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Threes by example: Graham's big first half sets tone for Jayhawks in 89-74 win |
More content to set up teammates than score so far this season, Kansas junior Devonte’ Graham could not help himself Saturday afternoon during No. 4 KU’s 89-74 victory over Stanford at Allen Fieldhouse.

Landen Lucas back, but not all the way back |
“I still don’t think I played very well today but it was, I guess, a step in the right direction in a way,” Lucas said. “There’s still a lot of improvement I have to make, but I’m aware of it, so I’m not settling for anything and I’ll keep trying to figure out a way to insert myself.”

Jerod Haase: Return to Allen Fieldhouse was 'an emotional day' |
Returning to a city and an arena in which he was beloved as one of the most popular Jayhawks of the 1990s, Haase brought his strong-but-unspectacular Stanford squad to KU’s campus on Saturday afternoon and went home with something he never had experienced before — a loss in Allen Fieldhouse.

Former KU camper and fan Christian Sanders returns to fieldhouse as Stanford guard |
Saturday, Sanders returned to the venue where his father, Brad, played for Kansas in the late 1970s. As the Cardinal’s starting point guard, though, this trip to Lawrence had a much different feel. In Stanford’s first true road game of the season, Sanders and his teammates aspired to knock off the No. 4 Jayhawks. Instead, the program he grew up studying and cheering for prevailed, 89-74.

Jayhawks spoil Haase's return, shoot past Stanford for 89-74 win |
A current star KU guard, Devonté Graham, poured in all 15 of his points in the first half, when Graham knocked down five three-pointers. His senior running mate, Frank Mason III, got more involved in the final 20 minutes, and finished with team-highs of 20 points and five assists, helping Kansas defeat Haase’s squad, 89-74.

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College Football Playoff Rankings prediction: Ohio State in danger of losing No. 2 spot -
Here, we try to emphasize the same criteria the CFP Selection Committee uses. That will be difficult because, as we have learned, the committee can be all over the map. Sometimes, it decides that head-to-head record matters; sometimes, it doesn't. Sometimes, strength of schedule matters; sometimes, it doesn't. Sometimes, relative dominance matters; sometimes, it doesn't. Sometimes it's about game control -- whatever that is -- or recency bias or ... ah, you get the idea.

Wisconsin vs. Penn State score: Nittany Lions claim Big Ten crown in comeback win -
Whether or not Penn State makes the College Football Playoff is still to be decided. However, the Nittany Lions are the 2016 Big Ten champions. At the very least, they are headed to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl.

Stephen Curry, Warriors shoot the lights out in victory against Suns: Takeaways -
Led by Stephen Curry's 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting, the Warriors shot 62.8 percent as a team and went 14 for 21 from 3-point range. Klay Thompson added 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting, while Phoenix's Eric Bledsoe scored 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting.

Bowl projections: Playoff all set, Michigan vs. Florida State a big-time Orange Bowl -
Championship weekend didn't provide us with many upsets, but it did create at least one interesting situation for the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.

Calipari: UCLA 'manhandled' Kentucky; Bruins more than just Lonzo Ball and Bryce -
After dropping No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena 97-92, UCLA is now 9-0, its best start in a decade. The last time the Bruins burst to a 9-0 record, a former three-star prospect named Russell Westbrook was a freshman.

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Gus Johnson Calls Penn State Win "A Milestone In The Healing Process"
As time expired on Penn State’s win over Wisconsin in tonight’s Big Ten championship game, Fox announcer Gus Johnson tried to capture the gravity of the moment—and the Nittany Lions’ first conference title since 2008—but managed to utter some regrettable words about it being a “milestone in the healing process.”

Father Of High School Football Player Arrested For Sexual Assault: It Was Consensual, Lots Of Girls Want My Son
The father of a California high school football player arrested on suspicion of sexual assault has tried to defend his son by saying that everything was consensual, as the girl “basically chased my son down.”

Paper Forced to Close Comments On Mall Of America's First Black Santa Thanks to Racism
Earlier this week, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune ran a nice story about the Mall of America’s first black Santa. Larry Jefferson is a retired U.S. Army veteran from Texas, and his hope, along with the mall’s, was that he would serve as a “Santa for everyone.”