<![CDATA[Campus Corner: Sports Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/ en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:48:45 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:48:45 CDT Campus Corner 60 Report says Big Ten looked at KU, four other Big 12 teams before realignment kicked off in 2010 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28823848.html#storylink=rss The dust never settles on conference realignment in college sports. Power conferences forge on, but retro-speculation continues. The latest involves Kansas.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:11:49 CDT

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North Dakota State picked to win Missouri Valley Conference http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28860616.html#storylink=rss Four-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State is the preseason choice to win the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference football championship.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:43:33 CDT

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Only a junior, Columbia basketball star Michael Porter has Mizzou’s and KU’s attention http://www.kansascity.com/sports/high-school/article28728388.html#storylink=rss Michael Porter is a 6-9 small forward from Columbia who ranks as the No. 2 overall basketball recruit in the class of 2017, according to a consensus of recruiting rankings. He’s earned the nicknamed “Baby Kevin Durant,” and his skillset borders on the absurd. And for college coaches — from KU’s Bill Self to Kentucky’s John Calipari to Mizzou’s Kim Anderson — the most intriguing thing is not how good Porter is right now. It’s how good he could become.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:32:47 CDT

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Former Kansas softball standout Maddie Stein nominated for NCAA woman of the year award http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28432168.html#storylink=rss Former Kansas softball standout Maddie Stein picked up a prestigious honor this week, earning a nomination from the Big 12 Conference for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year honor.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:37:57 CDT

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Missouri Valley Conference contract with ESPN means more sports on ESPN3 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28411534.html#storylink=rss The Missouri Valley Conference will get more televised sports on ESPN platforms, especially the Internet-based ESPN3, with a 10-year agreement announced on Thursday in Chicago.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:15:05 CDT

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Eudora guard Mitchell Ballock, a junior-to-be, sought after as shooter, ball-handler http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28423282.html#storylink=rss In the year since picking up a Kansas scholarship offer, Eudora’s Mitchell Ballock has been pursued by a handful of other major programs. But if there remains a perception that Ballock is destined to wind up at Kansas, playing college basketball just 10 miles from his hometown, Ballock has continually attempted to quash it.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:40:08 CDT

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KC area set to play host to three college basketball recruiting events http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28248469.html#storylink=rss Three grassroots basketball events — featuring some of the top high school players in the country — will hit the Kansas City area and Lawrence over the next week. The events include: The Jayhawk Summer Finale, The Hardwood Classic and the Sunflower Showcase.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:11:21 CDT

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Iowa State football plans climb back up from winless Big 12 season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article28033636.html#storylink=rss Life can sure be lonely at the bottom rungs of the Big 12 Conference, where the goal of upward mobility requires surpassing established football programs and often doing more with less. This is an existence that Kansas football knows all too well, and for the last two seasons, it’s been reality for Iowa State and Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:31:55 CDT

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Big 12’s psychological disadvantage: OU and Texas football have slipped http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/blair-kerkhoff/article28047517.html#storylink=rss The Big 12 has a psychological disadvantage, as Oklahoma president David Boren suggested. Not being the smallest of the power five conferences, but the Oklahoma and Texas football programs no longer winning championships.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:36:04 CDT

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Oklahoma football hopes to bounce back after disappointing season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article28048309.html#storylink=rss Oklahoma football went 8-5 last season and is not expected to challenge Baylor and TCU for a conference championship this season. Bob Stoops, at Big 12 Media Days, says he hopes the Sooners are ready to defy those expectations.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:42:52 CDT

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Former Kansas commit Seth Russell prepares to take the reins of Baylor offense http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article28036291.html#storylink=rss Four years after nearly signing with Kansas, Seth Russell, a 6-foot-3 quarterback with loads of athleticism, is set to enter the fall as the starter at Baylor, replacing Bryce Perry. Russell will guide a team with national title hopes, and take the controls of Art Briles’ turbo-charged spread offense.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:21 CDT

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Big 12 football officials will keep a close eye on downfield blocking this season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article28039549.html#storylink=rss Properly identifying when blockers are, and aren’t, illegally blocking downfield will be a top priority for Big 12 football officials this season.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:29:28 CDT

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Texas coach Charlie Strong says second chances stay in house http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28030915.html#storylink=rss When it comes to discipline issues, Texas coach Charlie Strong is willing to give offenders a second chance, but only from his own locker room. He won’t accept troubled transfers.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:05:19 CDT

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Lack of preseason All-SEC love is nothing new for Missouri football http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28010803.html#storylink=rss Missouri’s football team seldom gets much hype during the preseason awards balloting, but the two-time reigning SEC East-champion Tigers have received plenty of postseason love the last few seasons.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:04:29 CDT

