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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas Volleyball Meets Media Amidst Final Practices, Exams Before Final Four Departure

It's been a dream for the Jayhawks, especially senior Anna Church, who joined the team as a graduate transfer from Saint Louis University and grew up watching the Final Four.

Kansas kids: Soucie, Wait provide Sunflower spirit | KUsports.com

Both are native Kansans. Both played high school volleyball for their fathers. Both committed to Kansas their junior years of high school. And both have played a big role in helping Kansas enjoy its best stretch of volleyball in school history.

Pollard will be in Omaha to cheer Kansas | KUsports.com

“I’m hoping he (Pollard) can make it. He’s trying to make it,” KU volleyball coach Ray Bechard said of the 6-foot-11 former KU and NBA forward, who lives in Indianapolis.

Grab Your Sweater and Be a Part of History Dec. 19

Join Kansas Athletics in an attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the "Largest gathering of people wearing holiday sweaters." Kansas Athletics will attempt to break the record at the men's basketball game against Montana on Dec. 19. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Observations: Dual point-guard attack paying off for the Kansas Jayhawks - CBSSports.com

Having two capable floor generals on the floor instead of one is generally a more efficient way to manufacture good offense and that's just what's happened for the Jayhawks through nine games this season.

Josh Jackson sets official visit to Kansas

Josh Jackson has set his official visit to Kansas for the weekend of January 22nd, a source tells TheShiver.com. Jackson, #1 ranked player in both the 247Sports 2016 Rankings and 247Sports 2016 Composite Rankings, will be in Lawrence to see the Jayhawks take on Texas January 23rd.

Marques Bolden: What we are hearing

Another narrative is that Kentucky has momentum and is strong, but Duke and Kansas are strong as well. And in fact, Kansas is still the leader for Bolden.

AUDIO - Radio Interview, 1939 · James Naismith’s Life and Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years · KU Libraries Exhibits

In the roughly three-minute clip, Naismith, who had traveled to New York for a basketball doubleheader at Madison Square Garden, discusses setting up the first basketball game with two peach baskets in a gymnasium at the International YMCA Training School (now Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts in December 1891.

KU professor discovers only known audio recording of James Naismith, inventor of basketball | KUsports.com

In an audio recording, long-buried among countless others in Library of Congress archives, an animated 1930s radio announcer asks, “Dr. Naismith, how did you happen to invent basketball?”

- College Sports -

'Dead period?' 'Quiet period?' Explaining the NCAA's football recruiting calendar - SBNation.com

The NCAA has a complicated set of rules for coaches and prospects to follow, which affects recruiting.

5 Things You Need To Know For The NCAA Volleyball Final Four

If you weren't awake for the late, late show Saturday of volleyball's regional final extravaganza, you missed one of the bigger upsets in recent memory in the NCAA tournament -- all the more stunning because of the way it played out at the end.

Wisconsin's Bo Ryan announces retirement effective immediately - CBSSports.com

Bo Ryan, the winningest coach in Wisconsin basketball history, announced his retirement late Tuesday after a 64-49 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Ryan's retirement is effectively immediately.

Iowa State senior Naz Long out for the season; Deonte Burton's time is now - CBSSports.com

Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long will sit out the remainder of the season, hoping to return to the Cyclones in 2016-17 fully healthy with one year of eligibility remaining.

Why Dave Pilipovich's job at Air Force is the toughest in Division I basketball - CBSSports.com

At Army and Navy, you're in the Patriot League. And nobody is signing top-100 players in the Patriot League. But UNLV, San Diego State and New Mexico each can, and does, sign elite talent in the Mountain West all while Pilipovich said he's literally never had a single player on his roster get even one introductory letter from another Mountain West institution.

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WATCH: 360-degree vantage point of a paratrooper at the Army-Navy game - CBSSports.com

Be sure to click and drag on the video to turn the camera as the paratrooper sails in from high above Philadelphia into Lincoln Financial Field.

WATCH: Monmouth bench makes 'Celebrations 101' instructional video - CBSSports.com

The players at the end of Monmouth's bench are now the latest to get in on the fun with this "Bench Celebrations 101" video, an instructional tool for other benches on how to become the best bench mob in college hoops.