The Border War (Showdown) is back on starting in the 2020-21 season. The series is set for six years with the first and last games in the Sprint Center. The other games alternate between Lawrence and Columbia. Kansas will be the home team for the first game at Sprint Center and then will host the second game in Lawrence. Games will then alternate on campus until the last game in 2025 in which Missouri will be the home team at Sprint Center.
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter reported that QB Patrick Mahomes could return in less than three weeks. Mahomes reportedly believes that he is week-to-week. The Sunday Night Football broadcast said the timetable is 3-6 weeks. Matt Moore will start against Green Bay. Kyle Shurmur will be activated from the practice squad to serve as the backup.
CB Kendall Fuller had surgery on his fractured thumb last Friday.
The 2020 NFL draft will be held in Las Vegas and will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network.
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt has been cleared by the NFL to begin practicing with the team. He is eligible to play beginning in Week 10 against Buffalo.
ESPN college football analyst and former college coach Mark Richt suffered a heart attack Monday morning. He is recovering and said that he expects to be at work this week.
The Associated Press preseason Top 25 was released Monday. The top five were Michigan State, Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and Louisville. Kansas plays Duke and Michigan State plays Kentucky in the Champions Classic to open the season on Tuesday, November 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
MLS awarded a franchise to Sacramento, California. The team is called Sacramento Republic FC.