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Fish Smithson headed to East-West Shrine Game |
"It is an honor to be selected to represent both myself and Kansas football in the prestigious East-West Shrine game," Smithson said in a press release. "I am looking forward to getting down to Florida and showing the NFL scouts who I am as a person and what I can do on the football field."

Jason Thoren: A football coach who shows his players more than football videos |
In 13 years as Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner’s right-hand man, former Lawrence High and University of Kansas football standout Jason Thoren has watched a great deal of video with his players.

KU football's 2017 schedule includes seven home dates |
Year Three of the David Beaty era at the University of Kansas will come with greater expectations for the football head coach now that he has signed a contract extension and received a raise. Beaty and his Jayhawks will at least get the benefit of a home-friendly schedule.

Pair of juco defenders commit to KU football |
Northwest Mississippi Community College defensive end Willie McCaleb let the KU coaches know of his decision to sign first, and Mesa Community College cornerback Shakial Taylor did the same shortly after.

KU’s big-man coach says senior Landen Lucas ‘explosive’ of late
Kansas basketball assistant coach Norm Roberts, who works with the Jayhawks’ frontcourt players at practice every day, says he has seen recent improvement in senior forward Landen Lucas.

Other Sports

Duke freshman Jayson Tatum headlines early list of Top 30 NBA Draft prospects -
The 2017 NBA Draft is still six months away. But, already, I can promise this: it's going to be dominated at the top by college freshmen. In fact, I think the fist nine picks -- and 11 of the 14 lottery picks -- will be college freshmen, and I currently have Duke's Jayson Tatum projected to go first overall.

Minnesota suspends 10 players indefinitely ahead of Holiday Bowl -
Ray Buford, Carlton Djam, Seth Green, KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson, Tamarion Johnson, Kobe McCrary, Antonio Shenault, Mark Williams and Antoine Winfield Jr. have all been banned from team activities, and it's not the first time that four of those 10 have been suspended this season.

Wakeyleaks case closed: Wake Forest radio analyst gave game plans to opponents -
After Wake Forest's loss to Louisville on Nov. 12, coach Dave Clawson alleged that Louisville had received impermissible information that benefited the Cardinals on the field. At the time, the pointed allegation seemed to be an indictment of Bobby Petrino's staff. After an internal investigation, it turns out the mole was in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, all along.

Richard Sherman calls Thursday games a 'poopfest' and a 'middle finger' from NFL -
"Poopfest. It's terrible," Sherman said, per "We got home like 1 o'clock in the morning, something like that on Monday and then you've got to play again. Congratulations, NFL, you did it again. But they've been doing it all season, so I guess we're the last ones to get the middle finger."

Jack Nicklaus and son plan to attend Trump inauguration in January -
"I like what Donald has done," Nicklaus told CBS. "He's turning America upside-down. [He's] awakening the country. Is he as smooth and as politically correct as he should be? Probably not. But he'll learn. He's not stupid. He didn't get where he was being dumb. I like the guy. He's a good man. If he's the one that's on the ticket, then I'll be voting for him. "

Other News

Actor Alan Thicke, Who Played Dad on 'Growing Pains,' Dead at 69 - NBC News
Actor Alan Thicke died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, a publicist for his family told NBC News.

Newtown marks 4 years since tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School
Newtown will mark four years since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That shooting took the lives of 20 young children and six adults.