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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 3.10.15

A look-see around today's internets.

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Self Named AP Big 12 Coach of the Year

For the fourth time in his 12 years at Kansas, head coach Bill Self was voted the Associated Press Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year, announced by the AP Monday morning.

Ellis Named Karl Malone Award Finalist

Kansas junior Perry Ellis has been named one of five finalists for the inaugural Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award presented by cConnect, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday.

Self Talks Tournament at Weekly Presser

Kansas (24-7, 13-5) will play its first game on Thursday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m., on ESPN2. KU will play the winner of the No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 TCU contest to be played March 11. Kansas has won 13 conference postseason tournament titles, including nine in the Big 12.

Perry Ellis will wear 'precautionary' knee brace rest of season |

The 6-foot-8 junior forward suffered a sprained MCL in the first half of an overtime win over West Virginia on March 3 and sat out the rest of the game. He also missed Saturday’s loss at Oklahoma. “If he can’t go full speed by Wednesday, we’re not going to play him Thursday. He’s got to go full speed before we’ll play him. I don’t think there’s anything holding him out mentally right now,” Self said.

KU won't count on Cliff Alexander returning |

“We are basically moving on,” Self continued. “We’re preparing this week to not have Cliff, even though there’s a chance we could if everybody could get on the same page but as of now that has not occurred.”

Brannen Greene to return for Big 12 Tournament |

“Brannen practiced (Monday), which he does every day. He needs to take care of his business. I’m excited for him. His attitude is very good," Self said on his radio show, Hawk Talk.

Bill Self, Jayhawks turn their focus toward postseason | Smithology |

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and his Jayhawks finally can turn their focus to the postseason. At a press conference Monday in Allen Fieldhouse, Self spoke plenty about this week’s Big 12 Tournament and some about the NCAA madness that follows.

Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas: Running back Aubrey White of Wylie (Texas) East backed out of his commitment to Kansas this week. He reportedly intends to take visits to Arkansas and Alabama this spring. White, who'd pledged to KU in October before coach David Beaty and his staff was hired, rushed for 241 yards as a junior.

Jayhawk Baseball Hosts Chippewas in Midweek Action

The Kansas baseball team continues its homestand at Hoglund Ballpark, Tuesday, March 10, with a 3 p.m. game against the Mid-Atlantic Conference foe Central Michigan.

Bonnie Henrickson Relieved of Duties as Kansas Women’s Basketball Coach

In Henrickson's 11 seasons as coach the Jayhawks reached the NCAA Tournament twice (2012 and 2013), both times reaching the Sweet 16. KU also earned berths in five National Invitation Tournaments, reaching the championship game in 2009.

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Kentucky’s perfect season still isn’t as impressive as Kansas’ | For The Win

First thing’s first: Kentucky (30-0, No. 1 ranking) has had a much better season than Kansas (24-6, No. 10 ranking). Heck, Kentucky has had a much better regular season than any team of the 21st century. Their’s was a season that included a 14-point win over North Carolina, eight-point win over Louisville and, oh yes, a 32-point blowout of the aforementioned Kansas Jayhawks. So how could Kansas’s regular season possibly be more impressive than Kentucky’s?

Poll Attacks: You seriously ranked Kansas below two other Big 12 teams? -

One AP voter has the Jayhawks ranked 16th on his ballot and behind two other Big 12 schools. That's silly on multiple levels.

Oklahoma State QB Daxx Garman to transfer -

Garman is scheduled to graduate this spring, which means he'll be eligible to play immediately for his new school in 2015.

Four-star recruit decommits from Oklahoma following racist video -

Oklahoma was quick to respond after a racist video from an Oklahoma fraternity surfaced. Bob Stoops and the football team took part in a widespread campus demonstration on Monday morning, condeming the racist chants in a video from Oklahoma's SAE fraternity, and Oklahoma president David Boren immediately closed the SAE chapter on Oklahoma's campus.

Delance originally committed to Oklahoma last November, and while he didn't mention the video in his tweet, Bob Przybylo of reports that the video played a role in Delance's decision.

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