(0:00-15:28) Opening RCST discussing KU Basketball and Big 12 men's basketball media day (15:29-34:13) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (34:14-45:03) Talking about David McCormack and the KU center position (45:04-54:08) Hypothetical of the Week (54:09-End) More Big 12 media day and KU Basketball talk (stock up on KJ Adams, DaJuan Harris and Christian Braun)
When it comes to conference play, Kansas State, Missouri and Kansas are on the bottom — KSU and KU in the Big 12, MU in the SEC. Maybe that changes this weekend as Wildcats, Tigers and Jayhawks play at home? All three are underdogs: Mizzou against Texas A&M (-9), Kansas State versus Iowa State (-6) and KU against Texas Tech (-16). But all have reason to feel positive about this weekend, too. We discuss the games with beat writers Kellis Robinett, Lila Bromberg and Jesse Newell on today's episode of our daily SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: Farmageddon game between Kansas State-Iowa State continues to grow as a rivalry Missouri Tigers football vs. Texas A&M: FIve things to know, betting line, TV Kansas Jayhawks football vs. Texas Tech: FIve things to know, betting line, TV Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The losing trends on the gridiron continue at Missouri, Kansas State and Kansas. Conference play hasn't been good for any of them. The Wildcats gave great effort in falling to Oklahoma. The same cannot be said for Mizzou against Tennessee and KU against Iowa State. College beat writers Lila Bromberg, Kellis Robinett, Jesse Newell and Gary Bedore break down the teams they cover —all three are 0-2 in conference play — as the midway point of the season approaches. With basketball around the corner, the Jayhawks held their annual Late Night scrimmage last week. We hear why the top performer of the night wasn't part of the action. Story links: “Kind of like fall camp again:” Eli Drinkwitz explains Missouri Tigers football changes Here's what stood out about Jayhawks basketball roster from Late Night These issues have Chris Klieman's attention as K-State works to improve shaky defense Watch this KU student sink a three-pointer to win $5,000 from Bill Self Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kansas State, Missouri and Kansas went on the road last weekend seeking football victories. Each came away empty-handed. The Wildcats and Tigers return home Saturday, but the challenges only increase. The Wildcats take on sixth-ranked Oklahoma in search of a third straight victory over the Sooners. K-State's chances may rest on who starts at quarterback. Could Fort Osage product Skylar Thompson make his return? Kellis Robinett breaks down the matchup. Kansas, which visits Iowa State, has been solid in the first half of games but unable to close them out. Jesse Newell explains why, and Gary Bedore talks some KU hoops — including Late Night at the Phog, which takes place Friday. Lila Bromberg discusses what Missouri needs to do get back on the winning track against Tennessee. The Tigers dropped a heartbreaker in overtime at Boston College, and the defense remained leaky. Story links: Why Kansas State has played its best football under Chris Klieman against Oklahoma Former Mizzou quarterback Shawn Robinson is making an impact at safety KU football has an encouraging sign that's also led to a glaring weakness Is Bill Self ready for start of KU season? “I don't know it all fits yet” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(0:00-18:26) Opening RCST talking about KU and the IARP (18:27-35:31) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star talks KU Football and Basketball (35:32-48:49) History of 1-2 teams (or similar) making it to and/or winning the Super Bowl (48:50-End) Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star talks Chiefs
Major college football teams from around the area hit the road this weekend with statement opportunities on the line, and we have the beat-writer breakdowns for Kansas State, Missouri and Kansas in this episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star's daily podcast. K-State visits Oklahoma State in a battle of teams currently ranked in the coaches' poll. Missouri travels to Boston College and looks for its first victory over a Power Five program this season. Kansas is at Duke in a clash between schools better known as basketball bluebloods. Kellis Robinett, Lila Bromberg and Jesse Newell provide the insight for this weekend's action. Story links: How Chirs Klieman is preparing K-State for loud road games after quiet COVID season “A tremendous challenge:” Missouri Tigers' run defense will be put to test at BC Why Lance Leipold left “highly disappointed” after loss to Baylor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(0:00-15:50) Opening RCST talking about KU Basketball's over/under win total (15:51-29:42) Derek's Deep Deliberations - KU Football (29:43-45:54) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (45:55-49:44) KU Basketball scrimmaging Tulsa (49:45-End) KU ends boot camp
(0:00-18:38) Opening RCST discussing KU Football and their past perils with Baylor (18:39-35:31) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (35:32-48:46) Voice of the Baylor Bears John Morris (48:47-End) KU Basketball talk: can Ochai hit the next level?
