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“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.”
“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.”
“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.
"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.
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.
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.
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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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.
The more things change, the more impossible it gets to accurately forecast anything that's going to happen in college basketball.
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.
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.
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 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.
“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.)
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.