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"Udoka had surgery today to remove the hardware, the screw, and it went well," KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World Tuesday night. "He’s gonna be very limited the next couple weeks. But then he’ll be right back into full rehab."
Year after year, KU shot about 30 percent of its shots from three, never wavering more than a few percentage points. That was … until the last two seasons.
"If I owned an NFL team, I would consider hiring Bill Self as my head coach," he said from a booth at Morningstar’s New York Pizza. "The head football coach is not responsible for every play. He’s responsible for feel. Bill’s the greatest manager of it I’ve ever seen. You put all the football guys around him and he can make the other stuff happen."
Thomas Allen, the No. 149-ranked player in the 2017 class, according to Rivals.com, revealed on Twitter on Monday night that he had received a scholarship offer from Kansas.
"I made it a point to make sure he understood that if you come out there and you’re not in the right place with your eyes and your feet aren’t clean and you don’t know what you’re doing, then we’re just not going to give you any reps," Beaty related of his message to Starks, whose next in-game appearance for the Jayhawks will be his first.
Heeney, Bourbon’s college roommate and now a linebacker with the Oakland Raiders, re-lived some of his favorite memories of Bourbon in a feature for The Players’ Tribune titled, "Life and Death."
A clutch RBI-pinch-hit single by sophomore Ty Denzer and a solid six innings from the bullpen lifted the Kansas baseball team to its first victory at Hammons Field since 2010 Tuesday evening, 4-2.
Kansas is joined in the rankings by six Big 12 Conference teams, including No. 5 Texas Tech, No. 9 Oklahoma State, No. 14 Baylor, No. 25 Texas, No. 30 TCU and No. 41 Oklahoma. Overall, 13 of KU's 21 past and future 2017 opponents are ranked in the top-50.
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North Carolina’s 71-65 victory in the NCAA championship game capped a Final Four weekend with a distinct Kansas accent.
Snyder has completed his treatments and will be reevaluated regularly beginning in "a few months."
"Congrats to UNC. Seriously," Redick tweeted. "Also -- every player on the court tonight should have been paid. Scholarships don’t count. Don’t @ me."
The former head coach of LSU still wants to get back on the sideline and win. Les Miles hasn't backed away from that plan.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
The former Cowboys quarterback will be the lead NFL game analyst at CBS, where he’ll be paired with lead announcer Jim Nantz and sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson on the network’s No. 1 NFL team.
Coming into opening day, the most fascinating story on the San Diego Padres roster — and maybe in baseball, period — was Christian Bethancourt, who was trying to become a two-way player. Bethancourt, a 25-year-old backup catcher, spent his winter and spring learning how to be a pitcher.