Sports Opinion

College football’s playoff problem nothing new; so why all the fuss?

Everybody seems to have an opinion on why the College Football Playoff got it wrong this year or why the system is broken. I just have a question: What’s new? Sure, there have been seasons when it has been much more clear who the four best teams in college football have been. But there ...

Guest column: KU’s 2020-21 season opener a strange but spectacular experience

Fort Myers, Fla. — If someone had told me a year ago that I would be watching No. 6 Kansas play top-ranked Gonzaga five miles from my Fort Myers, Fla., home, I would have pinched myself. The dream would have been too good to be true. If that same someone also had told me that I would be ...

Matt Tait: Props to the LHS football team for its grace following a tough defeat

Dream seasons aren’t supposed to end the way the Lawrence High football team’s did on Friday night. After a wild start that gave you the feeling that the Lions really might be destined to become the first LHS football team since 1995 to bring home a state championship trophy, things went ...

How KU junior David McCormack can fill the void left by Udoka Azubuike’s departure

Spoiler alert for the quickly approaching college basketball season: David McCormack is not Udoka Azubuike. No one should expect McCormack, now a junior in the Kansas front court, to suddenly be able to pull off everything Azubuike did a year ago just because he is stepping into the sizable ...

Harsh realities starting to surface for struggling Kansas football team

For nearly three full quarters of Saturday’s 38-17 loss to West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., the Kansas football team did all that its disgruntled fan base has ever asked it to do. It competed. Before Leddie Brown’s 87-yard touchdown run put the Mountaineers up 24-10 with 3:37 to play ...

Lowering bowl requirements in 2020 a missed opportunity for college football

In a year when eliminating bowl games would be not only justifiable but also welcomed, the NCAA now sits on the brink of watering them down even further. The NCAA’s Division I Football Oversight Committee on Thursday [recommended waiving the requirements for bowl eligibility during the 2020 ...