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AP Source: K-State’s Snyder voted into college Hall of Fame

MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has been voted into the College Football Hall of Fame, a person familiar with the results told The Associated Press on Thursday.

January 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


Why ‘all-star’ officiating crews in NFL playoffs?

A flag flies. Dallas fans groan. Detroit fans rejoice.

January 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


Florida State’s Quarterback Winston will enter NFL draft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has decided to enter the NFL draft. He announced his decision on the same day the woman who accused him of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the school's board of trustees.

January 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


Bowl ratings up, attendance down in year one of playoff era

The new playoff era is drawing lots of college football fans to bowl game broadcasts. But it isn't necessarily bringing more fans into stadium seats.

January 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


CLOSE CALL

WACO, Texas (AP) - Wayne Selden made three consecutive baskets when No. 12 Kansas needed them most, and the Jayhawks held on for a 56-55 victory over No. 21 Baylor on Wednesday night to win their 24th consecutive conference opener.

January 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


Johnson, Martinez, lead HOF class

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio of star pitchers who dominated in an era of offense, were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with Craig Biggio, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year.

January 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


KU aims sights on another Big 12 title

LAWRENCE (AP) - There is a floor-to-ceiling graphic pasted onto the wall outside the Kansas locker room, just beyond the tunnel leading to the hallowed floor of Allen Fieldhouse.

January 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Colts pull away from Bengals for 26-10 victory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When Andrew Luck was under pressure Sunday, he stood tall and maintained his poise.

January 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Mason, Selden lead No. 13 KU past UNLV

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The guy on the Kansas roster that UNLV coach Dave Rice placed at the top of the scouting report wasn't one of the Jayhawks' five-star prospects or McDonald's All-Americans. It was Frank Mason, their relatively unheralded 5-foot-11 point guard.

January 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 16 Wichita State beats Illinois State 70-62

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - No. 16 Wichita State's veterans made the big plays again. Ron Baker scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and the Shockers held off Illinois State 70-62 on Sunday. Baker dished out a timely assist, Fred VanVleet hit some clutch shots, and Tekele Cotton converted another highlight-reel alley-oop as Wichita State won its 20th straight game over a Missouri Valley Conference foe. The Shockers (12-2, 2-0) have also won 24 in a row at Koch Arena, the fifth-longest active streak in the country. "Those are good basketball players," Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. "They've won ...

January 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Newton, defense lead Panthers past Cards in wildcard round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton finally has his first playoff victory - with a big assist from his defense.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


Romo back, Stafford seeks playoff win in Cowboys-Lions

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo's first playoff game in five years is a second chance for the quarterback on the other side, Detroit's Matthew Stafford.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


Colts, Bengals quarterbacks try to change legacies

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck and Andy Dalton have similar achievements listed on their resumes - and similar glaring holes.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


KU’s King declares for NFL draft

LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas wide receiver Nigel King will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

January 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


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KU’s Ellis to skip OU game

LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis will skip Saturday's game against No. 15 Oklahoma after spraining his right knee in the ninth-ranked Jayhawks' victory over West Virginia.

March 05, 2015 | | AP Sports


Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked contract

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday.

March 05, 2015 | | AP Sports


Chiefs release LB Mays to create salary cap space

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran linebacker Joe Mays on Thursday as they attempt to free up much-needed salary cap space before the start of free agency next week.

March 05, 2015 | | AP Sports


ROCK CHALK RALLY

LAWRENCE (AP) - Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69 on Tuesday night for the Jayhawks' 11th consecutive Big 12 championship.

March 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 03, 2015 | BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro OLB Houston

The Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher.

March 03, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals largely settled as spring training opener nears

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty.

March 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


VALLEY CHAMPS

WICHITA (AP) - Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 8 Jayhawks rally past Texas 69-64

LAWRENCE (AP) - Rick Barnes was asked what made Kansas forward Perry Ellis so difficult to contain, and the Texas coach twice pointed out the way his senior instincts have developed.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals’ Hosmer hoping to build off postseason success

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Iwundu’s gives Wildcats upset over No. 12 Iowa St

MANHATTAN (AP) - Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg wouldn't have wanted it any other way. The Cyclones had a one-point advantage and leading-scorer Georges Niang throwing the ball inbounds with less than 20 seconds left.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 20 Baylor crushes Kansas State

WACO, Texas (AP) - With yet another 20-win season under Scott Drew secured, Baylor forward Rico Gathers is thinking more about the two times the Bears have been a win away from the Final Four under their coach.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Winston displays strong arm, but Mariota has faster feet at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida State's Jameis Winston showed Saturday there's nothing wrong with his throwing shoulder.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis leads No. 8 Jayhawks past feisty TCU

LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis had five long days to think about six quick seconds.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


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