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Five-star guard Quentin Grimes calls feeling of signing with KU indescribable |
No, Kansas and Kentucky did not do battle in an encore performance of Tuesday's 65-61, KU victory at United Center. Instead, Bill Self and the Jayhawks defeated Kentucky in a recruiting battle for one of the top players in the country, five-star guard Quentin Grimes.

In the zone: Stifling defense guides KU women to 72-37 win over Texas Southern |
After a strong first quarter sparked the Kansas women's basketball team to an 18-point victory over Campbell in the Jayhawks' season opener on Sunday, Brandon Schneider's squad used a big second quarter to pull away from Texas Southern in a 72-37 win over the Tigers on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU's Rychagova ranked No. 1 in singles |
After posting a 10-2 singles record in the fall, Kansas junior Anastasia Rychagova was ranked the No. 1 singles player in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Wednesday.

KU volleyball swept at Texas |
Madison Rigdon returned to the court for the first time in three games, but the Kansas volleyball team was swept by second-ranked Texas (25-23, 25-22, 25-16) on Wednesday at Gregory Gymnasium.

Free State's Claire Campbell signs to swim under her dad at KU |
Sometimes good news can’t wait. Her dad, KU coach Clark Campbell, was out of town, so they celebrated over the phone. She was joining his program.

Regents OK $26 million indoor practice facility for KU football |
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday gave the University of Kansas authority to build a $26 million indoor practice facility for a football team that hasn’t had a winning record since 2008.

KMCI-TV reaches deal with Spectrum Sports to simulcast early-season KU basketball games |
There's good news for Kansas City-area Kansas basketball fans who in recent years have struggled to see a handful of early-season KU games televised on The Jayhawk Network.

OU coach Lincoln Riley not biggest fan of competing against brother Garrett, of KU |
When first-year Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley leads his Sooners, currently No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, into Memorial Stadium Saturday to face faltering Kansas, he will do his best to overlook the fact that his younger brother, Garrett, will be part of the opposition.

Jayhawks want to get sophomore center Udoka Azubuike more shots |
On a night when the Kansas men's basketball team shot 35 percent from the floor and won, the one Jayhawk who finished with a field goal percentage above 50 percent had just five attempts.

KU says benched basketball player hit curb on 19th Street, damaged tires; university still mum on 'financial picture' |
“Billy hit a curb Saturday midday on 19th Street on campus, resulting in minor damage to his tires,” Jim Marchiony, KU Athletics associate athletics director for public affairs, said Wednesday afternoon. “Other than his tires, there was no property damage, and there were no injuries or other individuals involved ... a police report would not be filed in a situation like this.”

Other Sports

Sixers' Joel Embiid trolls LaVar, Lonzo Ball in Instagram post after 46-point game -
Never one to disappoint his hordes of social media followers, Embiid posted an Instagram photo of himself about to score with Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball falling to the floor in front of him, along the caption, "WHAT A NIGHT !!!!!"

NBA Wednesday, scores, highlights: Embiid has career night, leads Sixers past Lakers -
Wednesday's Sixers-Lakers was all about one man: Joel Embiid. The second-year center scored a career-high 46 points to go along with 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks in a victory in Los Angeles. Embiid was simply unstoppable with moves like this.

UCLA players caught shoplifting in China suspended indefinitely by Steve Alford -
The three UCLA basketball players who were detained for shoplifting in China last week, LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, have been suspended indefinitely by coach Steve Alford.

Sixers' Joel Embiid makes NBA history, but says he's still only at '69 percent' -