Records were set Saturday when the No. 9 University of West Virginia beat the No. 25 Baylor University 70-63. This was West Virginia’s first game as a member of the Big 12 Conference, and it also turned out to be the highest scoring Big 12 game of all time.
West Virginia’s senior quarterback Geno Smith had a monstrous game (statistically his best game ever), completing 45 of 51 passing attempts for 656 yards and throwing eight touchdown passes. The two teams combined for 1,507 yards of total offense.
On Friday, the University of Kansas signed head coach Bill Self to an extension through the 2021-22 season. Self will make an average of just under $4 million a year. Last season, the Jayhawks made it all the way to the national championship game, but came up short in a 59-67 loss against the University of Kentucky.
On Friday, Sporting Kansas City defeated the Chicago Fire 2-0 to score a playoff spot. SKC is currently in first place in the Eastern Conference. With three games left of their regular season, SKC’s next goal is to clinch home field advantage for the playoffs.
Last year’s league MVP LeBron James addressed the media on Friday for Miami Heat media day. James said that he believes the Heat can be much better in the upcoming season than they were last season. Last season, the Heat won an NBA championship, the first of James’ career. With the additions of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, the Heat were able to add to their depth going into the 2012-13 season.
“We have the potential to be a lot better. And that’s scary,” James said.