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Jayhawks slide past Harvard

He will not be able to see very well, Cotton.

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- Kansas Basketball -

After Harvard win, Self hits recruiting trail |

He headed to Kentucky to watch both Josh Jackson (6-7 senior guard, Prolific Prep, Napa, California) and Thon Maker (7-foot senior, Orangeville Prep, Mono, Ontario) compete in the Marshall County Hoopfest.

The Day After: Passing the Harvard test | Tale of the Tait |

Credit the Harvard defense and scrappy play for taking Kansas out of its offensive flow, but I don't think it was a coincidence by any means that Kansas struggled when Wayne Selden sat with four fouls. KU coach Bill Self said he talked to Selden near the end of the first half about being smart and not picking up No. 3 before the half. But that didn't happen. And when Selden picked up No. 4, he sat for a long portion of the second half. When he sat, KU lost its hottest offensive player and the offense suffered. We all know how well Selden played in Korea, how he finally reached that level again in Maui and how good he was the last time out against Loyola. But now we have a better understanding of just what good Selden means to this loaded KU team. It's not just his scoring and three-point shooting that matters. It's also his attitude, demeanor and the way he opens things up for the rest of his team.

‘Svi’ slumping from three |

“It was ‘in and out’ on a couple shots. I think it was (a) soft touch. I’ll keep shooting and get my confidence back,” Mykhailiuk said.

- Kansas Football -

Seven 2015 KU football red-shirts to watch next fall | Tale of the Tait |

Now that the season is officially over and the red-shirts are official, here's a quick look at seven guys who saved a season of eligibility that could help this program as soon as 2016.

KSU coach Bill Snyder sends KU QB Ryan Willis a note of encouragement | Tale of the Tait |

We've seen plenty of instances of this throughout the years and we recently got another one when KU quarterback Ryan Willis, who just wrapped up his freshman season as KU's all-time leading freshman passer, posted to Twitter a note he got from Snyder following last week's 45-14 K-State win in the season finale.

JUCO ATH commits to KU Football - Jayhawk Slant

He had offers from Arkansas State, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Tulsa, and Utah State, and had just taken an official visit to Tennessee, with additional interest from Virginia Tech and Iowa State.

- Kansas Sports -

‘Tis the Season for KU Softball to Give Back

The team split up into their Jayhawk teams and each got a member of the family to shop for. Everyone will receive a new outfit and a present wrapped and delivered by the Salvation Army. The entire team and coaching staff pitched in and donated their own money to help make the Holidays special for a Douglas County family.

Women's Bball - St. John’s Ends Jayhawks’ Perfect Home Record, 86-71

Kansas women's basketball lost its first home game of the 2015-16 season to St. John's on Sunday, Dec. 6, inside Allen Fieldhouse. The Red Storm shot 57 percent from the field to claim the 86-71 victory.

Women's Bball - Woodard Returns to Allen Fieldhouse for Award Recognition

During the first quarter break of the women's basketball game against St. John's on Sunday, Dec. 6, legendary Jayhawk Lynette Woodard was recognized as the recipient of the 2015 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women's Basketball Award, delivered by UPS and the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Rock Chalk Park to Host 2017 USATF Junior Olympics

Rock Chalk Park, the home of Kansas track & field, has been selected to play host to the 2017 USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships it was announced Saturday. The meet, which will be held in Lawrence July 23-30, 2017, will welcome the nation's top athletes between the ages 7-18.

- College Sports -

Houston Cougars investigating security guards' clash with students

Videos showing security guards punching and tackling students who rushed the field after No. 19 Houston's 24-13 win over No. 22 Temple surfaced online Saturday, and the university said it would review the incident.

Ever-improving Taurean Prince helps No. 25 Baylor beat No. 16 Vandy -

The Bears (6-1) came back to knock off 16th-ranked Vanderbilt (6-2) on Sunday night, winning 69-67 on their home floor to earn, by far, their best win of the season. Scott Drew, coach of the Bears, will probably love most of the film session tomorrow because so many of his players showed up in so many ways.

USD, SDSU play awful outdoor game at understaffed Petco Park -

However, the hideous play from San Diego State -- who shot 31 percent from the field -- wasn't exactly the story here. Rather, it was the severe mismanagement of the event by Petco Park officials, who didn't exactly plan this one out properly. It was the first basketball game ever at Petco Park. Given the results, it could be the last.

NCAA cases seeking money for players become class action -

The plaintiffs in the case allege that the NCAA and its schools violate federal antitrust law by conspiring to impose a cap on the amount of money a school can provide a college athlete. Without the cap, the plaintiffs argue, schools would compete in recruiting players by offering more generous scholarships.

Alabama, Oklahoma open as favorites in College Football Playoff semifinals -

As soon as the matchups were set, Las Vegas posted odds on both games. At the Las Vegas SuperBook at Westgate, Oklahoma opened as a a 2.5-point favorite -- despite being the lower ranked team -- and Alabama, for the second straight year, opened as a 9-point favorite in a semifinal against a Big Ten team.

Mountain West commish calls all-MWC Arizona Bowl a 'travesty' -

And not surprisingly, Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson is not pleased with the situation. He released a statement on Sunday to let everybody know it, too.

- Professional Sports -

Andrew Wiggins becoming clutch, go-to scorer Wolves need him to be -

The Minnesota Timberwolves' franchise is in the hands of a couple of 20-year olds. Second-year phenom Andrew Wiggins and star rookie Karl-Anthony Towns have given a surprisingly competitive Wolves team tangible hope quicker than some may have predicted. With Towns helping Kevin Garnett anchor a pretty good defense, the offensive responsibilities have fallen on the shoulders of Wiggins.

Royals and Joakim Soria agree on three year, $25 million deal -

Royals reunite with Soria on eve of winter meetings -- but what will his role be?

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A lot of things went down during the Texas-Baylor fight -

Baylor and Texas had a bench-clearing brawl in the first half of Saturday's game in Waco.

Hidden within phantom offsides call was likely UNC targeting penalty -

Officials may have called an incorrect offsides penalty on North Carolina but they apparently missed a pretty obvious targeting call.

Clemson serves 2,500 pizzas to fans in Death Valley for playoff watch party -

The highlights from Clemson's pizza party in Death Valley were fantastic.