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Ballot breakdown: Why one voter chose to not rank No. 1 Kansas in latest AP poll | Jackson's Journal |
The college basketball season is a marathon, not a sprint. Being No. 1 now means absolutely nothing, and the goal is to be the team cutting down the nets in April. Or, at the very least, be closer to No. 1 come March.

KU football DBs coach Chevis Jackson signed 3-year term sheet |
The first assistant hired by new head coach Les Miles, Chevis Jackson signed a three-year term sheet with Kansas Athletics to become the football team’s defensive backs coach.

No. 1 Jayhawks ‘not playing worth a (darn) right now’ as Villanova game nears
“With our final exam schedule we couldn’t work in the afternoon,” KU coach Bill Self said Monday afternoon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown where he and KU women’s coach Brandon Schneider spoke to Williams Fund members at the annual KU Roundball Club luncheon. “Also our next game is 11 on Saturday.”

KU basketball is the new No. 1 in this week’s AP poll
Following top-ranked Gonzaga’s loss to Tennessee on Sunday, KU moved back into the No. 1 spot in the AP poll with 57 of 65 first-place votes.

Joe Dineen named 2nd-team All-American by AP, Sports Illustrated
For the second-straight season, KU football linebacker Joe Dineen was named as a second-team All-American. This time, though, he received the honors from multiple places rather than just a single publication.

Devon Dotson powers through ankle injury, mental errors vs. NMSU
“He tweaked his ankle yesterday,” Bill Self said of Dotson postgame. “I'm not going to say excuse wise or anything, but he was hurting a little bit today. He was very sore and everything.”

NBC Sports ranks Kansas as college hoops' sixth-best team
Not only did he not pick the Jayhawks No. 1 — which is fine — he slid Kansas all the way out of the top five, with the 8-0 Jayhawks coming in at No. 6 in NBC’s rankings. That’s behind three teams with a loss, including No. 3 Tennessee, which Kansas defeated at Barclays Center. And Dauster admits that Kansas has one of the nation’s top resumes.

Other Sports News

Simone Biles, Chloe Kim, LeBron James are among most dominant athletes of 2018
Comebacks? Records? Those are nice. But Peter Keating says the 20 most dominant athletes of 2018 made our list by redefining the impossible. Here's how we came up with this list.

Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat -- LeBron James had my number on play at end
"He knew my move at the end that stopped me from getting to my shot," Wade said. "That's how well we know each other, man. Just two competitors who enjoy the game of basketball, who love each other and love competing. So I'm glad that in my 16 years that we were on the court together, we was in this game, we've made a big impact on and off the court."

Free-agent pitcher Adam Ottavino says he'd whiff Babe Ruth
"I had an argument with a coach in Triple-A about Babe Ruth's effectiveness in today's game," Ottavino said. "I said, 'Babe Ruth, with that swing, swinging that bat, I got him hitting .140 with eight homers.'

Alabama puts four on AP All-America team
The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more than any other school. No. 2 Clemson has three first-teamers, No. 4 Oklahoma has two All-Americans -- including quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray -- and No. 3 Notre Dame had one.

Kansas State hires North Dakota State's Chris Klieman as head coach
Kansas State has hired North Dakota State's Chris Klieman as its next head coach, the Wildcats announced on Monday.

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Time Person of the Year: 'The Guardians and the War on Truth' - CNN
Time magazine has chosen "The Guardians," a group of journalists who have been targeted for their work, as Person of the Year.

Daily Inter Lake - Law Roundup, Gather ’round, drunk man tells his tale
Although “dead men tell no tales,” drunken men, unfortunately, do. A man who sounded “highly intoxicated” called Kalispell Police Department and said he reportedly got into a fight with someone at a bar and was defending himself. The man, who wasn’t making much sense, said the bartender possibly kicked him out and that “he’d will be waiting by the old Pizza Hut.” He then said people were coming out of the bar, but didn’t know if they were the ones he allegedly defended himself against. The man told dispatchers that he “just wanted to tell his tale.”

Voyager 2 just entered interstellar space – BGR
NASA hardware tends to last a long time, but few spacecraft can match the longevity of the two Voyager probes. The twin spacecrafts were launched way back in 1977, and now NASA has revealed that Voyager-2 just achieved a milestone that only its sister ship has accomplished before it: entering interstellar space.