Border War cancelled, again
From what I could gather about canceled Border War Legends game — and this is no surprise — there was more interest from MU side than KU's.— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) July 7, 2016
Kansas vs. Missouri
Here's another bitter and long-standing rivalry gone by the wayside thanks to expansion. We're not supposed to use hate when discussing college football games, but it seems appropriate in this case. The Border War dates back to 1891, and the two schools played 120 times, making it the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River. They last met in 2011 in Kansas City with Missouri winning 24-10, and the Tigers then bolted that next year for the SEC. Even though the schools don't play anymore, the rivalry hasn't lost its sting. Take a stroll through the parking lots outside Missouri's Faurot Field on any game day, and you'll see scores of cars with bumper stickers reading, "We Still Hate Kansas."
Sold in new KU DeBruce Center (original rules of basketball). pic.twitter.com/wbIUe7taYk— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) July 7, 2016
Remember, though: they don't care.
SEC Media Days are next week
How has the team responded to life without Gary Pinkel? This program is going through a makeover now that legendary coach Pinkel is gone. Barry Odom is very familiar with the program, but he also has to get this team mentally prepared for 2016. Last year was a disaster, and Odom has an uphill battle with this group, especially on offense.
New faces, redshirts and backups abound. Down four starters with nearly 130 career starts, the O-line returns only a couple of semi-familiar names in Nate Crawford and Alec Abeln, who combined for 11 starts last season. Both tackles will start from scratch, while a couple of sophomores, OT Paul Adams and G Kevin Pendleton, got some work toward the end of the season and could man the right side.
Players would also be guaranteed to have consecutive eight-hour blocks free each night, between the hours of 9:00pm and 6:00am that coaches if coaches want to schedule 5:30 a.m. workouts, teams would have to cease "required athletic activities" by 9:30 p.m. the night before.