Kansas Jayhawk fans know basketball’s regular season starts Nov. 11 because they lost focus on KU football a long time ago. Missouri Tiger fans also saw an early downward slide.
As both football programs have plummeted, here are some fall alternatives in both states that won’t lack in sports entertainment:
Northwest Missouri StateFootball – The defending NCAA Division II national champions have kept rolling since their title game at Children’s Mercy Park last December in Kansas City, Kansas. The Bearcats, 10-0, set a program record for 25 wins in a row, the longest current winning streak in college football. NMSU is outscoring opponents by an average margin of 33 points. The homecoming rout over Pittsburg State, 69-10, attracted national attention with “The Northwest Lateral” featured on ESPN highlights. The Bearcats wrap up their regular season against Missouri Western, then on to the playoffs. Continue reading Fall Diversions From Pathetic Football at KU and MU→
As the only surviving starter of the 1948 Cleveland Indians World Series championship team, he has every reason to feel bitter for not being invited back to the city where he experienced the most enjoyable season of his 13-year playing career.