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Big 12 back to beating each other after beating up the SEC

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew and the rest of his Big 12 counterparts probably felt a bit of a reprieve last Saturday, when the league took a break from beating up on itself by taking seven of 10 games from the Southeastern...

 

No. 2 KU faces brutal trip to K-State, home game vs TCU

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self proclaimed it a "great week" after tough wins over Oklahoma and Iowa State last week. It would be a spectacular week if the second-ranked Jayhawks get through this one unscathed. First up is a rivalry...

 

Houston, KU stay atop Top 25 while FAU enters for 1st time

Houston and Kansas remained firmly atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll Monday after a record weekend of Top 25 losses, while Florida Atlantic took advantage of the chaos to crack the ranking for the first time in school history. E...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    January 1, 2023

No. 4 Kansas rallies from 15 down to beat Oklahoma St 69-67

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The last time Kansas needed to overcome a 15-point halftime deficit was on the biggest stage in college basketball. The Jayhawks certainly weren't going to be intimidated by one in Allen Fieldhouse. With another raucous home...

 

No. 6 Kansas routs Mizzou 95-67 in first visit in 10 years

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kevin McCullar Jr. heard the boos and catcalls from the Missouri student section hours before tipoff, when Kansas first emerged from the tunnel for pregame warmups. The noise rose to an ear-splitting roar as the bitter rivals...

 

Kansas coach Leipold signs lucrative contract extension

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lance Leipold has signed his lucrative contract extension at Kansas, which includes a massive pay raise for the Jayhawks' football coach along with his assistants and staff, and could keep him tied to the school through the...

 

Kansas suspends Self for 4 games in ongoing infractions case

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas suspended Hall of Fame coach Bill Self and top assistant Kurtis Townsend for the first four games of the season Wednesday, along with imposing several recruiting restrictions, as part of the fallout from a lengthy FBI...

 

Hold your breath: Big 12 games keep coming down to the wire

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell has seen the final minutes of four Big 12 games play out in wildly different fashions. None of them good. There was the conference opener against Baylor, when a failed onside kick kept the Cyclones from having a chance...

 

Big 12 coaches, players have unique familiarity this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just about every game in the Big 12 this men's basketball season will feel like a reunion. On the coaching front, there already was Mark Adams entering his second year at Texas Tech, where he replaced Chris Beard, who...

 

Big 12 coaches, players have unique familiarity this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just about every game in the Big 12 this men's basketball season will feel like a reunion. On the coaching front, there already was Mark Adams entering his second year at Texas Tech, where he replaced Chris Beard, who...

 

No. 19 Kansas likely missing QB Daniels for trip to Oklahoma

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will likely be without star quarterback Jalon Daniels, who hurt his right shoulder in last week's loss to TCU, leaving backup Jason Bean to start when the No. 19 Jayhawks visit struggling Oklahoma on Saturday. Daniels...

 

Kansas announces plans for major football renovations

The University of Kansas announced plans Friday for long-awaited renovations to Memorial Stadium, the Anderson Family Football Complex and other facilities along with potential conference, entertainment and retail spaces. The school has long studied...

 

Big 12 teams finding identities as conference play looms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas has managed to forge an identity for itself through its first three games — all wins, surprisingly enough — as an offensive-minded team capable of putting up big points without necessarily throwing the ball all...

 

Chiefs starting LB Willie Gay suspended 4 games by NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay was suspended by the NFL for four games Monday for violating its personal conduct policy. Gay was arrested in January in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, and charged with...

 

Missouri renews K-State rivalry with non-conference match-up

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman remembers when Missouri and Kansas State played every year in football, back before money-grabbing university administrators ushered in an era of conference realignment at the expense of deep-seated rivalries...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    August 31, 2022

New rules make star college football players millionaires

Glance around the parking lot of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at The Ohio State University this fall and you might come across a $200,000 palace on wheels, the kind of luxury ride more likely to be found in the garages of movie stars, music...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    August 24, 2022

Hall of Fame Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson dies at 87

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson, who helped the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title, died Wednesday. The MVP of the Chiefs' victory over the Vikings in January 1970 had been in declining health for years....

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    August 12, 2022

Chiefs' Mahomes to buck NFL trend, play preseason opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will start the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener in Chicago on Saturday, bucking a trend across the NFL of coaches sitting their starting quarterbacks for the first of their three exhibition games. Chiefs...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    April 3, 2022

Kansas cruises to 81-65 win over Villanova in Final Four

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ochai Agbaji followed a celebrating stream of Kansas players off the floor at the Final Four, their shouts of "One more!" echoing all the way up the tunnel of the Superdome and right to the door of their locker room. One more...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 13, 2022

Kansas earns No. 1 seed in Midwest Region; Auburn gets No. 2

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fought its way through arguably the toughest league in college basketball this season, ultimately sharing the Big 12 regular-season title with Baylor before romping past Texas Tech to win the conference tournament....

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 11, 2022

No. 4 Baylor women rout Oklahoma State in Big 12 tourney

ANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big 12 player of the year NaLyssa Smith scored 15 points, Baylor shut out Oklahoma State into the second quarter and the No. 4 Bears rolled the rest of the way to a 76-36 victory Friday in the quarterfinals of the conference...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 9, 2022

Kansas again No. 1 seed for wide-open Big 12 Tournament

ANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 Tournament was the place where Kansas validated its regular-season conference championship each year, and usually confirmed its status as one of the top seeds and heavy favorites for the NCAA Tournament. That's...

 

Kansas shakes up coaching staff after 2-10 finish to season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas defensive line coach Kwahn Drake and cornerback coach Chevis Jackson were fired Monday, two days after the Jayhawks finished their first season under Lance Leipold with a competitive loss to bowl-bound West Virginia....

 

Big 12 eyeing as many as 9 of 10 teams bowl-eligible

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The bizarre nature of the college football season in the Big 12 can be summed up by the fact that TCU and Texas Tech, both having already fired their coaches, could be headed to bowl games in a few short weeks. In fact,...

 

K-State at crossroads after troubling loss to Oklahoma State

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One thing Kansas State coach Chris Klieman never expected to have this season was a quarterback controversy. He had sixth-year senior Skylar Thompson returning from a season-ending shoulder injury, ready to regain the reins...

 

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