KU athletics and IMG College, which holds multimedia rights for KU sports, announced Tuesday a long-term television partnership with Time Warner Cable Sports to distribute 300 hours of original KU sports programming annually, including live games, other coverage and replays. That means KU men’s basketball games carried by “Jayhawk Television” and aired on KSMO-TV Channel 62 in Kansas City last season will move to Metro Sports. Last season, “Jayhawk Television” aired six KU basketball games, including two exhibitions.
Kansas junior defensive lineman Chris Martin, who was arrested May 29 in connection with an armed robbery in Lawrence, has been dismissed from the Jayhawks football team.
Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith officially announced the hiring of former Drake coach Mark Phelps as an assistant Tuesday.
An $8.3 million contribution has earned a former University of Missouri curator naming rights for the school’s golf course at a Columbia country club.
All four of K-State’s freshmen are three-star recruits ranked outside the national top 150, according to Rivals.com. On paper, at least, the Wildcats appear to be losing more talent than they are bringing in. K-State’s basketball coaches share a much more optimistic outlook.
Whitney Pyle, a K-State senior women’s golfer who turned herself in for signing an incorrect scorecard at a February tournament, was chosen Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year on Monday. Pyle, who finished in the top 20 of three tournaments, was also an active participant and leader in student and team-led service initiatives throughout her career.
The KU mens basketball program and womens cross country team were recognized by the NCAA for achieving perfect multi-year Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The mens basketball program posted a multi-year APR of 1,000 for the seventh straight year.
For the third straight year, all 16 of Kansas States athletic teams have met the NCAAs Academic Progress Rate multi-year standard. And the womens golf, mens golf and mens cross country teams led the Big 12 with perfect scores of 1,000 and were awarded APR Public Recognition distinction. The Wildcats womens basketball team also led the Big 12 with a 990 APR.
Missouris football team led the Southeastern Conference with a 982 multi-year Academic Progress Rate, according to NCAA data released Tuesday, and the Tigers athletic programs had the second-best average APR in the conference, according to data updated for the 2011-12 academic year.
The Southeastern Conference will distribute a record amount of $289.4 million in shared revenue to the league’s 14 league schools for the 2012-13 fiscal year ending in August, commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday. The average amount to be distributed to each school, including Missouri for the first time, is $20.7 million, but the upcoming SEC Network is expected to nearly double that total after the 2013-14 season.
UMKC has made several moves in its athletic program in the last few months, and the person who orchestrated them is on the move himself. Athletic director Tim Hall is leaving to take a similar position at Maryland-Baltimore County.
The most objective voices in sports are the ones with money at stake, like merchants of team gear. Sports apparel stores stock what moves. What better measure of interest?