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The official podcast of the Kansas Jayhawks. There are a lot of great stories that go untold. The Jayhawker changes that by featuring the best KU stories from past and present, packaged and told in a way fans haven't heard before. We take you inside the stories of current and former student-athletes, coaches, staff members and fans in a way that's equal parts entertaining and interesting.
 
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Learning. Growing. Maturing. That 400 meters, that one lap around the track, caused Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Kyle Clemons to do some deep thinking about his athletic career and his life. His rise to the top of the track and field world did not come easy. However, to a young Clemons, this whole thing was supposed to be a breeze.…
 
The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns informed the Big 12 Conference their plans to leave for the SEC. What does that mean for the Big 12? Where do teams like the Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas Jayhawks go? Can TCU, Baylor and Texas Tech end up in the Pac-12 as a packaged deal? What about Kansas State, Oklahoma State and West Virginia? We discus…
 
It's an emergency podcast after yesterday's news that Oklahoma and Texas may be on the verge of leaving the Big 12 Conference for the SEC. What does this mean? What is the likelihood? What can stop it? I dive into all of those issues and am joined by Matthew Postins to get his opinion as well.By Pete Mundo
 
This week I recapped the top storylines from Big 12 Media Days with Sam Mayes of The Franchise in Oklahoma City as we dive into Texas expectations, Mike Gundy's confidence for the Oklahoma State Cowboys and much more as the college football season approaches.By Pete Mundo
 
Jayhawk women’s basketball great Danielle McCray has enjoyed a fruitful career on the basketball court. But for McCray, who concluded her time at KU ranked in the top 10 in nine different categories, her basketball journey almost ended before it got started. How did she persevere In Lawrence and earn second-team All-America honors and become the hi…
 
This week is Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium in Texas and I discuss the top five storylines from Steve Sarksian taking over the Texas Longhorns to the Iowa State Cyclones feeling the pressure and more. Plus, Matthew Postins joins me to preview a great couple of days of getting ready for the Big 12 football season.…
 
This week I dive into the Name, Image and Likeness issues for college athletes with former Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver Curry Sexton, who is now an attorney in Kansas City. Plus, we discuss the state of the Wildcats and the future under Chris Klieman!By Pete Mundo
 
Junior Christian Braun was born for the Border Showdown, which returns this winter on the basketball court. Although he claims Burlington, Kansas, as his hometown, his mom’s side of the family is so well-known in Missouri that they are in the state’s athletic Hall of Fame. The whole family. But that didn’t stop Braun from rocking the Crimson and Bl…
 
This week I discuss how the Big 12 is making impressive gains on the college football recruiting trail, plus we get into the big news this week around the NCAA approving athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness starting this month. Will it be as lucrative as some believe it will be?By Pete Mundo
 
I'm joined this week by Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard to discuss the program digging out of the pandemic, his advice to other AD's looking for the next Matt Campbell, what the Name, Image and Likeness issue means for his program, and emphatically putting an end to any thought he could end up at Nebraska.…
 
Coaching women’s basketball is in Jayhawk coach Brandon Schneider’s veins. His father, Bob, spent 43 years coaching women’s basketball in Texas and the Schneider name is very well known. Although it seemed like a natural fit for Brandon to follow in his Dad’s footsteps, going into coaching was not always a sure thing. However, like his father, Bran…
 
With the college football season inching closer, I picked over/under for win totals for each Big 12 football team ahead of the season. Plus, it was a tough week for the Texas Longhorns, but good recruiting week for the West Virginia Mountaineers and Baylor Bears.By Pete Mundo
 
Dr. Ramsey Nijem has loved the game of basketball his entire life, and at the age of 23, Nijem became the NBA’s youngest head strength coach with the Sacramento Kings. After working what he thought was his dream job in the NBA, Kansas came calling, and he felt he had to live up to one of the principles he had been teaching to his players throughout…
 
After further thought, I realized I am open to the Big 12 expanding east to Florida and taking a hard look at the UCF Knights. Plus, the Texas Longhorns want to reboot their rivalry with Texas A&M, but it's the Aggies holding it back. Also, we get into the worst Big 12 football coaching hires since 2012!…
 
I'm joined by Jeremy Clark of Horned Frog Blitz to see if 2021 is the season that Gary Patterson and the TCU Horned Frogs break their streak of mediocrity and be the dark horse contender in the Big 12 that many believe they can be this fall. And don't forget to visit heartlandcollegesports.com for the most up-to-date Big 12 news.…
 
Football Director of Sports Performance Matt Gildersleeve is at the forefront of the changes new coach Lance Leipold wants to implement with the Jayhawks. But even he knows that he is just a piece of a bigger puzzle. On paper, Gildersleeve and Leipold are an odd couple. Gildersleeve played at Division III powerhouse Mount Union, where he was 57 and…
 
This week I discuss why a 12-team College Football Playoff is not something most in college football want, but is being rammed down by the SEC, of course. I share with you the details behind this and why it's happening and it's not great for college football in general.By Pete Mundo
 
This week I'm joined by Bill Bender of Sporting News to discuss College Football Playoff expansion as the reports have circulated that expansion is likely and a 12-team College Football Playoff is preferred by many over an 8-team Playoff. What does that mean for the sport and who is pushing a 12-team playoff?…
 
Jayhawk Zach Bradford is one of the top collegiate pole vaulters, and in 2021, he has the best mark in the nation for a collegiate at over 19 feet. Bradford’s background is unique – he grew up with a family of pole vaulters. His father was a pole vaulter. His brother was a pole vaulter. But Zach, being the competitive person he is, wanted to be the…
 
Will the West Virginia Mountaineers take a big step forward in Year 3 under Neal Brown? Can Jarret Doege be the guy to help WVU do that? I talked with Brandon Lowe of WJYP radio in West Virginia about these top issues and more from Morgantown!By Pete Mundo
 
Some teams in the Big 12 Conference could end up with major problems regarding new name, image and likeness legislation that is passing in states across the country. Plus, Texas A&M made a fool of itself once again, while some think the Oklahoma Sooners are already gearing up to leave the Big 12. I am not buying it!…
 
Jayhawk volleyball coach Ray Bechard has always been a lifelong Jayhawk and has lived and worked in the state of Kansas his entire life. Interestingly, Bechard was never affiliated with volleyball until his principal made him take the job at Lewis High School in Lewis, Kansas, and he took to the sport. Bechard moved on to the community college leve…
 
This week I spoke with Josh Pate of 247Sports and host of the Late Kick podcast about who can challenge the Oklahoma Sooners in the Big 12 Conference, plus we discuss whether or not this might be the year for someone to pick off Alabama or Clemson in the College Football Playoff. Also, should Big 12 fans be concerned about ESPN and FOX rejecting th…
 
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