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KU Names New QB Coach After Likens Departure

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Kansas names new QB coach after Rob Likens leaves for Arizona State |
Beaty announced Tuesday the promotion of Garrett Riley, who spent the past year contributing mostly behind the scenes as an offensive analyst, to an on-field position in which he will work with KU’s quarterbacks.

Linebacker Kyron Johnson getting head start with KU in spring semester |
The Kansas staff felt even better about Johnson, a three-star prospect according to Rivals, when Beaty witnessed him practicing at inside linebacker. The offense had called a bubble screen to the right side and the future Jayhawk immediately caught the attention of the college coaches watching on the sideline.

Freshman Josh Jackson's consistency a huge factor for Kansas |
“I think it’s hard (to be consistent) if your specialty is shooting the basketball, because I think that kind of comes and goes,” KU coach Bill Self said Tuesday. “But I don’t think it’s as hard when your specialty is doing all of the other things. You can have an off day but still try hard or hustle and compete and rebound and get deflections and guard and that kind of stuff. And I think that’s what makes him so effective, is that he doesn’t have off days very often doing those things.”

Wichita linebacker commits to Kansas |
Rivals has not assessed any stars to Cooper Root’s recruiting rating, but the Wichita native reportedly had interest from Kansas State, Northern Colorado and Colgate, as well as KU.

Perry Ellis coming on stronger in D League | Lunch Break |
Playing in the D League must have come as a shock to Ellis' system because ballhogs rule the league and Kansas puts a premium on unselfish play. At Kansas, playing unselfishly for Ellis meant putting up a lot of shots because he was the team's top scorer in his final two seasons. He constantly was urged to play more aggressively.

Jayhawks running college basketball's version of the spread offense? | Tale of the Tait |
Even with a bit of an off night in last Saturday’s 89-71 win over Davidson, the Jayhawks are still shooting .418 as a team and have four players above .411 from downtown through 11 games.

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Sun Devils tab Rob Likens as new WR coach - House of Sparky
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Eastern Michigan football's winding path to its first bowl in 29 years
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Michigan State's NCAA Tournament streak in danger after home loss to Northeastern -

Spartans could be in danger of missing NCAA tournament after their latest loss to Northeastern.

Ranked in preseason, Texas is 5-5 and trending in the wrong direction -

The Longhorns haven't looked like the preseason Top 25 team many projected.

Poll Attacks: Why did Notre Dame drop for losing a neutral-court game to Purdue? -

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After Neo-Nazi Posting, Police in Whitefish, Mont., Step Up Patrols - The New York Times
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