Sports Opinion

Sporting Kansas City’s new soccer stadium in Village West sweet

Kansas City, Kan. ? When I first heard the name, Sporting Kansas City, I figured it was an exclusive yacht club on the river, where captains hats, blue blazers, white slacks and topsiders are the standard wardrobe. You know, one of those places where if you laugh too loudly you get accused of ...

Commentary: Postponing Eagles-Vikings was right call

Philadelphia ? There is no question the Minnesota Vikings have offended the gods of football this season and are sentenced to sail ghostlike through the rest of their schedule, a lost Flying Dutchman of a team paying for the hubris of its (former) captain.Navigating the treacherous Straits of ...

KU football’s Christmas gift? QB commit Berglund

Last Monday night, shortly after hearing about prep quarterback Brock Berglund switching his commitment from Colorado to Kansas, I couldn’t help but think of Bubba Cunningham.Odd, huh? I mean, it would make sense if Berglund’s commitment made me think about KU quarterbacks Jordan Webb or ...

Selby is Kansas’ wild child

Growing up, we all knew the wild child who had the knack for doing crazy things and not only getting away with them but hogging the gold stars. The rest of us would get caught up in his mischievous spirit and get nailed by teachers, principals, parents, etc. Eventually, the wild child unfairly ...

Should Michael Vick ever own a dog?

Los Angeles ? My dog is dumb as a stick, but that doesn’t necessarily make him a bad person. He’s just gifted in other areas — such as chewing himself raw or hurling himself across the dinner table in pursuit of scraps. Trust me, the guy would Fosbury Flop across the Panama Canal to ...

Lack of composure in chippy game vs. Cal shows KU basketball team’s immaturity

KU vs. CalBox ScoreBruise cruiseBears: Game ‘just physical’Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebookKeegan ratingsBerkeley, Calif. ? For a two-minute blitz at the beginning of the second half, Kansas University’s basketball team showed its very high ceiling, as high as any team’s in the ...

UConn win not loss for UCLA

It was yet another empowering landmark reached by an amazing group of athletes, yet it felt hollow and forced.Because, once again, a triumph by women was measured against something achieved by men.Everyone is chortling about the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team breaking the ...

George Brett, Frank Robinson linked

For those taking long flights to spend the holidays with family seeking a crafty way to put the finishing touches on shopping, here’s a tip: Buy a book, read it on the airplane, wrap it, put a name on the card, stick it under the tree. Two reads for the price of one.Former Kansas University ...

Freshman Selby has fairy-tale beginning

KU vs. USCSudden impact: Selby lives up to hype in debutOther guy’s debut not so storybookKansas-USC notebook: Morningstar, Reed involved in big plays at end, tooBox ScoreThe Keegan RatingsIt’s been some time since anybody has put on a better show for those lucky enough to gain admission to ...

Kansas will find another good choice for athletic director

Kansas University didn’t get its first choice for athletic director, but you can remain confident the school will land a quality person with high integrity and deeply rooted NCAA connections to handle conference realignment issues when they inevitably resurface.But first, the unrealistic ...

Public deserves truth surrounding Bubba Cunningham backing out of KU job

Something happened between the time Bubba Cunningham told friends he was going to leave Tulsa University to accept the athletic director’s position at Kansas University and the time Tulsa announced Thursday he had signed a new contract with the Conference USA school.Cunningham thought he ...

Rare buzz around Rams this week

St. Louis ? There was a distinct buzz under the big roof at Rams Park’s indoor practice facility Thursday, an uncommon feeling that used to be so commonplace in Earth City. It was the buzz of the Big Game. It was that unmistakable sense that the Rams were preparing to play a game with “must ...

Commentary: The ultimate Christmas gift for sports fans

Los Angeles — Here comes Santa Claus ... right down Santa Claus Lane. Whistle. Foul. Charging.Listen, you’ll be doing a lot of charging yourself if you opt for some of these high-end gifts for the sports fans in your life. On the other hand, Santa’s bag also includes some novelty gifts ...

Coming into his own: Maturing Tyshawn Taylor making most of his potential

Not many college basketball players bring such speed and quickness to the court. He’s on the long side for a point guard, a nice complement to that quickness on the defensive end. He’ll draw a huge ovation from the grateful Allen Fieldhouse crowd Saturday morning against USC because he ...

Keegan: Bubba Cunningham would be right hire for KU

In answering Tuesday the question of whether he would be Kansas University’s next athletic director, Bubba Cunningham showed he has more “cunning” in him than “ham.”“I do not talk about it until there’s a change in employment status,” Cunningham told Tulsa radio station 1430 The ...

Metrodome collapse sign from above

The Minneapolis Metrodome died suddenly Sunday, when its roof collapsed under the weight of too much snow. The big, ridiculous balloon/metaphor was only 28.“Frankly, I’m glad to see it go,” said Santa Claus, a tackle for the Minnesota Vikings in the 1960s, when the team played outdoors. ...

Commentary: Help wanted with Texas football

For everyone who predicted Will Muschamp never would become the head coach at Texas, take a bow.As things turned out, the head-coach-in-waiting might have gotten tired of biding his time. Or maybe Florida, with all its football resources and family ties, was simply too good a coaching job to ...

Break, Selby should boost KU

KU vs. Colorado StateBox ScoreJayhawks survive injuries, RamsGary Bedore’s KU basketball notebookRams’ Green frustrated by setbackKeegan ratingsKansas University’s basketball team made it through the pre-Selby portion of its schedule undefeated in nine games, the last by a 76-55 score ...

Jimmy V’s brother, Bob, discusses KU hoops

New York ? On Tuesday night, the working press room at Madison Square Garden is a slice of New York. The space is too small for the number of people on hand to cover four of the nation’s top 13 teams in the Jimmy V Classic. So the workers spill into the dining room, where the lack of ...

KU women’s basketball team unselfish, thriving

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson is no different from any other coach in America.Before the start of each season, the Jayhawks outline team goals and, before the start of each game, Henrickson and her squad map out a few goals for the upcoming 40 minutes.Depending ...