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Notebook: Kansas Hopes to Compete Against Texas Tech

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Watch list news: Could Dedric Lawson be the nation's top PF?
An incoming transfer from Memphis who is now eligible, Lawson averaged just shy of 20 points (19.2) and 10 rebounds (9.9) per game in his final season with his past squad. He also averaged 3.3 assists and 2.1 blocks per contest, and he came within three assists of a triple double on three different occasions in his final season.

How to watch: TV, radio, game info for KU football vs. TTU
The Jayhawks, now at 2-4 on the year and 0-3 in Big 12 play, will be looking for a bounce-back performance after an off-week at the mid-way point of the season. And while the Jayhawks showed progress defensively in their last contest against a talented West Virginia squad, they'll need a lot more offensively as they take on a Texas Tech Red Raiders team that has already lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 77 points once this year.

Read the text messages from KU’s Bill Self, Kurtis Townsend that were shown in court
The Kansas City Star has obtained the full text message conversations between Kansas coaches Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend and Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola that were submitted as evidence during the federal trial against Adidas executive James “Jim” Gatto and two other defendants in New York. The following is a transcript of those text messages, which includes time stamps. These messages have been quoted from evidence without altering capitalization, spacing or spelling, with the exception of one expletive.

KU’s Udoka Azubuike, Missouri’s Jontay Porter are candidates for Abdul-Jabbar award
Kansas junior Udoka Azubuike and Missouri sophomore Jontay Porter are two of 20 candidates for the 2019 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar center of the year award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday.

KU junior Udoka Azubuike named to Abdul-Jabbar watchlist |
After learning that he had earned a preseason all-Big 12 honorable mention nod from the league's coaches earlier this week, Kansas center Udoka Azubuike found his name as one of 20 on the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award watchlist, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday.

Game day breakdown: KU football at Texas Tech |
David Beaty fired offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Doug Meacham during the bye week and took over Meacham’s responsibilities. Now is the fourth-year Kansas head coach’s first chance to prove that move is one capable of invigorating his team.

Record book battle: Both Joe Dineen and Daniel Wise closing in on KU's career TFL mark |
Entering today’s road game at Texas Tech (2:30 p.m., FOX Sports 1), Dineen has 39 tackles for loss on his résumé, good enough for fourth place in KU’s record book and a 1.0 TFL lead on Wise, whose 38 currently place him fifth.

Jayhawks the unanimous pick of Big 12 coaches to win 15th straight conference title |
"Bruce's team is good," Self said of Kansas State at the event. "I picked 'em to win the league this year. I think that they deserve that. They had a great run last year and it sets up what should be a real exciting league race."

Other Sports News

6 things that made Warriors vs. Jazz wild, starring Jonas Jerebko’s game-winner -
Friday was a great night for NBA basketball, capped off with a barnburner between the Jazz and Warriors in Salt Lake City. Some considered this a (very) early Western Conference Finals preview. If so, beam me to May already. This game was wild.

The NHL needs a policy on Domestic Violence - Arctic Ice Hockey
The National Hockey League needs to create a policy on domestic violence in the fallout from Austin Watson’s 27 game suspension being reduced to 18 games for this very charge. A policy would give the league a citable reason to suspend a player for a specific length of time and also give them grounds to terminate contracts if needed.

Jimmy Butler’s trade request, ranked against 5 others -
The NBA doesn’t make trades like any other league on this big round Earth. It doesn’t live in a wonderful utopia where mutual sides agree it’s time to move on. Instead, the NBA rides waves of Jimmy Butler screaming “You can’t win without me” in an open practice and cryptic Eric Bledsoe “I don’t wanna be here” tweets.

MLB playoffs 2018: Brewers force Game 7 against Dodgers with 7-2 win -
The Dodgers entered Game 6 one victory away from a return to the World Series, but it wasn’t to be: Hyun-jin Ryu was hittable early, the Brewers racked up the doubles, and their bullpen held the Dodgers scoreless from the moment Wade Miley left the game until Game 6 was over.

Other News

Grizzly Bear Captured, Relocated After Wandering into Garage - Flathead Beacon
Montana wildlife officials tranquilized and relocated a 900-pound (408 kilogram) grizzly bear that wandered onto the Birch Creek Hutterite Colony south of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

BepiColombo spacecraft starts seven-year journey to Mercury | Reuters
A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system’s smallest and least-explored planet.

12-pound rock from moon sells for more than $600,000 | Fox News
A 12-pound meteorite from the moon was sold at a Boston auction for the out-of-this-world price of $612,500 on Friday.

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