Mike Rice scandal leaves many questioning the motives behind collegiate athletics. By Brennan Keller With quicker access to technology, sports fans are able to follow their favorite teams closer than ever before. This quick and efficient technology has allowed the NCAA and college sports fans to keep a closer eye on the everyday action of various collegiate athletic programs. Most of these athletic departments embrace this new change as websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram allow their fans to interact and voice their opinions. Unfortunately, sometimes this technology and social media can come back to harm these same athletic programs. Perhaps the most shocking news in college sports this past month occurred last week when… Continue reading →
Bill Self and his young Kansas Jayhawk basketball team have high expectations for the 2013-2014 basketball season. By Brennan Keller As the Kansas Jayhawks ended the 2012-2013 season with a crushing 87-85 loss to Michigan in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen, many fans (including myself) are already looking forward to what’s in store for next season. Assuming that freshman sensation and fan favorite Ben McLemore declares for the upcoming NBA draft, the Jayhawks will enter next season having lost their entire starting lineup in seniors Kevin Young, Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford, and Ben McLemore. That being said, there are several talented players (including a McDonalds All-American) that have the potential to make the… Continue reading →
NEW YORK — It seems an unpopular position in college basketball is fashion forward.
The neon-colored jerseys and camouflage-covered shorts debuted by six teams in their postseason conference championships ahead of the NCAA men’s basketball tournaments weren’t well received in the press or social media, with critics particularly targeting UCLA, Kansas and Notre Dame because of the schools’ tradition-rich athletic histories. Louisville, Cincinnati and Baylor also got uniform makeovers from Adidas, and they didn’t go over so well, either.
Rece Davis, Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas from ESPN’s GameDay spent nearly an hour with members of the media this afternoon and covered a wide range of topics. All three didn’t hold back when talking about their excitement to be back at Kansas to once again experience the awesomeness that goes down in the [...] Continue reading →
The Kansas Jayhawks will look to end their first three game skid since the 2005 season Monday night in they welcome instate rival Kansas State to Lawrence for ESPN’s Big Monday. Monday’s game between the two sunflower state teams won’t only be for instate bragging rights as the winner will have a firm grip of [...] Continue reading →
LAWRENCE, Kan. – ESPN’s College GameDay Driven by State Farm® will be televised live Saturday, Feb. 16th from Allen Fieldhouse. The historic venue is hosting the College GameDay for the fifth time since 2005.
Doors to Allen Fieldhouse will open at 7 a.m. that day. The morning telecast begins at 9 a.m. on ESPNU and continues [...] Continue reading →
On the court, the competition between the University of Kansas and University of Oklahoma head coaches Bill Self and Lon Kruger was fierce on Saturday. Off the court, though, the two came together to talk about a common enemy: cancer.
In an interview c… Continue reading →