The Big 12/SEC challenge has existed for only two seasons, but both conferences already think change is necessary in order to jazz up the basketball series. But did they make the right call by moving its games to late January?
The sight of quarterback Michael Cummings going down — and then limping to the sideline — was the defining moment from Kansas football coach David Beaty’s first spring game, which finished with the first-team Blue squad recording a 20-7 victory over the second-team White squad. Cummings, a fifth-year senior, could be in line to start at quarterback in the fall. On Saturday, he was limited to just four-of-eight passing for 43 yards before leaving early in the second quarter.
Coach Bruce Weber is optimistic about the future, describing the loss of six underclassmen in the same year as necessary growing pains on the way to success. He thinks the Wildcats can win with a new batch of recruits. Problem is, his recruiting caused the growing pains.
David Beaty, Kansas’ first-year football coach, played an assortment of games at a makeshift carnival setup on campus Thursday in an effort to connect with the student body and combat apathy towards football. The KU spring game is Saturday.
K-State’s basketball coach spoke with media Wednesday for the first time since the season ended. He touched on everything from the loss of six players in a single season to the Wildcats’ incoming recruiting class.
PHOENIX (AP) – A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted the Phoenix Suns’ Marcus and Markieff Morris on felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly beating a man outside a city recreation center in January.
As Kansas’ Dakota Smith crossed home plate, he pulled off his batting helmet and tapped plastic against plastic with teammates Connor McKay and Blair Beck. Out near the mound, Wichita State starting pitcher Reagan Biechler stared straight ahead. The Shockers’ dugout fell momentarily silent.
It took nearly two decades, but Brandon Schneider believes he is now at home at Kansas. After a 12-year tenure as the head women’s basketball coach at Emporia State, followed by five years as the head coach at Stephen F. Austin, Schneider replaces Bonnie Henrickson, who was fired last month after 11 seasons on the job. According to KU officials, Schneider will sign a five-year contract that is worth $300,000 annually plus incentives for Big 12 success.
Nigel Johnson is headed to Rutgers. The former Kansas State point guard announced his decision to join the Scarlet Knights via transfer Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. He will sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules and have two seasons of eligibility remaining.