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Tom Keegan: Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger explains thinking behind retaining football coach David Beaty | KUsports.com
“When we hired David, we hired him to recruit, to rebuild the unity with the team and the stakeholders and to build those relationships with stakeholders. And he’s done that,” Zenger said. “We also handed him the shortest roster in the history of this school and one of the shortest ever in the history of D-I football. We knew that. We knew he was in a deep hole, maybe in as deep a hole as any coach has ever started.”

Missouri-KU clash leading to reunion for KU volleyball's Taylor Alexander | KUsports.com
As the Jayhawks took the floor in the first round of the 2016 NCAA tournament, they had every reason to want to make a statement. Despite winning their first Big 12 title in program history, they were seeded fifth overall. Texas, who the Jayhawks defeated once in the regular season and snatched the title from, was seeded fourth.

First-teamer Daniel Wise leads KU football All-Big 12 honorees | KUsports.com
The 2017 season fell far short of the type of success Kansas football players envisioned, but their efforts within a challenging 1-11 campaign didn’t go overlooked by the Big 12’s coaches.

Jayhawks remain 'hopeful' Billy Preston will rejoin the KU lineup | KUsports.com
“I haven't talked to anybody today,” Self said. “Visited about it yesterday. When you say there's no movement, that would probably be a false thing to say. There's no movement on a conclusion. There's certainly movement on trying to do everything to get a quicker conclusion.”

Once de-committed Texas prep QB Clayton Tune back on board with KU | KUsports.com
A 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior at Hebron High, Tune not only told Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant he will travel to Lawrence for an official visit with David Beaty and his staff Dec. 8, but also revealed his plans to sign with KU in December, graduate high school early and enroll for next semester so he can participate in spring football.

How Azubuike could ease his coach’s mind — and help KU avoid a ‘formula for disaster’
“You can talk technique, you can talk a lot of things,” Self said. “The bottom line, the guys that go after the ball get the majority of the rebounds.”

Boeheim known for zone, but ‘they beat us playing man-to-man,’ KU’s Bill Self recalls
“They beat us playing man-to-man,” KU coach Bill Self said Thursday, recalling his only head-to-head matchup against fellow Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Boeheim.

Update on Silvio De Sousa’s KU basketball eligibility, football player’s walk-on tryout
KU basketball signee Silvio De Sousa, a 6-foot-9 senior forward from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., still has some work to do before he can be ruled eligible to play in second semester games for the Jayhawks.

Reports: Tennessee fires AD John Currie amid disastrous search for football coach - CBSSports.com
Eight months to the day that John Currie began his role as athletic director at Tennessee, his tenure with the Vols has come to an end. Currie was fired by the university on Friday.

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Boeheim known for zone, but ‘they beat us playing man-to-man,’ KU’s Bill Self recalls
“They beat us playing man-to-man,” KU coach Bill Self said Thursday, recalling his only head-to-head matchup against fellow Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Boeheim.

Reports: Tennessee fires AD John Currie amid disastrous search for football coach - CBSSports.com
Eight months to the day that John Currie began his role as athletic director at Tennessee, his tenure with the Vols has come to an end. Currie was fired by the university on Friday.

49ers' Eric Reid says NFL's $89 million social justice commitment is 'a charade' - CBSSports.com
"In the discussion that we had, Malcolm (Jenkins) conveyed to us -- based on discussions that he had with the NFL -- that the money would come from funds that are already allocated to breast cancer awareness and Salute to Service," Reid told Slate. "So it would really be no skin off the owners' backs: They would just move the money from those programs to this one."

Live 2018 FIFA World Cup draw results: All the groups and full schedule - CBSSports.com
The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia takes place on Friday, Dec. 1 and you can follow along live with the groups as they are revealed here. Make sure to refresh this page for updates. The draw begins at 10 a.m. ET.

Hero World Challenge tee times, pairings: Tiger Woods-Henrik Stenson set in Round 2 - CBSSports.com
Big Cat tied playing partner Justin Thomas with that 69 on Thursday, and he looked pretty great doing it. Woods shot a 35 on the front nine and a 34 on the back. If he can replicate Thursday's score on Friday -- and I have no reason to think he can't -- then Woods could legitimately insert himself into the thick of this tournament.

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25 Best Christmas Movies of All Time << Rotten Tomatoes – Movie and TV News
We’ve made a list and checked it more than twice, and now we’re delivering the Best Christmas Movies to our nice RT readers! (If this list ends with I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, you got the naughty version, you awful person.)