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“I’m definitely not always mellow, but I’ve been working on that. I feel I’ve been trying to be more a leader,” he added of his personality in this, his senior season. “I get into my emotions sometimes, and coach (Bill Self) calms me down and everything. I feel, for the most part, I’ve done a lot better being calm.”
After the Jayhawks lost at Oklahoma State on January 19, Kansas sat at 4-2 in the conference. Bill Self's team regrouped, dug deep, and won seven of its last eight games (one was a non-league win) to move back into first place.
Here’s how remarkable has been KU’s domination. While the Jayhawks have had the best talent in those 12 years, it’s not like the Jayhawks have had the corner on elite talent.
“You’d rather not (lose coaches),” he said. “But here’s the way I look at that: If nobody’s coming after your guys, you don’t have the right guys. We can sit here and whine about the continuity and all that kind of stuff, but the things that we do, the core elements of our program, are not going to change. We’ll just plug in the right men that will help us continue moving forward.”
A closer glance at the circumstances shows that each departure was a no-brainer and neither Beaty nor the current state of the KU program should be considered the sole reason that any of these assistants left.
Kansas baseball held its annual media day Wednesday inside the Allen Fieldhouse Media Room, with head coach Ritch Price addressing the media with an opening press conference before individual breakout sessions with Jayhawk student-athletes. Transcribed quotes are available below.
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“The strength of our team, other than Ben on Friday night, is our bullpen,” Price said. “Our intention is to use our bullpen very similar to what the (Kansas City) Royals have done the last couple of years with great success. You also have to have the right people if you are going to do that. And we think we have guys who can be effective in those roles.”
Kansas softball heads west for the second weekend of the 2016 season. The Jayhawks will play in a five-game tournament Feb. 19-21 hosted by Fresno State.
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With the Big 12 Indoor Championships looming next week, Kansas track & field will send a handful of Jayhawks to a pair of meets this weekend for one final tune-up prior to the league meet.
TCU took advantage of Kansas' second-half offensive struggles to run away with a 70-44 victory on Wednesday night inside Allen Fieldhouse.
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There is a major disparity in earnings between SEC and Big 12 teams, so much so that a gap once closed is again wide open.
Texas Tech was buzzing and ready to explode, a program that is playing its best basketball right now. The Red Raiders added a 65-63 win against Oklahoma to its run of huge Big 12 wins; three straight against ranked opponents after wins against Iowa State and Baylor.
Penn State overcame foul trouble and long stretches of offensive ineptitude to come away with a 79-75 upset of the No. 4 team in the country.
More than 21,000 inside the Dean Smith Center walked out stunned. In the closing minutes, though, UNC was asking for it. The Tar Heels flirted with fire and continually kept a short-handed Duke team within striking distance.
A Duke student put on a North Carolina hoodie and tricked a bunch of UNC students into saying incorrect things about the basketball team for a rivalry video.
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In all of his years, Scot Pollard was a role player on his teams. Now, he's the superstar.
The Yankees cite ticket fraud as the reason, but others point to their feud with StubHub.