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LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 03:  Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrates with Thomas Robinson #0 during the game against the South Florida Bull on December 3, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 03: Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrates with Thomas Robinson #0 during the game against the South Florida Bull on December 3, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Kansas Athletics

Kentucky Wildcats, Connecticut Huskies among teams faced with replacing NBA draft lottery picks - men's college basketball - ESPN
With Robinson no longer in the mix, the onus will fall on Jeff Withey to become more of a threat offensively. Withey will enter the season as the nation's top shot-blocker, but he's working hard during the offseason to enhance his footwork and increase his arsenal of moves so he'll be effective on the other end of the court.

Italian club signs former KU guard Keith Langford | KUsports.com
Langford's Euro career continues.

Sights set on senior season, LHS' Strauss trains with ex-KU QB Webb | KUsports.com
Webb still sporting the crimson and blue even though it's an independent practice. I'm surprised he hasn't shipped off to Boulder yet.

Misc.

Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard could still go to Brooklyn Nets, sources say - ESPN
Oh I hope this happens and Williams resigns. Howard, Johnson, Williams and a backup point guard named Tyshawn. Brooklyn would be on the map in a big way.

New Big 12 will be much, much tougher - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Well, this seems quite familiar, doesn't it? A whole new Big 12? Didn't those of us who follow the league just do this whole drill?