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KU football finishes dead last in Big 12 media's preseason poll

Matt Tait

In what likely came as a surprise to absolutely no one, the Kansas University football team was picked to finish last in the Big 12 Conference this season by the media members who cover the league. Oklahoma, which garnered 32 first-place votes and 396 total points, was picked to win ...

Jayhawks left off of media's preseason all-Big 12 teams

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2012/apr/19/ku-football-open-practice/91635/ The media’s picks for preseason all-Big 12 honors were released today, and, probably to no one’s surprise, the first-team lists did not include any Jayhawks. During the past couple of weeks, I thought long and hard about KU’s chances of getting a player on the first team. Each time, ...

Study finds KU's Memorial Stadium offers one of the top home-field advantages in college football

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2006/09/02/KU_Fans_hyped.jpg Congratulations, Jayhawk fans. It turns out you do have a Top 20 football program after all. At least that’s what the guys at predictionmachine.com say about the Kansas University football program’s home-field advantage at Memorial Stadium. We’ll get into the specifics of the study and how the rankings were ...

Blog from New York: It's time to dive into NBA Draft 2012

Matt Tait

**5:20 p.m. Update:** Closing remarks from today's Big Apple action. • I really think that Robinson believes he's going No. 2. And I really believe that he thinks he should go there. In reality, he seems to believe that he should go No. 1, but that's not because he doesn't ...

Realignment Today: What's next for the Big 12, Notre Dame and others now that the BCS is one step closer to a new format?

Matt Tait

Counting today, there are just 10 days remaining in the month of June and, after yesterday, we finally appear to be getting somewhere with the proposed BCS changes. You know what that means. Once a final decision on some kind of four-team playoff is made, that could get the conference ...

FINAL: Blue tops Red alums, 64-57, at Bill Self Basketball Camp

Matt Tait

**4:30 p.m. Update:** FINAL: Blue tops Red for the second straight week, 64-57. Langford finished with 24 to lead all scorers and McLemore finished with 16 points. **4:29 p.m. Update:** Withey bucket and Wesley dunk push the lead back to six -- 60-54 -- and McLemore's soaring layup with a ...

LIVE: from Bill Self Basketball Camp: FINAL - Blue tops Red, 62-51

Matt Tait

**4:30 p.m. Update:** Releford's deep three-pointer inside of two seconds sets the final margin and the Blue squad erases a two-point halftime deficit and comes away with an easy victory. Withey led all scorers with 16 for the Blue squad and Wesley chipped in with 12 in the victory. For ...

Realignment Today: What to expect from this week's Big 12 meetings in Kansas City; plus a few of the latest links regarding Big 12 expansion and ACC survival

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/matt_tait/photos/2012/may/29/235487/ The Big 12 spirng meetings are scheduled to begin tomorrow in Kansas City, Mo., and although the topics of conference realignment and Big 12 expansion likely will be kicked around plenty by the league’s athletic directors, presidents and chancellors, it seems like a safe bet to predict we won’t ...

My reaction to last week's Champions Bowl announcement, plus some realignment links from the weekend

Matt Tait

I’m sure you’ve all seen it by now, but in case you haven’t, or even if you have, it’s worth mentioning again. Late last week, after the Champions Bowl agreement between the SEC and the Big 12 became public, interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas, who is on his way ...

Realignment Today: Florida State continues to make most noise in Realignment Round 3

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2005/08/06/na_color_cutout_Seminoles.jpg I’m still trying to track down the right people to get a little better grip on what exactly is happening with the Big 12 and conference realignment as of today, but until I do, and before this thing gets too far down the road, let’s dive into a quick ...

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