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Jayhawks hold players only meeting, host Texas on Saturday

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With Bledsoe OU-bound, the focus on KU's D-Line shifts to Isaiah Bean | Tale of the Tait |

KU coach David Beaty and company don't have time to sulk. They've got a handful of visitors lined up for this weekend and they'll start trickling in tomorrow. The last thing those kids need to see is a coaching staff that's bummed out over losing Bledsoe. And they won't. Beaty and his staff, no matter how hard they took this one, know that this is the way recruiting in the college football world goes. You win some, you lose some and you can't get too high or too low no matter what the outcome.

It’s an honor: Decision changed Hadl, Kansas |

One of his most cherished memories is of the day he switched college of choice from Oklahoma to Kansas. Hadl doesn’t care to talk much about his achievements, but since that day is more a story about his father, Jess Hadl, and his college coach, Jack Mitchell, he never minds telling it one more time.

Big 12 Preview: Kansas Jayhawks Host Surging Texas Longhorns

The Texas Longhorns just knocked off a Top 10 team on the road and will look to beat a Top 5 team on Saturday when No. 3 Kansas plays host to the surging Horns who stampede into Lawrence on Saturday, Jan. 23. KU is looking to rebound from an 86-67 loss at Oklahoma State on Jan. 19.

Kansas players vow changes after players-only meeting |

The squad’s upperclassmen led a players-only meeting Wednesday in the players’ locker room in Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas Losing Has Nothing to Do With Lack of Heart - TU

This brings me to a few observations of the Kansas Jayhawks while they were losing to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Wednesday. While not trying to single anyone out, simply click on this Twitter search of "Jayhawks heart" and be aware many of the tweets are not suitable for workplace environments. It is mostly a rated R experience.

Women's Bball - Jayhawks Fall in Sunflower Showdown, 59-46

A barrage of second-half three-pointers could not bring the Jayhawks back into Wednesday's game against Kansas State, as the Wildcats defeated the Jayhawks, 59-46, inside Allen Fieldhouse.

Softball - Kansas Tabbed Fourth by Big 12 Coaches

Kansas softball was selected to finish fourth in 2016 by the Big 12 Conference coaches as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon.

University of Kansas Athletics - Proposal for Collegiate Open Water Championship Moves Forward with County’s Approval

A unanimous vote of approval Wednesday afternoon by the Douglas County Commission ­moved Kansas swimming and diving one step closer to hosting the first National Collegiate Open Water Swimming Championship at Lone Star Lake this summer. Commissioners approved the Sept. 17 event in concept, and event organizers including Kansas head coach Clark Campbell will continue to work on finalizing details with county staff.

- College Sports -

Emmanuel Omogbo tragically lost his parents but gained a nation of support -

Emmanuel Omogbo didn't want to answer the 5 a.m. phone call from his brother. But on the second try, he knew he had to answer.

Big 12 2015 season in review: Recaps of every team in 140 characters -

CBS Sports efforted to recap the 2015 season of each of every Big 12 team ... in 140 characters or fewer.

- Professional Sports -

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred: NL could get DH as soon as 2017 -

With the new CBA ending after this season, the DH could become part of the NL as soon as next season.

Wainwright calls fantasy show to argue his draft position, it was great -

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was selected in the seventh round (the 22nd pitcher taken) in a fantasy baseball draft on Sirius XM. He was displeased and called to let the hosts know.

Andre Agassi explains why he went 'commando' his whole career -

There are plenty of stories of athletes choosing not to wash their uniform or socks or underwear while on a winning streak, but Andre Agassi took it to a whole other level during his career.

Roger Federer 'would be happy' if his kids don't play professional tennis -

After Roger Federer's second round win at the Australian Open, he revealed why he hopes his kids don't end up playing professional tennis.

Dang, Florida, You Scary

Florida patrol officer apprehends massive Burmese python |

A Burmese python measuring nearly 17 feet is collared by a wildlife officer as Florida holds its annual competition to catch and kill the invasive reptiles.

- These stories are probably actually true -

NCAA Investigating God For Giving Gifts To Athletes

“We take these allegations incredibly seriously and are doing everything in our power to determine the precise nature of God’s relationship with these college athletes,” said NCAA president Mark Emmert. “There is mounting evidence that the Lord—in blatant violation of NCAA rules and regulations—bestowed upon these players special and innate athletic abilities that other students never received.”

Andy Reid Furious At Self For Poor Clock Management At End Of 72-Oz. Steak Challenge

“I just lost track of the clock, and the next thing I knew, there was only one minute left and still 15 ounces of steak to go,” said Reid, bemoaning the fact that he leisurely dipped every piece of the 4.5-pound sirloin in A.1. Sauce while precious seconds continued running off the clock.