Kansas University's football team will modify its practice schedule slightly this week in preparation for Missouri.
With Thanksgiving on Thursday and no classes to work around, the Jayhawks will practice Thursday morning and allow players to travel home - provided they live within two hours of Lawrence - Thursday evening. The traveling squad then will meet Friday morning before driving to Columbia, Mo., on Friday afternoon.
¢ QB commit: Kansas picked up a recruiting commitment Saturday amidst the hoopla of the Kansas State victory.
A.J. Steward, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback out of St. Louis, made an oral commitment to Kansas over the weekend, according to Rivals.com. Rivals said Steward was being recruited hard by Kansas, Kansas State and Indiana.
Steward passed for 1,500 yards and rushed for another 1,000 at Riverview Gardens High. He was looked at as a quarterback, wide receiver and linebacker by several schools, but projects as a quarterback at Kansas.
¢ Bowl projections: Collegefootballnews.com has Kansas back in the bowl hunt, projecting the Jayhawks to snag an at-large bid and play Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 19.
CBS Sportsline picks Kansas to play in the Motor City Bowl - another at-large opportunity - against Central Michigan.
¢ Up next: Like you need to be reminded. Kansas travels to Missouri for an 11 a.m. game at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. The game will be televised by ABC.
Kansas opened as a seven-point underdog Sunday evening.