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Notebook: Self Indicates Big Bill Preston Situation Will Be Resolved Soon

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Juco D-lineman backs off KU commitment, intends to sign with Ohio |
Zach Burks, a sophomore defensive tackle at Coffeyville Community College, announced through his Twitter profile after making an official visit to Ohio University that he had committed to the Bobcats.

KU coach Bill Self indicates Billy Preston situation nearing resolution |
“The way the system is set up, and the way that we're attacking this — and, when I say attacking, I mean that in the literal sense; we are trying to resolve this as quickly as possible — it's just not going to be something that happens as quick as we want it to happen,” Self said. “We're very hopeful that we are nearing the conclusion, to the point where maybe we can find something out in the relatively near future. But I don't think that's going to happen by Wednesday.”

Bill Self discusses why KU has seemed to face more eligibility issues lately | The Kansas City Star
“The way it was 20 years ago, every athletic department had one compliance person, and that one compliance person is responsible for everything going on in that athletic department,” Self said. “Now you have five to seven, and the mandate of the NCAA is, ‘We want to monitor all these things.’

Husker women’s basketball looks to upset undefeated Jayhawks | Sports |
The Huskers currently hold a 5-3 record on the season, winning their last game against Arkansas Pine-Bluff at home on Dec. 2. Nebraska recently played its first games away from Pinnacle Bank Arena, participating in the San Juan Shootout in Daytona Beach, Florida, but this game marks the Huskers’ first game in front of an opposing team’s crowd.

Other Sports

Antonio Brown says 'karma' when Smith-Schuster is asked about dirty hit on Burfict -
The Steelers' come-from-behind win over the Bengals on Monday night was marred by nasty injuries and unnecessarily dirty hits. One of those injuries occurred when Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster went head hunting against Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and knocked him out of the game after a scary scene that involved Burfict getting stretchered off the field. It was a horrifying moment, yet after the game, Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown did not express remorse for Smith-Schuster's hit that injured Burfict.

The Ball era is likely over at UCLA and no one should be happier than Steve Alford -
The decision long ago to recruit LaVar Ball's three sons -- long before they were famous, long before LaVar Ball became a walking avatar for Sports Parent: Most Ridiculous Possible Scenario -- was a promising if not risky gambit for Alford for different reasons than the ones we're all aware of now.

Despite years of durability, Steph Curry continues to feel terrifyingly fragile -
Turn the sound up on that clip, and you'll hear longtime Warriors color man Jim Barnett, after wincing audibly, saying: "I've seen that before, but it's been years." Indeed, it has been years since Curry's tissue-paper ankles threatened to derail his career before it really got started. Since the 2012 surgery that, in hindsight, paved the way for one of the most electrifying runs in NBA history, Curry hasn't missed more than four games in any regular season, and many of those were simply for rest.

LaVar Ball yanks suspended son LiAngelo out of UCLA, is 'exploring other options' -
TMZ first reported on Monday afternoon that Bruins freshman LiAngelo Ball is no longer with the program or even a student at the university because his father, LaVar, removed him. ESPN shortly thereafter confirmed the story by talking with LaVar.

Other News

Coach Of High School Team Shut Out 102-0: "My Girls Did Everything Possible To Score"
Common as extreme blowouts are in high school basketball, a true shutout is still extremely rare. The state of Montana had its first one in any level of recorded organized basketball last weekend, and man, is it a bummer: Froid-Medicine Lake High 102, Brockton High 0.

Quentin Tarantino Might Direct a Star Trek Movie
Apparently Tarantino recently pitched an idea for a Trek movie to producer J.J. Abrams, who loved it, and they’ll soon begin to assembling a writer’s room to flesh it out. If everything falls into place, Tarantino could be interested in directing with Abrams producing.

That Time a Grand Dragon of the KKK Was Forced Out for Marrying a 15-Year-Old
n June of 1957, Alvin Horn, a 45-year-old Grand Dragon of the KKK, married a 15-year-old. It set off a major scandal in Alabama and around the country, causing Horn to resign in disgrace—or at least what counts for disgrace in a hate group. But does the story sound at all familiar? (Except for the resigning part, of course.)

The US Claims It Doesn't Need a Court Order to Ask Tech Companies to Build Encryption Backdoors
Federal authorities say they can request a U.S. tech company build surveillance backdoors into their products without any kind of court order, according to statements from July released this weekend, ZDNet reported.

Doomsday Prepper's Sketchy, Ammo-Filled Bunker Destroyed by Regular Old Wildfire
A Utah man reportedly spent 30 years building a series of underground bunkers that he hoped would outlive the apocalypse, but half of them couldn’t even survive a wildfire.

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Greatest Artists of the 90s | List of the Best Bands from the 1990s
From the East Coast/West Coast rap wars, to the grunge era, to low-fi garage rock, to '90s rock bands, the Lilith Fair sound, and the teen pop takeover - 1990s music was rich with experimentation and style. Where else but in the MTV in your head can you find top artists like Nirvana, Wu-Tang Clan, No Doubt, A Tribe Called Quest, Oasis, Bikini Kill and Britney Spears in one place? Whether you were a fan of 90s alternative bands like Blind Melon, you were more dark and brooding and loved grunge music, or you couldn't get enough of popular, mainstream pop like the Backstreet Boys, take a moment now and give some of your favorite '90s music artists some love!