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Secondary issues dominate KU-KSU | KUsports.com
Several items that have nothing to do with the X’s and O’s of basketball have dominated the conversation entering today’s 5 p.m. Sunflower Showdown between No. 2-ranked Kansas University (22-4, 10-3) and Kansas State (15-11, 4-9) in Bramlage Coliseum.

AD Zenger: KU football well positioned to overcome loss of assistant coaches | KUsports.com
Never one to get too involved with any of the sports he oversees, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger told the Journal-World on Friday he was not worried about the recent rash of departures from second-year football coach David Beaty’s staff.

These guys again: K-State will have to rely on defense, rebounding to upset KU | Smithology | KUsports.com

In theory, the Big 12’s first-place team should be able to go into the arena of the league’s eighth-place team and win with relative ease. But you know what they say about rivalry games, and Kansas enters Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown at Kansas State looking for its first win against Bruce Weber’s Wildcats in Bramlage Coliseum since Perry Ellis’ freshman year.

Report: Big 12 lagging behind SEC in revenue | KUsports.com
For 2014-15, full-sharing schools — those who have been in the conference the longest, such as Kansas University — received an average of $23.3 million. CBS Sports reported that number was $9.4 million less than SEC institutions received.

KU women at a glance: Kansas-Oklahoma | KUsports.com
A Kansas win would be its first since an overtime victory over Navy on Dec. 13. The Jayhawks enter today’s game 5-20 overall, 0-14 in Big 12 play. Oklahoma is 17-8 and 8-6

Viewer's Guide: Kansas State looks for revenge vs. Kansas' Brannen Greene - CBSSports.com
The last time these two teams played at Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas State defeated Kansas 70-63. That involved the court storm that set off the most recent insufferable court storming discussion, as fans from Kansas State ended up shoving Jamari Traylor while filing onto the floor to celebrate their triumph. They also crushed Bill Self up against the scorers table and an assistant at Kansas ended up putting a State fan in a headlock.

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Damian Lillard scores 51, Blazers upset Warriors: 5 things to know - CBSSports.com
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers demolished the Golden State Warriors 137-105 on Friday at the Moda Center in one of the biggest upsets of the season. Lillard scored a career-high 51 points against the champs, adding seven assists, six steals and shooting 18 for 28, including 9 for 12 from 3-point range. This was a dominant performance by an up-and-coming team, and it knocked the Warriors down to 48-5 on the season.

Report: Celtics' mystery trade target was Sixers' Jahlil Okafor - CBSSports.com
Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said on the radio Friday morning that the team almost traded the Brooklyn Nets' 2016 first-round draft pick in a deadline-day blockbuster, but the other team backed out. He also indicated that the trade target was not the subject of any rumors, so it would have surprised people.

Bellator 149 results: Royce Gracie def. Ken Shamrock, Kimbo Slice wins - CBSSports.com
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Alex Morgan bags hat trick as USWNT qualifies for Summer Olympics - CBSSports.com
A year after winning the FIFA World Cup, the U.S. women's national team will fight for more hardware this summer.

NCAA president, ACC commissioner uneasy about Michigan's Florida trip - CBSSports.com
Jim Harbaugh is, unsurprisingly, at the center of this offseason's biggest controversy in college football. Harbaugh is taking the Wolverines down to IMG Academy in Florida for a week of practice beginning on February 29, and a lot of people are unhappy about that move.

Trivia!

1. What was Sherron Collins' number while at KU?

2. finish this song lyric " five golden ______"

3. what body part allows you to bend your leg?

4. what is the first name of the person  who directed Brokeback Mountain?