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Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family sai...

 

Baylor-Kansas headlines second weekend of Big 12 hoops play

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 heads into its second week of conference play, and a high-profile matchup between third-ranked Kansas and No. 4 Baylor on Saturday could set the stage for the rest of the season. Here are the things to know: GAME...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    January 5, 2020

Chiefs prepped for Texans in pseudo-rematch of Week 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will welcome the Texans to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday for the divisional round of the playoffs, a rematch in name only of their Week 6 nail-biter won by Houston on a fourth-quarter touchdown. The Chie...

 

Kansas favored to resume Big 12 title run after last season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self walked into Allen Fieldhouse to greet a new bunch of Jayhawks this summer and something was missing. Oh, right. Another year on the banner that touts Big 12 titles at Kansas. The Jayhawks failed to win the...

 

AP Source: Kansas receives notice of allegations from NCAA

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press....

 

Amid hurricane concerns, Coastal Carolina heads to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles had some idea what Coastal Carolina has been dealing with this week as the Chanticleers prepared to visit Kansas while also preparing to face Hurricane Dorian. The school in Conway, South Carolina, was in the path...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    July 18, 2019

Kansas to begin beer, wine sales at Memorial Stadium

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas announced Wednesday that it will begin selling beer and wine at home football games this season, joining a growing number of Big 12 schools to offer alcohol sales at sporting events. Cue the jokes about the Jayhawks'...

 

Chiefs: DA reopens domestic violence case involving Hill

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday a local prosecutor has reopened a domestic violence investigation involving suspended wide receiver Tyreek Hill after a TV station broadcast audio in which Hill and his...

 

Redshirt mistakes still happen in big-time college hoops

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji is not supposed to happen in the modern era of college basketball. Not at Kansas. Not really anywhere. The 6-foot-5 guard's explosive athleticism was supposed to have been uncovered on the AAU circuit by one of...

 

Kansas once more favored to win 15th straight Big 12 title

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There have been plenty of times over the past 14 years that Kansas was supposed to have a tough test in the Big 12, only for the Jayhawks to emerge on top when March rolled around. The year Texas had Kevin Durant, or Oklahoma...

 

Royals, Hamilton finalize to $5.25M contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives. The Royals hope that spacious Kauffman Stadium will allow...

 

Kansas suspends RB Pooka Williams after assault arrest

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas running back Pooka Williams was suspended by the Jayhawks on Friday after his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery, the same day the star freshman was chosen Big 12 newcomer of the year. Williams, whose given name...

 

Texas aims for Big 12 title game in return to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tom Herman wasn't on the Texas sideline two years ago, even if a bunch of his players were, when the Longhorns walked out of Memorial Stadium with a head-shaking loss to Kansas. The defeat ended a string of 13 consecutive wins...

 

K-State back to work after bye week with Oklahoma on deck

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — No matter how good or bad Kansas State has performed in the weeks leading into its off weekends, coach Bill Snyder seems to always have the Wildcats ready to return when the opponent is Oklahoma. The last two such times the...

 

Barnes runs for 4 TDs as K-State routs Oklahoma State, 31-12

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State broke huddle against Oklahoma State at one point Saturday with three running backs joining quarterback Skyler Thompson in the backfield, the quartet making a unique diamond-like formation that coach Bill Snyder...

 

Sooners' loss leaves Big 12 looking like playoff outsiders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oklahoma's chances of reaching college football's playoff may have been washed down the Red River last weekend, and there is a good chance the Big 12's championship aspirations went right with them. The Sooners were the...

 

Cowboys, Wildcats meet in crossroads game on Big 12 schedule

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Good luck trying to figure out what's going to happen when Oklahoma State visits Kansas State. Both teams have been a mystery this season. The Cowboys (4-2, 1-2) picked up a good non-conference win over Boise State, rapidly...

 

Jayhawks begin as questions swirl around sophomore De Sousa

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Silvio De Sousa mugged for a couple cameras, then did a couple dance moves for video, before finally settling into a chair on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse. He looked relaxed. Completely at ease. Chill, even. He certainly...

 

Kansas, K-State trying to find footing as Big 12 rolls on

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The prevailing thought surrounding Kansas last week was that the Jayhawks had finally turned the corner, and a lopsided win over a fellow Power Five school in Rutgers was proof coach David Beaty was making progress in his vast...

 

RB Pooka Williams giving Kansas a big lift early in season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Pooka Williams had just taken a handoff from Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender in the second half of their game Saturday when he saw a host of Rutgers defenders converging on him. So the 5-foot-9 freshman reversed field and...

 

K-State settles on Thompson as starter at QB ahead of UTSA

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton spent an entire season, then a full offseason, pitching a back-and-forth battle for the starting quarterback job at Kansas State. All along, Bill Snyder said he would play both of them. That...

 

K-State unveils $200M-plus master plan for sports programs

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Soon after Gene Taylor arrived at Kansas State, the new athletic director began quietly speaking with coaches, staff and athletes to ascertain what they needed to remain competitive in the Big 12. In terms of facilities, the...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    August 31, 2018

Kansas State opens season with visit from South Dakota

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder thought he knew who had won the tightly contested race between Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton to start at quarterback when Kansas State opens the season against South Dakota. Then the 78-year-old coach watched...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    August 17, 2018

Jayhawks enter season with coach David Beaty under pressure

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty has plenty of reasons to be feeling the pressure this season. The biggest is his record, which is just 3-33 in three seasons at Kansas. His only win over a power school came in 2016, when the Jayhawks stunned Texas...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    August 17, 2018

K-State to lean on QBs Thompson, Delton to deliver success

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder's record as a head coach is marvelous when he has a returning quarterback with big-game experience, and that should bode especially well for Kansas State this season. That's because he has two of them. Skylar...

 

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