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There's a problem on the horizon. There is no horizon.

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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Jayhawks harnessing 3-point prowess to keep victories coming | Smithology | KUsports.com

Before the Jayhawks (15-1 overall, 4-0 Big 12) get too excited about ranking fourth in the nation in 3-point accuracy (42.2%), though, their coach will remind them not all of their looks from downtown have been ideal.

KU's Bill Self says Jayhawks 'don't deserve' top spot in national rankings | KUsports.com

“We don’t deserve that,” said KU coach Bill Self, who also picked up his 400th victory as the leader of the Jayhawks on Tuesday night. “I’ve coached for a while and I’ve felt like there are some teams that have put in time and effort, and I don’t feel like this team quite has.”

Self says Mason’s minutes don’t figure to go down as KU season progresses

“I don’t see it changing if we are going to have a really good year,” Self added of Mason’s minutes. “Granted in a perfect world you want to play guys 30 minutes a game. I understand that. It’s not a perfect world for us from a what-our-team-needs standpoint."

Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham lead Kansas basketball | SI.com

Each of the last four national champions started a pair of stellar point guards. With Mason and Graham, Kansas has a chance to make it five.

Kansas transfer Ryan Willis looking forward to renewing confidence at Virginia Tech | KUsports.com

“Coach Beaty’s been great to me,” Willis said. “Sometimes the ball doesn’t fall your way. As a quarterback, it’s kind of the nature of the beast. We bounce around more than any other position. I took emotions out of the equation and I’m doing what’s best for me and my family.” “It was kind of recruiting Round 2 for me,” Willis said. “It was kind of refreshing to see schools interested in me. It gave me some confidence back.”

Jayhawk Football completes nonconference slate through 2021

Kansas football has finalized the nonconference portion of its schedule through 2021 with the addition of FBS opponents Boston College and Duke and soon-to-be FBS member Coastal Carolina.

Kansas Softball picked fifth in Big 12 Preseason Poll

With a month to go until the 2017 softball season begins, Kansas was selected to finish the Big 12 Conference slate in fifth place, as voted on by the league coaches.

(Mr. Ed says: Reminder, the Big 12 only has 7 teams that compete in softball.)

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

Michigan State sweeps Minnesota, has controls on the Big Ten again - CBSSports.com

The Spartans as the best in the Big Ten? Can't go there just yet, but it's back on the table.

Clemson offers blueprint proving money alone doesn't buy national titles - CBSSports.com

When Clemson beat Ohio State in the semifinals, the gap in revenue between them was comparable to Clemson playing New Mexico for a spot in the national championship. Yet since 2012, the Tigers have a 19-8 record against opponents that typically rank in the top 25 for athletic revenue.

Blue bloods with Bobby: Jan. 11 | Call it a Nightengale | KUsports.com

With three top-15 matchups (and of course, another Grayson Allen mini-controversy), it was easy to get lost in all of the hype. That’s where this blog comes in with the latest look at the blue bloods across the country. Here’s a look at the top 10 teams.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

Sixers' Joel Embiid dances on the court after beating Knicks - CBSSports.com

Philadelphia beat New York at the buzzer, and The Process danced the night away.

Chargers will move to Los Angeles, according to report - SBNation.com

The Chargers are expected to leave San Diego and relocate to join the Rams in Los Angeles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter says the team is planning to make a formal announcement as soon as Thursday.

Chargers will reportedly play in 30,000-seat StubHub Center after initial move to Los Angeles - SBNation.com

The StubHub center is a soccer-specific facility and home to the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. It’s still a reasonably new facility, as it opened in 2003, and is a fine MLS setting. But, it’s not your typical environment for a NFL game. The stadium seats 27,000 for soccer games, which will make it almost half the size of the next smallest NFL stadium.

- VIDEO OF THE DAY -

Iowa State's All-Big 12 kicker shouts out the haters in a dramatic video - SBNation.com

Cheers to you, Cole Netten, for your ability to kick a football and for your ability to expertly troll your previous haters while barely saying a thing.