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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 3.03.15

11 in a row, baby. Oh yeah, feels gooooooooooood.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Our many thanks go to Iowa State for their timely wins this year (Oklahoma) and losses (Texas Tech, Kansas State).  You guys are the best friends a rival could have.  I'm guessing WRNL just pretty much ceased to exist.  Kinda like when you divide a number by zero (type that into your Google image search).

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Kansas Wins 11th-Straight Big 12 Conference Regular-Season Title

With Iowa State defeating Oklahoma on ESPN Big Monday, March 2, Kansas men's basketball has claimed at least a share of the 2015 Big 12 Conference regular-season championship. With two games remaining in the Big 12 slate, only KU's Tuesday opponent West Virginia (22-7, 10-6) and its March 7 foe Oklahoma (20-9, 11-6) could tie Kansas (23-6, 12-4).

Twitterverse reacts to KU grabbing share of Big 12 title | All Eyes on KU |

When the Jayhawks needed league competitor ISU to defeat OU, the Cyclones came through, securing KU at least a share of its 11th Big 12 regular-season championship in a row. Once that happened, congratulations, celebrations and observations began breaking out in the Twitterverse from those who cover college basketball, those who have played it and others.

These guys again: No. 20 West Virginia | Smithology |

Now, as a refresher, here are the Mountaineers KU has to hold back in the final week of the regular season, as the Jayhawks try to clinch their 11th straight Big 12 championship outright.

#KUReview: KU's 3-point phobia could hurt it in long run |

Since we first started talking about how Kansas might want to take more 3-pointers, things have gone in an interesting direction. The Jayhawks, all of a sudden, have almost stopped taking outside shots.

Bruce Weber's late defensive strategy worked while exposing a KU weakness |

KU's Jamari Traylor played the last 6:03 for KU that game, and when he came in, K-State coach Bruce Weber essentially made the decision to leave him open while double-teaming Perry Ellis. It worked.

Booth Family Hall of Athletics to Close Temporarily for DeBruce Center Construction

The Booth Family Hall of Athletics, located in the University of Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse, will close for approximately six months after Tuesday's men's basketball game to accommodate the Fieldhouse phase of the construction of the DeBruce Center.

Big 12 Football recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas: KU held a junior day over the weekend with Wildwood (Missouri) Lafayette offensive lineman Chase Behrndt among the visitors. The Jayhawks also offered Sachse (Texas) athlete Donovan Duvernay last week. His twin brother, Devin Duvernay, is the No. 12 player in the ESPN Junior 300 and already boasted a KU offer. The Jayhawks joined Boise State as teams who have offered Donovan.

University of Kansas Athletics - Jayhawks Head Back to Arizona, Face GCU in Midweek Series

Tuesday's game is slated for an 8 p.m. (CT) first pitch and can be seen live on COX7 Arizona ( and on COX in the state of Kansas. The mid-week series concludes Wednesday with an afternoon matinee beginning at 3:30 p.m. (CT).

Women's Basketball - Kansas Sends Seniors Off With A Bang, Downing Iowa State 68-64

The Jayhawks sent their quartet of four-year members off with a victory in their home finale, beating Iowa State, 68-64, Monday night inside Allen Fieldhouse.  (Mr. Ed says: Where has this team been all year?  Beating OU and ISU to end the year is nice, but I just feel like they could have done so much better.)

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Poll Attacks: Five bucks says this mouthy fan keeps quiet going forward -

Kansas shouldn't be behind any of those schools on a Top 25 ballot, I don't think. But instead of focusing on all of them, I'd rather just devote the rest of this space strictly to Fletcher's decision to put Louisville four spots ahead of the Jayhawks.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones Recap -

Georges Niang had 20 of his 23 points in the second half and No. 17 Iowa State rallied from a 21-point deficit to stun No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70 on Monday night and snap a two-game losing streak.

7 players ejected in Texas-Baylor brawl, Taylor wins the game (With Video) -

Texas was ready to fight for a win against Baylor to try and keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive. And the way these teams dislike each other it didn't take much to incite actual fighting in the Longhorns' 61-59 overtime win Monday night.

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Indian golfer gets ready for Masters by playing Augusta on video game -

You've likely never heard of Anirban Lahiri, but he's currently ranked No. 34 in the world after winning the Indian Open and Malaysian Open. Not to mention, he's primed to play in his first Masters this April. So how does a golfer who almost never plays on the PGA Tour prepare for a course he's never seen in person? Video games, of course.

Chris Young struck out in intrasquad game ... against a pitching machine -

They also used a pitching machine because most of their pitchers were off working elsewhere. Major league players hitting against a pitching machine tells us nothing, really. These guys are just getting their work in. And then something like this happens.

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7 Hollywood stars you didn't know were Kansas Jayhawks | FOX Sports

One of the most famous lines in cinematic history was uttered by a former Jayhawk. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."