Mark Mangino liked Huldon Tharp so much as a true freshman that he played the Mulvane High grad in every game in 2009. Sadly, for Head Coach Turner Gill, Tharp was not an option in 2010. The good news is he will be available when the Jayhawks take on McNeese State in two weeks.
For the first time in a long time, Head Coach Ray Bechard will be armed with a full roster of leadership this season. The Kansas volleyball team returns five members from it's starting rotation a season ago, including a talented crop of ten returning sophomores and a roster that just might sneak up on the rest of the Big 12 competition.
He was billed as the successor to the greatest quarterback in Kansas Football history. In 2009, as Todd Reesing was overtaking every passing record in the book, Freshman Kale Pick was buying his time until the day the Kansas offense would be his responsibility. A year later, Pick received that chance, only to learn his role as a Jayhawk would direct him in a different offensive path.
James Sims is back for his sophomore campaign after leading the Jayhawks in rushing as a freshman. But he's got some company in the backfield.
On Tuesday, head Coach Turner Gill discussed a few of his 2nd year expectations at the Jayhawks annual media day event.
A year ago, it was Kale Pick's job to lose -- and he did.
Scott Russell is back making a name for himself in the world of track and field.