Josh Rivas, a former Hutchinson football standout and current Kansas State offensive lineman, has shed more than 50 pounds since he got to Manhattan. Now he is fighting for a starting spot for the Wildcats.
Art Briles, the former Baylor coach who was ousted alongside Ian McCaw and Ken Starr during a sexual assault scandal at the college, has been hired by Guelfi Firenze American football team in Florence, Italy.
The Big 12 once had the most uncertain future of the major conferences. But the league is on sound financial footing and even brags about its schedule structure. Winning more national championships is now the objective.
Ben Powers is a senior offensive lineman at Oklahoma and one of the best players in the Big 12. But he was unheralded as a high school senior living in Wichita. He went to Butler Community College and took the hard road to stardom.
College football coaches are going to have more roster flexibility this season. Instead of deciding which players to redshirt in August, they can now wait. New rules will allow any player to appear in as many as four games and still redshirt.
Former Kansas and NBA basketball star Paul Pierce has been announced as one of the 13 inductees to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame's 2018 class. Others include former MLB first baseman Adam Laroche and Larry Drew, former Wyandotte, Missouri and NBA coach.
The College Football Hall of Fame ballot with 76 names was released Monday, and includes such former Big 12 quarterback standouts as Kansas State's Michael Bishop, Nebraska's Eric Crouch and Texas' Vince Young.
The Big 12 will distribute about $36.5 million per school, the 12th consecutive year of revenue increases. The figure does not include third tier rights like the Jayhawk Network or Longhorn Network, which those schools negotiate separately.
During a radio interview, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos hinted that he'd like to see games against most of the Cornhuskers' old Big Eight foes, including Kansas, K-State and Iowa State in the Big 12, Missouri in the SEC and Colorado in the Pac-12.
Baker Mayfield appears be the Cleveland Browns' choice to be the top pick in Thursday's NFL Draft. On Wednesday, he tweeted a photo in which he recreated Brett Favre's infamous draft-day photo when he was wearing jorts.
Tre Mann, a 6-foot-4 senior point guard from Village Charter High School in The Villages, Fla., will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas on September 21-23, he told Rivals.com on Monday. He is ranked No. 30 in the class of 2019.
Kansas Jayhawks athletic director Jeff Long made his first KU coaching hire on Monday, announcing that Jennifer McFalls will lead the softball program. McFalls served as an assistant coach with the Texas Longhorns the last eight seasons.
This week’s Kansas Jayhawks’ Q&A features questions about the basketball team’s nonconference schedule, the football team’s quarterbacks and the KU athletic department’s negotiations with Adidas during the FBI’s college hoops investigation.
Louisville running back Harry Trotter has decided to transfer to Kansas State and finish his college football career with the Wildcats. Trotter grew up in Atchison and player one season at Fort Scott Community College.