(0:00-18:03) Opening RCST discussing Big 12 expansion with Cincinnati looking to enter the league (18:04-33:29) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star hops on RCST to talk KU Football (33:20-End) David Lesky of Inside the Crown talks Royals
Major college football in Kansas is undefeated after one week. Kansas State was an impressive 24-7 winner over Stanford and Kansas won its first game since 2019 by defeating South Dakota 17-14. On today's episode of The Star's daily podcast, SportsBeat KC, beat writers Jesse Newell and Kellis Robinett break down the games and discuss whether those outcomes change their perspective about the season. Also, since we're talking Big 12, realignment is always a topic. How might a new 12-team Big 12 shape up? Story links: Here's what KU coach Lance Leipold was most pleased about in KU victory Why K-State Coach Chris Klieman will never overlook an FCS opponent like Southern Illinois Predicting what's next for the Big 12 and expansion targets Houston, BYU, Central Florida and Cincinnati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(0:00-14:02) Opening RCST discussing Royals and KU Football (14:03-29:52) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (29:53-39:07) KU Football CB Preview (39:08-End) Joshua Brisco of Almost Entirely Sports on 810, Arrowhead Report on SI Now and Time's Ours on The Athletic
A new era begins for Kansas Jayhawks football, and maybe it's time to see signs of progress. New coach Lance Leipold got a late start on the job when he was hired in April, and as of midday Wednesday he still hadn't named a starting quarterback for Friday's opener against South Dakota. But there is nowhere to go but up for a program that went winless in nine games last season and hasn't won more than three games in a season since 2009. KC Star beat writer Jesse Newell offers analysis on the Jayhawks, and after a break we'll hear directly from Leipold, who met with reporters earlier in the week. Story links: This KC-area standout is expected to start - at a new position for KU KU game-by-game picks and bold predictions for 2021 season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(0:00-26:24) Opening RCST discussing the KU wide receiver room (26:25-50:12) Scott Chasen of 247 Sports & Phog.net talks KU Football (50:13-1:00:00) Top 10 Best Challenges (1:00:01-1:19:35) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (1:19:36-End) Further previewing KU's WR room
(0:00-15:06) Opening RCST talking about Daniel Lynch and the Royals future as well as the Big 12's COVID-policy (15:07-18:10) Steve Cohen's tweet (18:11-34:59) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (35:00-49:53) LHS Football preview with Matt Llewellyn and head coach Clint Bowen (49:54-End) Further previewing LHS with Bethany Bowman of Sports in Kansas
Kansas State and Kansas are preparing for football season, which kicks off in two weeks, and it's never not basketball season at KU. But any discussion involving athletics at those schools starts with conference realignment. Among the latest news: Officials from the Big Ten, ACC and Pac-12 meeting last week without the Big 12. Not good news for schools in this part of the country. On today's SportsBeat KC, Kellis Robinett, who covers Kansas State and KU beat writers Gary Bedore and Jesse Newell offer up the latest on conference musical chairs as it involves the Big 12. There's also some football and basketball to discuss. Story links: Big 12 faces difficult realignment questions as ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 talk alliance Joe Ervin once again shining for Kansas State after opt out season “He's a generational-type athlete:” This KU Jayhawk - in a new role - is an early standout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Screen the Screener College Basketball Podcast 2021-2022 Team Preview SeriesHost: Mike Randle (@RandleRant)Guest: Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) of Kansas City StarGUEST DISCUSSIONOn this edition of the Screen the Screener Team Preview Series, Mike talks with Jesse Newell about Bill Self's massive reload for the Jayhawks. They discuss transfers Remy Martin, Jalen Coleman-Lands, Joseph Yesufu, and Cam Martin, as well as the top recruiting class in the Big-12. Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk. SHOW NOTESEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @StheSPodcastYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0r14k3YJBdOaT9Lz6RJTE
Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star joins Josh Neighbors to discuss the latest on KU and conference realignment. Then the guys discuss KU football camp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dave Schultz and Stephen Root talk to REO Speedwagon bassist Bruce Hall, Steve Kettmann talks about his book on Pedro Gomez, Ryan Ballengee talk British Open, Jesse Newell talks about a troubling story coming out of the University of Kansas, and Terry Cashman talks about the 40th anniversary of the song "Talkin' Baseball"! Also looking ahead to the NBA Finals and SEC Media Days! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/david-schultz/support
(0:00-16:34) Opening RCST discussing Travis Kelce's last name and the MLB All-Star game (16:35-35:41) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star talks KU Football and a little KU Basketball (35:42-47:07) Stephen Wiseman of the Herald Sun & News Observer previews KU's third non-conference opponent, Duke (47:08-56:08) The Open golf picks (56:09-End) David Lesky of Inside the Crown talks Royals (draft, 2nd half) and more baseball talk
July 14, 2021 Steven and Nate talk Kansas Football with Jesse Newell from The Kansas City Star. Jesse discusses his most recent article about KU. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tuesday's final hour of 3 Man Front starts with Jesse Newell jumping on the show to discuss his recent piece about the Kansas athletics program, Les Miles, and coverups. 19:10 - Pat Smith drops some thought provoking questions in #PatPonders. 37:51 - It's sad that french fries make an appearance in the Worst Thing I've Seen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On his explosive Sunday piece exposing a football scandal at KU; on calling people who r-e-a-l-l-y don't want to hear from you; on covering year after year of brutally bad football.
