Friday, June 11, 2010

KU Weekend Wrap Up!

Welcome to the first ever edition of the KU Weekend Wrap Up on KU vs KSU! The weekend wrap up will be about past KU events that took place that I (Tyler) didn't blog about.

KU AD Lew Perkins Retiring as KU AD In 2011 - Amid controversy coming from every angle imagined, KU Athletic Director, Lew Perkins, announced this week that he will step down from his position as AD taking affect September 4th, 2011. Lew Perkins, who has been KU's AD since June of 2003 and had a reputation of cleaning up programs who had been on probation, has had his hands full since September of 2009 when a number of fights between the Basketball team and Football team broke out. After that he had to deal with head football coach Mark Mangino after reports came out that he was mistreating players. Recently he has had to deal with the recent ticket scandal and then found himself in the middle of a blackmail scheme involving athletic equipment he had been given.

Darrell Stuckey was named Big 12 male Sportsperson of The Year
- Finally some positive news for the Kansas Jayhawks, KU DB Darrell Stuckey was named Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year. Stuckey, a former All-Big 12 first team selection, was selected in the 3rd round by the Chargers and was one of KU's biggest contributors during his career at KU. He started every game his sophomore season and played a total of 45 games for the Jayhawks. He had a total of 295 tackles, eight interceptions and 11 TFL (tackles for loss). He also made a contribution off the field by being involved in community service and visiting local elementary schools in Lawrence and Kansas City often. He was also named male athlete of the year by the Kansas City Sports Commission.

KU Basketball Team Hurting - A Blue-Red scrimmage between the KU basketball team during Bill Self's basketball camp led to many injuries. Marcus Morris got hit by Thomas Robinson and sent Morris tumbling to the floor. Morris had to be helped off the floor with a deeply bruised tailbone. Robinson later ran into Markieff Morris at full speed. Robinson suffered a broken nose while Markieff suffered only a cut lip which needed three stitches. Two other injured Jayhawks are incoming freshmen Royce Woolridge and Josh Selby. Selby suffered a broken pinkie in a pick up game and Royce Woolridge tweaked his knee in a pick up game.

Recruits of the Week (This part will be any about any players who committed to play football or basketball for KU, but for this week, I'll cover all recruits. Click the names to see more stats.)

Football - 2011 recruits

Michael Cummings - QB, Killeen TX, 6'0/196 lbs, ***, 24th ranked QB, 4.58 40.
Jake Love - LB, Tonkawa OK, 6'0/195 lbs, ***, 58th ranked LB, 4.52 40.
Chris Robinson - CB, Lake Mary FL, 5'9/170 lbs, No ranks available, 4.43 40.
Victor Simmons - Safety, Olathe KS, 6'1/185 lbs, ***, No position rank, 4.52 40.
Dreamius Smith - RB, Wichita KS, 6'0/205 lbs, ***, 40th ranked RB, No 40 time.

Basketball - 2010, 2012

Josh Selby - PG, Baltimore Maryland, 6'2/183 lbs, *****, #1 ranked player in class and position.
Royce Woolridge - SG, Phoenix AZ, 6'3/175 lbs, ***, No position rank, 120 in class.

2012 -
Zach Peters - PF, Plano TX, 6'9/235 lbs, N/A, N/A

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