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Kansas' Quentin Grimes named to watch list for nation's best SG
KU basketball already had one player named to a preseason watch list for a positional award. Presumably with at least two more on the way, another Jayhawk picked up a similar honor on Tuesday.

Kansas' Lawson, Grimes, Azubuike receive preseason Big 12 honors
The Big 12 announced its preseason awards for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday. A trio of Jayhawks saw their name mentioned, though somewhat surprisingly a Kansas player was not tabbed for preseason Big 12 player of the year.

College basketball rankings: The top 100 (and one) best players for the 2018-19 season - CBSSports.com
Below are 101 players, in order, the guys we think are the best in the sport for 2018-19. These are the names you should know about not just in advance of the season, but as prep to March. Many of them will be featured come tourney time. And check out how many studs from mid-major leagues we have listed this year; it's arguably the highest-quality crop of talent from those leagues as we've ever had on this list.

The 5 most pressing questions Kansas fans are asking as the college basketball trial comes to a close | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
With closing arguments in the college basketball corruption trial slated for today and things landing in the hands of a jury later this week, it’s time to start sorting out what we know — and a lot of what we don’t know — in the wake of the past few weeks.

Jayhawks: Bye week 'beneficial' ahead of 6-game stretch to close season | KUsports.com
As far as bye weeks go, the Kansas football team’s became far more eventful than most when head coach David Beaty fired offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Doug Meacham during the Jayhawks’ break from their 12-game schedule.

As college basketball corruption trial comes to a close, KU could be facing several NCAA code violations | KUsports.com
Recruiting “help” from Adidas officials could turn into NCAA compliance problems for the University of Kansas, even if KU coaches didn’t know of any payments to players, a former top NCAA official said.

KU's Dedric Lawson, Quentin Grimes earn Big 12 preseason honors | KUsports.com
If someone is going to end the Kansas men’s basketball team’s streak of consecutive Big 12 regular season titles at 14, they’re going to have to go through the conference’s preseason newcomer and freshman of the year to do it.

Bill Self lauds 2018-19 Kansas Jayhawk basketball team | The Kansas City Star
The 450 women at Kansas basketball’s ninth-annual Ladies Night Out didn’t ask KU coach Bill Self any questions about this week’s federal court case involving Adidas employees and college basketball corruption during a Q and A session at Wednesday’s event at Allen Fieldhouse.

Adidas basketball trial: KU timeline with Preston, De Sousa | The Kansas City Star
The following is a timeline of events regarding the recruitment of Kansas basketball players Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa, based on federal indictments of Adidas employees, court documents and testimony, and published news reports.

Tough coaching has shaped KU basketball PG Devon Dotson's game
In his first months with Kansas, Dotson has been exposed to Bill Self’s firm coaching style. Learning from one of the top coaches in the country, Dotson has seen Self when things are going well and when they’re not. He sees Self as one of the toughest coaches he’s had, yet a different name came to mind when he was asked who the toughest coach he'd ever had was.

View from the other side: Previewing Texas Tech vs. KU football
Before KU takes on Texas Tech this weekend, we caught up with 247Sports' Zach Tanner, who is a recruiting analyst for inside the Red Raiders, to get a view from the other side.

Other Sports News

Steve Penny, former USA Gymnastics president, arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence in Larry Nassar case - ABC News
Steve Penny, former president of USA Gymnastics, was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly tampering with evidence in the case of disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar.

John Elway has no one to blame for the ‘soft’ Broncos but himself - SBNation.com
The offense is No. 26 in points scored due largely to the fact that prized free agent acquisition Case Keenum has been awful with a league-leading eight interceptions through six games. The defense has been even worse in October, giving up 219 rushing yards to the Jets’ Isaiah Crowell and 208 rushing yards to the Rams’ Todd Gurley in consecutive weeks.

The Milwaukee Bucks can win the East if they master their new offense - SBNation.com
The Milwaukee Bucks looked freed in their season-opening 113-112 win over the Charlotte Hornets, spreading the floor way wider than the team’s previous iteration. Giannis Antetokounmpo led a cramped group last year that struggled to reach its offensive potential, but in the team’s opening 48 minutes of the 2019 season, it showed that Jason Kidd-inspired nightmare may be a problem of the past.

MLB playoffs 2018: Brewers used a fake starter, Dodgers used Clayton Kershaw - SBNation.com
There was nothing wrong with the Brewers pulling Wade Miley, their starting pitcher for Game 5 of the NLCS, after one batter. There was nothing ethically wrong about the deception, no unwritten rules to invoke. There was nothing strategically wrong with getting a lefty in to face a left-handed leadoff hitter, then ditching him for a more suitable pitcher. I’m sure the abacus twiddlers can make a good case for it.

Have the Pelicans finally given Anthony Davis a real supporting cast? - SBNation.com
The New Orleans Pelicans left many confused when they let DeMarcus Cousins walk to the Golden State Warriors this offseason. It seemed like the same old story: again led by an MVP favorite in Anthony Davis, again without the pieces to surround him with to make his presence matter?

Other News

Teen Baked Her Grandpa's Ashes Into Sugar Cookies, Fed Them To Peers
“I took a bite of it, and she told me, ‘There’s a special ingredient in the cookie.’ … I thought that she put drugs in it or something. So I asked her if like, ‘Is this a weed cookie or something?’ And she said, ‘No.’ She said it was her grandpa’s ashes. And then she kind of laughed. And I was really, I was kind of horrified.

Khashoggi case: Trump to review Pompeo evidence amid global pressure - INSIDER
President Donald Trump will meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a full report on his crisis-response visits to Saudi Arabia and Turkey to craft the US response to the suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Whitefish crew builds HGTV Dream Home on Big Mountain
A six-month race against the elements and the clock combined local Montana talent, style and materials to create the 2019 HGTV Dream Home atop Big Mountain in Whitefish.

'Largest living thing,' an 80,000-year-old Utah forest, is dying, scientists warn | Fox News
An ancient forest in Utah considered to be the largest single living thing in the world is dying, according to scientists.