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Kansas Jayhawks: Cheick Diallo case remains ongoing

Uh, everything's under control. Situation normal.

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- Kansas Sports -

Big Men Lead No. 4/5 Kansas to 89-66 Exhibition Win Over Pitt State

Senior forward Perry Ellis led the way with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 15 second-half points, in 24 minutes of action. Senior forward Hunter Mickelson tallied 10 points on 5-of-6 from the field with six rebounds in just 13 minutes. Freshman forward Carlton Bragg Jr., made his debut as a Jayhawk with 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting in 21 minutes.

No more nerves: Freshman Carlton Bragg shines in debut |

“I couldn’t sleep. I went to sleep about 1 and got up earlier than usual. I had a lot of nerves for my first college game. It was good, though,” Bragg, KU’s 6-foot-9 freshman power forward from Cleveland said after erupting for 14 points off 7-of-12 shooting and grabbing six rebounds while playing 21 minutes in KU’s 89-66 rout of Pittsburg State in Allen Fieldhouse.

Leaner, improved Perry Ellis too much for Gorillas |

KU coach Bill Self said during the preseason that Ellis was leaner and noticeably more explosive heading into his final season with the Jayhawks. Muff agreed with Self and said Ellis' new look was on full display during the exhibition victory over his team Wednesday night.

Cheick Diallo case remains ongoing |

And asked when it would be determined if Diallo is eligible or not, Self said: “I thought everything would be done by today. The thing about it is it may be a long time, it could be a long time just because if there’s a ruling ... if it does not go the way you want, there are numerous opportunities you have to fight in (appeal).”

VIDEO - Highlight reel: KU vs. Pittsburg St. | KUsports Video |

Watch Frank Mason III swat a layup, Hunter Mickelson convert a follow jam, Perry Ellis run the floor for a dunk and Carlton Bragg attack the rim.

Beaty open to quarterback combo |

“Right now, it’s going to be up to how much he is continuing to get well,” Beaty said. “There’s no way he can take a hit right now on that shoulder. I think we’re going to see over the next couple weeks how he does (and) if he can help us in that regard when he’s back, absolutely.”

6 Questions with Gary Hyman

In this week's episode, Shaffer picks on KU special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Gary Hyman.

Soccer - Jayhawks Hold Off Texas, 2-1, to Advance at Big 12 Championship

Senior Ashley Williams struck less than two minutes into the match to give her team a lead it would never relinquish as the No. 6 seed Kansas Jayhawks withstood the No. 3 seed Texas Longhorns, 2-1, Wednesday evening in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals at Swope Soccer Village.

- College Sports -

Big 12 Tuesday mailbag: Oklahoma's title hopes, All-Big 12 running back

Does KU pull off a "Do you believe in miracles?!" moment against Texas this week?

St. John's loses to Division II school by 32 points in exhibition -

College basketball exhibitions are completely forgetful ... except for when a high-major program loses to a non-Division I school.

Ex-Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant commits to UAB football -

Greg Bryant, once a part of Notre Dame's rotation in the offensive backfield, has planned his return to FBS football as a member of the UAB program when Bill Clark leads the Blazers back onto the field in 2017.

Mizzou, Tennessee look silly for passing on MSU's Ben Howland -

This was April 2014. The job at Tennessee was open. Same story at Missouri. And the California native with three Final Fours on his resume would've taken either job if offered. He tried to get involved at both places. But for reasons I'll never understand even if I live to be a million years old, Tennessee and Missouri each passed. And, at this point, that looks like the best thing to ever happen to Mississippi State.

- Professional Sports -

The tale of two brothers - the Morris twins |

Marcus and Markieff are no longer together, but what remains is the lingering question of how they will perform without one another. Given that we are only one week into the season, it's impossible to make any definitive statements about how their respective games are coping. Instead, let's take a look at how the Morris twins have performed with (and without) each other in the past and see if we can predict how their seasons may play out based on the larger sample size.

NFL adds INT to Drew Brees' stat total, causes Fantasy Football chaos -

The stat correction means that Brees threw two interceptions in the game and finished with 505 yards, instead of 511. The second interception also means that Brees lost two more points in most Fantasy leagues, and as most people who play Fantasy know, two points can be life or death.

Royals' Alex Gordon declines player option worth $12.5 million -

Gordon, 31, turned down a $12.5 million salary next season, though he should top that easily in free agency. A four- or five-year deal worth $15 million annually should be within reach, possibly more since the game is flush with money.

Lost Dawgs -

Twenty years after Art Modell's public betrayal, has Cleveland moved on? An ex-player, a die-hard fan, a YouTube star, native son Drew Carey and the guy who bought Modell's toilet explain.

- Video of the Day -

WATCH: Kevin from 'The Office' plays Beer Golf which should be a sport -

Brian Baumgartner, you probably know him as Kevin on "The Office," recently joined the crew at Celebrities in Golf Carts and played some beer golf. I've never heard of this made-up sport, but it looks like a lot of fun.