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For K-State’s Bill Snyder, food and sleep go together http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28002517.html#storylink=rss Bill Snyder was responsible for one of the most humorous moments of Big 12 Media Days on Monday when he answered a question about his eating habits.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:21:24 CDT

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KU’s David Beaty and Clint Bowen are vacation buddies http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27930340.html#storylink=rss New KU football Beaty said his family recently enjoyed a beach trip to WaterColor, Fla., with the family of co-defensive coordinator Clint Bowen.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:42:46 CDT

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Bob Bowlsby: Big 12 isn’t disadvantaged with 10 teams http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27917677.html#storylink=rss The Big 12 isn’t headed for expansion at the moment, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at Big 12 Media Days. “It is my understanding at the present time that the majority of our presidents and chancellors believe 10 is the right number for us,” he said.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:59:46 CDT

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Big 12 to limit live-contact football opportunities to two per week, including gamedays http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article27908086.html#storylink=rss The policy of two contact days per week, a measure aimed at player safety, will include gamedays and is one fewer than the current national limit of three, commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced Monday as the league convened for its football media days in Dallas.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:15:39 CDT

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Big 12 media days: Bill Snyder talks Kansas State quarterbacks, conference expansion http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27921193.html#storylink=rss Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder took center stage at Big 12 Media Days on Monday and he spent 20 minutes talking about a wide range of topics during his news conference including the Wildcats’ quarterback competition and his desire for the conference to expand.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:30:51 CDT

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New Jayhawks football coach David Beaty marvels at Bill Self’s success http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27930229.html#storylink=rss New Kansas football coach David Beaty wasn’t specifically asked about the difficulty of building a successful football program at a basketball school, but he did segue into a riff on Bill Self and the KU basketball program.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:42:01 CDT

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Kansas’ David Beaty focuses recruiting efforts on state of Texas http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27927592.html#storylink=rss Kansas currently has eight players verbally committed in its 2016 recruiting class, and four of those players hail from the state of Texas.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:15:08 CDT

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MU’s Gary Pinkel says Notre Dame, other independents, should be excluded from College Football Playoff http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27926350.html#storylink=rss Missouri coach Gary Pinkel used his appearance at ESPN’s “car wash” to stump for the value of conference championship games and suggest that independent teams such as Notre Dame shouldn’t be eligible for the College Football Playoff.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:04:20 CDT

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Kansas coach David Beaty makes energetic debut at Big 12 Media Days http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27914566.html#storylink=rss David Beaty, a first-year head coach who has inherited a depleted and downtrodden football program at Kansas, began his comments with a subtle recruiting pitch, praising the high school football coaches in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:30:34 CDT

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SEC’s star power has shifted to running backs Leonard Fournette, Nick Chubb http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27430162.html#storylink=rss With the SEC lacking in star power at quarterback, sophomore running backs Leonard Fournette of LSU and Nick Chubb of Georgia are the conference’s brightest stars.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:44:50 CDT

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Mississippi coach stresses importance of his team handling adversity http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27416896.html#storylink=rss Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze stressed that it starts with his staff, who are tasked with modeling the Rebels’ core values of faith, attitude, mental toughness, integrity and love on a daily basis.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:25:46 CDT

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Bulldogs say Justin Houston’s success reflects well on Georgia http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27428047.html#storylink=rss KC Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston signed a $101 million contract extension with the Chiefs on Wednesday. Current Georgia players appreciate the graciousness Houston has shown during visits to Athens, Ga.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:26:58 CDT

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SEC passes around defensive coordinators http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27411679.html#storylink=rss Half of the SEC teams have new defensive coordinators. More than half if you count Vanderbilt, where head coach Derek Mason is taking over the role. Four of them came from other SEC schools.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:30:26 CDT

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Missouri’s Russell Hansbrough on the Doak Walker Award watch list http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27409174.html#storylink=rss MU Tigers senior running back Russell Hansbrough is among 10 SEC and five Big 12 backs on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, given annually to the nation’s top running back.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:10:38 CDT

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Mizzou rallies around Maty Mauk as his dad battles cancer http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27361255.html#storylink=rss Whether it’s as father and son, quarterback and coach or simply buddies, the Mauks are exceptionally close, which made Mike Mauk’s cancer diagnosis last month a particularly harsh blow for Maty.

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:17:10 CDT

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Watch: Takeaways from SEC Media Days for Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27387142.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Star’s Tod Palmer joined CineSport’s Justin Shackil to recap what Missouri coach Gary Pinkel had to say at SEC Media Days and to give an injury update on Harold Brantley and Morgan Steward.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:47:13 CDT The Kansas City Star

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