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Slow start to senior night still ends in win, emotional senior speeches

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Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Jayhawks' Senior Night goes from sluggish to spectacular | KUsports.com

“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.”

How Landen Lucas’ scoreless 73 seconds changed the game for KU

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.

Senior Night at Kansas special for underclassmen too | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

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.

Notebook: KU seniors appreciative, humorous in send-off speeches | KUsports.com

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.

VIDEO - Bill Self jokes with Graham, Jackson about staying through senior seasons | KUsports Video | KUsports.com

Bill Self jokes with Graham, Jackson about staying through senior seasons.

VIDEO - Senior Night Speeches: Frank Mason, Landen Lucas and Tyler Self | KUsports Video | KUsports.com

Frank Mason, Landen Lucas and Tyler Self address the 16,300 following KU's win over Oklahoma.

Kansas' backcourt: The best closers in college basketball - Men's College Basketball Blog- ESPN

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.

#1-in-the-nation Kansas Jayhawks get a free pass on badly behaving basketball players  | Sharon Grigsby | Dallas News

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.

Kansas Baseball opens homestand with Oral Roberts Tuesday

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 participating in USA Volleyball tryouts

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.

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

Duke's Thomas Sirk joins growing list of college football 'free agent' quarterbacks - CBSSports.com

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.

Barry Switzer and Tulsa have some fun with Baker Mayfield’s arrest | CollegeFootballTalk

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.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

Sources: MLB seeking new ball with stickier cover so it can enforce foreign-substance rule

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.