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WVU rolls past KU baseball |
A sacrifice fly by junior Matt McLaughlin scored the only run of the game for Kansas’ baseball team in a 10-1 road loss to West Virginia on Friday night. The Jayhawks’ defense committed four errors that led to six runs.

KU's Frank Mason III completes player of the year sweep with Wooden Award |
Kansas senior Frank Mason III on Friday night completed the national player of the year sweep in Los Angeles, hopping on stage one final time at the annual College Basketball Awards to collect the 2017 John R. Wooden Award.

Warren’s slam lifts KU softball |
Junior Mikayla Warren’s grand slam in a six-run sixth inning led Kansas to an 8-5 road win over Texas Tech on Friday night. The Jayhawks increased their winning streak over the Red Raiders to four dating to a series sweep in 2016.

Tight end Jace Sternberger transferring from Kansas |
Sternberger, who played both defensive end and tight end in high school, took a redshirt in 2015, then played a small role for the Jayhawks in 2016. In what proved to be his final year with Kansas, the young tight end caught one pass for five yards in a season-opening victory over Rhode Island. From there, Sternberger played in nine more games, often appearing in various special teams capacities.

Instilling confidence in KU quarterbacks priority for assistant Garrett Riley |
In his first year working for the Kansas football program as a behind-the-scenes offensive analyst, Garrett Riley didn’t have to dig too deep into the numbers to see one of the glaring issues wrecking the offense’s production.

KU’s Frank Mason named winner of John R. Wooden Award
Mason, a 5-foot-11 native of Petersburg, Va., claimed the Wooden over finalists Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Josh Hart (Villanova), Caleb Swanigan (Purdue) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). On Friday, he also was named the winner of the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award during the College Basketball Awards Show broadcast on ESPN2 from The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles.

KU notebook: No. 3-ranked prospect Trevon Duval planning ‘creative’ way to announce college choice; Bill Self visits Brewster Academy
Trevon Duval, a 6-foot-2 senior point guard from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., who has a final recruiting list of Kansas, Duke, Arizona, Baylor and Seton Hall, says he plans on announcing for one of those five colleges by the end of April.

Other Sports

WATCH: Russell Westbrook joins Big O, clinches triple-double average for season -
Early in the third quarter, Westbrook handed out his sixth assist of the game, which guaranteed that he will average a triple-double for the season, making him the first player to achieve that feat since Oscar Robertson in the 1961-62 season.

Celtics secure No.1 spot in 2017 NBA draft lottery via the Brooklyn Nets -
With the Phoenix Suns’ victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night, the Brooklyn Nets clinched the worst record in the league this season. Which means the No.1 spot in the NBA lottery next month, and the 25 percent chance of the No.1 pick that goes with it, belongs to the Boston Celtics, via their trade of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn three years ago.

LaVar Ball says his stance that UCLA didn't win title due to white players 'not racial' -
LaVar Ball, the father of former UCLA star Lonzo Ball, is back in the news again after controversial comments made on Thursday taking an apparent shot at the speed of white athletes, telling The Orange County Register, “You can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow.”

Bears make fun of Aaron Rodgers over reported Olivia Munn breakup, delete tweet -
Apparently, everyone in Chicago has decided to bask in the breakup of Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn.

Florida News

Florida man steals sausage, jumps off bridge to avoid arrest | WSB-TV
David Randall Bertram, 41, was detained in Fort Walton Beach after police say he stole $10.38 worth of summer sausage from Publix, according to Northwest Florida Daily News.

Dead gator in Florida dorm room means warning for students | WTOP
Wildlife officials say they’ve issued warnings to three Florida Gulf Coast University students who took a dead alligator to a dorm room and posted pictures of it on social media.