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Upon further review: Self says he saw Svi's walk on replay | KUsports.com
“I do know that there’s a lot of calls throughout a game,” Self said. “A lot. And everything is magnified in the last several possessions because there’s no time to make up those mistakes, if they are mistakes, as a player or as an official. But that’s part of the basketball game.”
KU's Bill Self admires coaching path taken by first-year Texas Tech coach Chris Beard | KUsports.com
“Beard is a good guy,” Self said. “But he didn’t grow up in a way that he was destined to be the head coach in the Big 12. He took a different path than most.”
Jayhawks determined to improve on defense heading into Texas Tech game Saturday
“We’ve got to start defending first, locking down and getting more steals. We’ve got to get that defensive mindset. Right now we don’t have it,” Graham added.
College basketball: Kansas Jayhawks trying to find defensive identity | NCAA.com
"You just don't get this bad overnight defensively," Self said, "and it's going to take time for us to get better defensively too. I'd like to see some marginal improvement, no question, from a competitive standpoint and a pride standpoint. We have a lot more than what we're giving right now."
Kansas basketball head coach Bill Self met with members of the media on Thursday to preview Saturday's matchup with Texas Tech inside Allen Fieldhouse.
Throwback Thursday Podcast: Alonzo Jamison
The voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, will periodically catch-up with former Kansas student-athletes and staff members as part of his Throwback Thursday podcast. Take a stroll down memory lane with Hanni as he's joined this week by former Kansas basketball player Alonzo Jamison.
Jason Phillips leaves KU football staff | KUsports.com
Phillips became the second assistant to leave Kansas for the Pac-12 in the past several weeks, after former offensive coordinator Rob Likens moved on to work at Arizona State.
KU Tennis opens Hawaii Invite with six victories
Sophomore Nina Khmelnitckaia and freshman Tatiana Nikolaeva accounted for four of the six victories posted by the Kansas tennis team Thursday on the first day at the Hawaii Spring Invitational at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch on the island of Maui.
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P.J. Fleck is Minnesota's top head coaching target, per reports - SBNation.com
Fleck, who just completed his fourth season as WMU’s head coach, guided the Broncos from a 1-11 campaign in his 2013 debut to back-to-back 8-5 marks in 2014 and 2015. WMU made the Cotton Bowl this season and lost to Wisconsin 24-16, finishing with a 13-1 record.
College basketball's regular season was supposed to be predictable. Instead, it's chaos. - SBNation.com
The more things change, the more impossible it gets to accurately forecast anything that's going to happen in college basketball.
Wrigley Field would like to host a college football bowl game - SBNation.com
Given the huge number of Big Ten and football fans in Chicago and nearby cities, and the vast number of attractions in the city, there’s a chance this game would be a better draw than lots of other bowl games.
ESPN’s National Championship TV options include coach film room and ex-Alabama and Clemson players - SBNation.com
The “traditional telecast,” as ESPN calls it, is on the network’s main channel. But it goes a lot deeper than that, with all of these alternative options via ESPN. Everything is carried on WatchESPN, the company’s streaming service.
Iowa State recruit Cameron Lard ruled academic qualifier | CollegeBasketballTalk
The ruling makes Lard eligible immediately. Lard was rated as the No. 143 overall recruit in the Class of 2016 by Rivals. He was supposed to be part of an incoming class that included four other signees.
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The Indians make the Edwin Encarnacion signing official | HardballTalk
The deal was struck some time ago, but today the Cleveland Indians officially signed Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million contract with a club option for 2020.
Giants DT gets extra preparation for Green Bay by playing ‘Madden’ as Aaron Rodgers - SBNation.com
“I just won the Super Bowl last night on Madden,” Harrison said. “I go to the playoffs every year on Madden so I have some playoff experience.”
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(Mr. Ed says: Our newest category where minor sports like hockey, rodeo, poker, and soccer go.)
World Juniors 2017: United States wins gold medal after thrilling game ends in a shootout - SBNation.com
In a game befitting of an incredible tournament, Canada held two two-goal leads and the United States came back from both to force extra time.