University of Kansas

Defending NCAA champion KU women’s track team motivated to win more

When Kansas track coach Stanley Redwine and Lindsay Vollmer, the individual NCAA champion in the heptathlon, waited to shake hands with President Obama in March, they experienced the twin feelings of accomplishment and motivation. The defending NCAA champions will take to the track this week for the KU Relays at Rock Chalk Park, the new $39 million facility that also includes new venues for the KU softball and soccer programs.

University of Missouri

Frank Haith could be doing Missouri basketball a big favor

If Frank Haith officially accepts the Tulsa job, MU athletic director Mike Alden doesn’t have to worry about firing a man three (or four) years into the job. The school owes him no separation pay and, actually, as part of his contract, Haith would have to pay Mizzou $500,000 for leaving. Alden should use the money as a signing bonus for a better coach.

Kansas State University

Big 12 Conference

SEC

Missouri players still hold out hope for NCAA bid on Sunday

Missouri juniors Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson won’t watch any basketball this weekend after the Tigers’ NCAA Tournament dreams likely were dashed Friday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta with a SEC quarterfinal loss to No. 1 Florida. “I’m tired hearing about this ‘first team out’ and all that stuff. It’s annoying. We’ll just see when it comes,” said Brown.