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Notebook: OU Mauls KU Volleyball; Dedric Lawson Relishes NIT Win

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KU volleyball drops five-set thriller to Sooners on Senior Day |
On a day celebrating the careers of two Kansas seniors, Kansas volleyball fell 3-2 in a five-set thriller to Oklahoma inside Horesji Family Athletics Center. With the loss, KU closed out the 2018 regular season with a 15-12 overall record, including 8-8 in Big 12 Conference play.

'Our time': KU football transitioning from old coaching regime to new |
As the 2018 season concluded for the Kansas football team on Friday, with a 24-17 loss to Texas at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, it proved difficult in the raw aftermath of a disappointing campaign that cost head coach David Beaty his job for the Jayhawks to fully ponder what’s next.

Tourney MVP Lawson relishes KU’s NIT title: ‘The lights are very bright out there’
Dedric Lawson resembled a Broadway star taking a bow after leading his No. 2-ranked Kansas basketball team to an NIT Season Tip-Off title late Friday night at Barclays Center, home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

KU football grades: Reviewing the Jayhawks' loss to Texas
The KU offense was shut out in the first half of the game against Texas. Peyton Bender threw for one touchdown but also had a costly interception on a batted ball in his senior finale. He also took a sack that forced Kansas to burn its final timeout on the Jayhawks' last offensive drive of the game.

Who's No. 1: Teams with a case to be college hoops' best
Why Kansas? As Jay Bilas said on the broadcast of the Kansas-Tennessee game, it doesn’t make sense to jump the undefeated Jayhawks twice in the first few weeks. Kansas was the preseason No. 1, then fell to No. 2 despite beating a top 10 team in Michigan State, thanks to Duke’s big win over Kentucky. Could somebody else then hop over Kansas during a week where the Jayhawks beat a top 5 team?

Jayhawks drop five-set thriller to OU on Senior Day - Kansas Jayhawks
On a day celebrating the careers of two Kansas seniors, Kansas volleyball fell 3-2 in a five-set thriller to Oklahoma inside Horesji Family Athletics Center, closing out the 2018 regular season 15-12 overall and 8-8 in Big 12 Conference play.

Jayhawk Insider: Four Lessons from Brooklyn - Kansas Jayhawks
It didn't take long for the casual observer to notice a sense of relief in the eyes of Kansas head coach Bill Self following his team's overtime victory over No. 5 Tennessee Friday night in the title game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. The two-game stretch over the Thanksgiving holiday was to be Self's first true litmus test of where his squad stood following the first month of the season, and after seeing his Jayhawks grind out two wins, take down another top-10 ranked opponent and hoist a fifth-straight in-season tournament trophy, it appears as though many of Self's questions have been answered.

Other Sports News

REPORT: Markelle Fultz No Longer in 76ers Long-Term Plans
Today’s news comes on the heels of last week’s piece by Derek Bodner, Sam Amick and Jared Weiss of The Athletic, who reported that Fultz saw a shoulder specialist last Monday, and that he was also dealing with a right wrist injury. The piece also stated that “sources with knowledge of Fultz’s thinking have also told The Athletic that the player would prefer a fresh start with a new team.”

Turner to refund PPV buys of Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match after free stream
Turner Sports executives spent plenty of time coming up with a suggested pay-per-view price for "The Match" between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Now it looks as though the company won't see any broadcasting revenue from Friday's event.

San Francisco 49ers to release LB Reuben Foster following arrest in Tampa on domestic violence charge
The San Francisco 49ers announced Sunday morning that they will release linebacker Reuben Foster, who was arrested Saturday night at the team hotel in Tampa, Florida, on charges of domestic violence.

Kevin Faulk of LSU involved in skirmish after Texas A&M game
LSU director of player development Kevin Faulk was seen in an altercation with a credentialed member of the Texas A&M sideline after the Aggies' 74-72, seven-overtime victory over the Tigers on Saturday night at Kyle Field.

Texas A&M tops LSU 74-72 in seventh overtime
With Texas A&M's game with No. 7 LSU tied at 72-72 in the seventh overtime Saturday night and the Aggies set to attempt a two-point conversion, wide receiver Kendrick Rogers was frantically being tended to on the sideline for severe cramping in his calves.

Finally the College Football Playoff committee has a debate: Oklahoma Sooners or Ohio State Buckeyes?
All it took was one potentially season-defining win for Ohio State. Because of it, the 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee will finally have a debate -- and it should be a good one.

Other News

Divers Find a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe in a Lake Huron Shipwreck
Divers in Lake Huron have recently discovered the wreckage of a ship named the Manasoo. While neat in an of itself, the wreckage revealed a perfectly preserved piece of history: a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe.

Alzheimer's vaccine aims to cut dementia in half, may see human trials
An experimental vaccine that could hold off Alzheimer's disease is showing results in animal testing, according to researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

NASA's latest and greatest Mars lander will touch down on the red planet Monday
NASA's InSight lander has been hurtling through the solar system for over seven months. Now its time has come.

Columbia Falls considering resort tax | KECI
The city of Columbia Falls is taking steps toward implementing a 3 percent resort tax to help pay for emergency services.