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This is Harris' second trip to the Super Bowl after clinching the National Football League's (NFL) AFC title for the second time in three years, while Talib is making his first trek in just two years with the Broncos.
ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will return to Allen Fieldhouse for the seventh time, in advance of next week's Big 12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic between the two winningest programs in college basketball history – Kansas and Kentucky on Saturday, Jan. 30.
“I can say it now that he’s gone. Joel Embiid was the toughest one (Jayhawk) to guard — 110 percent for sure,” Niang said, asked to reflect upon players in the KU-ISU series.
So while we usually get to know all of the key rotation players in these KU opponent entries, this time we’ll focus on the talented Mr. Morris. With his speed off the dribble and court vision — not to mention his scoring ability — Morris’ play on offense likely will dictate the outcome of this contest for the Jayhawks (16-3, 5-2), who have lost back-to-back road games.
Kansas struggled to find a defensive identity in a road loss at Oklahoma State last week, but followed it up with a nine-point home win against Texas. The Cyclones and Jayhawks are both veteran-laden squads and because they have played six times — a 3-3 split — in the last two years, there aren’t any secrets between the two.
Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden, Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham were far from perfect on Saturday. But they did what this team needed them to do and did it without hesitation. Had they been at all tentative during the final 30 minutes the way the entire team was in the first 10, there would be no celebration for Bill Self's 200th victory in Allen Fieldhouse and KU's temporary funk may still be a hot topic.
“My dad is actually the one who suggested I visit here. He thought I would like everything here. He always respected Allen Fieldhouse. He thinks it’s the craziest arena he played in,” Paige Hoiberg said, seated on a sofa in a lounge in the KU basketball office.
A 57 percent second-half shooting performance from Oklahoma State stifled Kansas' hopes of a comeback on Sunday afternoon, as the Jayhawks fell on Superhero Day, 74-46.
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The outrageous ending to Ball State-Eastern Michigan on Saturday has prompted league action by the Mid-American Conference.
Oklahoma's depth chart is starting to look a bit thinner at the quarterback position. Trevor Knight recently left Norman to join the Texas A&M Aggies, and now another quarterback is leaving the Sooners, though this one will remain on campus.
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The Panthers are 4.5-point favorites over the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Peyton Manning picked up a $2 million bonus on Sunday and gets another $2 million if he wins the Super Bowl.
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Some no-fun-haver called in a noise complaint against these kids in Gainesville, Fl. for having the audacity—the nerve—to play basketball in the street.
The 4-time champ made a surprise stop at the Gainesville Police Department on Saturday to praise White and help the officer make good on a promise to "bring backup" for another pickup game with the kids.