Breakfast Buffet: Missouri’s departure threatens Border War

Jeff Eisenberg

1. Wow, did Kansas look petty on Sunday when the university's official twitter account responded to Missouri's departure to the SEC with the following tweet: "Missouri forfeits a century-old rivalry. We win." Yes, that tweet was in jest, but the truth is nobody is a winner if conference realignment has truly killed off the Border War, one of the longest-running and most hotly contested rivalries in all of college sports.

2. What already promises to be a long rebuilding season for Utah got off to the worst start possible on Friday night. The Utes lost 61-60 to Division II Adams State when freshman Kareem Storey signaled for a timeout with none remaining, enabling the Grizzlies to sink the game-winning free throw in the waning moments.

3. Not only was Utah not the only major-conference program to fall victim to a Division II school on Friday night, the other one was an even greater surprise. Northern Kentucky's Eshaunte Jones sank a three-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to deliver his school's first-ever victory over a Division I opponent, a shocking 77-74 upset over West Virginia.

4. If Kansas has any hope of extending its string of Big 12 championships to eight, it will need senior guard Tyshawn Taylor to blossom on the court and become a leader off of it. The Kansas City Star delivers an excellent profile of Taylor emphasizing the pressure he feels to stay out of trouble and prove his many critics wrong.

5. It doesn't sound like UConn freshman Ryan Boatright's entire season is in jeopardy. The Danbury News Times reported Saturday that the NCAA's investigation into extra benefits Boatright received stems from a plane ticket purchased for him by his former AAU coach, a violation that would keep him from playing for anywhere from three to six games. {YSP:MORE}

Arizona State may have defeated Grand Canyon University 89-69 in their exhibition game on Saturday night, but the Division II school still managed to poke fun at its more high-profile in-state neighbor. In honor of christening its new arena against the Sun Devils, Grand Canyon University released the above rap video entitled "Hear the Thunder."

"I thought we would be shaky in the first half, but I thought we would pick it up in the second half. I didn't see this coming. I mean losing to a D-II school, not to take anything away from them, that's embarrassing." -- West Virginia guard Truck Bryant on his team's exhibition loss to Northern Kentucky on Friday Night. (The Daily Athenaeum)

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