Good morning everyone. The big news of the day is the Big 12, Pac 10 and Big Ten business. Take a minute to read some of the stories I've linked here. it's possible, as 610 Sports' Bob Fescoe suggested via Twitter last night, that we've hit the worst day in Kansas City Sports history. Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri would be without a conference if the Big 12 crumbled. It's crazy.
Here's your news:
St. Joseph prepares for spotlight of Chiefs’ training camp - KansasCity.com
But Rasmussen said those concerns have quieted as the summer begins and early construction projects begin to resemble a finished product. Interim athletic director Dan Nicoson said Crossland Construction has guaranteed all work will be finished by July 20. For now, finishing touches are being made, and those who are invested in the project remain hopeful that the completed project will be what, years ago, so many envisioned it could be. "The people up in St. Joe, they understand this is a big deal," Thum said. "The economy up there has had a tough time."
Nebraska Has Reportedly Agreed To Join Big 10, Announcement To Come Friday - SBNation.com
"A report being circulated this afternoon among sports media stating that the University of Nebraska Board of Regents 'met informally' today and have 'agreed to move to the Big Ten' is not accurate. Members of the Board's executive committee met via conference call to discuss the agenda for Friday's meeting. Such meetings routinely take place prior to Board meetings. At its meeting on Friday, the Board will be briefed on UNL athletic conference alignment and consider a resolution. No action was taken during today's conference call, and none will be taken prior to Friday's meeting."
(Edit by Joel: LOL. OK, we'll believe that....)
Report: Six Big 12 Schools To Depart For Pac-10 - SBNation.com
We appear headed for one of the most interesting and hectic days in college sports history tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Insider Blog: The (Big) Pack
Seriously, Haley’s not kidding here; particularly when it comes to the defensive side of the football. Defensively, Kansas City didn’t add many new faces in free agency and the unit is relying on a hefty helping of second and third-year players to help lead the defensive rookie class. In the process, they’ll also be expected make their own strides in the process. There are 14 second or third-year players (including Belcher) on the defensive side of the football and many are competing for positions that are vital to seeing marked improvement out of the 2010 Chiefs defense.
Waters Runs Deep...BobGretz.com
Waters has not missed any of the 12 OTA sessions held so far and will be on the field this weekend for the team’s five practice sessions. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Haley and his coaching staff don’t give veterans like Waters, OLB Mike Vrabel and RB Thomas Jones a practice off over the three days. It’s the most time that Waters has spent around the Chiefs in the off-season in several years, and it’s proven helpful to him and most especially the Chiefs offense.