(0:00-21:47) Opening RCST discussing the KC Star story by Jesse Newell about some KU Football players (21:48-27:42) Lance Leipold's biggest task is fixing KU Football's culture (27:43-42:42) New segment: Case of the Mondays (42:43-54:59) Max Olson of The Athletic talks KU Football and his over/under achievers article (55:00-End) Voice of South Dakota Coyotes, John Thayer, helps preview KU Football's first opponent
7-12-21 The Zone talks to ESPN's Myron Medcalf on NBA and the upcoming College Basketball season, plus Jason and Cory discuss Jesse Newell's sotry of Caperton Himphrey being tried buy off from allegations against the program. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Le Batard and the crew talk Italy/England with Roger Bennett and Jesse Newell joins us to discuss his reporting on the Kansas football team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Kansas Jayhawks didn't add a new player to their basketball roster over the past week, they simply kept the ones who were eligible to return. And those players could push KU to a preseason No. 1 ranking. The latest to withdraw their names from the NBA Draft consideration are Ochai Agbaji and Arizona State transfer Remy Martin. Late last week, Jalen Wilson made the same decision. The conclusion: KU will be loaded for 2021-22. On today's episide of SportsBeat KC, The Star's daily sports podcast, beat writers Jesse Newell and Gary Bedore discuss recent news and what it means for the Jayhawks and coach Bill Self. Story links: Remy Martin's dad says it's disappointing NBA didn't invite son to G League camp Marcus Garrett likes KU's chances in 2021-22: “Best team in the country now.” Ochai Agbaji withdraws from NBA Draft and will return to KU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7-6-21 The Program opens the final hour of the show with all the things you need to know, are joined by Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star, and to give you “the kicker” on the way out the door. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
(0:00-20:49) Opening RCST discussing Larry Brown, Marcus Carr and David McCormack (20:50-39:14) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (39:15-58:53) NFL Whiparound: If/Then, Are They Good, Better Than Kirk Cousins, Who's Older, Where They At? (58:54-End) Game: Euro 2020 soccer player or Tour de France cyclist
(0:00-19:14) Opening RCST talking about Joe Yesufu and Remy Martin (19:15-28:57) Aliens and also Gerrit Cole (28:58-46:17) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star talks aliens and KU Basketball (46:18-1:16:25) NFL Whiparound (1:16:26-End) More on College Football Playoff Expansion
The Kansas City area has a pair of highly ranked basketball prospects in the Class of 2022, and Bishop Miege's Mark Mitchell is ranked in the Rivals.com top 10, and Blue Valley's Aiden Shaw is in the top 60. Both have Kansas and Missouri listed for visits, and Mitchell appears to be headed to Sunrise Christian Academy next season. Will Shaw also head to a prep school? Gary Bedore brings us up to date on the recruiting front, and Jesse Newell has some news about the latest additions to the KU football team — all from one school. After a break, Kellis Robinett talks Kansas State and the predicament of Kelly Stewart, the K-State grad who has made for herself as an oddsmaker in Las Vegas. Her contract with ESPN was recently pulled. Robinett has the latest. Story links: DiRenna Award winner Mark Mitchell to leave Bishop Miege for Sunrise Christian Jayhawks football lands three more transfers from Buffalo ESPN fires former K-State student Kelly Stewart as betting analyst for deleted tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Memorial Day weekend was unexpectedly busy for the Kansas Jayhawk Football program. Andy is joined by Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star to talk about all the transfers, what they mean for next season, and whether any of this should change expectations for the future of the program. Topics Include: Biggest impact player from the Buffalo transfers Any worries about taking so many transfers? Does this change the outlook for a Kansas Football rebuild? Biggest defensive impact: Zion DeBose or Eddie Wilson? How important will the Rich Miller addition to the LB room be? Expectations How is this hire different than other recent ones? What should the target be for Kansas to be competitive again? Addition of Scott Aligo Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyMitts12 Follow Jesse on Twitter: @jessenewell We want your input on the podcast. If you have something you would like to talk about on the podcast, or any suggestions for people that we should try to talk to, let us know by emailing us at email@example.com or on twitter @RockChalkPod. Want to support the podcast? You can become a Sponsor with a monthly contribution here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rock-chalk-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rock-chalk-podcast/support
(0:00-23:29) Opening RCST with a tribute to Larry Keating and Monte Johnson, then some talk about how much being an old team will matter for Bill Self/KU (23:30-40:32) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (40:33-1:05:20) NFL Whiparound (1:05:21-End) Game: Indy 500 driver or...
