Defenseless in Kansas City

Romeo Crennel and Stanford Routt stood at Routt’s locker on Sunday afternoon and talked to each other about what they had witnessed the previous three hours. Both had to feel helpless. Routt will likely get lumped in as part of the problem for Kansas City’s softer-than-marshmallow secondary and the 40-24...

Kansas football lacks the cast for Charlie Weis’ script

With about six minutes left and Kansas ahead eight on Saturday afternoon, Charlie Weis laid out the possible scenarios for his offense and what KU’s stategy would be. Weis said that if KU’s defense held, the Jayhawks would run the clock out. If Rice tied the game, KU was...

Kansas basketball sneak peak, Part 2

Bill Self has always preferred to play a seven- or eight-man rotation. He might have a ninth or 10th guy who plays spot minutes here and there, but by March, Self likes a smaller set rotation. This season could be Self’s greatest challenge at finding eight players he sticks...

Sneak peak at KU’s starters

The KU athletic department is going to have to invest in a few more chairs this year for the Kansas bench. Bill Self has 18 players on the roster this season and Saturday I got a cool sneak peak at the 2012-13 Jayhawks during a practice and scrimmage that...

Some blog news and a career move

One of my favorite moments from the NCAA tournament came shortly after Kansas beat North Carolina. The Jayhawks lined up to cut down the nets. Players, coaches, administrators and their families huddled inside the 3-point line. The media surrounded the perimeter, anxiously waiting like kids in an autograph line....

Tyshawn Taylor can make it in today’s NBA

I did not write a post on how Tyshawn Taylor would translate as a pro before the draft (here’s my Thomas Robinson piece in case you missed it), because writing about Taylor is like a dad telling his son’s coach his boy should get more PT. I have been...

What to expect of Thomas Robinson in the NBA

Thomas Robinson will see a year’s worth of work turn into a big pay check tonight, and it really is remarkable when you take a step back and look at where Robinson was a year ago. Everyone knows about the personal loss Robinson endured, and that alone makes for...

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s big man conundrum

Oklahoma City has a chance to join the Jordan-led Bulls as the only team to win the NBA title in the last 40 years without a back-to-the-basket big man*.Miamicould also make that claim as Chris Bosh is capable of scoring from the post but is more the millennial big...

Dayne Crist: something to be excited about

Dayne Crist threw an incompletion on Saturday that probably made me more excited about KU football than I’ve been since 2008. That says a lot about how crappy the last few years of KU football have been. A freaking incompletion during a spring game can get me excited. But...

Time to witness a defense no longer defenseless

We’re going to get a few hours filled with hope on Saturday when most get their first official look at the start of the Charlie Weis era during the spring game. Offense is what Weis brings – and what we’ll be enthusiastically watching — but the defense is what...