Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
As usual for the Texas Longhorns, a smothering defense can solve a lot of problems. Especially with the kind of effort that turns back the pages of the school record book not just by years, but by decades.
Kansas State has ramped up its interest in Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye, according to his former AAU basketball coach. The Wildcats are one of many schools pursuing Ojeleye, including Kansas and Wichita State.
Steve Clark, 55, a former Wichita North football coach, former Kansas State football player and father of an Oklahoma State player, says he was the victim of racial profiling by stadium police at the schools’ game Nov. 1 in Manhattan, Kan.
David Beaty is taking over a Kansas football program that few up-and-coming coaches could truly want. The challenge is obvious and yet still daunting. The Jayhawks have won just 12 games in the last five seasons. Two coaches have been hired and fired before they even reached 30 games. But Beaty is still confident, in part, because he is still like the Texas high school coach who woke up before 5 a.m. to give rides to school and sell doughnuts in the hallways.