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Terrible Week for the local Colleges

Yes, A win is a win. But I couldn’t help but notice that Missouri is still missing something. While most would think it is the lack of big men, I disagree. When I watched the Tigers beat Texas Tech 63-50 I noted the fact that they don’t have a defensive specialist. When I look for defensive specialists I want a small forward that can guard the power forwards and shooting guards. While Kim English is a good defender he can NOT stop Thomas Robinson. I predict Robinson to stamp himself as the player of the year in the two games against the Missouri Tigers.
Oklahoma Basketball. Really Oklahoma. Come on that’s embarrassing. Not once, but twice the Wildcats lost to Oklahoma. Along with that loss, they dropped out of the top 25. And then the Wild Cats lose to Iowa State. While this is not as bad of a lose, it puts the Cats at 4-5 in league conference. This terrible record slots them at tied for 5th with Oklahoma State.I am dumbfounded as to how the Cats are still expected to be in the tournament. Now add the blown lead to Iowa State last night, and really, this team is as puzzling as an unsolved rubik’s cube.
When the Jayhawks walked into to Hilton Coliseum, I expected them to be ready for the Cyclones. I expected a double-digit victory. Royce White and company showed that KU will have to be on their A game to win the Big 12. As I watched this game with Sam Young I couldn’t help myself from rooting for Iowa State. I tried not to but I just wanted all KU fans to be brought back down to earth.

National Signing Day

When I think about the efforts that Garry Pinkel has put into getting Dorial Green-Beckham it makes me laugh. Although most details have been in reports and may be stretching the truth, getting picked up in a helicopter is hilarious. The Missouri Tigers have gone beyond “all in”. They do not want DBG to be “the one that got away.”

DGB, The Freak, The Animal. Picture From: http://www.maxpreps.com/news/b_l_tIqZEd-lugAcxJTdpg/becoming-dorial-green-beckham.htm

While Kansas State may not make huge splashes with their signing, Coach Snyder always seems to get the perfect fits for his system. With a loaded team coming back I expect the Wild Cats to be a powerhouse in the Big 12 next year. While this incoming freshman class will see limited playing time at best, they will have the expectations to continue the winning. As I said earlier Coach Snyder always finds the diamond in the rough. The Cats have numerous JUCO signings that will look to step in immediately.

This offseason has been extremely different for the Kansas Jayhawks. First they sign a big name coach in Charlie Weis. Next the transfers begin to come pouring in. Then Coach Weis gets his staff set with years of professional experience. The excitement is high, so I caution the arrogant KU fans. You’re still going to be watching Kansas Football! Don’t fool yourself. Although the future is bright, it will take time. With JUCO recruits flowing in, the team will be much improved from last year. It will be interesting to see how many of Charlie Weis’ recruits play next year. I am excited to watch the SLIGHT buzz that is Kansas Football.
KU MU Future
Although I have always been an outsider when it comes to this rigorous rivalry, I have experienced the excitement. When I hear my friends debate which team is better, I often have to be the mediator. I have no bias toward either team. I am a Gator at heart. Yet, I will desperately miss the excitement that comes with the Border War. After this season, there will be no more Border War. What the fans have to hope for is a game at the Sprint Center. There is no other way these teams will play. And with the recent “We are Mizzou” and “We are KU” who wouldn’t want another showdown between these two teams?


Spencer Montgomery

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