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Notebook: Kansas Awaits deSousa Decision Ahead of Kansas State Game

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Kansas News

Game day Breakdown: No. 12 KU basketball vs. Kansas State |
Whether it's Barry Brown, who exploded for 38 points — on just 17 shots — in K-State's most recent victory, or freshman Cartier Diarra, who played 37 minutes and recorded 17 points and four assists in that same game, the Wildcats will arrive in Lawrence still trying to get used to life without regular point guard Kamau Stokes.

Getting to know: Kansas State basketball | Call it a Nightengale |
Returning to Allen Fieldhouse for the first time since Svi Mykhailiuk’s controversial buzzer-beater, Kansas State is still looking for its first signature win of the season when the Wildcats face Kansas at 11 a.m. Saturday (TV: ESPN).

The latest on Silvio De Sousa, Billy Preston, both of whom are still waiting for their turn to play |
Self later told the Journal-World, 'This is about Silvio. Definitely no news on Billy and no timetable.”

Report: Texas A&M quality control staffer to join KU football, oversee special teams |
With a new NCAA rule allowing college football staffs to add a 10th full-time assistant coach going into effect this week, it appears University of Kansas head coach David Beaty has found his next hire.

Beaty not retaining O-line coach or special teams coordinator for 2018 season |
The Kansas football program announced the dismissal of two assistant coaches and the promotion of another Friday.

Other Sports

Fan at Milwaukee Bucks game removed for cursing at Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson
A fan was escorted from his front-row baseline seat for shouting obscenities at Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson.

Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee likely out for New England Patriots
New England Patriots running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee, who are both listed as questionable with knee injuries, are not expected to play in Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Kris Bryant of Chicago Cubs reaches deal, avoids arbitration
Former Rookie of the Year and MVP Kris Bryant received a record settlement for a first-time arbitration-eligible player on Friday as he agreed to a one-year, $10.85 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, avoiding arbitration, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Josh Pastner files civil suit against former Tech booster Ron Bell and his girlfriend, Jennifer Pendley
In the lawsuit, filed in Superior Court in Pima County, Arizona, the attorneys claimed former Tech booster Ron Bell and his girlfriend, Jennifer Pendley, "began a malicious campaign to defame Pastner, and to extort and blackmail Pastner, by threatening to release and releasing to the public, the media, Georgia Tech and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), false and patently untrue information Bell and Pendley believed and intended would be extremely damaging to Pastner's reputation and would result in Pastner losing his job at Georgia Tech and being penalized by the NCAA."

Other News

Stop Feeding Your Pets Raw Meat
An emerging trend among pet owners is the practice of feeding dogs and cats raw meat. This idea is that we should put our domestic cats and dogs on diets that more closely approximate what they might eat in nature. New research from Europe shows the surprising degree to which germs and parasites can be found in commercial raw-meat products—posing potential health risks to both pets and their owners.

I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter
I use Batali’s recipe that he’s linked to, which I’ve made before, and I’m already hesitant. Pizza dough is chewy and crispy, not tender — the latter is what you’d hope cinnamon rolls would be. It’s a savory recipe — incorporating white wine and a generous amount of salt — and I feel like he’s shoe-horning it into a dessert where it doesn’t belong. He’s cutting corners because he gets to cut corners.