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KU @ OU: The Sooners Strike Back

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(forget) you. I won't do what you tell me

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Kansas News

KU, OU have hard act to follow | KUsports.com
Proud of his team for outscoring, outscrapping, outlasting Oklahoma in a three-overtime battle between the then-No. 1 team in the AP poll (Kansas) and No. 1 squad in the USA Today coaches poll (OU), Bill Self spoke from the heart Jan. 4 in the winner’s locker room in Allen Fieldhouse.

Guarding Buddy Hield: The who and how of it for Kansas | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
The last time they played, one of the things I was most excited about watching was how Kansas decided to guard Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield.

These guys again: Sooners enter KU rematch ready to fire | Smithology | KUsports.com
As Bill Self’s Jayhawks gear up for Kansas-Oklahoma: The Sequel, on Saturday at OU, they will have to turn much of their focus toward the 3-point line.

Source: Reggie Mitchell expected to leave KU football for Arkansas | KUsports.com
The man who brought more four-star football recruits to Lawrence during the past six years than any other coach is leaving Kansas.

Lokedi sets 5,000 record at Iowa State | KUsports.com
Sophomore Sharon Lokedi erased the six-year-old 5,000-meter school record by nearly 30 seconds and posted one of the NCAA’s fastest times of the year after she competed Friday night at the ISU Classic inside the Lied Recreation Center.

Four Kansas players to U.S. volleyball tryouts | KUsports.com
Sophomore All-American setter Ainise Havili, sophomore All-American right-side hitter Kelsie Payne, junior libero Cassie Wait, and sophomore outside hitter Madison Rigdon will tryout with approximately 231 student-athletes from 88 colleges from across the country for spots on the U.S. Women’s National Team and the U.S. Collegiate National Team program.

Inside College Hoops: Here's hoping KU-OU Part II is as good as original - CBSSports.com
Buddy Hield has been a fine college player and solid NBA prospect for a while, for at least a year, and he was even some people's pick for preseason National Player of the Year. But when we look back on the Oklahoma star's senior season someday, I think, history will show his POY campaign really got rolling on Jan. 4 and inside Allen Fieldhouse.

Observations: Kansas-Oklahoma II feels like the biggest game of the year - CBSSports.com
If you're not excited for this game on Saturday, then you're essentially admitting that you hate fun.

Pro Sports

Report: Cavs testing trade market on Kevin Love, have high asking price - CBSSports.com
Unsatisfied with the progress and attitude of the Cavs, Griffin fired David Blatt in late January and promoted Tyronn Lue to head coach. Lue has gone 8-3 since taking over and the Cavs are still No. 1 in the East. But there have been a lot of trade rumors and reports about the Cavs looking to make a deal for a wing player like Kyle Korver or Trevor Ariza. The Cavs clearly think they can make a small deal to tweak their roster for the better but it also seems like Cleveland could be willing to make a larger trade centered around Kevin Love.

Zach LaVine scores 30, wins 2016 Rising Stars Challenge MVP - CBSSports.com
Led by Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine, the United States team defeated the World team 157-154 on Friday in the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge. New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis helped the World team keep things close by scoring 30 points.

Jenrry Mejia fails third PED test, receives permanent ban from MLB - CBSSports.com
For the first time under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Agreement, a player has been nailed for PEDs three times. It's former Mets closer Jenrry Mejia and the rule for a third violation is a steep one. He has received a permanent ban from MLB.

Report: Some Warriors players think Durant will join Golden State - CBSSports.com
The "Will Kevin Durant go to the Golden State Warriors?" madness was covered last week. It sounds like a pipe dream, a crazy, unbelievable thing, just like the idea of LeBron James joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami sounded crazy before it happened. The volume of noise on this matter continues to rise.

Other College Sports

Mountain West: Boise St. shot 'should have counted' vs. Colorado State - CBSSports.com
In a statement released Friday afternoon, the Mountain West announced that James Webb III's last-second shot in the first overtime of Boise State's 97-93 loss Wednesday to Colorado State "should have counted."

Report: Some Warriors players think Durant will join Golden State - CBSSports.com
The "Will Kevin Durant go to the Golden State Warriors?" madness was covered last week. It sounds like a pipe dream, a crazy, unbelievable thing, just like the idea of LeBron James joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami sounded crazy before it happened. The volume of noise on this matter continues to rise.