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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 12.26.12

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 12.26.12

Jamie Sabau

Kansas Basketball

Ben McLemore named Big 12 rookie of the week |
Guy could be player of the week not just rookie.

The KU Chalkboard: Young is a valuable piece for KU -
You might say that Kevin Young is the most anonymous of Kansas’ five starters. And that’s not a major stretch. Three members of KU’s starting five played major minutes in the national championship game last season. The other, freshman Ben McLemore, is the Jayhawks’ leading scorer and was selected Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Monday morning.

Kansas Football

With Weis at helm, KU academic staff not worried about juco signees' academics |
That risk, however, is diminished somewhat at Kansas University because of the way KU coach Charlie Weis and Paul Buskirk, the school’s associate athletic director for student support, work together from the time a prospect sets foot on campus to enrollment and the beginning of classes.

Charlie Weis seeks upgrades after first season at KU -
His phone was lit up with texts. Charlie Weis hadn't even made it back to the Kansas locker room yet, and already, the messages were starting to pour in.

College Basketball

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - NCAA Basketball - ESPN
Jayhawks with a big jump in the power rankings this week after an impressive road win.

Pick 'n' Roll - ESPN
Even in today's one-and-done culture, which allows elite teams to stack talent and leave the rest of the country searching for the right combo of vets and youth to compete, the best programs go through occasional slumps. But Kansas has found a way to win eight consecutive titles with talented big men, savvy guards and in-your-face defense. And there's no team in the Big 12 that appears to be equipped to stop the Jayhawks from winning their ninth in a row this season.

My favorite college basketball stories of 2012 - College Basketball - Seth Davis -
The Jayhawks surpassed those theatrics on Feb. 28, when they overcame a 19-point deficit at home with 16 minutes to play to prevail, 87-86, in overtime. The rivalry between these two states dates literally back to the Civil War, but it ended with Missouri's defection to the SEC.