KU football notebook
Spitgate: A video circulated around the Internet Thursday from last week’s KU game against Oklahoma State, featuring an angle that apparently shows an Oklahoma State assistant coach or aide spitting on KU receiver Marcus Herford as he was tackled on the OSU sideline.
Officials from KU, OSU and the Big 12 Conference all examined the video on Thursday, but it appears to be a false alarm.
After a careful inspection of the 6Sports replay of last week’s game, it’s obvious that while the aide did spit as Herford hit the ground on OSU’s sideline, it wasn’t directed at Herford and landed about four feet away from the KU sophomore. Herford landed about two yards away from the aide, though it appears the two are much closer on the widely circulated angle.
Baylor receiver booted: Baylor inside receiver Terrance Parks has been kicked off the team, according to a report in the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Parks, a 265-pound converted quarterback built like a tight end, had 26 catches for 217 yards in the Bears’ first six games. He was suspended for last week’s game against Texas, and now has been booted for good.
Parks was the subject of some trick plays in the first half of Baylor’s season. Along with his 26 receptions, he also threw two passes. Wide receiver Dominique Zeigler also has two passes, one for a touchdown.
Evening out: With a 2-1 conference mark, Baylor needs just one more league victory to mark its highest number of conference victories in a season since 1995 – when the Bears played in the Southwest Conference.
Baylor has had a two-win conference season just one other time in Big 12 history, and that was last season. The Bears beat Iowa State and Oklahoma State, but was one victory short of bowl eligibility.