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Where KU's 3-point shooting will come from in 2017-18

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There's that word again. "Heavy." Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?

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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Game times announced for four football games

The Big 12 Conference released the early television broadcast assignments for the 2017 college football season, with Kansas being tabbed for live broadcasts in each of its first three games plus its Nov. 11 matchup with Texas.

Kansas baseball signee named Gatorade Kansas Player of the Year

The 6-foot-7, 220-pound senior left-handed pitcher and first baseman led the Holcomb High School Longhorns to a 19-2 overall record with staggering numbers on the hill. VanCleave compiled an 8-1 mark on the mound featuring a 0.29 ERA in 48 and 2/3 innings pitched. Of the 186 batters he faced, he struck out 101, including a dominating 15 K's over a complete seven-inning game against Nickerson in the state semifinal contest.

KU's Andrea Hudy earns NSCA Impact Award | KUsports.com

Set to begin her 14th season with the KU men’s basketball program, Hudy on Wednesday received the NSCA’s Impact Award given annually since 1997 to “an individual whose career has greatly contributed to the advancement of the national or international strength and conditioning or fitness industries.”

Majority of KU AD's $700K salary to be paid by private funds; KU says negotiations began more than 6 months ago | KUsports.com

Kansas Athletics Inc. — as opposed to state dollars — will pay the majority of University of Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s salary, which was recently raised to $700,000 and extended for another four years.

How will KU basketball keep up three-point shooting in 2017-18? | The Kansas City Star

RockChalkTalk had a talking point in its latest Kansas basketball podcast that I found fascinating — and one that could go a long way toward determining the team’s offensive success in 2017-18.

Paul Pierce makes list of top 40 NBA players of past 40 seasons | 'Hawks in the NBA | KUsports.com

A recent retiree and future hall of famer himself, Pierce averaged 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals over the course of 19 seasons, after Boston made him the No. 10 pick in the 1998 draft. “The Truth” was a 10-time all-star, four-time member of one of the three tiers of all-NBA teams and the 2008 NBA Finals MVP.

- POTPOURRI -

NBA Finals 2017: What's at stake in Cavs-Warriors III, beyond who hoists the trophy - CBSSports.com

These Finals will answer questions about Steph Curry and Kevin Durant's chemistry and more.

Penguins’ sweet shooting puts Predators in 2-0 hole - Stanley Cup Finals - SBNation.com

Jake Guentzel scored two more goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night. The Penguins are now two wins from becoming the first back-to-back Stanley Cup winner since the 1997-98 Red Wings.

Auburn’s AD wants to leave the SEC West for the East. We have a better solution - SBNation.com

Just get rid of divisions entirely.

Iron Bowl allegiances are playing a part in Alabama politics. Again. - SBNation.com

One Alabama fan is running for the Senate, but he pissed off a rich Auburn man.