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Forget “The Streak” – Remember the Final Four

The Kansas men’s basketball team didn’t win the Big 12 Conference regular season title for the first time since 2004. Luckily for the 2018-2019 Jayhawks, true history is made in early April.
Filed Under Basketball | College

The One That Got Away

Two years ago, Bill Self offered a basketball scholarship to a local kid that was ranked in almost everyone’s Top 50 nationally. The kid was a big wing, roughly 6'5" tall. He could put the ball on the floor and finish at the rim. He was a great passer, and was liked by his teammates and community. He was an ELITE shooter who called himself a...
Filed Under Basketball | College | High School

The Changing Times of Bigtime College Athletics

When the college football geniuses came up with this four-team tournament idea, it was only a matter of time until the regular bowl games became jokes. The snickering, however, began much quicker than expected. Already, top players are bowing out of their worthless exhibition matches in order to avoid injury and prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft....
Filed Under Football | Basketball | College

Priority #1: Find a Quarterback

If new head coach Les Miles and new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey hope to have any football success at the University of Kansas, they had better go find a legitimate quarterback. History suggests that without an above-average signal caller, KU has no chance. Glen Mason lasted nine seasons on the job, mainly because he had a knack for finding...
Filed Under Football | College

Why We Should Admire David Beaty

The David Beaty football era at the University of Kansas will go down as one of the worst in the history – at a school that doesn’t have a good history to start with. However, the first-time head coach should get a tip of the cap for doing what many might not: simply accepting the challenge. Let’s be honest, though – the job isn’t easy. In fact,...
Filed Under Football | College

Another City Showdown

It’s late October. The weather is changing. The daylight hours are getting shorter. More importantly, it’s city showdown week! This Friday, the Lawrence High and Free State High football teams go head-to-head for the 22nd time. Bob Lisher has been in charge of the Firebirds for every matchup. For Lions leader Steve Rampy, this is his first...
Filed Under Football | High School