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Notebook: Kansas Volleyball Prepares for Senior Day; kufball Season to Finally End

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Big Trouble: Azubuike, Lightfoot lead Jayhawks in rout over Oakland |
“We're not just a 3-point shooting team,” said sophomore guard Malik Newman, who was one of seven Jayhawks in double figures with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting. “I think it was good that we were able to show that we're capable of making the three but also show that we have these two big guys that we can feed. We're a balanced team.”

Notebook: Malik Newman's father visits Allen Fieldhouse; no update on Billy Preston |
Sitting eight rows behind the visitor’s bench during KU’s 102-59 victory over Oakland, Webster lived and died with every move his son made, clapping often, grimacing occasionally and enjoying every second of the night.

Jayhawks stay hot, dominate Oakland to improve to 5-0 |
Just days removed from a record-setting half in which they knocked down 12 3s, the Jayhawks were at it again, this time in an entirely different fashion. No. 3-ranked KU decimated the Oakland defense to the tune of 55 points in the first half of a 102-59 win on Friday, routinely finding space all over the floor with contributions from all seven active scholarship players.

At your service: KU volleyball littles prepare for senior day |
The senior defensive specialist never expected to play Division I volleyball. She also never expected to be staring down the barrel of a senior day, let alone one at which she'll be honored.

Game day Breakdown: KU football at No. 18 Oklahoma State |
A lengthy list of flaws, showing up on offense, defense and special teams to varying degrees this fall, has kept the Kansas football team in a losing rut since defeating overmatched FCS opponent Southeast Missouri State in the season opener.

Jayhawks headed back to the Big Apple in 2018 |
From taking in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to holiday shopping on the streets of the city and good food and a festive atmosphere, the Big Apple has it all this time of year.

Kelsie Payne preparing for program history on KU volleyball's senior day |
Payne, who along with fellow seniors Tori Miller, Kayla Cheadle, Ainise Havili, Madison Rigdon and Addison Barry, helped KU achieve its first Final Four appearance and Big 12 championship in program history, will also see her name shoot to the top of a chart she's looked up at for the longest time in the No. 14-ranked Jayhawks' senior day finale against West Virginia at 1 p.m. Saturday.

From the Other Side: Talking Kansas with Andy Mitts | Pistols Firing
It’s Senior Day in Stillwater this Saturday, as players like Mason Rudolph and James Washington say goodbye to Boone Pickens Stadium. Standing in the way of another 10-win season are the Jayhawks of Kansas.

Other Sports

Report: Florida has 'moved on' from Chip Kelly in its search for a new coach -
Florida administrators met with Kelly on Sunday in New Hampshire and remained in contact with him earlier this week, but no deal was forthcoming between the two. Florida had kept its options open while engaged with Kelly and is now prepared to pursue those other candidates.

No. 2 Arizona has nowhere to go but up (and down) after its Caribbean catastrophe -
Call it what you want: The Bahamian Bloodbath. The Caribbean CAT-astrophe. Braising Arizona.

What second-ranked Arizona just did over the past 72 hours has to rank among the most devastating non-conference tournament showings in the history of non-conference tournaments.

Lionel Messi finally signs contract extension with Barcelona through 2021 season -
Over four months after agreeing to a contract extension with Barcelona, Lionel Messi has signed it, ending any speculation that he could soon leave. The Spanish team announced on Saturday that Messi has penned the deal with the club, which will keep him at Barca through the 2021 season. Messi's previous deal was set to expire next summer, meaning that in January Messi could have started talking to other clubs about joining on a free transfer.

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to contemplate his future in basketball, report says -
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose is away from the team and contemplating his basketball future, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin. Rose, who hasn't played since Nov. 7 due to a lingering ankle injury, has reportedly been away from the team since Monday with permission from the Cavs.

NBA Trade Rumors: Should Cavs, Clippers consider Tristan Thompson for DeAndre Jordan? -
Even with a recent six-game winning streak, it's clear that the Cleveland Cavaliers have issues. Defensively they've been awful, dead last in defensive rating, and they have the constant shadow of LeBron James' potential free agency hanging over their heads.

NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Lonzo's roller coaster vs. Simmons' bullet train to stardom -
Even though they play the same position, Ben Simmons and Lonzo Ball couldn't be more different -- both in the way they play and the path that they've taken so far in their rookie season.

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