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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Throwback Thursday Podcast: Mario Chalmers

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 Mario Chalmers.

Four Basketball Jayhawks named Academic All-Big 12

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better grade point average (GPA), while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled contests.

Townsend brothers tie Kansas, UCLA conference title streaks together | KUsports.com

“I am so proud of my brother, Kurtis,” Raymond, 61, told the Journal-World via telephone from his home in San Jose. “He has done such a wonderful job in this game at every institution he has worked. He bleeds blue and red, loves Kansas, loves Bill, and it’s a neat feeling that my brother and I are part of history in two different eras. I mean, it took 40 years for another team to tie what we did. Think about that. Just to have that kind of record is a legacy that will be in our family forever.”

Jayhawks old and new react to KU's 13th consecutive Big 12 title | All Eyes on KU | KUsports.com

National analysts, too, weighed in on the Jayhawks’ long run of dominance. Below are some of the highlights from the aftermath.

KU basketball player Graham arrested on municipal court charge after team's Big 12 conference win | KUsports.com

The failure to appear charge stems from an expired-tag ticket, which was filed in late June in a Lawrence Municipal Court case, court records indicate.

Kansas’ 13-year stretch of league titles catches attention of rival Big 12 coaches

The weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference, held the morning after KU’s league-clinching 87-68 home victory over TCU, gave Jayhawk coach Bill Self’s coaching peers a chance to reflect on a streak that, to their chagrin, simply won’t go away.

Believe in destiny? KU’s backcourt gives reason for hope in NCAAs

Graham celebrated his birthday Wednesday with a conference title, while Mason will be 23 on April 3. The dates match up perfectly for the 2016-17 Jayhawks. One birthday championship down. One still to go.

Swimming & Diving - KU overcomes morning struggles, remains in second at Big 12 Championship

Spectators at the Jamail Swimming Center in Austin, Texas witnessed nine Jayhawks record lifetime swims, most of which came during finals competition.

Baseball - Jayhawks head to West Coast for series with No. 23 Stanford

The Kansas baseball team heads to the West Coast for a three-game series at No. 23 Stanford, Feb. 24-26, at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond.

Beaty hires Zac Woodfin for director of football strength and conditioning

Woodfin comes to Kansas after spending the previous two years at Southern Miss where he served as the head strength and conditioning coach for the entire athletics department. He garnered the title of Interim Director of Athletics at Southern Miss on Dec. 20, 2016, while USM searched for a replacement for outgoing athletics director Bill McGillis. Woodfin handled the Golden Eagle football strength and conditioning needs and also oversaw the other 15 Southern Miss sports.

David Beaty announces KU's new strength coach | KUsports.com

In 2014, Football Scoop named Woodfin its Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, after UAB went from 2-10 in 2013 to 6-6 the following season, with Woodfin serving as the head strength coach at his alma mater.

Former KU football player directs compelling documentary on Thailand prison fighters | KUsports.com

Former Kansas football player Micah Brown’s documentary, “Prison Fighters: 5 Rounds to Freedom,” airs for the first time on Showtime at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

(Mr. Ed says: Fair warning, this is a Keegan article.)

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A bubble, a double standard, and a Wichita State team on the wrong side of both - CBSSports.com

In other words, some of the world’s best bracketologists, including CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm, are prepared to label Wichita State unworthy if Wichita State doesn’t secure the MVC’s automatic bid -- largely because of the outcomes of games played during Thanksgiving weekend. With all due respect, that’s silly.

Several players express their frustration with MLB's pace-of-play rule changes - CBSSports.com

“I’m just very glad I will not be playing this game in 10 years. It won’t be recognizable. It’s going in a direction where it’s not the same game. Every year they keep trying to think of some stupid new rule. It’s getting old. Real old.”