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RCT Weekend Roundup

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Kansas Basketball

Hunter Mickelson plays way into lineup, produces |
One of Kansas University’s best big men in practice the last 10 days has been a guy who, until Saturday, had played the least amount of minutes in games.

Jayhawks show off depth in rout of Lafayette |
Six players reached double digits in scoring and the Kansas University men's basketball team improved to 9-1 with a 96-69 victory over a scrappy Lafayette team Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Notebook: Perry Ellis labors in KU blowout |
Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis didn’t score the first half of Saturday’s 96-69 win over Lafayette, and finished with four points and three boards in 14 minutes.

University of Kansas Athletics - No. 10 Kansas Gets New Leaders in Lafayette Win, 96-69
A smile stretched across head coach Bill Self's face as Perry Ellis and Hunter Mickelson fought for offensive boards under their basket, eventually resulting in a layup for Ellis and a 20-point lead. No. 10/10 Kansas utilized a different cast of leading men to power past Lafayette, 96-69, Saturday afternoon inside Allen Fieldhouse.

College Sports

UCLA Bruins vs. Kentucky Wildcats - Recap - December 20, 2014 - ESPN
"They're not machines and they're not computers," Calipari said. "They don't play great every time out."

Utah State Aggies vs. UTEP Miners - Recap - December 20, 2014 - ESPN
After yet another injury, Utah State wound up needing its fifth-string quarterback. Fortunately for the Aggies, they had the Vigil brothers the whole way.

Utah Utes vs. Colorado State Rams - Recap - December 20, 2014 - ESPN
Right from the start, quarterback Travis Wilson and No. 22 Utah had Colorado State on the run in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Air Force Falcons - Recap - December 20, 2014 - ESPN
Shayne Davern ran for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns and Air Force beat Western Michigan 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on a soggy Saturday night.

Authenticity of auctioned Michael Jordan game-worn shoes called into questioned - ESPN
An official from Grey Flannel Auctions told on Saturday that it had received a letter from Lindsay Reed, who was a student manager on the team in the year before Jordan's freshman year (1980-81) and the team statistician for Jordan's freshman year, that assured them that what they sold days ago for $33,387 could not have been game-worn by Jordan.

Professional Sports

Sources - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh torn between Michigan, NFL - ESPN
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's family and friends have been encouraging him to take the University of Michigan head-coaching job, but he is torn because his heart is in the NFL, according to sources close to the situation.

Ask the Trail Blazers: Thomas Robinson |
If you have a question you'd like to ask Robinson, leave it in the comments section below. I'll pick my favorites, ask Robinson the answers and then post them sometime next week.

The NFL Will Not Move A Team To Los Angeles For 2015
The three most likely NFL teams to move to Los Angeles—the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and St. Louis Rams—will be staying where they are next season. All three of those teams have expiring leases with their current stadiums, but the NFL won't move a franchise to L.A. until a permanent site for the team is established.

Michael Vick Says Jameis Winston Is The 'Future Of The NFL'
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick had some kind words for embattled Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who could very well end up with New York in the draft.

Odds and Ends

KANSAS CITY, Mo.: Gold tooth dropped into Missouri donation kettle | Weird |
A Salvation Army spokesman says someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle.

North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion | Top News | Reuters
North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

How To Make Eggnog, The Festive Holiday Booze-Shake
Actually, there are people who dislike eggnog. Dislike the taste of it! The experience of drinking it! I know, I know—it defies belief, but it's true. Who are these creeps? Why have we suffered them to live among us? And to partake of our society? Oh God, maybe you know one of them. Maybe you have sat next to one of them on the train. It's a nightmare beyond imagining.