P.J. Fleck, Minnesota land commitment from four-star defensive end

The Golden Gophers finished 2017 with a disappointing 5-7 record, missing a bowl game in the first season under former Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck. now the coach is doing everything possible to make sure that doesn’t happen again for years to come, with his 2019 efforts getting a huge lift from its latest commitment.Jason Bargy, a four-star defensive end prospect from Momence High in Illinois, chose Minnesota on Wednesday, passing over scholarship offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Purdue, among others.Bargy finished 2017 with 88 tackles and 11.5 sacks, sterling numbers that helped solidify his status as one of the nation’s top-200 recruits. He’s considered the No. 2 overall recruit from the state of Illinois and ranks as the highest rated recruit to commit to Minnesota since 2015.

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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.