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Game Day Links

Taking his shot: 42 points or not, Brackins just wants a win |

Very Quick Kansas Preview - Clone Chronicles
Previewing Iowa State vs. Kansas at Hilton, praying for a Cyclone Victory.

ISU men's basketball: Lucca Staiger signs deal with Berlin team | The Des Moines Register
"Former Iowa State basketball player Lucca Staiger has signed a contract with Alba Berlin of the German Professional Basketball League, according to"

No. 3 Kansas Travels to Iowa State Saturday in Men's Basketball - KANSAS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE's Offiicial Game Preview

Kansas Looking To Avoid Hilton Magic | The Shiver
"The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team hits the road again and will head to Ames, Iowa to take on the Iowa State Cyclones and survive another encounter with the mythical Hilton magic. The Jayhawks are looking to improve to 18-1 and 4-0 in Big XII play, before returning home to take on arch rival Missouri on Big Monday."

Other Basketball Links - Drive for 65: NCAA tournament bracket projection
Notice who the no. 1 overall seed is.

KU Guard Sherron Collins Has His Team - Kansas City infoZine News
"By Katie Cook - When watching the Kansas basketball team play it is easy to notice that senior Sherron Collins is the obvious leader. In Kansas's January 20th 81-75 victory over Baylor there were 10 lead changes and 10 score ties and Collins was there for his team every minute of play."

Column: Taylor needs to wait |

KU coach Self practicing tough love on Taylor -
J. Brady's version of this story.

Kansas Jayhawks' Bill Self agitated by inquiries on Tyshawn Taylor's post - ESPN
The AP's version of this story.

Dwyer: Reasons to like K-State's Martin |
From yesterday, but a good read, nonetheless.  "I like Frank Martin. There. I said it. Before you burn this sports page in effigy, or storm the Kansan newsroom, or simply decide to not read the rest of this column, give me a couple moments to explain. It may only take one quote."


Football Links

Scouting KU and its future in the 2010 NFL Draft |
Report on the football Jayhawks' draft prospects from the director of a respected scouting service.


Recruiting Chatter: Weekend Visitors - Rock Chalk Talk
Denver's quick rundown of this weekend's football recruits in town - for those of you who missed it yesterday.


Other Jayhawk Links

White Owl gets probation, ordered not to return to KU campus /
Hooray!!! It's about time.  He made our University look so trashy and classless.

A night at the opera |
Also from yesterday.  This one is for Bensa and labba.  "When he was born, the first thing Michael Austin’s dad did was rock him in his arms and sing The Eagles’ “Hotel California.” Although Austin doesn’t remember his father’s song, it obviously made a lasting impression. Twenty-one years later, Austin spends most of his time in Murphy Hall in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in music performance. He is also training to become an opera singer."


OT Links

The Tribe of Life: Group A - World Soccer Digest
Daily World Cup Primer Link.  South Africa 2010's Group A is being touted as a tough draw for the Mexicans, but a struggling France and inconsistent Uruguay make this the World Cup's easiest group.

Serena Williams rolls past Carla Suarez Navarro, into Australian Open fourth round - ESPN
Daily Australian Open Link.  Defending champion Serena Williams won her third-round match at the Australian Open, beating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-0, 6-3.

Despite age, Walker no gimmick - UFC - Yahoo! Sports
"The time is drawing near for Herschel Walker, one of the greatest college football players of all-time, to step into a mixed martial arts cage, some 27 years after he won the Heisman Trophy as a running back at the University of Georgia."

And, your winner for the daily "What The..." Award:

Oakland Athletics prospect Grant Desme retires to enter priesthood - ESPN
Oakland Athletics prospect Grant Desme is retiring from baseball (as a top minor league prospect and former second round draft pick) to enter the priesthood.