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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 11.2.12

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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 11.2.12

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Basketball

After painful saga, Withey becomes frontcourt force
7-footer rises with help of wake-up call.

In tough Big 12 can anyone dethrone Kansas? - Rob Dauster - SI.com
Baylor made the Elite 8 of the 2012 NCAA tournament with a team that had three players selected in the top 40 of the NBA draft. Would you be surprised, then, if I told you that it was Jackson, and not any of Baylor's three future pros, that finished the season as the team's leading scorer? What if I told you that not only did Jackson score last season, but he also finished third in the Big 12 in assists and second in steals? His importance to the Bears will only increase this year. They are going to be a younger, more inexperienced group relying on the talented veteran to be a leader and a playmaker.

Jayhawks hopeful freshman talent will deliver on high expectations - Rob Dauster - SI.com
This year marks the 10th season that Bill Self has been in charge of the basketball program at Kansas University, and while he still has a ways to go before his name overtakes Phog Allen's fieldhouse or James Naismith's court, Self has done a commendable job keeping Kansas as one of the elite programs nationally.

Best Basketball Programs? Coaches Make the Call - NYTimes.com
Brad Stevens, Shaka Smart and Buzz Williams, among other coaches, select the men's basketball teams they regard as standouts.

Kansas Football

College Athletics

Analyzing Alabama, Oregon, Notre Dame and BCS scenarios; Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
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