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Mason makes history as KU’s first AP Player of the Year

Frank Mason III became the first Jayhawk to win the Associated Press (AP) National Player of the Year award, as announced during a press conference at University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday.

‘Bring your sun screen’ is advice of Mitch Lightfoot to those heading to Arizona this weekend for Final Four

Lightfoot — who scored 24 points and grabbed 25 rebounds total while averaging 3.9 minutes per game across 26 games his freshman season at Kansas — had been hoping to play tour guide for the Jayhawks this weekend.

With new coordinator, repetition key for KU offense this spring | KUsports.com

Beaty’s biggest offseason hire, Meacham repeatedly told players how much better they would perform during just the second round of the offensive installation. His boss said those words proved true.

Women's Basketball - McCray named to WNIT All-Time Top 20

Danielle McCray left her mark on Kansas women's basketball during her four-year career and added to her legacy this week after being named to the WNIT All-Time Top-20 Players.

Baseball - Jayhawks open Big 12 home slate with Texas

The Kansas baseball team opens up its Big 12 Conference home slate March 31-April 2 when the Jayhawks play host to the Texas Longhorns at Hoglund Ballpark.

Softball - Weather alters Kansas’ series at Oklahoma State

Due to rain expected to hit Stillwater Saturday afternoon into Sunday, Kansas and Oklahoma State have altered its three-game series to start with a doubleheader on Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m.

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Horned Frogs win 2017 NIT championship in dominant fashion, 88-56 - SBNation.com

This marks TCU’s first NIT title in school history.

Sources: Wichita State in talks to join AAC as soon as 2017-18

There’s strong mutual interest between both sides, and sources said that a final decision could be made within the next month or in as few as the next two weeks. Any decision would need to be approved by the American Athletic Conference’s presidents, but the mutual interest is strong enough where neither side sees any looming issues.

Dana Altman, now in his first Final Four, should have been fired over Oregon’s rape case | CollegeBasketballTalk

Altman has done a terrific job building Oregon, who had been to just 10 NCAA tournaments in 73 years, into a national power that has been to five straight NCAA tournaments and, now, an Elite 8 and Final Four in back-to-back years, but the success that he’s had shouldn’t cover-up the black eye left on this program back in 2014.

Oregon's run to 2017 Final Four has disturbing backdrop that can't be overlooked - CBSSports.com

The absolute basics of a messy case are this: Altman knew his players were involved in disturbing activity in the middle of the season, opted to not punish them publicly (the police advised this , for the record), then allowed them to play in the all-important NCAA Tournament. Only after the season was over did Altman come forward with punishments (before the school banned all three).

Oakland Coliseum director sounds like he wants Raiders out immediately - CBSSports.com

Due to the Raiders’ lease, the stadium authority can’t technically kick the Raiders out until after the 2018 season, but if it were to become possible, it sounds like McKibben would be all for kicking them out earlier.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

Bulls may miss the playoffs, but they beat the Cavaliers 4 times - SBNation.com

Chicago somehow swept its season series vs. Cleveland despite generally being mediocre.

Rockies and Padres hit the deck because bees invaded their spring training game - SBNation.com

It caused quite a buzz.

Workers put finishing touches on new home of the Braves

Workers scurried around baseball's newest stadium Thursday, screwing in a row of seats, stocking up the concession stands and hauling away construction debris.

- INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO OF THE DAY -

13-year old Jamarion Styles doesn't need arms to drain three-pointers - SBNation.com

Due to a rare bacterial infection, the 13-year-old Florida native lost his arms as an infant — but the inspirational Styles didn’t let that stop him from draining shots.