College sports stands at the doorstep of one of the biggest changes in its history. Soon, athletes will be able to cash in on their name, image and likeness. The roll out for this change is messy. The NCAA has wanted Congress to pass legislation. But states are taking the initiative and five that have passed laws could enter this new world on July 1. Recruiting is a big concern, if some states get the jump on the new rule. But eventually, at every school athletes will be able to earn money for endorsements, autograph sessions, camps and other sources that had not been available. On today’s SportsBeat KC, beat writer Jesse Newell and columnist Vahe Gregorian talk about name image and likeness. How did we get here and how will college sports be impacted? Story links: Why KU, K-State are worried about falling behind Mizzou (and others) and others in sports recruiting. https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article251571963.html How a former Shawnee Mission West linebacker is changing the college sports landscape https://www.kansas.com/sports/article251483608.html?bm-verify=AAQAAAAD_____6Ut1d4oEjyzsJluVqGOH585QM4PjnZjG4dxuYVnv4GQL3Ldlle_db0IokqT_--bm2ZEQ4cY6LZlwanEKzN6a1RnBZWMNc-iXw9lJkGd6DUt6HfFjKR7k2K2Y1Ga6414tDtI4I5yddodmS_phEiKewL1trNX2PL_F64k9kaeMlVLaFI7wbgRF6XHMwrV4G1owEKMbwoyWQetkR_pgrS0tQY41UbfrH8DYx8VMkx0rnAx9UAks2CO7osPl9H14oDH6H1IqBGm7Q ESPN: Everything you need to know about NCAA’s NIL debate https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/31086019/everything-need-know-ncaa-nil-debate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5-20-21 The Program opens the show talking a little Lakers/Warriors and the antimony of what makes a great shot. The Program also talks about the Royals as they win two straight and whether this is just baseball? The Program is also joined by Jesse Newell, KU beat writer from the Kansas City Star, to talk about the changing landscape with the KU basketball team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’re deep into spring sports season and it’s … basketball recruiting season? Yes, with the transfer portal spinning, players continue to find new homes and Kansas landed a pair of high scoring transfers this week. Jalen Coleman-Lands averaged 14 points for Iowa State last season. Remy Martin led the Pac-12 in scoring, averaging 19 points for Arizona State. Both have committed to KU for their final. year of eligibility. There is some roster math to work out and beat writer Jesse Newell breaks it down with host Blair Kerkhoff on SportsBeat KC, The Star’s daily sports podcast. Also on today’s show: With Paul Pierce now in the Naismith Hall of Fame, who will be the next coach or player with KU ties to enter the Hall, and how is new football coach Lance Liepold’s staff coming along? Story links: KU Jayhawks get another commitment, this time from former Iowa State guard Will Remy Martin make the NBA wait a year? That’s what it will take to play point at Kansas New KU football coach Lance Liepold announces new staff. Here’s who will be retained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(0:00-21:34) Opening RCST talking about KU landing another transfer (21:35-29:36) More on KU landing Jalen Coleman-Lands (29:37-46:15) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (46:16-1:06:55) NFL Whiparound (1:06:56-End) PGA Championship betting preview
(0:00-17:38) Opening RCST discussing College Basketball recruiting news (17:39-27:36) Talking about KU Football losing another Defensive lineman to transfer (27:37-44:03) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star (44:04-1:06:33) #RCSTrivia: East Final (1:06:34-End) NFL Whiparound
Kansas has a new football coach. Again. Lance Leipold faces the considerable challenge of turning around a program coming off a winless season that hasn’t won more than three games in any year since 2009. Leipold comes from the University of Buffalo, where he took the program to three straight bowl games. Before that, he won six NCAA Division III championships at Wisconsin-Whitewater. Beat writer Jesse Newell breaks down the hire and details the task Leipold faces in this episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star’s daily sports podcast. After a break, you’ll hear from Chiefs general manager Brett Veach, who met with the media late Thursday night after the first round of the NFL Draft. The Chiefs had traded their first-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for tackle Orlando Brown, so for Veach and the Chiefs, the draft really begins Friday night. The Chiefs have two picks in the second round. Story links: KU hires Lance Leipold as football coach. Here’s what he did at Buffalo Chiefs focus on NFL Draft Round 2 with two picks and “maximum flexibility” Here are five players the Chiefs could take in Round 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(0:00-27:34) Opening RCST talking about a College Basketball Super League (27:34-47:35) Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star talks Super League and KU Football coaching search (47:36-End) #RCSTrivia continues with 4 more first round matchups
