Baylor says running back Silas Nacita — who became a fan favorite thanks to his story of making it to college football despite an unstable childhood — will no longer be part of the program because of rules violations that affect his eligibility.
In the aftermath of another loss and court-storming at Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self voiced his displeasure with the way Kansas State and the security at Bramlage Coliseum handled and controlled postgame celebration.
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No. 8 Kansas plays host to Texas at 4 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse (ESPN). Guard Frank Mason will be tasked with guarding Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor. Coach Bill Self says Mason is having a great year, but believes Mason is still capable of doing even more — and showing more emotion.
The Kansas State Wildcats are in the middle of an up-and-down season heading into Saturday’s 3 p.m. home game vs. Iowa State (ESPN2), but they are coming off their highest high — a 70-63 win over No. 8 KU on Monday night.
Kansas State senior Nino Williams has never been happier or played better basketball. He’s endured dozens of injuries during his five years at K-State and before that worked tirelessly to academically qualify for college after his Kansas City prep school encountered accreditation problems.
Iowa State’s loss on Wednesday means No. 8 Kansas, which sits at 11-4 in the Big 12, retained a one-game lead and can clinch a share of the Big 12 title with home victories over Texas on Saturday and No. 20 West Virginia on Tuesday. The Jayhawks still have to travel to No. 16 Oklahoma next Saturday, and the Sooners, 10-5, still control their own destiny in terms of grabbing a piece of the title. But if Kansas can protect its home floor, it will collect another ring.