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Tech presents worthy opponent for KU |
Sure, it’s early, but the Red Raiders, who play host to Kansas University in an 8 p.m. tipoff today in United Supermarkets Arena, check in at 1-1 after an 82-74 home victory over Texas and narrow 76-69 setback Wednesday at league-title contender Iowa State

Kansas track dominates meet |
Kansas University’s track and field teams combined for 22 event victories, including 15 of 19 events on the women’s side, as the Jayhawks kicked off 2016 at the Bill Easton Classic on Friday inside Anschutz Pavilion.

KU swimming drops double dual |
Bryce Hinde swam to a pair of second-place finishes, and fellow Kansas University swimmers Haley Bishop and Madison Straight added two more, but the Jayhawks dropped a pair of decisions in a double dual on Friday at Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center.

KU women’s hoops at a glance |
With tough games night in and night out the rest of the way, it’s possible the Jayhawks will be underdogs until the end of the season. Rather than look at that as a negative, first-year coach Brandon Schneider has spun it into a positive and used it as a rallying cry for his young team. “Our big thing (is), just don’t be timid in anything we do, don’t second-guess yourself,” Schneider said. “Even though you’re that team that’s not supposed to win doesn’t mean you have to back down or be timid. You still have to be aggressive.”

Getting to know Texas Tech before KU's first Big 12 road game | Smithology |
Texas Tech hasn’t qualified for the NCAA Tournament since 2007, but now in his third season with the Red Raiders, coach Tubby Smith hopes this will be the year the program breaks through.

Professional Sports

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Chiefs-Texans Key Matchup: Kansas City's pass rush vs. Houston's O-Line -
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Conor McGregor calls out Floyd Mayweather, challenges him to fight -
Conor McGregor continues to love everything coming his way. The curent featherweight champion is reportedly set to take on Rafael dos Anjos for his lightweight title at UFC 197 and is now taking to Instagram to unleash from recent frustrations.

WATCH: Browns' fans satirical 2016 season ticket promo is hysterical -
OK, so maybe it's hard to be optimistic when you're a Browns fan, though we hope you can find some comfort in Mike Polk Jr's fantastic satirical Browns' 2016 season ticket promotional video:

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