Blair Kerkhoff

Big 12

Teams keep West Virginia spirit alive after summer floods in the state

Bob Huggins took his team to a charity event in flood-ravaged West Virginia this summer and the coaches and players saw the damage first hand. At those times, Huggins said, it’s especially meaningful to represent the state and its people when wearing the school uniform.

College Sports

Crimson Tide, Buckeyes top college football world

Alabama and Ohio State picked up big road victories over the weekend, with the Crimson Tide mauling Tennessee and the Buckeyes outlasting Wisconsin in overtime. The nation’s top two ranked teams look like the class of college football. But here’s a warning: The leaders at at the halfway point don’t always make it to the College Football Playoff.

Big 12

Kansas City wants in on Big 12 football title game

Kansas City has thrown its hat in the ring for the Big 12 football championship game that is set to return in 2017. It was played in front of large crowds at Arrowhead Stadium five times during 1996-2010. Texas cities are also expected to bid. The title game was a hit in the TV ratings and turnstiles, and created a great atmosphere the Big 12 hopes to recapture.

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Former Blue Springs South star is college football’s top tackler

With his second tackle in last week’s game against Fort Hays State, Lindenwood senior linebacker Connor Harris has more tackles than any player in college football history. Harris played quarterback, safety, kicker and punter for Blue Springs South High and had to learn to play linebacker in college. He broke the all-classification record of Illinois State linebacker Boomer Grigsby set in 2004.

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Has the off button been pressed for Big 12 expansion?

The on again,off again nature of Big 12 expansion may be off again. In a story posted on Sports Illustrated’s website, Oklahoma president David Boren apparently is cool to the expansion idea, a couple of months after having commissioner Bob Bowlsby actively seek interest from expansion candidates.

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Louisville charges into national-championship picture

Louisville’s blowout victory over Florida State was the loudest statement on a weekend of stunning developments in college football. As the Cardinals elbowed their way into the College Football Playoff picture, Oklahoma and Notre Dame all but bowed out with their second losses of the season. And proving narrow losses hurt just as much as beatdowns were Oregon and Iowa.

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Speedway football coming to Bristol, not Kansas

College football will be played at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday when Tennessee meets Virginia Tech in a game expected to draw at least 150,000. Football at a motor speedway is a new idea and it’s unlikely to ever occur at Kansas Speedway, which is shaped differently than Bristol. But motor sports have occurred in a football stadium, and Chicago’s Soldier Field was the site.

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The K-State conundrum: What happens when Bill Snyder retires?

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder will turn 77 during the football season. The school called a news conference after last season to announce he was returning, so is retirement near? Snyder had expressed a preference for his son Sean, a Wildcats’ assistant coach, to succeed him. There aren’t many examples in college football of a son following his father as head coach of a major college program, but where it could have happened last year, it didn’t.


Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield and Oklahoma teammates shoot in NRG Stadium the day before Saturday's Final Four game against Villanova.
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Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield 0:30

Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield

Bill Self presented with AP coach of the year award in Houston 1:19

Bill Self presented with AP coach of the year award in Houston

Reasons for Kansas' Elite Eight loss to Villanova 5:07

Reasons for Kansas' Elite Eight loss to Villanova

Keys to victory for KU against Villanova in Elite Eight 4:54

Keys to victory for KU against Villanova in Elite Eight