<![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 Gary Pinkel: Missouri doesn’t have a quarterback controversy http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article33209025.html#storylink=rss Missouri coach Gary Pinkel made it fairly clear during his news conference Monday that he doesn’t believe Drew Lock’s elevation to second team behind Maty Mauk on the depth chart should be taken as an indication of a brewing quarterback controversy.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:05:47 CDT

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As recruiting period looms, KU’s Bill Self says focus remains on big men in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article32964114.html#storylink=rss If you ask Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self about his program’s recruiting needs in 2016, you will get a few answers. He wouldn’t mind another lead guard, he says, and he would take a standout wing if the right one came along. But the focus remains, as it often does, in the frontcourt.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:31:35 CDT

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Paths to College Football Playoff should be the same distance in each conference http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/blair-kerkhoff/article32811339.html#storylink=rss There is one area in which the Big 12 finds itself in a minority position but is indisputably correct. Because the 10 teams all play each other, the league stands alone in producing the most qualified champion among power conferences. It raises a bigger issue as college football continues its transition into a playoff era. College football needs more uniformity in scheduling.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:27:23 CDT

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NCAA Blitz: Award predictions, College Football Playoff and bowl outlook http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article32810700.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Blair Kerkhoff makes his predictions for the 2015 college football season.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:22:21 CDT

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The strange story of Devonte Wilson, KU’s viral workout wonder http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article32757498.html#storylink=rss Kansas sophomore Devonte Wilson uses his Instagram account to show off an assortment of his own crazy workouts, insane box jumps and “dude, look out!” leaps over stationary equipment in the weight room. One of the videos went viral and made him an Internet celebrity, but despite what some of those headlines said, he is not a KU running back or a member of the football team.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:33:44 CDT

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Bill Snyder stresses importance of college academics in letter to Kansas State faculty http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article32667525.html#storylink=rss Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder made one thing clear in his latest letter to campus faculty and staff: college academics are more important than college athletics.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:02:43 CDT

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CBS Sports survey: KU coaching job the fourth best in college hoops http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article32534166.html#storylink=rss Kansas, according to an anonymous survey of college basketball coaches, is rated as the fourth-best job in the country, behind the top three of Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina, in that order.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:25:56 CDT

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Missouri’s buzzword entering final scrimmage is consistency http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article32507241.html#storylink=rss Missouri seeks consistency on offense and defense as it enters Thursday’s third and final scrimmage of fall camp, the final tune-up before entering game week ahead of the season opener Sept. 5 against Southeast Missouri at Memorial Stadium.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:19:36 CDT

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How Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas ended up sitting in David Beaty’s seats at Allen Fieldhouse http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article31860135.html#storylink=rss David Beaty has been the Kansas football coach for close to eight months, but he’s already gaining some allies in high places. Even Kauffman Stadium.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:24:18 CDT

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Rape conviction of former Baylor player poses troubling questions for Art Briles, college football http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/blair-kerkhoff/article31770810.html#storylink=rss Two weeks before the college football season opens, one of the ugliest stories in the sport is unfolding in Waco, Texas. On Thursday, Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of second-degree sexual assault in an October 2013 attack on a Baylor soccer player. And a former coach said he “thoroughly apprised” Baylor coach Art Briles about Ukwuachu’s dismissal from Boise State.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:20:21 CDT

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Ask Kellis: K-State’s new football complex, Jesse Ertz, running back by committee and surprise players http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article31746198.html#storylink=rss Kansas State beat writer Kellis Robinett answers questions from readers in the return of K-State Q&A, including who will win the quarterback job?

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:33:56 CDT

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Safety Ian Simon thrilled to be back in mix for Missouri’s defense http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article31689695.html#storylink=rss Senior safety Ian Simon missed more than a week with a strained hamstring injury, but he participated in Thursday’s scrimmage and was thrilled to be back on the field.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:21:57 CDT

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Young Missouri receivers have another strong scrimmage http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article31666292.html#storylink=rss One of the central questions that swirled around the Missouri football team during the offseason was how its inexperienced group of wide receivers would fare. Through two scrimmages, the Tigers’ receiving corps is quieting those doubts.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:16:45 CDT

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Drew Lock, Missouri’s quarterbacks continue to impress http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article31676132.html#storylink=rss Missouri freshman Drew Lock and the rest of the Tigers’ quarterbacks put on another strong performance in the second scrimmage of fall camp.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:29:42 CDT

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Ke’aun Kinner is an unlikely find for KU at running back http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30936909.html#storylink=rss Sometimes, as Kansas running backs coach Reggie Mitchell puts it, you end up “buying a car that you’ve never driven or never seen.” In this instance, the car in question is junior running back Ke’aun Kinner, a junior college transfer who picked KU in December without even visiting the Jayhawks’ campus.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:33:46 CDT

