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- KANSAS SPORTS -

No. 3 Kansas sweeps Sunflower Showdown series with Big Monday win, 74-71

Kansas (21-3, 9-2 Big 12) held K-State to 38 percent shooting two days after the Wildcats defeated No. 2 Baylor on the road. KSU (16-8, 5-6) was led by a 20-point effort from forward Dean Wade.

Notebook: Carlton Bragg provides lift in return from three-game suspension | KUsports.com

The three-game suspension served by Kansas sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., officially ended Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum, 4:58 into KU’s 74-71 victory over Kansas State.

How Sweep It Is: Mason's steal highlights road win at K-State, 74-71 | KUsports.com

When the Jayhawks finally were able to exhale, it was Mason who walked off the floor with his arms flexed and two fists in the air. The only thing that carried more power than that image were the high fives Mason was handing out to teammates in the huddle.

Vahe Gregorian: Frank Mason riles up K-State fans while leading KU to win

Mason shushed the crowd a few times down the stretch, and afterward he walked off the court pointing to the scoreboard as he was being taunted.

Reporter who caught KU’s Frank Mason: ‘ ... I knew for certain there would probably be a casualty’

In all his years covering Kansas State for GoPowercat.com, D. Scott Fritchen had only seen a few players leap into media row at Bramlage Coliseum. He’d never been involved in one of those collisions.

College basketball: Kansas looking to improve perimeter defense | NCAA.com

Iowa State made 18 threes. That's a school record, and it's also the biggest reason why Kansas fell 92-89 in overtime to Iowa State on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. So how does that happen? And what's the fix?

Sixth touted Louisiana prospect commits to KU football | KUsports.com

Nelson Jenkins, a defensive lineman from Plaquemine, Louisiana, listed at 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, announced Monday morning on Twitter his intentions to play at KU. A three-star prospect according to Rivals, Jenkins also has offers from Georgia Tech, SMU and other programs.

Why is Kansas suddenly recruiting like a college football powerhouse? | For The Win

Now, it’s important to note that much can change between now and 2018 signing day, when these players actually lock into commitments. Kansas could have another awful season that causes these guys to reconsider, or Hull could leave and take them with him.

Louisiana inroads help boost Kansas football recruiting to record levels

The reasons for committing to Kansas vary individually, but mostly it comes down to wanting to make a change in Lawrence, a place that hasn’t experienced a winning football season since 2008. David Beaty, a third-year head coach, is selling the opportunity to create a legacy, and these 2018 recruits are buying in.

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

Poll Attacks: One AP voter is moving Cincinnati in the wrong direction - CBSSports.com

Honestly, that's fine. I think you can reasonably have Cincinnati anywhere from 10th to 20th at this point. So I don't have an issue with Pirtle having Cincinnati 19th. What I'm wondering is why she dropped the Bearcats from 16th to 19th this week.

This is how much better college football coaches do on Signing Day in Year 2 than Year 1 - SBNation.com

Of the 26 head coaches who signed their second class at their current school on Wednesday, only five signed a lower-rated class this time than last time. The average change in 247Sports Composite class ranking from Year 1 to Year 2 was an improvement of eight spots in the national ranking. That was also the median change.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

Several key penalties by the Patriots should have been called late in Super Bowl LI - CBSSports.com

For starters, the Patriots should have been flagged for offensive pass interference on their second two-point conversion that tied the game up. Trailing 28-26, the Pats had Tom Brady throw what looks like a quick screen to Danny Amendola.