Josh Neighbors is joined by Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star to talk all thing Kansas Football. The guys discuss whether or not KU should hire a football coach for the upcoming 2021 season. They debate the merits of KU running the triple option and more! sponsors: Builtbar.com & Betonline.ag Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Kansas basketball roster could be in extreme makeover mode. With NBA Draft declarations and the transfer portal, the churn continues. On today’s SportsBeat KC, beat writers Gary Bedore and Jesse Newell tell us where things stand with Kansas and that includes on the coaching staff after assistant Jerrance Howard left for Texas.. Also, the first big task for new athletic director Travis Goff is evaluating the football program and making a call on the coach. Story links: Kansas’ Jalen Wilson declares for 2021 NBA Draft. He could still return to school Transfer portal makes recruiting resemble the “Wild, Wild, West,” Bill Self says Goff walks into challenges at KU but could be the “perfect guy to tie it all together” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How long will Bill Self coach the Jayhawks? After Friday he has a lifetime remaining. Self has a new deal with some interesting provisions when it comes to the program’s looming NCAA response to allegations of violations. Also, who has entered and emerged from the transfer portal lately? KU, K-State and Missouri are all deeply involved in roster reshaping. Plus, there’s an NCAA championship game tonight between Gonzaga the Baylor, the nation’s top teams. Beat writers Jesse Newell and Kellis Robinett join host Blair Kerkhoff to discuss the latest college basketball developments on SportsBeat KC. Story links: Contract says KU can’t fire Self for cause because of NCAA’s current infractions case KU offers basketball scholarship to former Creighton forward Christian Bishop Sun Belt transfer Markquis Nowell brings new mentality to K-State backcourt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In another year we’d talk about the Final Four teams today. But the NCAA Tournament calendar has shifted and we’re at the Elite Eight round. On today’s SportsBeat KC, Jesse Newell talks regional finals and more with host Blair Kerkhoff. But Division II has completed its bracket, and what a performance by Northwest Missouri State. The Bearcats were impressive winners of their third tournament in four seasons. What’s next for Coach Ben McCollum and the program? Also, in transfer news, KC Roos point guard Brandon McKissic is on the market and Kansas, Missouri and Kansas State are involved. After a break, the topic switches to Kansas football. The Jayhawks picked up a transfer quarterback last week, and what is the prospect of Jason Bean of North Texas becoming this season’s starter? Maybe better than you think. Story links: Northwest Missouri State repeats as national champion in NCAA Division II hoops KU, MU, K-State pursue KC Roos’ McKissic: “Sometime this week I’ll know my decision” KU lands QB transfer from North Texas. He could start Game 1 for Jayhawks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What was that from Kansas in the NCAA Tournament? On today’s SportsBeat KC beat writers Jesse Newell and Gary Bedore provide the autopsy for one of the ugliest losses in KU history, a 34-point pounding from Southern California in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Also we take a first look ahead for the Jayhawks with roster guesses and what might happen with the NCAA investigation. Here’s how it all went wrong for Kansas. Story links: Here’s what should sting Kansas most after NCAA Tournament loss to USC Historic blowout: Kansas Jayhawks knocked out of NCAA Tournament by USC KU’s worst NCAA Tournament loss (by far) and an uncertain future One year ago, KU seemed poised for a title run. Those dreams were long gone Monday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The week started with Les Miles as Kansas’ football coach and Jeff Long as the Jayhawks’ athletic director. Neither were around by week’s end. Beat writer Jesse Newell reviews the overhaul in KU athletics on this episode of the SportsBeat Live daily podcast with host Blair Kerkhoff. The discussion also covers a timetable for succession and possible candidates for both jobs. Also on today’s show, Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber talks about his team’s season-ended loss to Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament. The Wildcats played their best basketball of the season in the last few weeks and gave the second-ranked Bears a scare. The solid finish has Weber looking forward to next season. Story links: KU names interim football coach. Many players lobbied for him the previous day Long overdue: Inside the problems at KU and what’s required to fix them now Bruce Weber shoots down retirement rumors, talks up a bright future for K-State Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices