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"I feel like a lot of us are underrated," said Tulsa, Okla., cornerback Kyle Mayberry, another three-star prospect in the 2016 class. "Coach Beaty is recruiting academically sound guys with great personalities and, obviously, great football ability and putting those types of players together and having chemistry isn’t going to be hard when you can bond over those things."
"I think the K-State game has increased significance obviously since Missouri is not in our league. It’s an important game to a lot of folks. We know it’s a big game to people in the state. We talked about that today," Self said Monday.
For opposing coaches, the formula for beating the Jayhawks is not a complicated one. If you double team Perry Ellis in the paint and force Landen Lucus to score, you will eliminate the big men.
Well, the super fan, whose real name is Laurence Leavy, made his way to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday for some college basketball. Marlins Man might not have constantly appeared on TV for Kansas vs. Kentucky, but he sat courtside and apparently left blown away by the KU experience.
Kansas women's basketball headed to the locker room at halftime with a double-digit lead over Iowa State, but a second-half offensive surge lifted the Cyclones to a 63-53 win over the Jayhawks on Tuesday evening, inside Allen Fieldhouse.
The Kansas rowing program will host an open house Saturday, Feb. 20 at the University of Kansas Boathouse in Burcham Park and will begin at 1 p.m. The open house is for high school junior and senior women interested in rowing at KU. No prior rowing experience is necessary.
After posting an unblemished performance during the Jayhawks final meet inside Robinson Natatorium for the 2015-16 season, freshman Haley Bishop earned CollegeSwimming.com's Big 12 Swimmer of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Newell, 32, comes to The Star from the Topeka Capital-Journal, where he currently covers KU. His writing has won numerous awards since he joined the Capital-Journal in 2013, including beat writer of the year in the most recent Associated Press Sports Editors contest.
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There are two ways to look at it. One is that you can't really discern any broader pattern from a series of one-off games on neutral floors. The other way is to wonder whether there's something in the way the conference is set up that makes it underachieve in March. (Mr. Ed says: #HotTake alert!)
What went down in Ames, Iowa, on Tuesday night is a fitting encapsulation of college basketball in 2016.
Texas started 9-6 overall, 1-2 in the Big 12. But now the Longhorns have won six of their past seven games and built a resume that features five top-50 RPI wins. Shaka Smart says it's just a byproduct of his players "honoring the process." If it continues, the Longhorns will be in the NCAA Tournament.
The Kentucky Wildcats fell to Tennessee on Tuesday night, squandering a 21-point lead in the process. The loss points to a lingering issue, one that has popped up for the entire season: they need to stop fouling.
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Marcus Smart is still at it.
Have to try to get the upper hand somehow, right?