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Rock Chalk Talk News and Notes: The Weekend Edition

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Before we get to the links, the baseball team takes on Oregon State at noon Jayhawk Time. The Oregon State SBnation blog should have an OGT if you are really hard up for some entertainment today. I believe you can find the radio feed on

Kansas Sports

Suitable sub: Devonté Graham's new approach propels Kansas |
Devonté Graham, who hadn’t hit a shot in the last four games, scoring two points total in that span, exploded for a career-high 20 tallies in Kansas University’s 81-72 victory over TCU on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Perry Ellis, No. 8 Kansas rebound from loss, beat TCU 81-72 | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star
The chants started slowly, echoing out from the front rows of the Allen Fieldhouse student section in the final minutes of the second half. Moments later, it began to pick up — more audible, more clear. “Perry, Perry!”

Player for a day: Manager thankful for moment in spotlight |
Kansas University fifth-year senior basketball manager Chris Huey, who practices regularly with the Jayhawks, trading elbows with the likes of Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, Landen Lucas and Cliff Alexander, on Saturday was given the opportunity to suit up and play for the Jayhawks in an actual game.

KU senior manager Chris Huey plays against TCU |
oanne Huey got the call Thursday afternoon while walking into a meeting. Her son Chris, a senior manager for the Kansas basketball team, was on the other end of the line. Before he said anything else he asked his mother to sit down.

KU softball 1-1 in Florida |
Kansas University’s softball team suffered its first loss of the season, 7-1 against Florida, then defeated Mercer, 2-0, on Saturday in the Aquafina Invitational.

Trent Johnson sees progress in TCU loss |
“The last three years I've been here, he's cleared his bench with about 10 (minutes) to go,” said Johnson of KU coach Bill Self and TCU's Lawrence losses of 30 and 26 points during the past two seasons. “That's how I look at it.”

Around the Big 12

'Miracle On Ice' 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reunites in Lake Placid - ESPN
The ovation wasn't quite as deafening as it was 35 years ago. It was riveting, nonetheless, for Dave Christian and his old Olympic buddies, together again to celebrate their Miracle on Ice.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - Recap - February 21, 2015 - ESPN
Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger was disappointed in his team's defense down the stretch in regulation. His leading scorer was surprised at Texas Tech's scrappiness.

Kansas St Wildcats vs. Baylor Bears - Recap - February 21, 2015 - ESPN
With yet another 20-win season under Scott Drew secured, Baylor forward Rico Gathers is thinking more about the two times the Bears have been a win away from the Final Four under their coach.

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns - Recap - February 21, 2015 - ESPN
Iowa State (20-6, 10-4 Big 12) won its second straight Big 12 road game, something the Cyclones had not accomplished since the 2005-06 season. They had lost six straight at Texas since their only victory over the Longhorns in Austin in 2005.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma St Cowboys - Recap - February 21, 2015 - ESPN
Deployed to cover Oklahoma State guard Phil Forte, Browne did an outstanding job limiting the Cowboys' second-leading scorer to 10 points and then contributed a career-high 18 points and added eight rebounds to lead No. 23 West Virginia to a 73-63 victory over No. 22 Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Noel Gallagher News

If this guy ever writes a book I am calling in sick and spending the day reading.

Noel Gallagher on His New Album and Beyoncé -- Vulture
Has anyone in the history of the world ever read the dull paragraph of introduction preceding a Q&A with Noel Gallagher, the former Oasis songwriter who might be more delightfully quotable than Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker, and Vito Corleone combined?