University of Kansas

Track at Rock Chalk Park beckons to runners

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.

University of Missouri

In Black and Gold Game, Maty Mauk shows he’s ready to take Missouri’s reins

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.

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.