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Sufferin' succotash!

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- KANSAS SPORTS -

With Baylor battle looming, Jayhawks' wild West Virginia victory still celebrated | KUsports.com

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was asked Thursday morning if his team had been able to wipe the memory of Monday’s loss from the minds of his players, and Huggins responded simply with, “I don’t know if I could if I tried.”

KU-Baylor game figures to have ‘huge’ implications on Big 12 race, Bill Self says

“If Baylor’s successful, it’s anyone’s game,” Kansas coach Bill Self said Thursday, acknowledging that the rematch of KU’s 73-68 victory on Feb. 1 is “huge” in terms of the league chase.

No. 3 Kansas visits No. 4 Baylor in second top-five matchup this season

No. 3/3 Kansas (22-3, 11-2) faces its second-straight Top-10 team when it plays at No. 4/4 Baylor (22-4, 9-4) on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 12 p.m., on CBS.

Ahead of KU-Baylor battle of potential No. 1 seeds, Bill Self says Big 12 not top-heavy | Smithology | KUsports.com

“The difference between the middle and the teams that are perceived to be at the top is not very much at all,” Self said, “as evidenced by (Baylor’s) scores and also by our scores.”

Throwback Thursday Podcast: Aaron Miles

The voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, will periodically catch-up with former Kansas student-athletes and staff members as part of his Throwback Thursday podcast. Take a stroll down memory lane with Hanni as he's joined this week by former Kansas basketball player Aaron Miles.

Wooden Watch: Kansas guard Frank Mason III out front

It's little surprise that Mason has emerged as somewhat of a front-runner in this year's race for national player of the year. But there's still hardly a clear-cut favorite here in mid-February, as both Villanova's Josh Hart and Purdue's Caleb Swanigan could easily springboard ahead.

A quick look at Frank Mason’s two-point percentage

Mason has especially struggled recently. He’s 3-for-16 on twos in his last two games, and quick video study of those shots indicates other teams deserve some credit for defending him well.

2017 PG Trae Young picks Oklahoma | KUsports.com

Thursday’s announcement ended one of KU’s longest recent recruitments, as Bill Self and company had been targeting Rivals.com’s No. 14-ranked player in the 2017 class for years. Young attended KU camps as a freshman in high school and kept in close touch with Self and his assistants throughout his prep career.

With Trae Young off the board, where do the Jayhawks go next? | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

With Young out of the mix and Kansas losing Frank Mason III — and potentially Devonte’ Graham — after the season, there is a clear opening for a lead guard in the Kansas program.

Another Louisiana prospect backs out of initial commitment to KU football | KUsports.com

As of Thursday afternoon, KU still had four other commitments from Louisiana on board: four-star receiver Devonta Jason, four-star defensive back Corione Harris, three-star defensive back Aaron Brule and three-star running back Anthony Williams.

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

Scott Drew had to clean up after one Baylor scandal, now he's doing it again - CBSSports.com

Football program's sins cast a pall over Baylor athletics, but basketball keeps on winning.

NCAA accepts Liberty's FBS bid despite looming cloud of Baylor investigation - CBSSports.com

The Flames will be moving to college football's highest division with Ian McCaw as their athletic director.

- POP CULTURE -

How ‘Weird Al’ eclipsed (almost) every star he ever parodied | The Washington Post

After nearly 40 years of parodying celebrities, the accordion-playing nerd has become a legend in his own right.

- VIDEO OF THE DAY -

Greg Maddux pranks Kris Bryant during BP with his arsenal of pitches - CBSSports.com

Cubs third baseman and 2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant thought he was shooting a promotional video for Red Bull, but he was actually being pranked by Hall of Famer Greg Maddux.