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“These guys are confident, but I think they think that, whatever the situation, they can flip the switch, which is a bad trait. You get behind like this in a game that really matters and you may not and probably can’t.... But defense sparked it, and we could run in transition and, when we ran, we were pretty good.”
Eight points for KU. None for Lucas. And a 73-second masterpiece for the senior that won’t show up on SportsCenter, but helped the Jayhawks win all the same.
But it’s not just the seniors who Senior Night means something to. Of course it’s special for the fans, families and coaches of those Jayhawks being honored. But it also means something to their teammates, some of whom are taking notes for when their big night rolls around.
Self continued: "And Josh, I can't imagine you could have more fun anywhere than to come back here for three more years,” he joked with freshman guard Josh Jackson.
Bill Self jokes with Graham, Jackson about staying through senior seasons.
Frank Mason, Landen Lucas and Tyler Self address the 16,300 following KU's win over Oklahoma.
Kansas guards Frank Mason III and Devonte' Graham have the Jayhawks eyeing a Final Four run because they walked out of last year's Elite Eight experience as different players.
Lost in the daily drama Baylor provides is the sorry state of affairs within the Jayhawks athletics operation, especially its blue-blood basketball program, run by coach Bill Self.
The Kansas baseball team returns to Hoglund Ballpark to open an eight-game homestand starting with Oral Roberts, Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.
Four Jayhawks will represent the University of Kansas during the annual U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts, March 3-5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
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Since National Signing Day is behind us and spring practice has already started, Sirk becomes an interesting prospect to watch on the transfer market. There are a lot of teams that could use his dual-threat skill set at the quarterback position, but he is not the only prominent QB currently uncommitted.
In the hours since, Mayfield has taken some shots both from within and without. First up is College Football Hall of Fame former Sooners coach Barry Switzer.
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Worry not, traditionalists. It’s still round. It’s still between 5 and 5¼ ounces. It’s just going to be a whole lot stickier and a lot less muddy.