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Time to step up: Lagerald Vick helps KU dispose of Siena | KUsports.com
Friday night in the home opener against Siena, KU’s backcourt turned in an inconsistent effort but delivered when it had to in knocking out the Saints, 86-65, to give head coach Bill Self his 207th victory in Allen Fieldhouse, the most of all-time.

KU falls to North Carolina in NCAA soccer | KUsports.com
The Kansas women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end on Friday night with a with a 2-0 road loss to North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Notebook: Bill Self expects more from Landen Lucas | KUsports.com
For the third consecutive game to open his senior season, KU forward Landen Lucas spent more time laboring and less time on the floor than he did during the final stretch of his sensational junior season, when he proved to be an indespensable part of KU’s Elite Eight team.

Jayhawks finish strong in home-opening victory over Siena | KUsports.com
In a bit of an anti-climactic home opener, the No. 7-ranked Kansas basketball team, coming off games against Indiana and Duke, handled Siena, but struggled to put the visitors away until the final minutes in an 86-65 victory Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

'How cool would that be?': Jayhawks hope to send seniors out in style | KUsports.com
“… The feeling of it being over or me having no more games left in this stadium hasn’t hit me yet,” Kinner said earlier this week.”I’m pretty sure that feeling’s gonna hit me whenever I leave. Whenever it says zero zero on the scoreboard (clock) and I’m walking off the field. That’s when it’s gonna hit me.”

Jayhawks land 5-star forward Billy Preston | KUsports.com
Seated in the ESPNU college basketball studio Friday afternoon, alongside Dino Gaudio who coached him at the recent Under Armor All-America camp, five-star, Class of 2017 forward Billy Preston fidgeted like a kid waiting for dessert to be served before finally being given the chance to announce his college decision.

2017 PF Billy Preston picks Kansas | KUsports.com
Preston, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward from Oak Hill Academy, is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 8 player in the 2017 class and many believe his potential might be higher than that.

Former KU quarterback/receiver Kale Pick new head coach at Fort Scott Community College | KUsports.com
Several Kansas football players in recent years had the misfortune of learning new rules and terminology over and over again at a program that has changed coaches seemingly at as fast a rate as Lady Gaga changes fashion styles.

Bill Self picks up historic 207th home victory as KU tops Siena 86-65
Self, KU’s 14th-year head basketball coach, on Friday directed the Jayhawks to a 86-65 victory over Siena and in the process picked up his 207th home victory against nine losses. He passed Ted Owens, who went 206-47 in 19 seasons in the tradition-rich building.

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WATCH: Warriors' Zaza Pachulia makes one 15-footer and dances like he's Steph Curry - CBSSports.com
If you're not a fan of the way the Golden State Warriors celebrate their big plays, you'll really hate what center Zaza Pachulia did on Friday. After hitting a jump shot -- the Warriors' 10th make in a row, which put them on a 24-3 run -- in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics, Pachulia expressed his excitement, uh, unconventionally:

Warriors' Draymond Green: Celtics fans booing Kevin Durant 'may scare free agents' - CBSSports.com
"Fans must be desperate," Green said, via ESPN's Chris Haynes. "Like, who boos a guy for taking an interview? That's crazy. I don't get that. Y'all booing somebody for interviewing [with] y'all? Man, they may scare free agents away. You don't want to take an interview and then make enemies for taking an interview. I don't know. They may want to be careful with that." (ed note - boston fans can be unbearable? is this true?)

Here's what 10 stats tell us about Dak Prescott's one-of-a-kind rookie season - CBSSports.com
With seven games remaining, the jury's still out on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott's rookie season. But entering Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, it's safe to say the fourth-round Mississippi State product is on pace to put together a transcendent, one-of-a-kind maiden NFL campaign.

Virginia dismisses Memphis transfer Austin Nichols: Three things to know - CBSSports.com
"It's a privilege to be a part of this program, and Austin has lost that privilege," Bennett said. "We have standards for our student-athletes, and when those standards aren't met there are consequences. ... This is the unfortunate consequence."

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The top 20 fake news stories outperformed real news at the end of the 2016 campaign - Vox
Fake news about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had a big impact on the 2016 election. How big? A new chart from BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman gives some idea of just how much influence bogus news stories had in the final months of the campaign: