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Notebook: Kansas to Face Toledo Tonight; Havili Named Setter of the Year

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Kansas News

Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball vs. Toledo |
Kansas has won each of its last two games by exactly 43 points and those blowouts have made it harder for the Jayhawks to stay engaged from start to finish the way they will need to during the upcoming Big 12 Conference season.

Havili again named Big 12's setter of the year |
For the third straight season, Kansas senior Ainise Havili was chosen as the Big 12's Setter of the Year by the league's coaches, announced Monday. She was one of five KU volleyball players to earn all-conference honors.

Kansas picks up defensive back commitments from familiar junior college |
Adding a defensive back from Hartnell College has worked out well for the Kansas football program before. Head coach David Beaty and his staff have to be hopeful history repeats itself — a couple times — after adding two commitments Monday from the junior college in California.

In-season surgery 'never really a thought' for KU tackle Hakeem Adeniji |
Even before this past Kansas football season began, left tackle Hakeem Adeniji suffered an injury — a torn labrum in one of the sophomore offensive lineman’s shoulders — that would make his already strenuous job even more difficult.

Jayhawks move up to No. 2 in latest AP poll |
As Kansas closes out the college basketball season’s opening month, only one other team in the country is considered in better standing.

KU, Villanova announce future hoops series |
But thanks to a Monday morning announcement from both schools, hoops fans no longer have to hope for a showdown in the NCAA Tournament to see the two schools on the same floor.

Other Sports

Tiger Woods return: Timeline of injuries, comebacks ahead of Hero World Challenge -
Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf this week at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. It has been 10 months since Woods last played competitively at the Dubai Desert Classic and seven since he had his fourth back surgery, this one a fusion of his spine.

UTEP’s Tim Floyd, a former coach of the Chicago Bulls, announces his retirement -
Tim Floyd, who once replaced Phil Jackson as coach of the championship-winning Chicago Bulls, announced his retirement from basketball late Monday after Texas-El Paso's 66-52 home loss to Lamar.

Texans vs. Ravens score, takeaways: Baltimore's offense could halt a playoff run -
The Baltimore Ravens might end up going to the playoffs, but it won't be pretty. Maybe that's the Baltimore way, a defense that is worthy of the label "elite" helping to drag up an offense led by a guy who should not be near the label. The good news for Ravens fans is they can blindly hope, trust and assume that once the playoffs get here, Joe Flacco will just turn it on.

Adidas claims ex-coach Rick Pitino 'supported' plan to pay Louisville recruits -
The evidence cited by Adidas against Pitino from the complaint includes allegations that the former coach was asked to call an Adidas executive, James Gatto, to get more funding for a recruit. And the company points out that Pitino allegedly called Gatto three times before the recruit announced his commitment.

Michael Crabtree, Aqib Talib get two-game suspensions without pay for fighting -
Specifically, the two players, who were ejected from the Raiders' win over Denver on Sunday afternoon, were suspended by NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan for violations of the unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules. They are both suspended without pay.

Other News

You Can Finally Buy a Copy of the Voyager Golden Record, Gold Plating Not Included
The Voyager 1 spacecraft might be the most famous time capsule in history, soaring through space as a testament to humanity’s achievements. We don’t know if intelligent life will ever find the craft or its contents, launched in 1977 to explore the planets before sailing indefinitely beyond our solar system. But at least humans here on Earth can finally own a piece of its history.

How to Explain Why Net Neutrality Matters to Your Friends Who Don't Get It
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to dismantle net neutrality, potentially giving internet providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T free reign to throttle speeds, block websites they don’t like, and carve the internet up into slow and fast lanes.