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LAWRENCE, KS - FEBRUARY 01:  Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks grabs a rebound during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on February 1, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LAWRENCE, KS - FEBRUARY 01: Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks grabs a rebound during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on February 1, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Kansas Football

KU coach Charlie Weis: Recruiting class 'filled several of our declared needs' | KUsports.com
He is a fun person to listen to. I suppose it's the fact that there is some substance there.

Austin Meek: Weis putting his stamp on KU football | CJOnline.com
This is more about the culture change Weis has implemented in a relatively short time. He is talking about KU football in February, describing recruits in terms like “rocked-up unit,” and people are actually listening.

Charlie Weis goes far, wide to fill first KU recruiting class | KUsports.com
Recap of signing day

Rise and Sign: KU football inks 15 players expected plus a couple more, including Tampa linebacker Schyler Miles | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Tait's blog from signing day

Contracts reveal KU football assistants’ pay | KUsports.com
Highest paid is Campo

Kansas Basketball

Kansas finishes strong, beats Oklahoma 84-62 - KansasCity.com
Whatever happened in the Kansas locker room at halftime Wednesday night, the Jayhawks need to bottle it. For the second time this season, Kansas changed identity at the break and wound up pounding Oklahoma 84-62.

KU's Johnson, Releford smother OU's Pledger in win | CJOnline.com
Defense is going to be huge on Saturday. Missouri is quicker, we're bigger. We're going to need a great defensive performance and the inside matchup is going to be very interesting.

Now Jayhawks can focus on Missouri | KUsports.com
Going to need to be focused and play with energy. Whatever we do we can't let the crowd and environment in Columbia get the better of us early. I'm with Bensa in that I think we face an uphill battle here.

That's more like it: Thomas Robinson returns to form, sparks KU | KUsports.com
Nice game for the starting five.

Player of the Year straw poll update - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson has been asserting himself against the Big 12 and writers around the nation are continuing to recognize that.

Big 12

Updating the Big 12 recruiting rankings - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Why is Missouri on the list? If we're including TCU, we should be excluding Missouri.

the kenpom.com blog
Interesting little KenPom Blog about Mizzou coach Frank Haith.

National Signing Day

National Signing Day yields suspenders, but no baby tiger – Campus Union
Oh the selection process can be so ridiculous.

Kevin Hart, recruit who lied to California Golden Bears, to sign with Missouri Western State - ESPN
The same offensive lineman who staged a phony news conference three years ago to announce he was attending California -- even though Cal never recruited him -- will sign a legitimate letter of intent Wednesday with Division II Missouri Western State.