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Bill Self Dismayed by Rebounding Effort

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Board game: Self dismayed by rebounding effort |
“I hope so. We’ve usually been pretty good,” Self said Thursday, asked if it was just one off night in a long season. “Obviously K-State was more aggressive and quicker and definitely more competitive for 50/50 balls. Our big guys didn’t do anything to play physical, but our guards didn’t help them either. It was a total team lack of effort rebounding.”

KU softball hopes to build on 2015 success |
Meeting Thursday at Rock Chalk Park with the local media for the first time this season — a little more than a week before KU kicks off a 19-game road trip to open 2016 — seventh-year Kansas coach Megan Smith and several of her top players emphasized how they were hoping that last year’s string of success would lead to more for this year’s squad, which features eight returning starters but also eight new faces.

Did Bill Self overreact to Brannen Greene's dunk vs. K-State? | Tale of the Tait |
There, on FOX Sports 1, was radio personality Colin Cowherd talking live from San Francisco about, what I assumed would be, Super Bowl 50. And it was. For the most part. But tossed in between his discussion of the Broncos and Panthers was a mini-rant about college basketball coaches operating as dictators and then a more specific rant about Bill Self’s reaction to Greene’s dunk on Wednesday night.

Big 12 ADs ‘exploring’ championship game |
Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger, who is taking his turn as the chair of the Big 12 ADs, joined Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby in speaking with the media following the meetings, and both presented a picture of a conference still exploring its options but not ready to make major changes.

University of Kansas Marillac Campus is told to treat rash of illnesses as norovirus | The Kansas City Star
As many as 10 patients and eight staff at the University of Kansas Hospital’s Marillac Campus came down with gastrointestinal illness in the last few days, according to a statement from the hospital.

Grading the recruiting classes: Big 12 - Big 12 Blog- ESPN (Insider)
A team-by-team look at the 2016 recruiting classes in the Big 12:

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Mizzou commit couldn't sign letter of intent because he was in jail -
Marvin Terry, a three-star linebacker out of Dallas, Texas, was the first player to commit to Missouri once Barry Odom took over as its coach. When National Signing Day came and went on Wednesday, however, the Tigers never received Terry's National Letter of Intent. But he had a good excuse ... well, maybe not so good ... He was in jail.

Curry's competition in 3-Point Contest includes Thompson, Harden, Lowry -
On Thursday, the NBA announced the participants for the 3-Point Contest during All-Star Weekend. Here's a look at the participants.

LaVine looks to topple Barton, Gordon and Drummond in NBA Dunk Contest -
The Slam Dunk contestants for All-Star Weekend were announced Thursday by the NBA. Leading the field is defending champ Zach LaVine, who had a terrific showing in last year's event, and should be expected to be the heavy favorite. Here's an in-depth breakdown of LaVine and his three opponents:

NFL donations to brain research benefit league-linked doctors, raise worries about influence on science, Outside the Lines
For nearly two decades, the NFL ran a series of scientific experiments. The league formed its own research arm and published 16 papers about football and head injuries. The central conclusion -- that NFL players don't get brain damage -- led to public criticism, Congressional hearings and, in 2009, the abandonment of the project.

X Games icon Dave Mirra dead at 41 of apparent suicide in Greenville, North Carolina
Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.

UFC president Dana White says Ronda Rousey 'probably' returns in November
During an appearance on "The Neighborhood" radio show, White said Rousey will face the winner of a March 5 championship bout between defending titleholder Holly Holm and Miesha Tate.

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WATCH: Snoop Dogg is at Super Bowl 2016 asking the important questions -
A new reporter has burst onto the scene here at Super Bowl 50, but you're probably already familiar with him. His name is Snoop Dogg.

WATCH: Obama honors Warriors, jokes that his Bulls are still the best -
After dropping 51 points on the the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors paid a visit to the White House to meet President Obama on Thursday. The President honored the defending champs in a special ceremony but also made sure he got in a few jokes at the Warriors' expense.

Woman crashed own funeral to confront terrified husband who paid hitmen to have her killed - Mirror Online
A woman gave her husband the fright of his life by turning up to her own funeral - after he had arranged to have her killed.

Zika virus pregnancy case confirmed in Spain - first in Europe - BBC News
The health ministry said the woman had recently returned from Colombia, where it is believed she was infected.