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But the sign said ‘All You Can Eat’

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Protecting paint, defending rim musts for KU in Big 12 play | Smithology |
“That’s something that we have labored with all year and certainly that hurt us against Tech,” Self said of guards not keeping their man in front of them. “I don’t know how many straight-line drives they had. And you can’t really blame that all on rim protection; you’ve got to blame most of it on being able to guard the ball.”

Game day Breakdown: No. 10 KU basketball at No. 16 TCU |
One of the biggest storylines from the Jayhawks’ double-digit home loss to Texas Tech on Tuesday night was the Red Raiders’ 44-29 rebounding advantage, which included an 18-8 edge on the offensive glass.

Jayhawks seek to bounce back Saturday at TCU following ‘wake-up call’
“Call guys out when they are not playing right, not acting right, if their attitude is not right,” Graham said, asked how he planned on responding to KU’s 85-73 loss to Texas Tech on Tuesday night, one that dropped the No. 10-ranked Jayhawks to 11-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference heading into Saturday’s 8:15 p.m. contest against No. 16 TCU (13-1, 1-1) at sold-out, 6,800-seat Schollmaier Arena.

Kansas-TCU basketball preview: TV, time and projected lineups
KU leads the all-time series against the Horned Frogs, 14-2. KU has won 10 of the last 11 meetings. The Jayhawks lost the last meeting, 85-82, in the 2017 Big 12 tourney. KU’s only other loss in the series was 62-55 on Feb. 6, 2013 in Fort Worth. … Bill Self is 11-2 versus TCU as KU coach and 18-5 against the Horned Frogs overall.

Oakland Raiders to introduce Jon Gruden as new coach Tuesday
The Oakland Raiders will sign Jon Gruden to one of the longest coaching deals in NFL history -- a 10-year contract likely approaching $100 million -- when it is made official Tuesday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo would pick LeBron James for All Star Game
"So, first of all, if my teammates aren't available -- I'm going with my teammates -- I'd gotta go with LeBron James," Antetokounmpo said with a laugh. "The best player in the world. We can have a good relationship in free agency -- you never know, he might come play here."

Lithuanian team Prienai Vytautas schedule 'Big Baller Brand Challenge' games
Prienai Vytautas, the Lithuanian team which signed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, has withdrawn from the Baltic Basketball League this season and will instead play in the Big Baller Brand Challenge, a series of five "friendly" games in an effort to get the brothers extensive playing time.

Julius 'Dr. J' Erving falls ill at Philadelphia 76ers game, hospitalized
"Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving fell ill at tonight's game and was taken to a local hospital, where he is currently being evaluated. He is expected to be released after the evaluation," said a statement on behalf of Erving's management team and the Sixers.

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Eleven Observations From Rewatching Most Of Lost
On a whim a couple of months ago, I decided to start rewatching Lost, a show about people on an island eating fish biscuits for nourishment. Sadly, ABC pulled it from Netflix today, choosing instead to put it all on Hulu. But I got through most of it, and I have a lot of thoughts.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Makes The Force Awakens Much More Interesting
Back when it came out, Star Wars: The Force Awakens played like a straightforward homage to 1977’s Star Wars. It was plenty fun, but wasn’t all that deep. Now that I’ve seen its follow-up, The Last Jedi, The Force Awakens seems a lot more interesting.

FedEx Employee Discovers Largest Known Prime Number Containing a Staggering 23 Million Digits
Using a computer powered by an off-the-shelf Intel Core i5-6600 processor, a FedEx employee from Tennessee has discovered the largest prime number known to humanity. At 23,249,425 digits long, it’s nearly a million digits longer than the previous record holder.

How a Biologist Takes Photos From Deep Inside Underwater Caves
Everyday, millions of Floridians walk atop a massive aquifer, living and going about their lives directly above a complex layer of earth that supplies their drinking water. Not many people know what it’s like to swim in the 1,000 freshwater springs that the aquifer feeds. Even fewer know what it’s like to dive deep into the system of underwater caves and tunnels that comprise it.

The Kids Are Boning Less
Kids these days just aren’t that into each other, according to a new report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, based on nationally representative survey data of children living in 29 states, found that the “proportion of high school students nationwide who had ever had sexual intercourse decreased significantly during 2005–2015 overall.”