign up for several services, you have limited log ins and simultaneous viewing that you don’t have with directv which makes it impractical for families, singles and couples can pull it off maybe but not my family. Almost all but one or two football games were televised nationally in the big 12, and all conference basketball games in the big 12 were televised nationally regardless of school, big 12 made the decision to remove those games from tv platform and their 90 million subscribers to espn+ and it’s 2 million subscribers, brilliant!

January 9, 2020 at 12:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas basketball games on Big 12 Now/ESPN+ a new source of frustration for some KU fans

KU is actually getting less ,Indy with this deal, they were getting $7 million a year for their third tier, now with this deal they are getting $4 million, brilliant!

January 3, 2020 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas basketball games on Big 12 Now/ESPN+ a new source of frustration for some KU fans

If streaming is the future then why did espn just start the acc network, why didn’t they just put that on espn+? Streaming may be fine for singles and couples, but due to limited log ins and simultaneous viewing it is impractical for larger families. I looked at going to streaming only, Hulu+ and YouTube were the only ones that would come close to working for us yet there were no local channels and some of the kid channels my youngest watch were not available, it still cost $50/ month but when you figure in increasing your internet speed which raises that bill it was a wash financially for us, not to mention you are tying up a device when watching a program it just isn’t worth it or convenient. Also, as someone mentioned earlier there are so many services starting and they are removing their programming from rival services how many accounts are you going to have to sign up for?

January 3, 2020 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State lawmaker says Kansas unlikely to pass law allowing college athletes to profit through endorsements

I don't agree with Mr. Ward and in fact I roll my eyes at the statement today's college athletes are being harmed by the NCAA, no one is forcing these students to play college athletics and if they feel it is not fair or they are being exploited then don't play sports. I have three children at KU currently and they will all graduate with at least five figure debt which none of these college athletes will. Having said all of this, I have no problem with CA new law and if the NCAA adopted it I don't believe western civilization will come to and end, this stuff has been going on under the table forever.

October 1, 2019 at 9:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The good, the bad and the ugly of KU basketball's 2019-20 schedule

No mention of not having all the games televised, 10 games including several conference games being relegated to a streaming service, this is by far the ugly of the schedule. I don’t understand how this as not received more attention, blue blood program in a power five conference no longer having all their games televised, does Kentucky, Duke or North Carolina have any of their games dropped to the ‘net? Only the Big 12 would agree to this, unreal.

September 19, 2019 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA set to send notice of major recruiting violations to schools; official confirms NCAA can't get controversial Townsend wiretap

There's no question we are one of the two "high profile" schools, the other being either Louisville or Arizona, my guess is Louisville. The NCAA also said it was about eligibilty issues which we have had plenty of over the years and Louisville, though Arizona is being looked at for the Ayton recruitment I don't think there was any eligilbity concerns which i never understood why. Anyway I see us vacating victories that Silvio played in, losing a scholarship or two and that is about it, if NCAA really wants to look like they mean business I can see Self or Townsend being suspended for a few games but I find that highly unlikely. No question the college athletics is dirty, this is nothing new and has been going on forever, no one is "squeaky clean" however KU seems to be more willing to jump in the gutter than maybe some other schools. Now fire away at me

June 13, 2019 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Big 12, ESPN announce new deal making select KU games only available online

This contract seems worse for ku, not only taking a pay cut but removing games from tv and only allowing streaming for KS and western Mo fans, these games as well as the other sports have been broadcast on ESPN+ already and ESPN3 before that. I don’t understand why KU wound agree to this, looks like WVU is also taking a cut.

April 11, 2019 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Latest NBA rumor regarding KU coach Bill Self involves the Chicago Bulls; Believe it at your own risk

No way I see Self leaving KU for the Bulls, now the Spurs on the other I can see. At the beginning of the current season Pop said he wasn’t sure if he was going to coach after this season, if he does indeed retire I can definitely see Self taking that job.

March 18, 2019 at 3:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Adidas lawsuit emerges as KU reviews its options with apparel company; civil suit alleges KU coaches knew of payments

I can think of 191 million reasons to sign with Adidas, if we are going to limit ourselves to shoe apparel companies without any dirt then our next contract will have to be with Sketchers

November 19, 2018 at 6:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LSU announces settlement with former football coach Les Miles

Or USC, Colorado, Ohio St....or KU!

November 15, 2018 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )