Mayfield is the NFL Drafts No. 1 pick, but football may not be his top sport

Here’s a mind blowing thought: The football player most desired in the NFL Draft’s Class of 2018 might not even be a football player if he had his wishes.Newly minted Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and a bona fide disruptor of defenses across America, was one also part of a wrecking crew offense with the bat.As detailed by Baseball America, Mayfield was quite the standout infielder on a loaded Austin Lake Travis baseball team. Mayfield hit .338 with 22 doubles, 47 runs scored and 41 RBI across two varsity seasons with the Cavaliers, including a .364 junior season where he emerged as one of Lake Travis’ most dangerous hitters. How dangerous was he? Despite hitting a grand total of zero home runs in 2012, he eventually served as the team’s the cleanup hitter.

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The Need for Speed: KU Blitzes Past Texas A&M in Big 12/SEC Challenge

The Need for Speed: KU Blitzes Past Texas A&M in Big 12/SEC Challenge

By Ethan Koch In a matchup of different styles, Kansas used speed and perimeter scoring to defeat Texas A&M’s size and strength 79-68 in the Big 12/SEC showdown. The Aggies tout a strong front court, led by Tyler Davis and Robert Williams. The duo has led Texas A&M to number three in the country in…

Kansas Survives Another Sunflower Showdown Thriller

Kansas Survives Another Sunflower Showdown Thriller

By Ethan Koch Kansas and Kansas State fans alike sweated out another nervous nail-biter finish in the Sunflower Showdown as the Jayhawks edge the Wildcats 73-72. The Wildcats had a chance to win the game with 15.2 seconds remaining on the final possession. However, after starting the offensive play slowly and failing to move the ball, Barry…

2017 Topeka 7 Football Previews: Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds

2017 Topeka 7 Football Previews: Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds

If you’re reading this, congrats! You made it to the season opener of high school football in Kansas. To get ready, we’ve been previewing one team per day as part of our Topeka 7 football previews. To wrap up, we look at Jason Swift and the Shawnee Heights T-Birds on their farewell tour in the…

2017 Topeka 7 Football Previews: Topeka High Trojans

2017 Topeka 7 Football Previews: Topeka High Trojans

The 2017 high school football season starts this Friday. To get ready, we sent Ethan Koch around the city to interview coaches and catch practice. Before games start tomorrow, we take a trip to the heart of the capital city and talk to Walt Alexander about his Topeka High Trojans.