Notes and quotes while wondering if it's just a matter of time before Oklahoma buckles under the pressure and decides it wasn't such a good idea to drop women's basketball after all. . .
Kansas basketball signees update: Richard Scott, a 6-6 forward, averaged 23.6 points and 13.1 rebounds for Little Rock Central while Patrick Richey, a 6-8 guard, averaged 22.3 points and 9.5 rebounds at Lee's Summit High in suburban Kansas City. Both were first-team all-state selections. . .
Armen Keteyian, author of "Big Red Confidential", asked about the fact the book did not sell well in Nebraska, said it. "The only thing I'm disappointed in is that a lot of people never read the book. I think people missed out on a good thing." . . .
Bob Davis, the familiar voice of Kansas University football and basketball, has a unfamiliar role this weekend. Davis was hired by CBS to do the radio play-by-play of the women's NCAA Final Four in Knoxville, Tenn. . .
IF IT sounds like the estimated $1.7 million the Big Eight will receive for participation in the NCAA basketball tournament is a ton of money, compare it to the estimated $5 million plus the Atlantic Coast Conference will receive. In addition, preliminary figures put the Big Ten bonanza at about $4.3 million and the Big East payoff at $3.7 million. . .
In case you missed it, the juggled schedule caused by the baseball lockout puts the Royals in Cleveland in early October. Cleveland? In October? Can't you hear the KC players complaining already? . . .
Boston Celtics veteran Kevin McHale, asked about his recent penchant for shooting (and making) three-point shots, said it. "I should have been shooting threes my whole life, but I started too late. It's like a guy on his death bed discovering ice cream." . . .
Kenny Roberts, the 6-8 forward from South Jordan, Utah, who has narrowed his college choices to Kansas and Utah, scored four points off the bench for the U.S. All-Stars in the Capital Classic last week. . .
Former Kansas football coach Mike Gottfried, currently unemployed after Pitt pulled the plug, has been keeping busy by traveling around the country speaking at clinics for a national shoe company. . .
GARY HUNTER, the former Kansas athletic administrator who now runs the athletic department at Idaho, is reportedly looking at Hutchinson Community College coach Dave Farrar as a possible replacement for Kermit Davis who pulled up stakes for Texas A&M. . .
Scratch Kansas pole vaulter Pat Manson for the outdoor season. Rather than continue to vault with a nagging groin injury, the senior from Aurora, Colo., has decided to red-shirt. Manson earned a silver medal at the NCAA Indoor. . .
Two Missouri basketball recruits Jevon Crudup of Raytown South and LaMont Frazier of Charleston led their teams to undefeated seasons and state championships a couple of weeks ago. Raytown South won Missouri's Class 4A title, Charleston Class 3A. . .
Will KU's Jeff Gueldner win that three-point shooting contest tonight in Denver? That and a slam-dunk contest will be televised by ESPN starting at 7 p.m. Sure, it's a manufactured event, but what the heck? . . .
Remember when Oklahoma State basketball player Thomas Jordan dropped out of school so he could play professionally in Turkey? Jordan actually went to Argentina, according to OSU coach Leonard Hamilton. . .