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Ohio State ranked first in Football Writers’ Super 16 preseason poll http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30997281.html#storylink=rss Ohio State topped another preseason college football poll.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:55:48 CDT

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Mack Rhoades Q&A: Dissecting his first 100-plus days as Missouri’s athletic director http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30974874.html#storylink=rss New Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades talked one-on-one with The Star’s Tod Palmer about all aspects of the athletic department Wednesday as he settles into the Tigers’ top job.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:41:01 CDT

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Missouri hires new senior associate athletic director of strategic communications http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30873729.html#storylink=rss Missouri’s athletic department continues to evolve under new athletic director Mack Rhoades. The Tigers announced Wednesday that Ryan Bradley had been hired from Memphis as the department’s new senior associate athletic director of strategic communications.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:52:48 CDT

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Missouri expects to sell more than 45,000 football season tickets http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30821598.html#storylink=rss A university spokesman says Missouri anticipates it will sell more than 45,000 football season tickets for the second time in program history. The school record is 46,786 sold for the 2012 season.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:04:57 CDT

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Fox Sports picks Kansas State’s Will Geary as one of the top 25 ‘athletic freaks’ in college football http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30740052.html#storylink=rss Topeka native Will Geary has quickly made a name for himself at Kansas State. On Tuesday, national college football writer Bruce Feldman ranked him No. 24 on his annual list of the top 25 “athletic freaks” in college football.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:46:00 CDT

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Video: Missouri opens Monday’s practice with conga line http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30629313.html#storylink=rss Missouri started a new tradition with position-group pre-practice dances last season. That tradition continued Monday as the quarterbacks and special-teams group led a conga line before the Tigers stretched on the first day in full pads.

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:19:37 CDT

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Kansas football gets verbal commitment from three-star Houston linebacker Maciah Long http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30522726.html#storylink=rss Kansas football coach David Beaty landed one of his biggest recruiting coups to date on Saturday, picking up a commitment from three-star linebacker Maciah Long of Houston, who had offers from Arizona State, UCLA, Ohio State and Missouri, among others.

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Sat, 08 Aug 2015 20:22:39 CDT

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Camp preview: Missouri’s linebacking corps solidified by returning starters http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30476382.html#storylink=rss New Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom inherits a strong group of linebackers to anchor the middle of his defense. Senior Kentrell Brothers and junior Michael Scherer finished second and fourth, respectively, in the Southeastern Conference in tackles last season.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 22:35:16 CDT

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Camp preview: Depth, experience remain concerns on MU defensive line http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30474312.html#storylink=rss Defensive line play has been a strength, especially in recent years, for Missouri, but that position group is among the bigger question marks entering 2015.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 22:01:20 CDT

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Camp preview: Mizzou loaded with experience, talent at cornerback http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30471399.html#storylink=rss Missouri returns both of its starters at cornerback, senior captain Kenya Dennis and junior Aarion Penton, along with some quality depth. Cornerback is certainly a position of strength for the Tigers entering in 2015.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 21:17:56 CDT

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Musings on Missouri’s new football depth chart http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30449793.html#storylink=rss Missouri released a new depth chart Thursday as fall camp got underway. There were few surprises, but a few items of note, including a new starter at the ‘X’ receiver.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:45:29 CDT

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Missouri camp countdown: 15 defining moments of the Gary Pinkel era http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30400131.html#storylink=rss Not all of the pivotal moments of Gary Pinkel’s tenure at Missouri, which kicked off its 15th season Thursday as fall camp opened, occurred on the field. Here is a look at 15 defining moments of Pinkel’s time in Columbia.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:22:55 CDT

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Missouri camp countdown: 15 best defensive players of the Gary Pinkel era http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30273552.html#storylink=rss Missouri coach Gary Pinkel probably doesn’t get enough credit for the defenses he’s fielded during his tenure in Columbia. Who were the best of the bunch? Glad you asked, because we’re counting down the top 15 defensive players of the Pinkel era.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:02:42 CDT

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Camp preview: Missouri’s defense has talent, options at safety http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30244233.html#storylink=rss Senior Ian Simon is a returning starter and the leader of Missouri’s safeties group, but he’ll be pushed by Thomas Wilson. Meanwhile, senior Cortland Browning and sophomore Anthony Sherrils will vie for the other starting job in one of the camp’s more intriguing position battles.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:20:46 CDT

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Camp preview: Missouri’s offensive line seeks consistency http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article30086325.html#storylink=rss Consistency will be the key for the Missouri offensive line in 2015. The Tigers had some good moments up front last season, but also allowed too much pressure on quarterback Maty Mauk and committed too many penalties.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:55:23 CDT

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