To the editor:
I just wanted to drop a line saying how disappointed I am with the off-season football coverage. I’m an avid fan of the Journal-World’s KU-sports.com Web site. It’s the clear leader for just about all things pertaining to KU athletics — except for football.
I count 17 “articles” that have appeared on the football section of KUsports.com in the past month, many of them one-paragraph blurbs or updates to previous articles. That’s pretty poor coverage for a team that is favored by many to be playing in the Big12 Championship game this coming season. Haven’t there been a couple of open practices lately? Why not tell us about who’s looking good, and who’s running with the first teamers.
Two months ago KU signed probably its best recruiting class in history and there have been a grand total of zero articles written about our signees. I know Coach Mangino keeps tight reins on these things, but just about any high school coach would love to give their players and teams some good pub. I also know it’s difficult to get hard facts and details from the athletic department, but isn’t it fun to feel these things out in editorials and columns?
KU sports is the bread and butter for this paper and the Journal-World can lead the way in changing the perception that KU is just a one-sport school, and in doing so, do itself some good in increasing overall interest and readership.