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Josh Jackson well on way to becoming Bill Self's best Kansas player |
Jackson brings a surplus of smarts, talent and desire to the equation, so there is no reason to believe that he will do anything but steadily improve during his one season in Lawrence. Add it all up and that means he is well on his way to becoming the best Kansas player Self has coached.

KU women's basketball falls at Creighton, 69-49 |

The Kansas women's basketball team saw its three-game winning streak snapped Wednesday in a 69-49 loss against Creighton at D.J. Sokol Arena.

KU's Landen Lucas nominated for Allstate Good Works Team |

The senior from Portland, Oregon, was one of the all-time high 278 nominees for the NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams that honor an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport's finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.

Juco D-lineman KeyShaun Simmons commits to Kansas |

Beaty tweeted out his signature "#NeatDeal" — as he does every time a prospect decides to join the Jayhawks — upon hearing from KeyShaun Simmons, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive lineman from Pearl River Community College, in Poplarville, Miss.

Bragg's 2nd half a positive sign, but plenty of work still to be done |

Seven games into the 2016-17 season, Bragg already has lost his starting spot, is playing an average of 16.6 minutes per game — up just 7.7 from his 2015-16 average — and has had as many bad fouls and ill-advised shots as he has good moments on either end.

Kansas QB Carter Stanley earned respect after winning starting job |

Though far from perfect, Stanley now enters the offseason as the Jayhawks’ incumbent No. 1 quarterback, instead of Montell Cozart or Ryan Willis, both of whom served as backups in the final three games after sharing the job in September and trading the starting role back and forth in October.

Kansas volleyball happy to be playing at home sweet Horejsi |

If Kansas and Creighton, the favorites, win their matches, it would bring two of the nation’s hottest teams back together. In September, Kansas won a dramatic five-set match against the Bluejays in Omaha.

Other Sports News

Indiana beats North Carolina but loses star wing OG Anunoby to ankle injury late -
Indiana led 5-0 after one minute, 17-7 after five minutes, 26-9 after nine minutes and never trailed en route to a 76-67 victory over North Carolina in the final game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge late Wednesday.

Russell Westbrook records 4th straight triple-double in another Thunder win -
Russell Westbrook extended his triple-double streak to four games on Wednesday with a 35-point, 14-rebound, 11-assist performance in a 126-115 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards. He has nine on the season, 46 in his career and he continues to average a triple-double this year. This is the second time in his career that he has registered four triple-doubles in a row.

Conor McGregor gets boxing license, clears path to possible Floyd Mayweather fight -
Yeah, this is happening. According to McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, the UFC lightweight champion has been issued a boxing license in California.

Warriors' Stephen Curry won't rule out signing with his hometown Hornets in 2017 -
One such curveball could come from the Charlotte Hornets, the team that his father Dell Curry played for and currently works for as a broadcaster. Curry grew up in Charlotte and still has ties to the area as he owns a house in the city. Could the Hornets actually be a viable option for Curry in free agency? Well, he won't definitely say no.

Roy Williams criticizes UNC supporters, asks they behave more like Indiana's fans -
Indiana's rightfully getting the lion's share of the attention for its tremendously fashionable home win against No. 3 North Carolina on Wednesday night -- but Tar Heels coach Roy Williams had a comment in his postgame press conference that will have North Carolina buzzing into the weekend.

Iman Shumpert intensifies rivalry between Cavs and Warriors with bold guarantee -
He should. We supposed to hate them, and they supposed to hate us. It's OK. They supposed to take cheap shots at us. They're gonna hate us, fam. That's what sports is. It's great. I love every bit of it. I'm glad he said that 'cause we gon' bust they ass, too. You need to type that up: We gon' bust your ass. Period.