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‘I’m here now’: How KU volleyball’s Taylor Alexander honors, preserves memory of late teammate |
The muggy air clung to the uniforms of the players. One requested a new jersey after sweating through her original. Another stood on the sideline with her elbows propped on her knees while two team managers sprinted over with cups of ice water and a frozen towel to drape over her neck.

Game day breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. Oakland |
With Thanksgiving hitting a day before their latest game, it's important the Jayhawks remembered they weren't as free to indulge in the turkey day pastime of stuffing one's face and lounging on the couch for three days.

Jayhawks pick up commitment from juco CB on Thanksgiving |
Thanksgiving in the Kansas football offices became a little happier when the coaching staff received a verbal commitment from a junior college prospect the coaches hope can help out the Jayhawks’ secondary.

Accurate Azubuike has cashed 84.8 percent of his shots entering Oakland game
“I really didn’t shoot a lot of hook shots. It was just dunk on everybody,” said Azubuike, Kansas’ 7-foot, 280-pound sophomore center from Delta, Nigeria, and graduate of Potter’s House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Fla.

KU-Oakland basketball preview: Projected lineups, time, TV, what to expect
Oakland, from the Horizon League, has defeated Fort Wayne (85-71) and New Orleans (87-68) and lost at Toledo (87-74) and Syracuse (74-50). … Three-time all-league forward Jalen Hayes returns after serving a four-game suspension (academics). The redshirt senior averaged 15.9 points and 8.0 rebounds a game last season, with nine double-doubles.

'He's Going to Get 80 on Us': How KD Almost Toppled the Jayhawks' Big 12 Dynasty | Bleacher Report
Texas forward Kevin Durant: No matter where we were playing, my routine at Texas was to get to the gym early and get up extra shots before the game. I liked being the first one on the court, especially on the road. All of the fans would sit there and watch and boo. It happened every game, and it was fun. When we went to Kansas I knew the stands would be packed long before the game started.

Other Sports

College football games, matchups Week 13: Play-in predictions for rivalry week -
You didn't see it hyped on a gushing Tuesday night reveal show. The matchups weren't arranged five years ago and announced on a Twitter infographic with breathless acclaim.

Chargers vs. Cowboys final score, takeaways: Rivers inches L.A. closer to playoffs -
The Chargers began with a bang on Thursday, forcing a quick punt and then using this 46-yard play from Philip Rivers and Travis Benjamin to set themselves up with the chance to score their first opening-drive points of the season, as CBS' Jim Nantz pointed out on the broadcast.

Paradise Lost: Arizona, Purdue stumble in Bahamas, where one team will finish 0-3 -
Coming into this week's Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Arizona had garnered 11 first-place votes in the latest Associated Press poll and was ranked second in the nation. Sure, the Wildcats had yet to beat anyone of consequence, but the ceiling on this team seemed as high as potential No. 1 draft pick DeAndre Ayton's standing reach.

Other News

Lizzie Borden's Potentially Haunted Second Home Is for Sale
If you’ve been considering purchasing a house in Fall River, Massachusetts, home to several lovely ponds and the site of two gruesome 19th century murders, there’s a fourteen-room Queen Anne Victorian currently on sale for a mere $799,000. The home once belonged to Lizzie Borden, famously tried and acquitted for the aforementioned murders, so in addition to eight bedrooms, a parlor, and vintage appliances, the new owner gets some bragging rights. Sadly, the house has not had any recent reported ghost sightings, but interested parties might be able to find a few errant spirits if they look hard enough.

Someone Launched a GoFundMe Campaign to Pay for Charles Manson's Funeral
The body of notorious cult leader Charles Manson, who died earlier this week at age 83, is currently languishing at the Kern County Coroner’s office in California, and if his next-of-kin doesn’t show up to claim it in the next week, its fate is up to prison officials. His grandson says he doesn’t have the cash to come get the body, though, so his friend set up a GoFundMe for him. Unfortunately, it looks like GoFundMe’s pulled the campaign, and Manson’s body is still, probably, in a freezer.

Two NASA Science Planes Are Capturing Some Glorious Images of Antarctica
Every year, NASA’s Operation Icebridge plumbs the wonders and woes of the ice at both poles, and 2017 is no different. Icebridge’s Antarctic field mission kicked off about a month ago, and satellites and planes are hard at work monitoring glaciers, ice sheets, and sea ice.

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