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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 3.11.25

Guess what day it is!?!?!?

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- Kansas Sports -

Ellis practices, remains questionable |

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who was given the OK to practice on Tuesday by KU’s team doctors, remains questionable for Thursday’s Big 12 tournament quarterfinal game against Kansas State or TCU.

Predicting the Big 12 Tournament | FOX Sports

Kansas, who as anyone who has attended a tournament in Kansas City can attest, is the de facto home team and will once again be the favorite. However, with Perry Ellis' status (knee) in flux and Cliff Alexander's eligibility in question, it's easy to see KU making an early exit. Three or four real contenders are waiting right behind the Jayhawks alongside three or four more teams capable of making a special run to Saturday night.

Kansas Drops Midweek Tilt to CMU, 8-2

Off to a slow start, the Kansas baseball team dropped its third-straight contest Tuesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark, falling to Central Michigan, 8-2. (Mr. Ed says: A slow start is an understatement. Can't afford to be dropping games to MAC teams.)

- College Sports -

Oklahoma Sooners scale down Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium renovation plans - ESPN

The University of Oklahoma has scaled down an ambitious renovation of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium by almost $200 million.

Steve Prohm: ‘Something Is Wrong With Process If We Don’t Make NCAA Tournament’ « Tiki And Tierney – CBS Sports Radio

There is a growing consensus that Murray State – which won 25 straight games this year, went 16-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference and just last week was ranked in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll – might not qualify for the NCAA Tournament. All because Belmont guard Taylor Barnette hit a contested, off-balanced three-pointer to beat Murray State, 88-87, in the OVC Championship on Saturday.

- Professional Sports -

Is it just me, or have there been a lot of trades in the NFL this year?

Saints trade Jimmy Graham to Seahawks: 5 things to know -

Holy guacamole did the NFL new year get kicked off early on Tuesday with the Saints and Seahawks stunning the world by agreeing to a trade that sends tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round pick to Seattle for center Max Unger and a first-round pick.

Rams trade Sam Bradford to Eagles for Nick Foles -

The Eagles announced Tuesday that the team has acquired quarterback Sam Bradford and a 2015 fifth-round pick from the Rams in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick.

2015 NFL Free Agent Tracker: See where the top 100 names go -

Follow all of the top NFL free agents during 2015 NFL free agency, which began on March 10 at 4 PM ET.

Will Ferrell to play all nine positions in Cactus League games -- really -

This is how seriously Major League Baseball takes the results of spring training games: Actor and comedian Will Ferrell plans to play all nine positions in the Cactus League on Wednesday.

Minnesota Timberwolves have a new fan thanks to handwritten letter -

With the Seattle Super Sonics long gone from Seattle, fans in the city have found other teams to root for. Some root for the nearby Portland Trail Blazers but for 16-year-old Connor, he wanted to have a team show the same type of allegience to him that he would for them. So he handwrote letters to all 30 NBA teams and mailed them out asking the teams to win his fandom.

(Mr. Ed says: Ok, this was cute the first time a 7-year old kid or whatever did it. Now it's just lame.)

- Videos of the Day -

BYU's Kyle Collinsworth Throws Assist Through Teammate's Legs

Collinsworth’s ninth assist of the night involved throwing the ball through a teammate’s legs to find a wide open shooter behind the three-point line. Clever.

Which One Of These Spin Moves Is The Nastiest?

So, which spin move was the best?

Porto Player Curls In Free Kick; Keeper Just Stands There Like "Nah"

That's got to be the worst feeling for a keeper, seeing a free kick swerve towards goal, knowing full well you have no chance of getting to it, and praying that the bangs off the crossbar or something right as you hear the ball twisting against the nylon of the net.