1. via @mellinger - remember college sports are all about education.

"Earlier this year, you may have known, KU’s Student Senate voted to remove a student fee that provided about $1.1 million to the athletic department. The chancellor later overruled the decision, but compromised with a plan that will cut the subsidy to the athletic department by $350,000.

The athletic department’s response is to cut out 120 of the best student seats in Allen Fieldhouse, replacing them with donor$. Sure looks like revenge, right?

“It’s not revenge,” KU associate AD Jim Marchiony said. “It’s trying to make up lost revenue.”

If you’re going to defend the indefensible, that’s probably as good as anything else, but Marchiony is essentially playing the role of principal Richard Vernon here”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/dont-kill-the-mellinger/article507357/KU-students-messed-with-the-bull-got-the-horns-and-shame-on-the-bull.html#storylink=cpy

    via @mellinger - remember college sports are all about education.

    "Earlier this year, you may have known, KU’s Student Senate voted to remove a student fee that provided about $1.1 million to the athletic department. The chancellor later overruled the decision, but compromised with a plan that will cut the subsidy to the athletic department by $350,000.

    The athletic department’s response is to cut out 120 of the best student seats in Allen Fieldhouse, replacing them with donor$. Sure looks like revenge, right?

    “It’s not revenge,” KU associate AD Jim Marchiony said. “It’s trying to make up lost revenue.”

    If you’re going to defend the indefensible, that’s probably as good as anything else, but Marchiony is essentially playing the role of principal Richard Vernon here”

    Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/dont-kill-the-mellinger/article507357/KU-students-messed-with-the-bull-got-the-horns-and-shame-on-the-bull.html#storylink=cpy

  2. I’d like to thank @david_j_roth for giving me another excuse to use the Ostertag tag. http://www.sbnation.com/2014/6/3/5773866/greg-ostertag-twitter-nba-centers-olden-polnyce

"The ultimate in artifice-free Retired NBA Center Twitter, though — the king in exile, the flat-topped monarch of butt tweets and all-caps typos — is Greg Ostertag. The former Utah Jazz galoot appears to have retired from Twitter, although a look at the now-dormant @GregOstertag00 suggests that he also might have just forgotten his password or accidentally swallowed his phone."

    I’d like to thank @david_j_roth for giving me another excuse to use the Ostertag tag. http://www.sbnation.com/2014/6/3/5773866/greg-ostertag-twitter-nba-centers-olden-polnyce

    "The ultimate in artifice-free Retired NBA Center Twitter, though — the king in exile, the flat-topped monarch of butt tweets and all-caps typos — is Greg Ostertag. The former Utah Jazz galoot appears to have retired from Twitter, although a look at the now-dormant @GregOstertag00 suggests that he also might have just forgotten his password or accidentally swallowed his phone."

  3. I recently got a copy of Wooden: A Coach’s Life by @SethDavisHoops, and am enjoying reading about John Wooden as a young man.

    As a Kansas alum, I was surprised to find this anecdote about Wooden and some friends leaving Indiana in 1928 to look for summer work:

    "Eventually, they made it to Lawrence, Kansas, where John asked the University of Kansas’ forty-one-year-old coach Phog Allen, for help finding work. Allen got Wooden’s crew a job pouring concrete for the new football stadium. The coach had ulterior motives. Allen knew full well about Wooden’s basketball exploits, and he tried to convince him to move to Lawrence and eventually play for Kansas. Wooden declined and headed back to Martinsville."

    Fascinating for several reasons. First, the setup for the story is that Wooden left town because he was angry that his girlfriend (and eventually wife) Nellie was dating another boy. We have to assume that his desire to go home and win her back played a part in him turning down Phog Allen. How close did John Wooden come to being a Jayhawk? We’ll never know.

    Second, the Jayhawk football team still plays in Memorial Stadium. So John Wooden - in my mind the greatest college basketball coach to ever live - helped build the stadium Kansas fans still sit in today.

    Third, how amazing is it that in 1928, the way to a prized recruit’s heart was to get him a back-breaking job pouring concrete? Can you imagine?

    I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book. I’m hoping to get Seth on the phone in a couple of weeks to talk more about this phenomenal story.

  4. jayhawkarchive:

The 1910 men’s basketball team.


Dem ears, tho.

    jayhawkarchive:

    The 1910 men’s basketball team.

    Dem ears, tho.
  5. Bud Stallworth

  6. sirrealistdj:

We like #sports we don’t care who knows! #basketball #baseball #football #soccer #quidditch #golf #hockey #snl #nailedit #hashtag

    sirrealistdj:

    We like #sports we don’t care who knows! #basketball #baseball #football #soccer #quidditch #golf #hockey #snl #nailedit #hashtag

  7. "Dear Kansas fans: Do not start freaking out just yet.

I know what happened on Saturday. I saw Colorado’s Askia Booker hit that buzzer-beating, euro-stepping three to beat the No. 6 Jayhawks, 75-72. I saw the bench mob him at half court and Jimmy Dykes ask him questions on ESPN in the postgame that made little-to-no sense. I watched it all happen.

And I’m still telling you that Saturday was a good thing for your team.

Because Andrew Wiggins finally started to look like the Andrew Wiggins that we’ve been telling you all about.”

    "Dear Kansas fans: Do not start freaking out just yet.

    I know what happened on Saturday. I saw Colorado’s Askia Booker hit that buzzer-beating, euro-stepping three to beat the No. 6 Jayhawks, 75-72. I saw the bench mob him at half court and Jimmy Dykes ask him questions on ESPN in the postgame that made little-to-no sense. I watched it all happen.

    And I’m still telling you that Saturday was a good thing for your team.

    Because Andrew Wiggins finally started to look like the Andrew Wiggins that we’ve been telling you all about.”

  8. Team F.O.E. Turkey Day


    12 hours ago
    #teamfoe giving back is a must.. Great feeling!

  9. Kansas Jayhawks Scholarship Chart
November 10, 2013 By @RockChalkBlog 1 Comment

    Kansas Jayhawks Scholarship Chart
    November 10, 2013 By @RockChalkBlog 1 Comment

  10. Kansas and Virginia both playing big early-season games today. Can’t take any chances with the lucky shirts. Plus, it’s cold.

    Kansas and Virginia both playing big early-season games today. Can’t take any chances with the lucky shirts. Plus, it’s cold.