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Kansas News

Kansas quietly improving on defensive end | KUsports.com
Rowing upstream with a defense that gave up way too many easy baskets and routinely got beat off the dribble, Kansas coach Bill Self a few weeks ago challenged guards Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham to lead the charge to fix the KU defense.

Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball vs. Texas | KUsports.com
While Kansas has been able to utilize its four-guard lineup for much of the season without worrying about paying for it in the front court, KU coach Bill Self said his team’s match-up with Texas might require the Jayhawks big men to play big minutes.

Texas Longhorns Athletics - Men's Basketball preview: at #2/1 Kansas [Jan. 21, 2017]
Senior forward Shaquille Cleare has averaged 13.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 29.0 minutes per game over the last two contests. He has converted 12-of-19 (.632) field goals in the stretch. Cleare tied his career high with 14 points (6-10 FG)and added six rebounds in 25 minutes during Tuesday's game at No. 6/6 Baylor.

Other Sports

UCLA among five surprises in what has been incredible college basketball season - CBSSports.com
Kentucky is about what everybody thought Kentucky would be. Same goes for Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina, Louisville and most of college basketball's biggest brands. But there are schools out there that have spent the past two months becoming pleasant surprises.

Expert picks for Top 25 college basketball Saturday, odds, lines, schedule - CBSSports.com
There are other good games on tap including No. 12 Louisville travelling to face No. 10 Florida State at 2 p.m.. Our Matt Norlander has a look at the top storylines we'll be watching this weekend.

Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice invited to play in brand new spring football league - CBSSports.com
"If Johnny Manziel is serious about a future in the NFL, the Spring League is willing to provide him with a platform to prove he's still relevant," CEO Brian Woods told the Associated Press on Friday

NBA rules Wizards coach's distraction against Knicks was a technical foul - CBSSports.com
On the New York Knicks' final possession of their 113-110 loss to the Washington Wizards on Thursday, guard Courtney Lee curiously passed up an in-rhythm 3-pointer in the corner. Lee told reporters that this was because Wizards assistant coach Sidney Lowe was standing up on the court yelling at him, which made him think a defender was nearby.

Report: Wolves, Pistons discussing Ricky Rubio for Reggie Jackson trade - CBSSports.com
While "no deal appeared imminent Friday," the Pistons and Timberwolves discussed a swap involving Reggie Jackson and Ricky Rubio this week, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Haynes. Minnesota swingman Shabazz Muhammad would reportedly be involved in a potential deal, too.

Other News

Another Title IX Official At Baylor Says She Quit Because Working There Was Hell
“The violence is what took me back,” [Lyons] said. “My limited understanding was that it was a great Baptist institution. Me, being a Christian myself, I was just appalled at the level of violence taking place so rampantly at the institution.”

Seriously, Curt Schilling, That's Not The Real Sidney Ponson, Here's Proof
Yesterday, we all got a chuckle out of meme-loving toad Curt Schilling getting into a Twitter fight with someone pretending to be former MLB pitcher Sidney Ponson. Then we all chuckled some more when Curt insisted that he was in fact beefing with the real Sidney Ponson. Then he just kept insisting, and it got kind of sad.

National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets
The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama’s in 2009. But now, the NPS has been ordered by its Washington support office to “immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice,” according to an internal email obtained by Gizmodo.