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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.24.12

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Roger, Dodger: Tommy Lasorda tells Bill Self to 'enjoy the wins' following KU's 64-54 victory over Texas A&M | KUsports.com
Who knew Tommy Lasorda was such a big deal.

Anti-Jayhawks dig big hole in first half | KUsports.com
Big might be overstating it, but yes it was a bad first half. A&M isn't nearly good enough to keep it that close, especially w/out Middleton.

KU grinds out 64-54 win over Texas A&M - KansasCity.com
Grinder seems to be the acceptable phrase for winning while not playing well.

Bracketology 2012: Syracuse Holds On To Top Spot; Kansas Makes Big Jump - SBNation.com
We've talked about it, now the conversation can officially begin. We're listed as a one in this latest bracketology.

Conference power rankings: Big 12 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
This weeks power rankings. Iowa State at #4. Definitely concerned about the trip to Ames this year.

Bracketology - NCAA College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN
Mark that as two that have us as a #1 seed. I just think with Missouri and Baylor getting so much love early in the season and our tough non-con, that we have a shot at this if we win the league. Have to do it with 2-3 losses at the most though I would think.

Kansas’ cool in the clutch vs. Texas a crucial development | Beyond the Arc
More positive talk about Kansas and the grind it out win this Saturday.

JoePA

Rick Reilly - Paterno's True Legacy - ESPN
I think there are going to be some very read worthy JoePa things coming out in the coming week. I think much of that will begin to paint him in a positive light. It will be interesting to follow how this story is told.

Michael Weinreb on the death and complicated legacy of Joe Paterno - Grantland
The hugely complicated problem of remembering a hugely complicated legend.

Remembering former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno - Jack McCallum - SI.com
For so long, even as his hair turned from black to salt and pepper, even as several of his limbs were broken and battered when he stepped in the path of fully-geared gladiators nearly seven decades his junior, Joe Paterno seemed indestructible.

Scandal will stain but not define Paterno
The Penn State scandal that rocked State College will stain Joe Paterno's storied career, but it will not define him in the long run.