Veteran runners arent getting big bucks in free-agency, and those in 2014 NFL Draft will get less guaranteed money the lower they are selected. The financial realities of the situation means that it behooves college running backs to get into the league as soon as possible so they can get their free-agency clock started.
In recent weeks, it appears the talk of the teams at the top of the draft passing on top quarterbacks has intensified to the point the Chiefs may need to be prepared for at least one of them to fall to the No. 23 pick in the first round. But the Chiefs may be more inclined to take a QB in the mid-to-late rounds.
John Hubert, the second-leading rusher in program history, has played his last game, which means DeMarcus Robinson, Jarvis Leverett and Charles Jones are competing for the starting job they have long desired.
If Leticia Romero chooses to transfer from Kansas State, she will have to without the university’s blessing. Romero, a star guard on the Wildcats’ women’s basketball team, said Friday that an appeals committee denied her request for a transfer. She can still enroll at another school, but she won’t be eligible for an athletic scholarship for a year.
As spring games go, Missouri’s Black and Gold Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium was a thriller. Of course, the final score — the reserves, who started with a 14-point lead, rallied for a 21-20 victory in the closing seconds — doesn’t matter much. The 15th and final spring practice for a Tigers team that is eager to build off a 12-2 season in 2013 was less about winning than it was about preparing to win.
Missouri executive associate athletic director Tim Hickman provided a guided tour of the Memorial Stadium east-side expansion, which he said is on budget and expected to be finished on time before the 2014 football season commences.
The foundation was built with butyl rubber and polyurethane, the materials bonding together to forge a force-reduction layer on the new KU track at Rock Chalk Park. If that sounds complicated, here’s a translation for the track neophytes: The track surface at Rock Chalk Park was engineered for speed.
It was a battle between former teammates. Paris Daniels, who helped the Kansas women to the NCAA outdoor championship last year, edged Kansas senior Diamond Dixon in the women’s 400 meters on Saturday.
NeKiesha Bailey has never been one to sell herself short. She joined the North Kansas City track team two years ago, then promptly told coaches she would graduate as the school record holder in the high jump.