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- Kansas Sports -

Jayhawks to Host Bears in Big 12 Opener Saturday

No. 2/3 Kansas (11-1, 0-0) opens Big 12 play when it plays host to No. 23/21 Baylor (10-2, 0-0) on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. on CBS.

Bill Self Previews No. 23 Baylor, Big 12 Play

Kansas head coach Bill Self addressed members of the media on New Year's Eve to preview the Jayhawks' Big 12 opener against No. 23 Baylor (10-2) on Saturday afternoon (3 p.m., CBS) in Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas' drive for a dozen starts Saturday |

Kansas University’s basketball players do not need to be reminded that on Saturday — when they tangle with Baylor in a 3 p.m., tip in Allen Fieldhouse — they begin defense of the program’s 11th straight Big 12 regular-season title.

Volleyball's Top-10 Pictures of 2015

As the 2016 calendar year approaches, KU Athletics staff photographer Jeff Jacobsen takes a look back at 2015 by hand-picking his top-10 images that defined Kansas Volleyball's unprecedented season.

- College Sports -

Big 12 Reset - College Basketball -

Kansas is the No. 1 team in the country in adjusted efficiency, according to Can Iowa State or Oklahoma knock the Jayhawks off their perch?

College basketball power rankings: Oklahoma moves to No. 1 - College Basketball -

The Jayhawks have committed turnovers on just 13.8% of possessions in games against top-100 opponents, compared to 19.5% of possessions against top-100 opponents last season.

College Football Playoff semifinal ratings drop 36 percent on New Year's -

But you have to wonder whether the powers that be in the CFP projected that the drop would be as significant as 36 percent.

The spectacle of the CFP lived up to billing even if the game didn't -

We can be honest about the Alabama-Michigan State and Oklahoma-Clemson games, can't we? We don't have to lie to ourselves and each other just because a lot of money exchanged hands, do we? The College Football Playoff semifinals kind of sucked this year.

LOOK: Twitter can't stop trolling Michigan State after loss to Alabama -

By the beginning of the fourth quarter, Michigan State already trailed by 31 points. And that meant viewers were bored for the final 15 minutes. On the bright side, that gave them plenty of time to troll Michigan State on Twitter.

Best of Oklahoma fans at the Orange Bowl: The sad, mad and crazy -

With the trend of sad and mad crowd shots rising, ESPN's cameras did plenty of work finding some Oklahoma fans in the midst of their feels. When you combine some of those shots with others, collected via social media, you can put together the full Oklahoma fan experience.

First look: Clemson-Alabama an ideal showdown for the national title -

It's No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 2 Alabama for the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Arizona. Dabo Swinney faces his alma mater, where he was a pre-“Bring Your Own Guts” walk-on wide receiver and an assistant coach before Nick Saban's “Process” ushered Alabama back to dominance.

34 New Year's resolutions for college basketball in 2016 -

Someone in the Big 12, be it Oklahoma, Iowa State, West Virginia or Baylor, should resolve to entirely wrestle away a Big 12 title from Kansas for the first time since 2004. Watching Kansas' dominance in the league has been awing, but it's time for a new throne-holder in that conference.

- Professional Sports -

A Royal year: The best MLB stories of 2015 -

As we're just about ready to put 2015 in the rearview mirror, let's take a look back and reflect on the year that was. Major League Baseball provided us, as usual, with a plethora of memories we won't soon forget, many of them Royal blue. We'll run through the most notable stories and get real link-happy so you can click back to relive the moments with the full story.