Mark Mangino is out at Kansas.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
We're about a week into the season for college hoops, we've already had a dramatic last-second win and, after last night, a scare for the consensus No.
The football and basketball teams at KU like to fight apparently, as the second altercation between the two teams in as many days has brought former players on both sides to comment that fisticuffs between the two prominent programs is nothing new.
Earlier this week, former Kansas stars Darrell Arthur and Mario "Super Nintendo" Chalmers were<a href="http://http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jpXbSDMJi_oIFTw6f-hQ1Bq8v0mAD9342D6O0" target="_blank"> kicked out of the NBA's rookie camp and fined $20,000 apiece</a>.
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino has been the (ahem) butt of lighthearted t-shirts in Lawrence that broadcast such slogans as "Our Coach Beat Anorexia" and "Our Coach Is Phat.
I'm not quite sure why "One Shining Moment" is such a big fucking deal every year.
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaake ouuuuuuuuuuuuut" title="Maaaaaaaaaaaaaake ouuuuuuuuuuuuut" class="alignright size-full wp-image-41" />As a blogger, I take a lot of pride in being able to sum things up neatly and quickly.
As a non-fan with no particular rooting interests, I couldn't have really asked for much more out of the <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/recap;_ylt=AmfdBZQBrT14jkpHCadpsuo5nYcB?gid=200804070349" target="_blank">Jayhawks' overtime win</a>.
Prior to the NCAA tournament, conventional wisdom held that Memphis and Kansas were the two #1 seeds least likely to make the Finals: the Tigers had attained its gaudy regular-season record via a weak schedule, and Jayhawks coach Bill Self had famously never reached the Final Four.
For the first time since the NCAA tournament began seeding teams, all four #1 seeds have advanced to the Final Four, which means that your secretary is now winning your office pool.
We're at halftime in the last of the Elite Eight contests and three of the #1 seeds have advanced to San Antonio.
Kansas opened up its playbook on offense and took advantage of three costly Virginia Tech turnovers to <a href="http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=280030259" target="_blank">defeat the favored Hokies 24-21</a> in the Orange Bowl.
<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/7461030" title="FOX Sports" target="_blank">Oklahoma lost to the Texas Tech Red Raiders yesterday 34-27</a> thus ending hope the Sooners had of winning the national championship.
<a href="http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20071103_NE@KS" title="CBS Sportsline" target="_blank">Kansas defeated Nebraska this afternoon 76-39</a>.
So, everybody knows about Kansas State's tradition of <a href="http://lioninoil.blogspot.com/2007/02/chicken-toss-contraband.html" target="_blank">throwing live chickens on the court</a> when they play, Kansas, right.