Wednesday was a pretty slow day for sports news of interest in Kansas City. The Big 12 preseason media poll was released and the local teams were not at the top. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs won awards at the ESPYS.
Big 12 Football
The Big 12 Preseason football poll was released on Wednesday. Oklahoma received 68 first place votes. Texas received 9 first place votes The media predicted this order of finish:
- Oklahoma (68)
- Texas (9)
- Iowa State
- Oklahoma State
- Texas Tech
- West Virginia
- Kansas State
Royals’ first round pick Bobby Witt Jr was named the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year and is on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Gianluca Busio was named to the MLS Homegrown Game on July 30. The game features the best young players in MLS against Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 Team. Busio turned 17 on May 28.
The Houston Texans decided to not hire a general manager for the 2019-20 season. The GM responsibilities will be divided between existing members of the front office.
Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named Best NFL Player. The Chiefs’ 54-51 loss at the Los Angeles Rams won for Best Game.