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Old conference foes to meet up Saturday in Shelter Insurance Showcase

Old conference foes Kansas and Nebraska will meet on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2:15 p.m. on ESPN in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU senior Landen Lucas believes progress is a big picture thing |

“I think Landen's fine,” Self said. “....Things have to take place over time where we actually get a true evaluation of improvements being made, but certainly he's going to improve at an accelerated rate because we know he can do it.”

Josh Jackson's desire to be coached benefiting both him and the Jayhawks | Tale of the Tait |

“Josh is one of those guys who, even though he's really, really bright, he knows he doesn't know,” Self said. “It's amazing to me, when we do scouting report or whatever, he hangs on every word.”

Why Kansas’ big-man issues haven’t affected team’s scoring at rim

The Jayhawks don’t have gifted low-post scorers like so many years past, so will they be able to have continued success even when those easy baskets aren’t as simple?

Throwback Thursday Podcast: Jeff Graves

The voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, will periodically catch-up with former Kansas student-athletes and staff members as part of his Throwback Thursday podcast. Take a stroll down memory lane with Hanni as he's joined this week by former Kansas basketball player Jeff Graves.

Three KU football players among Big 12's top underclassmen |

The 2-10 overall record, one Big 12 victory and average Memorial Stadium crowd of 25,828 might have made it less than obvious to perceive in 2016, but the Kansas football team gave second-year head coach David Beaty and his staff numerous reasons to feel upbeat about the program’s future.

Cassie Wait named Big 12 Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Wait is currently in her first year in KU's School of Law while she balanced her role as a three-year starter for the Big 12 Champion Jayhawks – earning Big 12 Libero of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team honors along the way. The Gardner, Kansas native graduated with a business degree in three years in May 2016 with a 3.90 GPA before enrolling in law school. Wait is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree and member of the University of Kansas Honors Program.

Melgares named Big 12 Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Melgares sports a 3.99 grade point average as an exercise science major at Kansas. The Manhattan, Kan., native is also a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team member and was one of KU cross country's top-two runners in each race he has competed in last season.

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Tom Keegan: Selection committee biggest loser in NCAA volleyball tournament |

Sept. 24, the date the Jayhawks lost to Texas in Austin, was the last loss for either KU or Creighton. Starting with the next day, Sept. 25, K-State and Ohio State combined for 14 losses. Repeat: Two conference champions with a combined zero losses since after Sept. 24 played in one second-round match and in another, a fourth-place and sixth-place finisher with 14 combined losses in that stretch met.

(Mr. Ed says: Keegan has a point here, but the article really comes off as sour grapes. K-State was never ranked, Creighton was in the top-20 almost all year. Ohio State was also one of two teams to beat top-ranked Nebraska, a fact Keegan conveniently left out. Yeah, KU and Creighton probably should't have been a second-round matchup. But Creighton is a team that KU should have beaten anyway. Top-5 teams generally shouldn't lose to Top-20 teams, but it happens, especially in postseason play.)

Blue bloods with Bobby: Dec. 8 | Call it a Nightengale |

Welcome to the first edition of the college basketball blue bloods update, where I’ll take a quick weekly glance at the top-10 teams in the country.

​The Streak: Why Army has lost 14 straight to Navy and now has new motivation to win -

It's one of the craziest streaks in college football considering Army led the all-time series 49-46-7 following its last win over Navy, which came less than two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Army-Navy will always stand for more than the result on the field, but The Streak hovers over this rivalry these days.

NCAA president Mark Emmert wants an eight-team playoff; do you?

NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday that he’d like to increase the College Football Playoff field from four teams to eight in an effort to allow the champions of all five of the Power Five conferences to be represented.

Art Briles suing Baylor regents, vice president for libel and conspiracy -

Briles' suit, filed in Llano County, Texas, disputes that claim and alleges that Baylor officials have conspired to keep him from getting another coaching job since his dismissal. The lawsuit alleges the statements made to the Wall Street Journal and other outlets about Briles were meant to "expose Coach Briles to public hatred, contempt, ridicule and cause him financial injury."

Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham could follow Bears OC to new job |

It remains to be seen if new head coach Matt Rhule will retain the younger Briles but it seems unlikely given the events in Waco the past six months and the school likely wanting a complete divorce from the previous regime. Kendal Briles own job prospects seem a bit unknown given everything at play but it could be an interesting combination for a head coach looking to jump start an offense.

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Kansas City takes AFC West lead with win over Oakland -

The win gives Kansas City, also 10-3, the top spot in a tight AFC West race, thanks to a head-to-head win percentage tiebreaker.