At Kansas, basketball can’t come soon enough
October 25, 2017 9:02 AM
by Mark Mayer
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The ESPN elite have gone to town this week making fun of the Kansas University football program, but our guys in the Dirty Dozen desert (me, myself and I), have been doing it for years.
The latest reason to wish for basketball at Rock Chalk U, came at the expense of unbeaten TCU which cruised 43-0. So bad was the beating that there was a running clock with 12:49 left in the fourth quarter so they could get the game in before storms arrived.
Bettors appreciated the gesture since games must go at least 55 minutes for payments to go out. Otherwise the outcome goes down as a no-contest and you merely get your money back.
As for the Kansas boosters, be thankful the game was in Fort Worth. TCU held the Jayhawks to 21 yards of total offense – lowest for any Division I school this century. Worse yet, this was the Jayhawks’ 44th straight road defeat, tying the FBS record set by Western (Colo.) State from 1926-36.
And the biggest putdown of all -- it was reported that quarterback prospect Clayton Tune changed his mind during the game about attending Kansas. Who could blame him? Kansas is 3-28 straight up since the start of 2015. We can’t figure out how UNLV could leave KU off its radar screen.
Meanwhile the KU basketball team has won 13 straight Big 12 titles. And to think the legendary Gale Sayers went to Kansas. Amazing.