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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Defensive struggles a real concern for third-ranked Kansas | KUsports.com

But it’s not so much the percentages as it is the way the baskets are being scored. Too often, the Kansas defenders let their man drive right by them to the rim. Add to those the missed assignments or trouble following the points of emphasis on the scouting report, and you’ve got arguably the angriest leader of a third-ranked team on a 13-game winning streak in college basketball history.

Svi's game winner vs. K-State might not have happened a couple months ago | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

Once Svi reached the free throw line, where two KSU defenders greeted him and two others trailed closely, it would have been easy for him to (a) decide to throw a lob to Landen Lucas on his left or (b) zip a pass to Josh Jackson on the right for a baseline jumper to win the game.

Udoka Azubuike undergoes successful surgery

Kansas freshman center Udoka Azubuike underwent successful surgery Wednesday morning to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist, KU head coach Bill Self said Wednesday afternoon.

Kansas Football: Jayhawks Have Blueprint in Recovering From Terrible Seasons | FOX Sports

While 2008 was a great year for Kansas Football, it was an awful year for the Washington Huskies as they finished the season 0-12. While that season was rock bottom, they had finished last or next to last in the last four seasons. That kind of performance may sound all too familiar to Kansas football fans. In fact, Washington was the last Power Five team to go winless until Kansas did it in 2015.

Beaty a finalist for Play Call of the Year Award

Beaty is a finalist for the USA TODAY Sports Coach's Play Call of the Year for orchestrating the Jayhawks' camouflaged kick return against Iowa State on Nov. 12.

Women's Bball - No. 15 Texas tops Kansas, 66-54

The Jayhawks (6-8, 0-3 Big 12) managed to stay within two possessions of the nationally-ranked Longhorns (9-4, 3-0 Big 12) for most of the evening, but a third quarter 19-8 run proved to be the turning point for UT in the first meeting of the season between the two programs.

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

Mike Krzyzewski's surgery serves as alibi to letting Grayson Allen off the hook - CBSSports.com

It's a transparent move, one that's understandable, but still ripe for reasonable criticism.

No. 1 Villanova takes first loss of the season as No. 18 Butler upsets Wildcats - CBSSports.com

Villanova loses for the first time in 20 games, while Butler bolsters the Big East's reputation.

Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill furious with the Gophers following Claeys' firing - CBSSports.com

Jerry Kill, who coached at Minnesota from 2011 into the 2015 season, went on 1500-AM radio in Minneapolis on Wednesday and said he was done supporting the university.

Big 12 discussed scheduling alliance with Pac-12 during recent expansion talks - CBSSports.com

"Bob shared with me all the things they were thinking about, including [whether there was] anything we could do together," Scott said. "But none of them gained any traction."

The Unravelling of College Football starts with all these empty stadiums - Bloomberg

Collegiate sports, particularly football, generate revenue in three main ways—media contracts, ticket sales and donations—and falling attendance is a double-whammy to the business model: unsold tickets hurt the bottom line today and deprive schools of alumni donations in the future. Research suggests that when students don't go to games, they're less likely to give money after they graduate.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

Arizona Diamondbacks sue to get out of Chase Field | HardballTalk

Last spring the team asked the county to let them out of the lease. That was sharply and colorfully refused by the county. Now the club is suing to do it.

How Kelly Oubre Jr. infuriated a gym full of strangers in Dallas | 'Hawks in the NBA | KUsports.com

We determined that Kelly Oubre would get the hell out of the way if we just started our game. And that we did. I was on defense and grabbed the first rebound, took the ball up the court, running the wing, passed it to my left as we crossed mid court. Now we had 10 guys running toward Kelly Oubre and his trainer, and what does Kelly Oubre do? He keeps shooting. Doesn’t budge.

- VIDEO OF THE DAY -

Cleveland Browns mocked in cover of Billy Joel song - CBSSports.com

The title might not be that catchy, but trust me, the song is, and that's mainly because it's sung to the tune of the Billy Joel hit "We Didn't Start the Fire." In the song, the singer mentions every quarterback who's played for the Browns since 1999.