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Notebook: Kansas Gets Ready to Face Texas Southern

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Game day Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. Texas Southern |
Tonight's game against Texas Southern could be a prime candidate for a game in which the Jayhawks could look past their competition. After all, the Tigers enter the night with a 0-4 record and an average margin of defeat of 15 points per game.

Jayhawks still preparing to play without freshman forward Billy Preston |
“Sure, I'm worried,” Self said. “I'm concerned. I do think it can work itself out, based on what I've been told. But that obviously hasn't happened yet.

Notebook: 'Provoked' by Kansas, fiery Sooners QB Baker Mayfield stripped of starting job |
Captured on ESPN grabbing his crotch and yelling profanities toward the Kansas sideline following a third-quarter touchdown in his team’s trouncing of the Jayhawks Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won’t start or serve as a captain for the Sooners on his Senior Day.

Beaty apologizes to Oklahoma, KU fans, Big 12 and college football for captains' handshake snub |
“First of all, that was absolutely unacceptable,” Beaty began, when asked to further explain the occurrence, adding that he reached out to OU head coach Lincoln Riley to apologize “on the behalf of myself and our team.”

KU’s Devonté Graham dishing out assists at rapid rate entering Texas Southern game
“As a point guard, I want to see how many I get,” said Graham, Kansas’ 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior lead guard from Raleigh, N.C.

KU-Texas Southern basketball preview: Projected lineups, time, TV, what to expect
Texas Southern is located in Houston, with an enrollment of 9,500. … The Tigers will be playing their fifth of a 13-game road stretch to start the season. Texas Southern has lost to Gonzaga (97-69), Washington State (86-84, OT), Ohio State (82-64) and Syracuse (80-67). … Demontrae Jefferson, a 5-7 sophomore guard, leads the Tigers in scoring with 21.0 points per game. He’s missed the last two games because of a suspension.

Other Sports news

Former Miege basketball player, KU recruit Bol Bol commits to Oregon
“It came down to Oregon and Kentucky — which is kind of funny that it was those two schools. Because when I was a kid, after my family moved to Kansas, everyone on my AAU teams and school teams was a Jayhawks fan,” Bol wrote. “As someone who likes to do his own thing — and yeah, troll a little bit — I always rooted for Kentucky. In Kansas, cheering for the Wildcats is like against the law.”

Report: Terry Glenn, ex-Patriots, Cowboys receiver, killed in car accident -
Glenn, who starred at Ohio State and was selected seventh overall in the 1996 NFL Draft by the Patriots, spent the final five seasons of his career with the Cowboys. He played 12 seasons, started 127 games and caught 593 passes for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns.

Falcons vs. Seahawks score, takeaways: Atlanta revives playoff hopes in Seattle -
Desperation is one hell of a drug in the NFL, and the Atlanta Falcons can't get enough of it. On Monday night, the suddenly resurgent Falcons left Seattle with a crucial 34-31 win over the Seahawks. As a result, the Falcons (6-4) replaced the Seahawks (6-4) as the NFC's sixth and final playoff seed.

NBA Monday games, scores, highlights: Kyrie scores 47, Celtics win 16th straight -
It's almost a full slate with 11 NBA games on tap for Monday night. Keep it right here for the latest scores, highlights and updates from across the league.

America Has Reached a New Low News

LaVar Ball responds to Trump's tweet in off-the-rails CNN interview, downplays feud -
LaVar Ball went on national television Monday night to rebut President Donald Trump and the tweet storm he brewed up on Sunday when the commander-in-chief called Ball ungrateful for his efforts in getting his shoplifting son back from China to the U.S. It was as predictably off-the-rails as you might have expected.

Other News

Uh, This Flat Earther's Homemade Manned Rocket Launch Does Not Sound Totally Advisable
61-year-old DIY enthusiast and stuntman “Mad” Mike Hughes is planning his first manned launch of a homemade, $20,000 steam-powered rocket with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” written on the side on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.

The First Known Interstellar Asteroid Looks Incredibly Weird
Today, scientists are reporting their analysis of ‘Oumuamua, an interstellar object spotted last month. The oddly-shaped, fast-moving rock immediately surprised astronomers with its chemical makeup and other properties, which implied there should be far more interstellar objects floating around than previously thought.