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Northwestern unveils plans for new football venue that resets the bar for stadium renovations

a billion dollars for a 37,000 seat stadium. this is just crazy

September 29, 2022 at 7:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU tweaks gameday plans to better handle full football stadium

It will be a sad day if they move the football games away from Oread. The setting at the bottom of the Campanile Hill is beautiful for football games. Somehow they have to keep the football games where they are and at least upgrade/overhaul the stadium if not fully rebuild. There has to be a way where they start in year 1 with the east bleachers and/or the north bowl. And work their way around to basically having a completely new stadium in the same location. We may have to suffer through some reduced capacity for a season or two, but there's almost certainly a way to do it.

I understand the benefits of building a new facility away from campus. There are far fewer limitations if you do it that way, they can build exactly as they want and put in all of the roadways, walkways, tramways, parking, and other infrastructure.

But how do you ascribe value to the setting? Adjacent to Strong Hall, Frasier Hall, Campanile, Potter's Lake, tailgating tents on the hill, the Kansas Union, the center of Lawrence. It's beautiful on TV and even more so in real life. If KU can build a winning tradition, people will pay for the tickets to keep football on campus. As for parking, more shuttles would be obvious.

September 28, 2022 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shaquille O'Neal, aka DJ Diesel, to be featured performer at Late Night in the Phog

I think most of the crowd won't care at all and will just be pumped for Late Night in the Phog and for Shaq.

September 27, 2022 at 4:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shaquille O'Neal, aka DJ Diesel, to be featured performer at Late Night in the Phog

The players and recruits probably know Shaq more for his role with the NBA on TNT than for his actually NBA Hall of Fame career (let alone his college days at LSU). To the kids today he probably is an artifact from the age of physical big men who didn't have to be able to shoot. They wouldn't remember him as one of the 2 or 3 most dominant players in the NBA from around 1995 until around 2003. He was a force of nature, but he's really become way more famous as a studio TV host. I love watching him and Barkley going after eachother on set. Also Shaqtin' a Fool is immensely popular.

September 27, 2022 at 2:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shaquille O'Neal, aka DJ Diesel, to be featured performer at Late Night in the Phog

my favorite Shaq track. Sadly, now it doesn't conform to the current thing. I'm sure it's been cancelled since Kobe's retirement and untimely passing.

September 27, 2022 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Career-best performance by Jalon Daniels spurs Kansas to home win against Duke

yeah, about the officiating crew, at first I was gonna say that he would have a talk with the league about it, but I reworded it because I figured it was probably an out of conference officiating team. But seriously, he should make sure that the league knows about it. They showed the replay on the late hit on TV and in slo-mo it was obvious that the Duke QB hadn't gone OOB yet, in fact looked like he was trying to tip-toe on the sideline. I don't know the replay rules but seems like that one should have been reviewed. Also the PI call that the TV crew questioned it looked like a perfectly timed pass defense. Overall it was a very clean game with few mistakes by the team. Reminded me of the Mangino years where KU was notoriously good in the penalty yardage margin.

September 26, 2022 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Career-best performance by Jalon Daniels spurs Kansas to home win against Duke

first time in a long time that I've sat and watched the full KU football game.

I was impressed by the team's on field execution. The offense ran great, the team made relatively few unforced errors and penalties. Defense for the most part was strong, and there were some bad penalty calls late that almost cost KU, and I hope that LL and his team can make that case abundantly clear to the officiating staff.

There was a little bit of questionable in game decision making by the coaching staff that I'm sure they will examine and hopefully get some quality assurance safeguards in place to help them with in game decisions going forward.

It was very entertaining football and very exciting and so good to see the stands full of KU fans. I'm excited for the ISU game this weekend. 5-0? Hard to believe it's a possibility

September 26, 2022 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas basketball lands commitment from 4-star Class of 2023 guard Jamari McDowell

only so much that he can do for us this year, since he's still in HS. But hey, maybe he can help us three-peat

September 26, 2022 at 7:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas football just misses cracking into this week's AP Top 25

the true gauge of fan interest

September 26, 2022 at 7:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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