K-STATE’S FISHER UP FOR AWARD GIVEN TO NATION’S BEST SHORTSTOP: Kansas State sophomore Austin Fisher earned a spot Monday in the Brooks Wallace award watch list, one of 14 players up for the honor give to the nation’s top shortstop. Fisher hit .358 in 53 games with 18 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers and 34 RBIs. He led the Big 12 in conference-only batting average at .412. The top-seeded Wildcats begin play in the Big 12 Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday against No. 8 Texas Tech in Oklahoma City.
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
Capital-Journal columnist Kevin Haskin and Kansas beat writer Austin Meek, in the Dallas area for Friday night’s NCAA South Regional at Cowboys Stadium, say the quickness of the Michigan guards can present a problem for the more physical Jayhawks.
But,… Continue reading
BOULDER, Colo. — The Kansas Jayhawks aren’t about to complain about their No. 12 seeding.
After all, they realize they were likely the last at-large team to make the women’s NCAA Tournament after losing seven of their last 11 games.
They’re eager, however, to prove that they’re not your average 12th seed.
The Jayhawks (20-13) were the ones chanting “Sweet 16!” for the second straight season Monday night after senior Monica Engelman scored a career-high 27 points in a 75-69 upset of fourth-seeded South Carolina.
NCAA SWEET 16
Games Thursday at Washington
Miami (29-6) vs. Marquette (25-8), 6:15 p.m. (WIBW 13.1)
Indiana (29-6) vs. Syracuse (28-9), 30 minutes following (WIBW 13.1)
Games Thursday at Los Angeles
Arizona (27-7) vs. Ohio State (28-7), 6:47… 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.
LAWRENCE — When Angel Goodrich made her game-tying free throw with 18 seconds left, it appeared Kansas had done it once again.
The Jayhawks already had two double-digit comeback victories in Big 12 play. They trailed Texas Tech by 16 points at the start of the second half.
However, that was before the Red Raiders galloped down the court and scored a layup for the 72-70 win on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Angel Goodrich missed her last second heave which could have given KU the win.
What smaller NCAA teams have a chance to play in Atlanta? By Josh Kurelac As March quickly approaches, it’s time to start identifying mid-major teams that could have a legitimate chance of going to the Final Four in Atlanta this year. For many mid-major teams, a Final Four bid isn’t out of the question because of all the inconsistent play among the nation’s best teams. The Akron Zips (21-4) are one of the most talented mid-major teams in the nation. The Zips, who are led by head coach Keith Dambrot, haven’t lost a game since December 15, when they were defeated by the Detroit Titans 80-73. Akron has won 17 straight games, including an undefeated (12-0) start in the Mid-American Conference. The… Continue reading
TULSA, Okla. — When it comes to basketball, Danny Manning has done it all.
As a player, he experienced the best there is as an NCAA champion at Kansas and an NBA All-Star with the Los Angeles Clippers. He understands the worst there is, with three se… Continue reading
By Joe Fuentes First off, let me introduce myself, I am Joe Fuentes, from the CITY of Chicago, let me be clear, not the ‘Burbs. I am starting my 5th year as a senior at KU, majoring in Communications. I am a co-host on the Friday Night Sports Express on KJHK Friday nights at 6pm. I started college at Holy Cross College, across the street to Notre Dame. After two years I transferred to KU; however I am still a big supporter of the Fighting Irish. As a Northsider from Chicago, I cheer for all major sport teams: Cubs, at times the Sox, Da Bears, and Bulls. Also, I am a huge soccer fan, especially for Manchester… Continue reading