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'I refuse to lose': Assistant Tony Hull's personality makes him a hit for KU football |
Once Hull pursued jobs coaching high school football, he knew he ultimately wanted to be a college coach. Now that he’s accomplished that at age 35, Hull is doing something even more remarkable: He’s turning Kansas into a legitimate factor on the recruiting trail by plucking top-tier talent from Louisiana.

Josh Jackson hopes young Suns core can develop way Warriors once did | Smithology |
“It’s definitely a place I’ve thought about being ever since the draft lottery,” Jackson said at his introductory press conference in Phoenix, after the Suns stole the multi-talented, 6-foot-8 wing at No. 4 in the 2017 draft. “I look at the team and I just really get excited. This team has so much promise and I think I fit in pretty well, so I’m more than happy to be here, and I can’t wait to see what we can do this year.”

Inside College Football: Realignment may not be an active topic, but it's out there -
There were a couple of significant developments in conference realignment you missed last week. If you saw the news at Nebraska and Kansas, you probably didn't even make the connection.

Other Sports

NBA Free Agency 2017: Breaking down the best 3-and-D guys on the free-agent market -
The term "3-and-D" is still relatively new to NBA lexicon, but it has been popularized to the point where draft prospects use it to describe themselves. As important as playmaking is, teams still want players who are content to play supporting roles, spacing the floor and playing solid defense. Shooting, of course, is highly valued, but it's increasingly apparent that if you can't at least hold your own on the other end of the floor, you might find yourself benched in the playoffs.

Reports: Knicks owner James Dolan expected to part ways with Phil Jackson -
It looks like New York Knicks president Phil Jackson's job isn't as secure as previously thought. Despite many public proclamations that Jackson will remain in charge until the end of his contract, Knicks owner James Dolan is reportedly expected to part ways with Jackson "early Wednesday morning," according to ESPN's Ramona Shelbune.

NFL vets find new life in pro flag football alongside Michael Vick, Terrell Owens -
Did Clausen ever think that now, in 2017, he would be taking snaps against Team Vick -- that's the Michael Vick, yes -- and alongside Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson and other big-name NFL veterans ... in a professional flag football league?

2017 NBA Free Agency, Trades and Rumors: Melo looking to Knicks for buyout? -
NBA free agency doesn't officially tip off until 12:01 a.m ET Saturday, but there's still plenty of league news, rumors and updates all week long. Stay current as we keep you posted ...

NBA Rumors: LeBron James would reportedly 'never' play for the Clippers -
With the Cavaliers' front office in disarray and the team's future in question, there are rumors and reports circulating that LeBron James may leave Cleveland for the second time when he has the option to terminate his contract at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Three potential NBA superteams that could form and how they match up with Warriors -
Superteams are all the rage in the NBA. Not only did the Warriors form one organically through the draft and then add Kevin Durant, but the only way most can think of challenging Golden State is to form a similar collection of talent. Free agency starts Saturday at 12:01 a.m ET, and the Pacers continue to take offers for Paul George.

Other News

The 9 games we wish were coming to SNES Classic Edition - Polygon
While the NES Classic Edition came with 30 games, the just-announced SNES Classic Edition comes with “just” 21 games to choose from. Despite a wide selection of classic games — a steal at just $80, no matter how you slice it — both the staff at Polygon as well as the rest of the planet have opinions on what’s “missing” from this offering.

America’s Best Drivers Report

Allstate ranks KCK Drivers as the best in the country