Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 2.11.13

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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 2.11.13

Kansas Basketball

Amazing grace: Jeff Withey made late grandmother proud, proved to coach he belonged | KUsports.com
Good story about Jeff Withey.

Kerkhoff | K-State poised for title run after Kansas losses - KansasCity.com
But the world turned at the top of the Big 12 in an eight-day stretch, and that’s why Monday night’s Sunflower Showdown drips with intrigue.

Better shot-blocker: Withey or Noel? - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
The Kansas Jayhawks 7-foot senior Jeff Withey tied Greg Ostertag for Kansas' all-time blocks record on Saturday.

Columnist: Three straight losses after 19-1 start proves Kansas is good, ‘just not Kansas good’ | College Sports Blog
When it comes to college basketball tradition, it doesn’t get much better than the tradition at Kansas. Lofty expectations go hand-in-hand with a rich tradition like the Jayhawks have and, after losing three straight games for the first time in eight years, they aren’t meeting those expctations

Jayhawks know they’re in for a battle against Wildcats - KansasCity.com
From a cold and calculated standpoint, Kansas coach Bill Self has a pretty good idea what tonight’s Sunflower Showdown could mean for his careworn troops.

Kansas Football

Opinion: Kansas' incoming defensive backs worth hype, hope | KUsports.com
It was especially nice to hear Weis crow on signing day about the four junior-college defensive backs who signed letters of intent with Kansas.

College Basketball

Madness arrives ahead of schedule for college basketball
Madness hasn't waited until March to rear its erratic and entertaining head. Just this past week, four of the top five teams in the USA TODAY Sports men's basketball coaches poll lost — including Kansas, twice

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