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Self’s 600th Win Comes With a Special Father/Son Moment

Jingle bells, Batman smells

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Bill Self's 600th victory a father-son moment for the ages |
He’s played just 84 career minutes in four-plus seasons with the Kansas basketball program, but KU senior Tyler Self, along with fellow fifth-year senior Landen Lucas, has been on the bench for more of Bill Self’s 600 victories than any player on the current Kansas roster.

Jayhawks’ three-point shooting heats up last four games
The torrid marksmanship against UMKC, Stanford, Long Beach State and UNC Asheville has hiked the squad’s overall three-point shooting percentage to 42.9 heading into Saturday’s 2:15 p.m. home game against Nebraska.

Hanna named Co-Big 12 Golfer of the Month |
Kansas senior Chase Hanna has been named Co-Big 12 Golfer of the Month, Kansas Athletics announced Wednesday.

Jayhawks fall to Harvard, drop third game in a row |
“I was just trying to get a little bit of a better start,” Schneider said. “Just trying to get a little bit of a pop. I did think we got off to a good start. We played with pretty good energy.”

Dorance Armstrong Jr. joined by Fish Smithson on coaches' All-Big 12 first team |
When it came to the 2016 football season, all of the Big 12’s coaches could agree with members of the media on at least one subject: Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. was easily one of the best players in the conference.

Other Sports

The Warriors are putting defense first -- just ask the Clippers -
Steph Curry was 0 for 8 from 3-point range.

Inside the failing of Tennessee Volunteers football under Butch Jones
“We’ll be working to be champions each and every day,” Jones told reporters in December 2012. “We will be a champion in everything we do.”

Johnny Manziel reportedly drops nearly $35,000 celebrating his birthday -
Although Johnny Football is done with the NFL for now, he definitely seems to be enjoying his NFL money. The former first-round pick celebrated his 24th birthday this week, and he did it in style. According to the New York Post's Page Six, Manziel spent roughly $35,000 in South Florida while celebrating his birthday, which was on Dec. 6.

Color Rush: Here's what Raiders and Chiefs will be wearing on Thursday night -
When the Raiders and Chiefs take the field on Thursday night in Kansas City, both teams will be wearing Color Rush uniforms; however, for the first time this year we won't be seeing any brand new combinations.

MLB Hot Stove: Yankees reportedly sign Aroldis Chapman to five-year deal -
Chapman, 28, spent most of 2016 with the Yankees before they traded him to the Cubs prior to the non-waiver deadline. For the Cubs and Yankees last season, he pitched to a 1.55 ERA and a 5.0 K/BB ratio. For his career, Chapman boasts an ERA+ 192 across parts of seven major-league seasons. In large part because of a fastball that averages triple digits, he's struck out 42.6 percent of opposing hitters over that span -- a remarkable figure.

Actual Body Expert Says Draymond Green's Excuses For Balls-Kicking Don't Hold Up
Attracting a practically tailor-made referee diktat hasn’t seemed to faze Green much. Last Thursday against the Rockets, officials awarded him a Flagrant 1 for the extraordinary Rockette kick that let him touch toe to beard, citing an “unnatural leg extension.”

Debate of the Day

The Batmobile Lost a Wheel, But What Did the Joker Do?
For at least 40 years, children have been altering the lyrics of “Jingle Bells” to comment on the Dark Knight’s olfactory offenses, making the above rhyme a familiar schoolyard chant. Many will be surprised to learn, however, that at least two versions of the the lyrics exist: one in which the Joker “got away” and another where he “took ballet.”