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Bill Self previews the TCU game

Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?

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Bill Self Previews TCU

Kansas head coach Bill Self addressed members of the media on Thursday to preview top-ranked Jayhawks' game against TCU on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m., ESPN) in Allen Fieldhouse.

Inside job: Self: Get the ball inside to Perry Ellis |

“When we go on our little 9-0 runs, Perry is the main reason offensively. So I don’t understand why we go away from that. Even if it’s makeshift, even if it’s not very artistic, you just get the ball to him and make him go make a play,” Self said.

Once A Jayhawk, Always A Jayhawk: Nolen Ellison

Despite that seemingly low point in Ellison's college career, he went on to have a successful career at KU becoming a member of the small fraction of Kansas basketball players to score over 1,000 points. In 1961 Ellison was an All-Big Eight Conference selection, and was team captain his senior year in 1963.

Five-star Michael Porter coming to town

Following a visit to the University of Kansas on Saturday afternoon, Michael Porter and his Tolton Catholic High School teammates will take their talents to Johnson County Community College for a matchup against Blue Valley Northwest.

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Kansas hires Todd Bradford to coach linebackers -

Bradford has worked 25 years in college football, including three as defensive coordinator at Southern Mississippi (2008-10). Working under current North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, Bradford guided the 2010 Southern Miss defense to a 31-16 victory against Kansas and a No. 13 national ranking (113 yards allowed per game).

2015 Big 12 unsung hero: Kansas LB Joe Dineen Jr. - Big 12 Blog- ESPN

A running back during his freshman season, Dineen was a bright spot during a winless season after moving to linebacker. The sophomore took over as a starter early in the season and became one of the core players of the Kansas defense.

On scholarship: For Hilo grad Holani, Kansas is dream destination | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Isi Holani never lost sight of his dream to play Division I or FBS football, despite taking a detour the last two seasons at a pair of junior colleges.

Jayhawks offer Florida RB, official visit in plans

The Jayhawks have extended an offer to Khalil Herbert from American Heritage High in Florida.  Herbert has a connection to the Jayhawks program. He used to train with former Kansas running back Tony Sands.

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Football's over. It's time for hoops (Jan 13, 2016) | FOX Sports

The 2015-16 season has been underway for two months and if you've been paying attention elsewhere, here's a quick look at what you missed and what you can expect for the next two months as we head to Houston for the Final Four.

The Big 12 Gets Their Conference Championship Option - Viva The Matadors

The results from the deregulation vote came through on Wednesday. What exactly happened, and where does the Big 12 go from here?

NCAA alters NBA Draft entry rules - A Sea Of Blue

In the end, these rule changes are a big win for college players everywhere, and it's good to see an example of the NCAA actually working for the players vs. the far-too-many examples of making the players work for them.

NCAA's draft decision has implications for Xavier - Banners On The Parkway

Ultimately I think this is a good thing. The NCAA is harvesting money hand over fist on largely unpaid labor; they least they can do is let guys get a decent idea of the job market before jumping and ending up in Italy or some garbage.

Ranking 10 worst college football games of 2015 season - College Football -

We've separated the downright awful from the ugly to rank the 10 worst games of the 2015 college football season.

(Mr. Ed says: KU is on this list. Also, LOL at the Drive Chart on #6.)

UAB to play Florida in Blazers' return to college football in 2017 -

“We are unbelievably excited about UAB Football's return to the field in 2017 and look forward to great competition with this slate of non-conference games,” coach Bill Clark said in the team release.

No. 25 Gonzaga falls to BYU at the Kennel, opening up WCC race -

The West Coast Conference has been dominated in past seasons by Gonzaga. This season though, things seem pretty uncertain.

Iowa blows out No. 4 Michigan State at the Breslin Center by 17 points -

Michigan State can't blame this one on the absence of Denzel Valentine.

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Chiefs-Patriots Key Matchup: Tom Brady vs. Kansas City's pass rush -

Brady showed great improvement under pressure this season, but the Chiefs can get after the quarterback with among the best pass rushes in the league. If Brady can't get rid of the ball before the rush hits home, the Chiefs will have a much better chance of staying in the game.

Here's the Polo Grounds as you've (maybe) never seen it -

This vista gives you a good grasp of just how sprawling the Polo Grounds was in center field. Said spawl, of course, helped make Willie Mays' famed catch of Vic Wertz's deep drive in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series one of the most iconic moments in sports history.