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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.22.12

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Joe Paterno Dies

Joe Paterno, ex-Penn State Nittany Lions coach, dies at 85 after 2-month cancer fight - ESPN
Joe Paterno has died at the age of 85 after experiencing serious complications from lung-cancer treatment. Sad how quickly this whole thing went downhill from the allegations to his death.

Kansas Basketball

Kansas survives scare from Texas 69-66 -
If Kansas wins the Big 12, the Jayhawks may look back on its 69-66 victory over Texas as a defining moment. Trailing by four with three minutes to play, the Jayhawks made enough big plays down the stretch pull out a victory in a building that hasn't been kind to them over the years.

FINAL: KU holds on for 69-66 victory over Texas |
Hard fought game, good win on the road.

Elijah Johnson deserves lot of ‘D’ credit |

Kansas Football

Steven Johnson reunites with Mark Mangino at East-West Shrine Game |
Interesting, wonder how that conversation went.

Mango to SJ: "So, you guys did awesome with your 'nice' coach"

SJ: "Well yeah it didn't go quite the way we wanted but he treated us like human beings"

Mango: "I'd rather win 12 games and treat you like dirt than lose 10, but it's whatever"

Big 12

No. 5 Missouri makes a statement with win at No. 3 Baylor -
Mizzou looked awfully tough yesterday. That's a huge road win.

Kansas State ends skid at Oklahoma State with 66-58 win -
K-State is still lurking in mediocrity. I am not looking forward to that game in Manhattan.