Nick Collison looked like a Kansas City native as he walked to the grass in front of the mound at Kauffman Stadium. A heather gray Charlie Hustle KC Heart t-shirt, a Royals cap, an un-buttoned Royals jersey and jeans — the Oklahoma City Thunder forward looked every bit like he belonged as he tossed the first pitch.
The potential awkwardness of the situation is still difficult to avoid. Yes, Montell Cozart was voted as a team captain a year ago, but his presence at Big 12 media days will look out of place in a few months if he doesn’t, in fact, win the starting job.
The Kansas men’s basketball team will open the CBE Hall of Fame Classic against the University of Alabama at Birmingham at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Sprint Center. The full schedule for the event was released Wednesday.
Mason Finley, who was on KU's track and field team from 2010-12 before transferring to Wyoming, won the American discus championship with a throw of 208 feet, 1 inch at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Former top basketball recruit Malik Newman is transferring to Kansas, a decision announced Friday but also partly the result of being impressed by a KU walkthrough earlier in the week. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Jackson, Miss., chose KU over Oregon, Western Kentucky and North Carolina State.